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Oxford, UK
In twenty-five years of lectures and field trips TOSCA has called attention to the enlightening power of maps. The series has shown how maps were co-opted into Enlightenment projects as tools for rational enquiry and the implementation of 'improvements'. We have seen maps as part of Enlightenment science – used by individuals, institutions, and governments to understand, demarcate, control, codify information about, and change the lands under their jurisdiction.
The power of maps to open up lands, seas, peoples, and the rest of the natural world to the questing gaze of the outsider has been a constant TOSCA theme. TOSCA seminars have also interrogated maps dating from before and after the Enlightenment but which shed light on phenomena and connections between them. TOSCA audiences have seen how – on the wall of the schoolroom, in the wartime operations room, in the hands of the traveller, in the mark-up room of the newspaper editor, in the cabinet of the scholar, or on the laptop of the engineer – maps shape our understanding of the world, ourselves, and our place in the world. Though TOSCA seminars have amply demonstrated that maps can be tools of the elite and powerful, they have also uncovered mapping undertaken by the ostensibly powerless, as revealing exercise in citizen science, and as a means for those with radical, subversive, or countercultural agendas to enlighten audiences about the nature of elites.
To celebrate 25 years of TOSCA's cartographic explorations an all day symposium and map display will be held in TOSCA's home, the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
Presenters will join invited speakers Danny Dorling, University of Oxford, Peter Barber, formerly Head of Maps at the British Library, and Mike Parker, author of Map Addict.
Contact: Nick Millea
E-mail: nick.millea@bodleian.ox.ac.uk
URL: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/whatson/whats-on/upcoming-event[...]


Leiden, The Netherlands
Organisation: Leiden University Libraries and The Commission on the History of Cartography of the International Cartographic Association (ICA)
Leiden University Libraries and The Commission on the History of Cartography of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) kindly invites you to attend the International Symposium Mapping Asia – Cartographic Encounters between East and West on 15-16 September 2017.
The central theme of the conference is the mutual influence of Western and Asian cartographic traditions. The focus will be on where Western and Asian cartographic history meet. Geographically, the topics will be limited to South Asia, East Asia and Southeast Asia with special attention to India, China, Japan, Korea and Indonesia.
Topics and questions which will be discussed are:
  • What defines Asia? The arbitrary borders between Europe and Asia on the map
  • Asian cartographic traditions
  • Asian toponomy and cartography
  • Cartography and intercultural contact
  • Missionary and colonial cartographies of Asia
  • Asian cartography in the collections of Leiden University Libraries
  • Philipp Franz von Siebold and the cartography of Japan
  • and all papers of merit
During the symposium Leiden University Library will expose several exhibitions.
  • The Asian collections of the special collections are internationally famous.
  • The Bodel Nijenhuis Collection has large numbers of historical VOC maps.
  • The Indonesia collection has many maps of the 19th and 20th century and includes the collections from the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) and the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV).
  • The Siebold collection contains a lot of Japanese maps and the collection of the Sinology Institute holds several Chinese maps.
Venue: University Library (Main library and Humanities), Vossiuszaal (2nd floor, Zuidhal), Witte Singel 27, 2311 BG Leiden
Language: English
Contact: Martijn Storms
E-mail: m.storms@library.leidenuniv.nl
URL: http://blogs.library.leiden.edu/mappingasia/


Selce, Croatia
Organisation: Croatian Cartographic Society and the Faculty of Geodesy of the University of Zagreb
By organizing this conference the Croatian Cartographic Society and the Faculty of Geodesy of the University of Zagreb wish to contribute to the development of geoinformatics, cartography, geography and associated fields with special emphasis on geodiversity. A wide range of themes offered and renowned invited lecturers guarantee interesting lectures and a contemporary approach.
The 13th International Conference on Geoheritage, Geoinformation and Cartography will be held at Selce, Croatia, 7-9 September 2017. Located in a picturesque bay on the northeastern edge of the Kvarner Bay, 40 km south of Rijeka on one of the naturally most beautiful parts of the Adriatic coast and the Mediterranean, 13th International Conference on Geoheritage, Geoinformation and Cartography will exhibit an exciting scientific program, with prominent Keynotes, Workshops and Map Exhibition, as well as interesting Guided tour.
Venue: Hotel Marina, Emila Antića 73, 51266 Selce
URL: http://www.kartografija.hr/conf17/


Redworth, County Durham, U.K.
Organisation: British Cartographic Society - Society of Cartographers
The BCS/SoC Conference is coming and we have been busy planning some exciting changes and new programme format.
Entitled Maps for Changing Reality the conference will be held at the Redworth Hall Hotel, County Durham from the 5 - 7 September 2017.
Expect a collection of excellent presentations, hands-on workshops, interesting debates, lightning talks and more.
Venue: Redworth Hall Hotel, County Durham
URL: http://www.cartography.org.uk/product/maps-for-changing-real[...]


Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: EUGEO (Association of Geographical Societies in Europe)
EUGEO, the Association of Geographical Societies in Europe, organises every two years a major international scientific congress, bringing together geographers from all over the world.
Venue: Académie royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique - Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
URL: https://eugeo2017.sciencesconf.org/


Redworth, County Durham, U.K.
Organisation: Map Curators' Group (MCG) of the British Cartographic Society
The Map Curators' Group (MCG) of the British Cartographic Society will hold its Annual Workshop in County Durham on Tuesday 5 September 2017.
The MCG workshop theme will be:
  • Digitisation and online availability
  • Growing functionality and range of users
  • Crowd sourcing
  • Events for new audiences
  • Marketing to new audiences
  • Training using online applications
  • Attracting and connecting with new audiences
Venue: Redworth Hall Hotel, County Durham
Contact: Ann Sutherland
E-mail: ann.m.sutherland@talk21.com


London, U.K.
Organisation: Royal Geographical Society
Venue: Royal Geographical Society, at the junction of Kensington Gore and Exhibition Road in Kensington, London SW7 2AR, and Imperial College London, further down Exhibition Road.
E-mail: AC2017@rgs.org
URL: http://www.rgs.org/WhatsOn/ConferencesAndSeminars/Annual+Int[...]


