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Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: ASUB Orientation and Altaïr
We propose to the participants three opportunities to practice orienteering in the Forêt de Soignes / Zoniënwoud.
Orienteering is an activity that require navigational skills using a map and a compass to navigate from point to point. When ready to start you will receive a map on which small circles show the places to visit. These are physical or man-made features in the forest: the end of a ditch, the crossing of two paths, the junction of two watercourses, a knoll, a pit, etc. A small electronic device will allow you to attest that you have visited the point. At the end of the course, the controls are checked. The duration of the activity will not normally exceed two hours.
Beside the competition, training sessions are organised for those not acquainted with the activity. Compasses are available.
An annual event: Les Trois Jours de la Forêt de Soignes is organised by the orienteering clubs ASUB Orientation and Altaïr.
  • Saturday 11 November 2017 in Uccle / Rhode-Saint-Genèse from 8.45 to 11.00
  • Sunday 12 November 2017 in La Hulpe from 8.45 to 11.00
  • Sunday 19 November 2017 in Linkebeek from 8.45 to 11.00
Please register before 5 November 2017.
About ...
Venue: Uccle, La Hulpe and Linkebeek
E-mail: info@bimcc.org
Entry fee: EUR 6.00 per day
URL: https://www.asub-orientation.org/index.php?app=static§io[...]


Cambridge, UK
Organisation: Cambridge University Library
A lecture by Keith Lilley (Queen’s University Belfast)
Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography.
All are welcome, no need to book. Refreshments will be available after each seminar. The seminars are kindly supported by Emmanuel College Cambridge.
Venue: Gardner Room,​ Emmanuel College, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, England CB2 3AP
Contact: Sarah Bendall
E-mail: sarah.bendall@emma.cam.ac.uk
Time schedule: 17.30
Entry fee: Free entry.
URL: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/departments/maps/cartog[...]
Brussels Map Circle event


Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
Join the Brussels Map Circle on Sunday 26 November at 14.00 (be in time!) at the Mercator Museum in Sint-Niklaas (Belgium) for a visit of a rich collection of city maps guided by Stanislas De Peuter.
Admission EUR 3.75; no registration.
Catalogue: EUR 25.00.
Read about the exhibition.


London, UK
Discover many previously unseen maps of East Africa held in the War Office around the turn of the 20th century
Combining fine art, scientific rigour and political controversy, 19th-century map making was a formidable and often contentious task. British military map makers were well-occupied, and not merely on the home front. For 60 years they produced maps to support the development of Britain’s overseas territories.
Originally part of the War Office Archive, these maps are now in the custodianship of the British Library. With generous assistance from the Indigo Trust they are presently being conserved, catalogued and digitised for free public access online.
These are not run-of-the-mill maps. As exquisite as they are, and in some cases politically controversial, many of the maps are unique works of art unrepresented in other collections. They include original field sheets and fair drawings, intricately portrayed in pen, coloured inks and watercolour. These painstakingly compiled maps record an often contentious chronicle of imperial expansion for the purposes of government, settlement, and commercial gain.
Not always intended for publication, some of the maps lack supporting explanation. Correct identification can thus provide a stiff test for Library staff. In this talk, map cataloguer Nick Krebs will reveal the fascinating stories behind the mapping of 19th century East Africa. Research has laid open the personalities of the map-makers and the challenges they faced – from climate, terrain, isolation, disease and predators big and small – while simultaneously uncovering some of the controversies fashioned by their political masters.
Venue: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
Telephone: +44 1937 546546
E-mail: boxoffice@bl.uk
Time schedule: 12.30 - 13.30
Entry fee: GBP 5.00
URL: https://www.bl.uk/events/have-theodolite-will-travel-mapping[...]


London, UK
Organisation: Lecture in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute)
A lecture by Roderick Baron (Independent Scholar and Map Dealer)
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Contact: Tony Campbell
E-mail: tony@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.


