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London, UK
Organisation: Catherine Delano-Smith, Tony Campbell, Peter Barber and Alessandro Scafi
A lecture by Dr Vanessa Collingridge (Independent Researcher, Edinburgh).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
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.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html
Brussels Map Circle event


Antwerp, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
1 December 2018. Mark this date in your diary to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Brussels Map Circle at the Museum Plantin-Moretus in Antwerp (Belgium). The 400 year old house of the famous family of printers is UNESCO World Heritage and will be ours for the whole evening. You may expect guided tours, special pieces from their collection and … good catering. For our Members and their partners only!

Programme:
  • 18.00-18.30 arrival
  • 18.30-20.00 guided tours in English, French and Dutch
  • 18.30-20.00 viewing of maps in the reading room
  • 20.00 reception

Getting to the museum
The Museum Plantin-Moretus is located in the centre of Antwerp.
  • By train, from Antwerp Central:
    • Take tram 3, 9 or 15
    • Get out at the Groenplaats stop. From Groenplaats, follow the route described under 'On foot/by bike'
  • On foot/by bike:
    • From Groenplaats, head down Nationalestraat as far as the first lights.
    • Turn right into Steenhouwersvest.
    • Take the first right (Drukkerijstraat) and you will come to Vrijdagmarkt.
  • By car:
    • Follow signs for 'Antwerpen-Centrum'
    • Then follow signs for 'P-Groenplaats'

Suggested parking site: Parking Cammerpoorte, Nationalestraat 38-40, B-2000 Antwerpen. Parking is also available at the Groenplaats, Brabo (Kammenstraat) and Scheldekaai Noord (Jordaenskaai) car parks.

Locations: see map on https://goo.gl/qVRQCJ

If you would like to join this event, please register here. Your registration will be acknowledge.

Venue: Museum Plantin-Moretus, Vrijdagmarkt 22, 2000 Antwerp
E-mail: info@bimcc.org
Time schedule: 18.00 h.
Catalogue availability: n.a.


Aix-en-Provence, France
Organisation: Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l'homme (MMSH)
Lecturers:
  • Christine Gadrat-Ouerfelli (CNRS-LA3M), Découper le monde en empires : les représentations des voyageurs aux XIIIe-XIVe siècles
  • Paul Fermon (LA3M), À l'échelle de l'enquêteur : cartographie et sièges du pouvoir dans les vues territoriales du XVe siècle de la Provence et du Dauphiné
Venue: MMSH, salle Georges Duby, Aix-en-Provence
Time schedule: 14.00 - 17.00
Entry fee: Free access.
URL: https://www.academia.edu/37588862/3_d%C3%A9cembre_Aix-Marsei[...]


Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Organisation: Stedelijke Musea van Sint-Niklaas
Stanislas De Peuter, curator of this exhibition, proposes a guided tour in English, just for our members.
If you are interested, please send an email at info@bimcc.org before 13 December.
Venue: Mercatormuseum, Zamanstraat 49 D
Language: English
Time schedule: 14.30.
Entry fee: Free access.


London, UK
Organisation: Catherine Delano-Smith, Tony Campbell, Peter Barber and Alessandro Scafi
A lecture by Desirée Krikken (PhD student, Department of Modern History, University of Groningen, The Netherlands).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: Tony Campbell
Telephone: +44 20 8346 5112
E-mail: tony@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