Berlin, Germany
Organisation: CODATA-Germany the German National Committee for CODATA, Committee on Data for Science and Technology of the International Council for Science (ICSU)
Preserving, Knowledge Generation, and Enabling Permanent Access to Cultural Heritage
Program Committee
  • Raffaella Afferni, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Vercelli (ITA)
  • Adrien Barbaresi, Austrian & Berlin-Brandenburg Academies of Sciences Vienna (AUT) / Berlin (DEU)
  • Thomas Brogan, INSTAP Study Center for East Crete, Crete (GRC)
  • Manuele Buono, Promoter srl, Pisa (ITA)
  • Pilar Chias, Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid (ESP)
  • Jiří Drozda VUGTK Výzkumný Ústav Geodetický, Topografický a Kartografický Prague (CZE)
  • Antonella Fresa, Promoter srl, Pisa (ITA)
  • Mátyás Gede, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (HUN)
  • Peter Jordan, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna (AUT)
  • Horst Kremers, CODATA-Germany, Berlin (DEU)
  • Hedvika Kucharova, Strahov Library (Strahovská Knihovna), Prague (CZE)
  • Alfred Lameli, Forschungszentrum Deutscher Sprachatlas, Marburg (DEU)
  • Maurizio Lana, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Vercelli (ITA)
  • Ulf Preuß, Koordinierungsstelle Brandenburg-digital, Potsdam (DEU)
  • Petr Pridal, Klokan Technologies GmbH, Unterageri (CHE)
  • Pilar Sánchez-Ortiz Rodríguez, National Geographic Institute, Madrid (ESP)
  • Kristina Skåden, Institutt for Kulturstudier, University of Oslo, Oslo (NOR)
  • Zdenek Stachon, Masaryk University, Brno (CZE)
  • Milan Talich, VUGTK Výzkumný Ústav Geodetický, Topografický a Kartografický, Prague (CZE)
  • Francesca Tomasi, Dip. di Filologia Classica e Italianistica, Università di Bologna, Bologna (ITA)
  • Vít Voženílek, Faculty of Sciences, Palacky University, Olomouc (CZE)
  • Serena Sarah Weber, Instituto Geográfico Agustin Codazzi, Bogotá (COL)
Venue: Staatsbibliothek Berlin, Potsdamer Str. 33, 10785 Berlin
URL: http://dch2017.net/


Greenwich, U.K.
Organisation: National Maritime Museum
Royal Museums Greenwich will host an interdisciplinary conference which aims to interrogate the processes and products of mapping the Arctic, to coincide with the opening of a major new exhibition, Death in the Ice: the shocking story of Franklin's final expedition, about John Franklin's voyage to look for a North-West Passage, and the searches for those involved which followed. At a moment when the story of Franklin's 1845 expedition is being exploited by various commercial and political interests, we seek to broaden and deepen our understanding of voyages of exploration, surveying and mapping practices, and their subsequent narration.
This topic is particularly relevant given increasing nuance in work on the social and political implications of cartography, and recent moves in the history of cartography to include work on reception and use. Although the Franklin voyage and searches are the taking off point for the conference, we are interested in papers dealing with cartography in this region from the sixteenth century to the present day.
Venue: National Maritime Museum
URL: http://www.rmg.co.uk/discover/researchers/opportunities-even[...]


Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Themes
The Cartographic Challenge of the New
As it is the first time ICHC has been hosted in a South American country, the main theme refers to the wider region of Latin America. Soon after the discovery of Brazil in 1500 it began to be represented in European cartography, whether Portuguese, Dutch, French, or by other nationalities. The colonial nature of the earlier cartography of this region provides a very different environment from that of the European countries where we usually meet.
The following themes have been agreed by the organizers and Imago Mundi Ltd
  • Mapping
  • Practices in New Worlds
  • Mapping Cities: Recording Growth or Creating Vision
  • Indigenous Mapping
  • Mapping Nationhood
  • Mapping Natural Resources and any other aspect of the history of cartography.
URL: http://www.ichc2017.ufmg.br/


Washington DC, U.S.A.
Organisation: Cartography and Geographic Information Society
The Cartography and Geographic Information Society invites the world of cartography and GIS to come to Washington, DC, 2 to 7 July 2017 for the 28th International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association. A fantastic conference is planned that will draw upon all the resources of the nation's capital. The National Galleries of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Geographic Society, and the Library of Congress will all play a role in making this a great conference.
URL: http://www.icc2017.org/


Washington DC, U.S.A.
Organisation: ICA Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital
The ICA Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital organizes a one day pre-conference workshop in the frame of the 28th International Cartographic Conference, Washington DC, USA, in association and partership with the MAGIC group.
Amongst the contributions :
BGDb.be: a map based search tool for geological publications Annick Anceau is a geologist (and also a member of the Brussels Map Circle). She has a PhD in geology. After 17 years as responsible of the Earth Sciences Library at the University of Liège (Belgium), she is currently assistant professor specialized in information literacy in the same university. She is also editor of Geologica Belgica and in charge of the digitalization of Annales de la Sociéte Géologique de Belgique. Eric Pirard is a geological engineer. He has a PhD in applied sciences. He is professor of mineral georesources and geo-imaging at the University of Liège. Pierre Stevens is a geographer and GIS specialist. He is Prof. Pirard’s collaborator.
Venue: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, located in Northwest DC
Time schedule: 8.00 - 15.00
Entry fee: Participation is free.
URL: http://cartography.web.auth.gr/ICA-Heritage/2015-2019/pg/ICC[...]