Brugge, Belgium
Organisation: Musea Brugge
Lezing door Ann Peckstadt.
Een van de hoogtepunten op de tentoonstelling Pieter Pourbus en de vergeten meesters is het zeer gedetailleerde stadsplan van Brugge van Marcus Gerards. Het is één van de zes ingekleurde kopergravures die hij in 1562 vervaardigde in opdracht van het Brugse stadsbestuur.
De kaart is samengesteld uit tien aan elkaar gekleefde vellen handgeschept papier. Door slechte bewaaromstandigheden en verschillende oude, ondeskundige restauratie-ingrepen was de algemene toestand van de kaart bijzonder slecht en werd er beslist om ze te laten restaureren.
In haar voordracht vertelt restauratrice Ann Peckstadt over de delicate en tijdsintensieve conservatie-ingreep waarmee dit bijzondere topstuk voor toekomstige generaties blijft behouden.
De lezing wordt voorafgegaan door een inleiding door Elien Vernackt, wetenschappelijk medewerker van het MAGIS Brugge-project dat dit meesterwerk verder wil ontsluiten.
Venue: Vriendenzaal Musea Brugge
Language: Dutch
Time schedule: 10.30
Entry fee: EUR 5.00
URL: http://magis.kaartenhuisbrugge.be/#
Brussels Map Circle event


Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
Once more the Conference will take place in the framework of the multicultural festival Europalia, which is devoted, this year, to Indonesia. At this conference, you will hear speakers who will paint a broad overview of the mapping of Indonesia from the 16th century on: the European nations involved and their motifs, the most important mapmakers and the most iconic maps. The speakers greatly reflect these nations: Portuguese, Dutch and British (but Indonesia-based).
We follow a chronological line, starting with the Portuguese explorers and their maps, with attention paid to some contemporary, non-Portuguese mapmakers. We then continue with the other European explorers and mapmakers who mapped the region. Given the importance of the Dutch both for the history of Indonesia and for that of mapmaking, two Dutch speakers will highlight this. They will start by sketching the general picture of the presence of Dutch mapmakers in Batavia, where the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie – the Dutch United East India Company) had its headquarters and then continue on a more pointed and controversial issue: that of the (supposed?) secrecy of the VOC maps.
Indiae Orientalis Insularumque Adiacientium Typus. Ortelius A., 1598.
From Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Ghedrukt voor Abraham Ortelius. Anno MDXCVIII.

Programme
  • Short overview of Indonesian history (1580-1950) - Putting early cartography into perspective.
    By Hans D. Kok, retired KLM B-747 pilot and manager, Chairman IMCOS (London, UK)
  • It is not our intention to go farther on from here. The Portuguese voyages to the Spice Islands and the first European maps and sketches of Southeast Asia, 1512-ca 1550.
    Our purpose is to present an overview of the Portuguese cartography of the Indonesian archipelago between the maps and sketches drawn by Francisco Rodrigues in the aftermath of the first Portuguese expedition to the Moluccas in 1511-12 and the 1554 world map by Lopo Homem. We will cross some references regarding coeval Spanish and French cartography, identifying the political and historical contexts of elaboration of each of these series of maps.
    By Francisco Roque de Oliveira, Centre for Geographical Studies, IGOT-Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.
  • How the search for the Spice Islands unrolled the map of the World.
    Providing a general overview of his book, The cartography of the East Indian Islands - Insulae Indiae Orientalis, the author will describe the importance of the search for the Spice Islands, the Holy Grail of the majority of the great Renaissance voyages of exploration, in opening up the world and promoting the mapping of the same.
    By David Parry, Soil Scientist, Environmental Development Consultant and Curator, Indonesia.
  • Local exploration highlights in the days of the Dutch United East India Company (VOC).
    An overview from the exploration of the archipelago from Batavia, including the travels to Australia/New Zealand (Tasman) and Japan (Maarten Gerritsz. Vries), with some explanation about the map production of the Dutch East India Company (the VOC).
    By Hans D. Kok, retired KLM B-747 pilot and manager, chairman IMCOS (London, UK).
  • Confidential or commercial? The conflicting interests within the Blaeu and Van Keulen mapmaker families.
    For two periods, the office of VOC mapmaker was in the hands of two well-known map publishing families: the Blaeus (1633-1705) and the Van Keulens (1743-1799). Although the VOC mapmakers had to swear secrecy, it is open to question to what extent VOC cartography was considered confidential. How did the Blaeu and Van Keulen families reconcile the role of official VOC mapmakers with their activities as commercial publishers? Was there a conflict of interest between their commercial activities and their commitment to the VOC?
    By Martijn Storms, Curator of maps and atlases, Leiden University Library, The Netherlands.
  • Some Dutch and British military manuscript surveys and maps of Java and Sumatra, chiefly 1810 to 1814, in Netherlands and UK collections.
    During the British interregnum of the former VOC possessions – specifically Java and Sumatra – to ensure non-capture by the French during the latter period of the Napoleonic Wars, an armada from British India was despatched to Java. Manuscript copies of late 18th-century Dutch maps were made. With Dutch help, too, the British military forces re-surveyed, reviewed or completed mapping in several areas and features – the High Military Road from Batavia [Jakarta], for example, with an accompanying itinerary. This work was carried out for both the British military governor (Lord Minto) and the civilian lieutenant-governor (T.S. Raffles); the responsible Deputy Quarter-Master General was W. Thorn.
    By Francis Herbert, retired Curator of Maps, Royal Geographical Society-IBG, London, UK; founder member of BIMCC / Brussels Map Circle; active (publishing) member of the International Cartographic Association’s History of Cartography Commission.