Stanford, USA
Organisation: Global History and Culture Centre at the University of Warwick and the History Department of Stanford University
Maps have long been used to bring imaginary places to life, from Thomas More's Utopia to JRR Tolkien's Middle Earth. But the role of the imagination in mapping extends well beyond the depiction of fantasy realms. Some cartographers have conjuredplaces that were only rumored to exist but that they hoped could one day be charted. Others have drawn on their creative faculties to map sites that were only hazily known. Not a few cartographers have intentionally imposed illusory elements on their maps, whether in jest or in earnest (to mislead enemies, to foil would-­‐be plagiarists, or to score political or philosophical points). In the broadest sense, all maps are works of the imagination: at the moment of creation, the mapmaker translates a mental image into a visual and textual medium that can be shared. The various contexts that shape this process, the forms chosen for sharing spatial visions, and the nature of the resulting maps’ relationship to perceived reality all form important aspects of the study of cartography.
This conference - co-organized by the Global History and Culture Centre at the University of Warwick and the History Department of Stanford University— is designed to showcase research and facilitate conversation about the role of the imagination in the cartographic enterprise writ large. Rather than attempt to draw a hard line between genres—distinguishing maps of ‘the real’ from those that represent avowedly fictional worlds—we invite presenters to focus on intersections between the two, highlighting the ways in which mapmakers at different moments have drawn on personal or social imaginaries to create alternative, sometimes destabilizing representations of the world. While we are particularly keen to include papers that address theoretical or historiographical issues in the field of world history, inquiries at more local scales are also welcome.
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/rumsey/events


London, UK
Organisation: Catherine Delano-Smith, Tony Campbell, Peter Barber and Alessandro Scafi
A lecture by Dr Elizabeth Haines (Department of Geography, University of Bristol).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: Tony Campbell
E-mail: tony@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


London, UK
Organisation: Catherine Delano-Smith, Tony Campbell, Peter Barber and Alessandro Scafi
A lecture by Professor Martin Brueckner (English Department and Center for Material Culture Studies, University of Delaware, USA).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: Tony Campbell
Telephone: +44 20 8346 5112
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.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


London, UK
Organisation: Catherine Delano-Smith, Tony Campbell, Peter Barber and Alessandro Scafi
A lecture by Jeremy Brown (PhD student, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London, and the British Library).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: Tony Campbell
Telephone: +44 20 8346 5112
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.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


Thessaloniki, Greece
Organisation: Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital of the International Cartographic Association in partnership with the AUTH - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, supported by the MAGIC - Map & Geoinformation Curators Group
The Programme is organised in thematic sessions dedicated to issues relevant to the subjects usually treated in the Conferences of the ICA Cartoheritage Commission, according to its Terms of Reference (2015-2019) and the topics treated by its Working Units. This is the second ICA DACH Conference with a special interest reserved to the contribution of Cartoheritage to Digital Humanities:
  • Digitisation - Georeference.
  • Content analysis in terms of geometry and thematics of cartodiversity (Cartodiversity: manuscript and printed maps -loose and/or bound-, books with maps, map atlases, globes and related cartographic representations in 2D and 3D, depicted in a variety of supporting material like e.g. parchment, paper, wood or other writable/engravable media).
  • Landscape change studies based on map-archival sources.
  • Visualisation of Cartoheritage, including thematic portals.
  • Interconnection of cartographic archival sources, especially map and textual data.
  • Historical terrestrial and aerial photography, including photo-related post-cards and relevant material - cartographic parametrisation.
  • Cartoheritage web providing issues.
  • Interaction of cartoheritage with map and geoinformation curatorship of cartodiversity.
  • Development of cartoheritage as a cultural issue, within the context of GLAM (the acronym for Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums), addressed to education and to the general public.
  • Geographic affinities with Cartoheritage.
  • Cartoheritage and Digital Humanities.
  • Other relevant issues of the Cartoheritage ecosystem.
The presented papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings (ISSN-2459-3893) available in digital form during the Conference. The Conference is kindly hosted by the AUTH Library & Information Centre (see venue) and by the Museum of Byzantine Culture of Thessaloniki (see venue). The Conference Board is advising and implementing the overall organisation
Venue: Museum of Byzantine Culture Auditorium 'Dragoumis' and Aristotle University Central Library
Contact: Dr. Angeliki Tsorlini
E-mail: atsorlin@auth.gr
URL: http://cartography.web.auth.gr/ICA-Heritage/Thessaloniki2019[...]