Washington DC, U.S.A.
Organisation: The Library of Congress' Geography & Map Division and the three ICA Commissions on the History of Cartography, Toponymy, and Atlases
In conjunction with the 28th International Cartographic Conference, held in Washington DC on 2-7 July 2017 (http://icc2017.org/), the Library of Congress' Geography & Map Division and the three ICA Commissions on the History of Cartography, Toponymy, and Atlases would like to invite you to attend their joint pre-conference Workshop Charting the Cosmos of Cartography: History – Names – Atlases.
Venue: Library of Congress (Madison Building) in Washington DC (USA)
URL: http://history.icaci.org/washington-dc-2017/


Halifax, Canada
Organisation: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
While the mission of CANADA 150 is to celebrate Confederation in 1867, this conference foregrounds the commemoration of this moment of Canada's history with a look at the early exploration and mapping of the territory that now forms the country.
On the programme, all aspects of the exploration and cartography of these lands, from Indigenous sources describing the encounter with Europeans to European and Settler explorations ranging in date from the voyage of John Cabot in 1497 to the Treaty of 1763.
Themes will include contributions of Indigenous mapping and geographical knowledge to European cartography and reports; the role of geographical myths in furthering exploration; how the instructions given to explorers changed over time; the mapping of natural resources; exploration on waterways versus exploration by land; the evolution of the cartography of specific regions over time; and how place and mapping influenced Canadian identity and culture.
Venue: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Contact: Lauren Beck
E-mail: chet.van.duzer@gmail.com


Dublin, Ireland
IHTA SEMINAR
Early maps and town plans are vital sources in understanding townscapes and are used to create historical maps that form such an important element of all historic town atlases. In collaboration with the British Historic Towns Atlas/Historic Towns Trust (HTT), the 2017 annual seminar of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA) focuses especially on historic and historical maps. The Mapping Townscapes programme begins with they above mentioned evening public lecture on Thursday 18 May 2017 by Professor Roger J.P. Kain. It is also free to attend, but booking necessary to secure your place.
Looking at urban mapping in both Britain and Ireland across five centuries, the Mapping Townscapes seminar will open up new comparative perspectives on the Irish and British historic town atlases, as well as offer new insights into the past, present and future cartographic connections between our two neighbouring islands.
In association with the Irish Walled Towns Network
Venue: The Royal Irish Academy 19 Dawson Street, Dublin, Ireland
Telephone: +353 1 6762570 ext. 207
Time schedule: 09.45
Entry fee: Free to attend. Booking required.
URL: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ihta-public-lecture-and-seminar-[...]


Dublin, Ireland
The Speaker, Professor Kain, is a leading cartographic historian and author of thirteen books on maps including one most recently, British town maps: a history (London, 2015), which is part of the larger British Academy Research Project, Catalogue of British Town Maps, directed by him.
Among other posts, Professor Kain has served as Secretary and Chair of the Institute of British Geographers' Historical Geography Research Group, a founder-member of the Research Information Network Advisory Board and was a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council from 2008 to 2014. For the British Academy, he was chair of the Human Geography and Social Anthropology Section, was founder chair of the Research Grants Committee, and served as Treasurer between 2002 and 2010. He is currently the Academy's Vice-President for Research and Higher Education Policy.
Venue: Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Time schedule: 18.00
URL: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ihta-public-lecture-and-seminar-[...]


London, U.K.
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).
Lecture by John Moore (Collections Manager, University of Glasgow Library, Glasgow)
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: Catherine Delano-Smith
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.
Catalogue availability: n.a.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


Aberystwyth, U.K.
A day symposium to evaluate the development of estate mapping and its value in portraying the historical landscape. The event is held in partnership with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.
Venue: The National Library of Wales, Penglais Road, Aberystwyth SY23 3BU
Language: Bilingual presentations.
Contact: Huw Thomas
E-mail: huw.thomas@llgc.org.uk
Time schedule: 09.45 - 16.00
Entry fee: GBP 20.00
Brussels Map Circle event


Den Haag, The Netherlands
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle

Introduction

The Brussels Map Circle is having a wonderful opportunity to visit the Wereld van de VOC exhibition on Saturday 6 May 2017 from 14.00 to 16.00 in the Nationaal Archief in Den Haag (The Netherlands).
The Nationaal Archief have 1.2 km of archives of the Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie (VOC), the first largest European commerce compagnie operating in Asia, mainly in the Golden Age. UNESCO registered in 2003 this Dutch documentary heritage of the VOC in the category World Memory together with the official archives based in Jakarta, Colombo, Chennai and Cape Town.
For this exhibition fifty unique maps and charts are on display.
We have been offered two guided tours: one in Dutch with the archivist-researcher R.T.M. (Ron) Guleij and a second one in English with Hans Kok who is also advisor and lender for this exhibition as well as Member of our Circle.
Each tour is stricly limited to fifteen (15) participants. The thirty participants will be selected on the basis of the dates of payment of the participation fee.
The program starts with a welcome coffee at 14.00 followed by:
  • the visit of a storage department;
  • a guided tour of the exhibition in English or Dutch;
  • a complementary visit with a tablet in English or Dutch.