REGISTRATION: please register here.

Venue: Royal Library of Belgium, Mont des Arts | Kunstberg, 1000 Brussels | Coordinates 50.84347° N 4.35682° E
Language: English
E-mail: info@bimcc.org
Time schedule: 09.30 - 16.00
Entry fee: Admission is free for members, non-members pay EUR 10.00. Lunch at EUR 45.00. All payments via our bank account.
URL: http://www.bimcc.org/events


Valenciennes, France
Organisation: Cercle Archéologique et Historique de Valenciennes
A lecture by our Member, Vice-President and Editor of Maps in History Jean-Louis Renteux.
Venue: Musée des Beaux-Arts de Valenciennes
Language: French
E-mail: info@histoire-valenciennes-cahv.fr
URL: http://www.histoire-valenciennes-cahv.fr/index.php?title=Age[...]


London, UK
Organisation: Lecture in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute)
A lecture by Giles Darkes (Cartographic Editor, British Historic Towns Atlas)
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Contact: Tony Campbell
E-mail: tony@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.


Milano, Italy
Organisation: Associazione Culturale Civitellarte con la collaborazione di Associazione Roberto Amalgià - Museo della Cartograpfia Lombarda
Venue: Hotel MIchelangelo Milano, Piazza Duca d'Aosta
E-mail: info@milanomapfair.it
Time schedule: 10/00 - 17.00
Entry fee: Free entry
URL: https://www.milanomapfair.it/


London, UK
Organisation: Catherine Delano-Smith, Tony Campbell, Peter Barber, and Alessandro Scafi
A lecture by Dr Emma Perkins (Affiliate Scholar, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge)
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Contact: Tony Campbell
E-mail: tony@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.


Cambridge, UK
Organisation: Cambridge University Library
A lecture by Paul Laxton (formerly University of Liverpool).
Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography
All are welcome. No need to book. Refreshments will be available after each seminar. The seminars are kindly supported by Emmanuel College Cambridge.
Venue: Gardner Room,​ Emmanuel College, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, England CB2 3AP
Contact: Sarah Bendall
E-mail: sarah.bendall@emma.cam.ac.uk
Time schedule: 17.30
Entry fee: Free entry.
URL: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/departments/maps/cartog[...]


London, UK
Organisation: Lecture in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute)
A lecture by Dr Thomas Horst (Post-doctoral Fellow at the Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia (CIUHCT), Lisbon)
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Contact: Tony Campbell
E-mail: tony@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.