Utrecht, The Netherlands
Organisation: International Cartographic Association, Commission on the History of Cartography
Utrecht University Library, Special Collections
28th International Conference on the History of Cartography
It is a tradition that the International Cartographic Association and the International Conference on the History of Cartography jointly organize a pre-ICHC event. For the 28th ICHC they have teamed up with the Map Collection of Utrecht University and will together host a workshop focusing on the cartography of water.
Fresh and salt waters are a key lifeline for all civilizations but at the same time can also threaten human habitats. Over the centuries, people have ventured out to navigate and explore the waters, while also putting systems in place to manage and control them. This has resulted in numerous categories of water-related maps such as portolan charts, maritime and river cartography, hydrographic surveys, VOC charts, polder maps etc. The workshop will offer a forum to discuss this rich variety in cartographic heritage.
There will be a keynote address by Prof. Dr. Bram Vannieuwenhuyze (University of Amsterdam) on the display of waterways on sixteenth century town plans of the Netherlands. The workshop will also be complemented by a special map exhibition from the map collection of the Utrecht University Library. Water management has played an integral role in the history of the Netherlands. For centuries the country has been crusading against sea and river water that threatens to flood the valuable land from all sides. This rich tradition has left a considerable legacy of early and rare cartographic publications, with the dynamics of the landscape being showcased on old maps, for instance of water control boards. The Utrecht University Library has a large collection of these early printed works, atlases and maps, which paint a telling picture of the – often difficult – relationship the Netherlands have with water. Some prime examples will be on display during the workshop.
Venue: Utrecht University
Utrecht Science Park (Uithof)
University Library, Boothzaal and Map Collection
Contact: Imre Demhardt
E-mail: demhardt@uta.edu
URL: https://history.icaci.org/utrecht-2019/


Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Imago Mundi Ltd. and the local organizing committee look forward to welcome you to the city of Amsterdam for the 28th International Conference on the History of Cartography. This edition is hosted by the Special Collections department of the University of Amsterdam and the Explokart Research Group. Amsterdam is the 17th-century mapping capital of the World, where thirty years earlier, in 1989, the 13th ICHC was held.
Theme: Old Maps, New Perspectives. Studying the History of Cartography in the 21st Century
1. The Production and Circulation of Maps in the Past Sessions with reflections on key issues related to the production and circulation of maps, including the need for spatial data in society, evolutions in orientation and navigation practices, the materiality of maps, progress in land surveying, printing techniques, map publishing, etc.
2. Multifunctional and Multimedia Maps Sessions in which the various uses (and users) of maps in the past will be analysed and juxtaposed: institutional, official, commercial, military, secret, instrumental (maps and civil engineering), ideological, private, commemorative, intellectual (maps in education and science), collectable (histories of map collecting), etc.
3. Maps in the Digital World Primarily methodological sessions exploring the uses and values of digital techniques that enhance our understanding of maps and their role in past and present-day societies, and examining maps from the past as sources in applied research, e.g. for training in digital mapping, demonstrating the possibilities of 3D applications, and providing access to maps for a wider audience.
4. Maps and Water Sessions focusing on the production and use of maps of seas and rivers, both of which have featured importantly in the history of the Netherlands, including mapping in relation to discoveries and overseas trade, in marine navigation, and in aid of living below sea level (dike and polder maps, water management, land reclamation, irrigation works, etc.)
5. Any other aspect of the history of cartography
URL: https://ichc2019.amsterdam/


Bucharest, Romania
Organisation: Association internationale d'études du sud-est européen
The Association internationale d'études du sud-est européen is happy to invite you to the 12th Congress of South-East European Studies, taking place in Bucharest, from 2 to 7 of September 2019. One of the conference panels, organized by Robert Born (Leipzig) and Marian Coman (Bucharest), is dedicated to the cartographic history of south-eastern Europe.
Cartography was an instrumental tool in devising and disseminating the concept of South-Eastern Europe, both amongst the Westerners and Easterners. Turkey in Europe, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the countries behind the Iron Countries, the EU's newcomers were constructs of cultural geography that successively reinforced and reshaped the idea of a different, second class Europe, as the Other to the West. The colonial view modeled the local gaze, as the 19th and the 20th century national cartographies emerged as an alternative to the imperial discourses.
Nevertheless, the Western cartography remained the yardstick against which maps were judged, for both those who advocated modernization and for those who promoted autochthonism.
URL: http://acadsudest.ro/sites/default/files/2nd%20circular%20%2[...]