After the visit we’ll have a friendly drink in a typical place.

Background

As you know, the VOC was created in 1602, and ended in 1799. The VOC fitted out 4 700 ships; many of them were armed for military purpose. She carried over one million European travellers during these two centuries, passing Cape of Good Hope towards Ceylon, India, Batavia, Japan, China and Formosa.
There were three departure per year for the commercial trade: in October, after Christmas and in April. The voyage out and in needed twenty months. There were three routes in the Indian Ocean but the ships of the VOC used mainly the south way, a bit longer, but better. The captain who could shorten the trip to six months, for one way, got a speed bonus.
The Nationaal Archief Den Haag own around 300 000 maps. Since 1979 in a new building Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 20, they are located between the main station and the National Library

Access by train from Belgium

Important notice: due to engineering works in the Netherlands, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will terminate at Roosendaal from Friday 5 May to Sunday 7 May 2017 included. Passengers travelling from/to the Netherlands that weekend are advised to use Thalys trains, or can change trains in Roosendaal for onward travel via Breda.

Time schedule: SNCB Europe / NMBS Europe

Examples of time schedule via Breda as per 2017-03-16

Liège-Guillemins 07.0108.01
Gent-Sint-Pieters 07.2208.22
Bruxelles-Midi / Brussel-Zuid 07.4508.45
Antwerpen Centraal 08.4509.45
Breda a. 09.4510.45
Breda d. 09.5310.53
Den Haag HS 10.3711.37

Access by car

By car from Brussels: 180 km. Parking in Den Haag

Restaurant for lunch

We propose to meet at 12.00 at an Indonesian restaurant – De Poentjak, Kneuterdijk 16, 2514 EN, Den Haag - for an Indische rijsttafel.
At 13.30 departure for the Nationaal Archief.
Restaurant expenses are borne by each participant. Estimated budget: EUR 30.00.

Brasserie for an after-drink

We propose to meet after the visit for a drink. The location will be given later on.

Other recommended visits

In case you plan to spend a few hours in Den Haag before or after our visit, we recommend :
  • Panorama Mesdag. Panorama Mesdag is a panorama by Hendrik Willem Mesdag. Housed in a purpose-built museum in The Hague, the panorama is a cylindrical painting (also known as a Cyclorama) more than 14 metres high and about 120 metres in circumference. Read more.
  • Piet Mondriaan en Bart van der Leck exhibition. Read more.
  • Mauritshuis. The Mauritshuis is home to the Best of Dutch painting from the Golden Age. Read more.

Locations

See locations on our map

Some interesting links about the VOC

Participation fee

Participation fee: free for Members | accompanying persons EUR 20.00.
IBAN BE52 0682 4754 2209 | BIC: GKCCBEBB

Registration

If you would like to join this guided tour please register here.

Venue: Nationaal Archief, Prins Willem Alexanderhof 20, 2595 BE, Den Haag
Language: English and Dutch
E-mail: info@bimcc.org
Time schedule: 14.00 - 16.00


Stanford, U.S.A.
Organisation: David Rumsey Map Center
The event will begin with a presentation of the winner of the California Map Society/Rumsey Map Center Graduate student essay competition, where the entries require the use of maps from the Rumsey Map Center's collections.
Venue: David Rumsey Map Center Green Library Stanford University 557 Escondido Mall, MC 6004, Stanford, CA 94305-6004
Time schedule: 17.00
URL: http://us14.campaign-archive1.com/?u=bc280d099b8c85ba9fd6e0b[...]


Venice, Italy
Continuing the tradition of its annual Cartoheritage Conferences, since 2006, the International Cartographic Association Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital is organising the 12th Conference Digital Approaches in Cartographic Heritage in Venice, Italy, in partnership with the IUAV - Laboratory of Cartography & Gis and Laboratory of Photogrammetry, the AUTH CartoGeoLab - Laboratory of Cartography & Geographical Analysis, and the MAGIC - Map & Geoinformation Curators Group.
The Conference 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:
  • Digitisation - Georeference
  • Content analysis in terms of geometry and thematics of cartodiversity1
  • 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 GLAM2, addressed to education and to the general public
  • Geographic affinities with Cartoheritage
  • Cartoheritage and Digital Humanities
  • Other relevant issues of Cartoheritage ecosystem

(1) 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.
(2) GLAM: the acronym for Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums.
Venue: Università Iuav di Venezia, Aula Magna, Tolentini, Santa Croce
Contact: Prof. Evangelos Livieratos
E-mail: livier@auth.gr
URL: http://cartography.web.auth.gr/ICA-Heritage/Venice2017/index[...]


London, U.K.
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).
Lecture by Dr Stephen Johnston (Museum of History of Science, University of Oxford)
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: Catherine Delano-Smith
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.
Catalogue availability: n.a.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html
Brussels Map Circle event


Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
We kindly invite you to bring a map, an atlas, a globe, a cartographic instrument or an interesting book on cartography and to present and talk about it. We welcome antique maps equally as much as ordinary or contemporary ones, as there is always something interesting, even in the simplest cartographic items.
Even if you are a newcomer, and you would like to know more about an item, please bring it along; the Circle members will be happy to study it carefully and to share their cartographic knowledge with you.
We kindly draw your attention that registration on our website is required.
Members pay only for the catering cost (EUR 10.00). The entrance fee for non-members is EUR 15.00, catering included. Fees are to be pre-paid on our bank account: IBAN BE52 0682 4754 2209 - BIC GKCCBEBB.
The Royal Library is a well known location at walking distance of the Central Station of Brussels and easily accessible by public transport (by train: Central Station Brussels - by metro/tube: Metro station 'Central Station').
You are expected at 12.00 for a convivial drink and sandwich lunch. The MAPAF will end at 16.45.
Venue: Royal Library of Belgium, Mont des Arts | Kunstberg, 1000 Brussels Boardroom (Raadzaal | Salle du Conseil).
E-mail: info@bimcc.org
Time schedule: 12:00 - 16:45
Entry fee: EUR 10.00 / EUR 15.00
URL: http://www.bimcc.org/events