Quito, Ecuador
Organisation: Universidad San Francisco de Quito
El 7mo Simposio Iberoamericano de Historia de la Cartografía (7 SIAHC) Cartografía e itinerarios: mapas, imágenes y memorias construidos en el trayecto se realizará los días 25, 26, 27 y 28 de abril del 2018 en la Universidad San Francisco de Quito – Ecuador.
Siguiendo con la tradición de los Simposios anteriores los idiomas oficiales del evento serán portugués y castellano, y la inscripción será gratuita para todos los ponentes y asistentes.
Fechas importantes:
  • 25 de julio de 2017: Preinscripción on-line de ponentes y envío de resúmenes y propuestas de posters.
  • 25 de noviembre de 2017: Anuncio de los resúmenes y los posters aceptados por el Comité Internacional.
  • 25 Febrero de 2018: Entrega de ponencias en extenso: 25 - 28 de abril de 2018: 7 Simposio Ibero-Americano de Historia de la Cartografía, Quito, Ecuador.
Venue: Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador
Contact: Sabrina Guerra Moscoso
E-mail: 7siahc@usfq.edu.ec
Entry fee: Free.
URL: https://razoncartografica.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/primer[...]


London, UK
Organisation: Lecture in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute)
A lecture by Professor Dr Ferdinand Opll (formerly Director, Wiener Stadt- und Landesarchiv; now Honorary Professor of Medieval History and Historical Auxiliary Sciences, University of Vienna)
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Contact: Tony Campbell
E-mail: tony@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.


Cambridge, UK
Organisation: Cambridge University Library
A lecture by Eric Wolever (University of York).
Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography
All are welcome. No need to book. Refreshments will be available after each seminar. The seminars are kindly supported by Emmanuel College Cambridge.
Venue: Gardner Room,​ Emmanuel College, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, England CB2 3AP
Contact: Sarah Bendall
E-mail: sarah.bendall@emma.cam.ac.uk
Time schedule: 17.30
Entry fee: Free entry.
URL: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/departments/maps/cartog[...]


London, UK
Organisation: Lecture in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute)
A lecture by Professor Susan Schulten (Department of History, University of Denver, USA)
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Contact: Tony Campbell
E-mail: tony@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.


Lisbon, Portugal
Organisation: The Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT)
The main objective of the meeting is to bring together as many of the researchers interested in the history of portolan charts as possible. The proposed themes of the workshop are:
  • The origin problem: when, where, how and why were the earliest portolan charts constructed?
  • How did the portolan charts evolve over time?
  • How were the medieval portolan charts used in navigation?
  • The mutual influence between the medieval portolan charts and traditional maps of European and non-European origin.
  • The role of multidisciplinary approaches to the research on portolan charts: cartometric methods of analysis, numerical modelling, multispectral analysis, analysis of inks, carbon dating, etc.
  • Any other subject related to the study of the medieval portolan charts.
Organizing committee:
  • Joaquim Alves Gaspar (Medea-Chart/CIUHCT)
  • Tony Campbell (formerly British Library)
  • Ana M. Nunes (Medea-Chart/CIUHCT)
Venue: Instituto Hidrográfico Marinha Portuguesa
Rua das Trinas, 49
1249-093 Lisboa
Telephone: +351 217 500 197
E-mail: portmeeting@ciuhct.org
URL: https://amqnunes.wixsite.com/portolan-workshop


Oxford, UK
Organisation: The ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, the ICA Commission on Topographic Mapping and the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford
The ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, the ICA Commission on Topographic Mapping and the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford are happy to invite you to their joint international symposium Mapping Empires – Colonial Cartographies of Land and Sea. This is already the 7th event in a series of two-yearly symposia on the History of Cartography, this tame taking place from Thursday 13 September till Saturday 15 September 2018 in the Bodleian’s Weston Library in the heart of Oxford (UK). To explore the city, its surroundings and its cartographic heritage, optional technical and social tours are planned.
Venue: Bodleian’s Weston Library
Contact: Nick Millea
E-mail: nick.millea@bodleian.ox.ac.uk
URL: http://mappingempires.icaci.org/


Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Board of Imago Mundi Ltd and the Explokart Research Group of the Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam have great pleasure in announcing that the 28th International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC) will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 14-19 July 2019.