Paris, France
Organisation: Institut d’histoire moderne et contemporaine
A lecture by Vera Dorofeeva-Lichtmann (CNRS-EHESS).
Venue: Grand Amphithéâtre, Institut de Géographie, 191 rue Saint-Jacques, Paris 5e
Language: Franch
Time schedule: 18.30 - 20.00
URL: http://www.ihmc.ens.fr/-monde-vu-asie-histoire-pratiques-car[...]


Stanford, U.S.A.
Organisation: Rumsey Map Center
To celebrate the first year since the Rumsey Map Center opened on 19 April 2016, the Center is holding an afternoon of talks.
Schedule of talks:
  • 13.00 - 14.00: Dr. Eric Sanderson - Why historical maps are essential to the future of cities: evidence from the Mannahatta Project. Dr. Sanderson is a Senior Conservation Ecologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society.
  • 14.00-14.30: G. Salim Mohammed, MiraMaps - Mirador as a tool to study maps from global collections.
  • 14.30-15.00: Break - Time to check out the exhibits and technology in the center.
  • 15.45-16.30: Stace Maples - What’s in a Map (… and How Do I Get It Out)?: A demonstration of workflows for moving from a paper map to digital data.
  • 15.00-15.45 pm: David Rumsey - New Tools on davidrumsey.com: Georeferencing maps
  • 16.30-17.00: Open Hours - Time to check out exhibits and technology in the center.
E-mail: rumseymapcenter@stanford.edu
Time schedule: 13.00 - 17.00
Entry fee: Attendance is free.
URL: http://us14.campaign-archive1.com/?u=bc280d099b8c85ba9fd6e0b[...]


‘s-Heerenberg, The Netherland
Organisation: Werkgroep voor de Geschiedenis van de Kartografie
Op vrijdag 17 maart 2017 houdt de Werkgroep voor de Geschiedenis van de Kartografie een studiemiddag die gewijd is aan Tuinkaarten. Tegen de achtergrond van de expositie De oudste tuin van Nederland in Kasteel Huis Bergh te 's‑Heerenberg wordt door diverse sprekers op dit thema ingegaan.
Venue: Hof van Bergh 8, 7041 AC ‘s-Heerenberg
Language: Dutch
Contact: Lina van der Wolde
E-mail: l.vanderwolde@atlasvanstolk.nl
Time schedule: 13.00 - 17.00
URL: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=wm#inbox/15a03f6a737ef[...]


London, U.K.
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)
Lecture by Florin-Stefan Morar (PhD Candidate in History of Science, Harvard University, U.S.A.) Venue: Language: Contact: Telephone: E-mail: Time schedule: Entry fee: Catalogue availability: n.a. URL:
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: Catherine Delano-Smith
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.
Catalogue availability: n.a.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


Maastricht, The Netherlands
Organisation: Stichting MABP
10th an­ni­ver­sa­ry edi­tion : 10-11-12 March 2017
The annual Maastricht Antiquarian Book & Print Fair MABP is one of Europe’s leading antiquarian book events, taking place during the opening weekend of TEFAF. More than twenty-five prestigious booksellers will team up to present the most precious, most valuable, most interesting items from their collections -- for you to inspect, to hold in your own hands, and perhaps to buy. The MABP is a must-visit for every amator of books and printing matter. Items on exhibition include rare first editions, incunables, ancient maps, but also more recent special editions and other collectibles.
Venue: St. Jan’s Church, Vrijthof, Maastricht
URL: http://www.mabp.eu/


Gent, Belgium
Organisation: Gentse universitaire Musea
Vriendelijke uitnodiging op de uitreiking van de Sarton Medaille 2016-17, op voorstel van de Gentse universitaire Musea op donderdag, 23 februari 2017, 16u
Proximus : Prof. Danny Segers (Ere-directeur Museum voor de Geschiedenis van de Wetenschappen UGent)
dr. Philippe De Maeyer (Universiteit Gent)
Titel : Cartografie als kapstok voor ontwikkeling
De lezing wordt gevolgd door een receptie.
Aan te melden via Bernadette.Lagae@UGent.be
Venue: Campus De Sterre, S30, Krijgslaan 281, 9000 Gent
Language: Dutch
Contact: Bernadette Lagae
E-mail: Bernadette.Lagae@UGent.be
Time schedule: 16.00


London, U.K.
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).
Lecture by Dr Cóilín Parsons (Assistant Professor of English, Georgetown University, U.S.A.)
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: Catherine Delano-Smith
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.
Catalogue availability: n.a.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


Oxford, U.K.
Organisation: Bodleian Libraries
The stories behind 75 of the Bodleian’s extraor­dinary maps are captured in the recent Bodleian publication Treasures from the Map Room. It explains the significance of famous cartographic treasures, beautiful decorative early maps, and some lesser known maps with stories to tell, from the 14th to the 21st century. Debbie Hall, the book’s editor, will give a virtual tour of some of its highlights, includ­ing the famous Gough Map of Great Britain and the earliest surviving map of Oxford.
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Weston Library, Oxford
Contact: Margaret Czepiel
Telephone: +44 1865 277596
E-mail: malgorzata.czepiel@bodleian.ox.ac.uk
Time schedule: 13.00 - 13.45
Entry fee: Admission free.
URL: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/bodley/friends/fob-events/2017/[...]


Miami, U.S.A.
Organisation: HistoryMiami Museum
Once a year, collectors, world renowned map dealers, hobbyists and the curious make Miami their destination for the Miami International Map Fair, organized by the HistoryMiami Museum. In 2017, it will be twenty-four years that the fair has welcomed visitors from around the world. Whether you are a serious collector or not, the Miami Map Fair provides you with a window through which to see how cartography has given form to the worlds which we explore and inhabit. There is a map for every taste and a price for every budget, three fascinating presentations on cartography and a computer generated map presentation from the University of Miami Department of Geography.
2017 Map Fair Panelists and Presenters
  • 20th Century Pictorial Maps Panel with:
    • Elisabeth Burdon: Map Dealer/Moderator, oldimprints.com
    • Ronald E. Grim: Curator of Maps, The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library
    • Dr. Stephen Hornsby: Author and Trustee Professor, University of Maine System
    • Dr. James Utley: National speaker, map collector and VP of Medical Affairs at Coventry Health Care
  • Antiquarian Celestial Maps Presentation by: Nick Kanas, MD: Author and Professor Emeritus at the University of California, San Francisco
  • Secret Provenance of Maps Presentation by: Ronald E. Grim: Curator of Maps, The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library
Venue: HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street, Miami FL 33130
Language: English
Contact: Hilda Masip
Telephone: +1 305-375-1618
E-mail: mapfair@historymiami.org
Time schedule:
Friday 3 February - VIP Full Weekend Registrant Private Access Day
Saturday 4 February, 10.00 to 17.00, open to the public
Sunday 5 February, 12.00 to 17.00, open to the public
Entry fee:
VIP Full Access Weekend Admission with Receptions: USD 85.00 per person
Daily admission: USD 20.00 per person
Catalogue availability: No
URL: http://www.historymiami.org/visit/map-fair/


Barcelona, Spain
Organisation: Grup d'Estudis d'Història de la Cartografia (GEHC) | Museu d'Història de Barcelona (MUHBA)
In the historical development of urban mapping is not possible to distinguish a single linear path and cumulative progress. Instead, the mapping of cities has evolved following different models or specific traditions, each of which has a peculiar origin, its own language and techniques and defining operational characteristics.
In the case of Spanish cartography it is possible to distinguish between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries four distinct traditions:
  • the views of cities,
  • urban military topography,
  • urban cadastral surveying and
  • town planning maps.

The different types of urban maps formed in such large historical sequence only become fully understandable by considering their own tradition. The main aim of this symposium is to study the genesis of these models or patterns of urban mapping, to describe its essential features and analyze their mutual influences.
Venue: Martí l’Humà Room of Museu d'Història de Barcelona (MUHBA), placed at Plaça del Rei, 1, Barcelona
URL: http://www.ub.edu/gehc/cmhcu17/en/


London, U.K.
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).
Lecture by Professor Daniel Maudlin (Department of History and Art History, University of Plymouth)
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: Catherine Delano-Smith
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.
Catalogue availability: n.a.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


Oxford, U.K.
A second talk by Dr Allan Chapman
Surveying Virginia and the Moon; Thomas Harriot of St Mary's Hall/Oriel College, Europe's first Telescopic Astronomer
By the time that Richard Hakluyt was teaching geography and cosmography at Christ Church around 1580, there was already an established Europe-wide trade in making graduated mathematical instruments. Thomas Harriot must have known Richard Hakluyt well, for both men shared friends such as the Oriel alumnus Sir Walter Ralegh, Dr John Dee, Thomas Digges and other explorers and scientists around the Court of Queen Elizabeth I. Harriot used an early Dutch 'truncke' telescope to draw the surface of the moon. Soon after, he produced some lunar maps of exquisite detail and accuracy, which still survive in Chichester.
Most of the ordinary instruments of the working navigator, surveyor, and map-maker would have been made of wood, and would have had an ephemeral existence. They would have been lost at sea, broken, or eventually thrown into the fire. Where these instruments truly come to life, though, is in the engraved and printed manuals for their usage.
To illustrate how these instruments were used, the Library has invited Dr Allan Chapman to give a series of talks. These will take place on 5 December and 16 January in the Upper Library at Christ Church, commencing 17.15, all welcome. The event is free of charge, but spaces are limited. To book a place, please contact Dr Cristina Neagu.
Venue: Upper Library at Christ Church
Contact: Dr Cristina Neagu
Telephone: +44 1865 276265
E-mail: cristina.neagu@chch.ox.ac.uk
Time schedule: 17.15
Entry fee: Free of charge.
URL: http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/events/library-and-archives/hakluyt[...]


Bogotá, Colombia
Lecture by Carlos Felipe Suárez Sánchez
Para todos los públicos
Un análisis comparativo de las imágenes que ilustran los álbumes de la Comisión Corográfica de la Nueva Granada, realizada entre 1850 y 1859 bajo la dirección de Agustín Codazzi, los cuales se pueden consultar en la BLAA, y el Atlas Pintoresco e Histórico de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos publicado en 1855 por Antonio García Cubas.
Acerca del conferencista: Carlos Felipe Suárez Sánchez es diseñador gráfico de la Universidad del Valle en Colombia y candidato a la maestría en Estética y Arte de la Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, es investigador de la estética y la estilística de los pintores americanos y neogranadinos del siglo XIX.
Venue: Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Sala de Audiovisuales, Bogotá
Time schedule: 15.00 - 17.00
Entry fee: Free of charge.
URL: http://www.banrepcultural.org/bogot/evento/visiones-comparti[...]


Madrid, Spain
Organisation: Spain
At 11.30 : a talk by José María Sanz Hermida entitled La edición de la Topograhia de la Villa de Madrid. Aspectos inéditos a los 360 años de su publicación
At 12.30 : a presentation of this map, which has been donated by the family Martín-Asín to the IGN.
Venue: Salón de actos del IGN, C/General Ibáñez Íbero 3. Madrid
Time schedule: 11.30 - 14.00
URL: http://www.nosolosig.com/eventos/eventodetalle/780/-/jornada[...]
Brussels Map Circle event


Tervuren, Belgium
Special this year is the possibility to visit (for free) an exhibition mounted by our member Stanislas De Peuter with the help of a cultural centre in nearby (from Brussels) Tervuren on Sunday. The Glorious Netherlands highlights Flemish and Dutch atlas cartography from 1500 to 1700 and focuses on representations of the Low Countries, featuring title pages, cities, images of the 80 years war, maritime charts etc., drawn from atlases, with beautiful colouring and often unique pieces.
Set in very agreeable surroundings, the venue also offers the possibility for lunch, after the guided tour by Stanislas De Peuter
Underground parking on the spot
Please register for the event before the end of November.

Registration here

Venue: De Warandepoort, Markt 7B, 3080 Tervuren | Coordinates 50.8246° N 4.5151° E
Language: English
E-mail: info@bimcc.org
Time schedule: 11.00
Entry fee: Free to Members.
Brussels Map Circle event


Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
Programme
  • 09.30 - 10.00 - Reception of participants
  • 10.00 - 10.15 - Welcome by the President
  • 10.15 - 10.45 - Flemish Scientific Instruments in context by Prof. dr. Koenraad Van Cleempoel, Universiteit Hasselt | Between c. 1525 and c. 1580 the university city of Louvain became Europe’s most important centre for instrument making partly due to the research and technical skills of Gemma Frisius (1508-1555) and Gerard Mercator (1512-1594). It is the perfect harmony of aesthetics and science that made the Louvain instruments so sought after in the European market.
  • 10.45 - 11.05 - Coffee break
  • 11.05 - 11.35 - Scientific measuring instruments in the 16th century by Jan De Graeve, Chartered surveyor and valuer of fixed assets, Member of the Map Circle's Executive Committee | Jan developed a collection of rare measuring instruments and will introduce some of the 16th century instruments, useful in land surveying and cartography.
  • 11.35 - 12.30 - Visit to the Coronelli globes of the Royal Library
  • 12.30 - 14.15 - Aperitif and lunch, coffee
  • 14.15 - 14.45 - Exploring the Globe - Outside and Inside by Sylvia Sumira, Conservator specializing in globes, U.K. | As a conservator/restorer, the speaker will explain about her work, unveiling some interesting discoveries she has made while working on globes from different centuries: the visible surface - the map - on a globe is always fascinating, but occasionally there is an opportunity to look beneath the surface layers and this can reveal unexpected information.
  • 14.45 - 15.15 - The celestial globe of Gerbert of Aurillac (946–1003) by Dr. Elly Dekker, independent scholar, The Netherlands. | At the turn of the tenth century Gerbert of Aurillac invented, as part of his teaching of the liberal arts, a number of astronomical models, one of which was a celestial globe. Through the analysis of this globe, the speaker will picture the evolution of celestial globes and explain the difference between the two traditions: the Greco-Roman one and the Islamic one.
  • 15.15 - 15.25 - Break
  • 15.25 - 16.00 - The terrestrial globe of Vandermaelen by Wulf Bodenstein, Honorary President and founder of the Map Circle, advisor on maps at the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren. | Together with Marguerite Silvestre, Head of the Map Room of the Royal Library of Belgium, Wulf will give a talk on a terrestrial globe of 1846 by Philippe Vandermaelen. This is one of only three examples known and is now preserved in the Map Collection of the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren.

Registration here


Special this year is the possibility to visit (for free) an exhibition mounted by our member Stanislas De Peuter with the help of a cultural centre in nearby (from Brussels) Tervuren on Sunday. The Glorious Netherlands highlights Flemish and Dutch atlas cartography from 1500 to 1700 and focuses on representations of the Low Countries, featuring title pages, cities, images of the 80 years war, maritime charts etc., drawn from atlases, with beautiful colouring and often unique pieces. Set in very agreeable surroundings, the venue also offers the possibility for lunch, after the guided tour by Stanislas. Further practical details on how to get there at the conference.
Please visit our special Web page.


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 at entrance. Lunch (optional) is being arranged in the Library's cafetaria, with catering services. Price EUR 35.00.
URL: http://www.bimcc.org/events


Oxford, U.K.
A talk by Dr Allan Chapman
Surveying the Earth; Thomas Digges, Christopher Saxton, Map-Makers, and Tudor 'Mathematical Practitioners'.
By the time that Richard Hakluyt was teaching geography and cosmography at Christ Church around 1580, there was already an established Europe-wide trade in making graduated mathematical instruments. The great oceanic discoveries, especially of the American continent which so fascinated Hakluyt and his contemporaries, demanded a cartography that advanced beyond that of Ptolemy in c. AD 150. The English Reformation, and the selling-off of the monastic estates, also created a new demand for accurate estate and county maps, as cartography became both a science and an art by the 1570s. London became a major centre for a growing body of 'Mathematical Practitioners' who made instruments and printed maps, and sold them to an enthusiastic public.
Most of the ordinary instruments of the working navigator, surveyor, and map-maker would have been made of wood, and would have had an ephemeral existence. They would have been lost at sea, broken, or eventually thrown into the fire. Where these instruments truly come to life, though, is in the engraved and printed manuals for their usage.
To illustrate how these instruments were used, the Library has invited Dr Allan Chapman to give a series of talks. These will take place on 5 December and 16 January in the Upper Library at Christ Church, commencing 17.15, all welcome. The event is free of charge, but spaces are limited. To book a place, please contact Dr Cristina Neagu.
Venue: Upper Library at Christ Church
Contact: Dr Cristina Neagu
Telephone: +44 1865 276265
E-mail: cristina.neagu@chch.ox.ac.uk
Time schedule: 17.15
Entry fee: Free of charge.
URL: http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/events/library-and-archives/hakluyt[...]


London, U.K.
Organisation: A CPD event in partnership with the British Library
The 20th century was a period of profound political, social and technological change. Two World Wars, The Cold War and post-Cold War conflicts shaped the landscape. Population growth and revolutions triggered movements of people, revolutions in transport and communications meant that life would never be the same. Maps became powerful agents of change, influencing events as well as reflecting them. Maps have much to tell us about war, peace, money, movement and societies in 20th century history as well as providing the obvious curriculum links to geography. If you are a primary teacher looking to develop a stimulating learning experience based around history, citizenship and geography, join us for a one day CPD (Continuing Professional Development) course in partnership with the British Library based around their forthcoming exhibition.
Venue: British Library Conference Centre, London
URL: https://www.history.org.uk/events/categories/789/news/3120/e[...]


Brugge, Belgium
Organisation: De Cultuurbibliotheek
A lecture by Frank Gelaude.
Bruges and Ghent are two medieval towns not be presented anymore. But what in fact do we know about the port operations in both cities? What did they consist of? What differences and similarities were there between the two sister cities?
On the basis of two historical maps, Marcus Gerard Map of Bruges 1562 and the Panoramic View of Ghent 1534, we try to read some aspects of water activities. Both maps indeed show us scenes of dams and ships, and dozens of other small particulars of daily life on and along watercourses.
Frank Gelaude is geologist and soil scientist, affiliated since 2000 as assistant lecturer in the Master of monuments and conservation, Antwerp University. He is part-time working as a geography teacher at the Royal Atheneum of Voskenslaan, Ghent and is working on a doctoral research on the Ghent waterways.
Venue: Cultuurbibliotheek, Sint-Lodewijkscollege, Magdalenastraat 30, 8200 Brugge
Language: Dutch
Telephone: +32 50 40 68 55
E-mail: info@cultuurbibliotheek.be
Time schedule: 20.00
Entry fee: EUR 5.00 drink included
URL: http://www.cultuurbibliotheek.be/activiteiten/frank_gelaude/[...]


London, U.K.
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)
Lecture by Dr Dorian Gerhold (Independent Scholar)
Venue: Woburn Suite, South Block, Senate House, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU
Language: English
Contact: Catherine Delano-Smith
Telephone: +44 20 8346 5112
E-mail: tony@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.30
Entry fee: Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.
Catalogue availability: n.a.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: Royal Library of Belgium (KBR)
In 1827, a young and wealthy merchant from Brussels with a great passion for geography published an Atlas Universel that was breathtaking in its ambition, boldness and innovation. The self-taught Philippe Vandermaelen became almost overnight one of the great cartographers of his time.
Marguerite Silvestre, historian and curator of collections of the Maps and Plans collection, is the main author of seven scientific inventories devoted to Philippe Vandermaelen and the Établissement géographique de Bruxelles.
The book
Philippe Vandermaelen, Mercator de la jeune Belgique (Vandermaelen VII), Royal Library of Belgium, 2016, 568 p., ISBN : 978-2-87093-182-0, Price: EUR 52.00.
Venue: Palais de Charles de Lorraine, Place du Musée 1, 1000 Bruxelles
Time schedule: 19.30
Entry fee: This is a free event, but registration is required.
URL: http://www.kbr.be/en/events/book-launch-philippe-vandermaele[...]


Mulhouse, France
Organisation: CRESAT - Campus Fonderie Université Haute-Alsace - Atlas Historique d'Alsace
Lors des trois premières journées d’étude de Clio en cartes (2013, 2014, 2015), la question épineuse et fondamentale des cartes anciennes a été évoquée à la marge des thématiques proposées. Pour Clio en cartes 4, nous souhaitons la placer au centre de nos réflexions. Sans négliger la dimension esthétique, deux fils conducteurs sont retenus : l’analyse méthodologique des cartes anciennes d’une part et leur utilisation en tant qu’outil-ressource d’autre part. La journée permettra de mettre en débat des points de vue théoriques et des expériences concrètes dans ces deux directions qui se fécondent mutuellement. L’interprétation de la carte ancienne relève d’une méthodologie complexe qui doit permettre de décrypter sa contextualisation historique, la temporalité de la réalisation, la figuration cartographique. Saisir l’enjeu de la carte tout comme les choix de représentation vise à rechercher pour-quoi, pour qui, par qui, quand et comment.
L’utilisation de la carte ancienne pour la fabrication de cartes de travail par les historiens, les géographes, les archéologues, les aménageurs etc. passe par de nombreuses hypothèses, une construction fondée sur la hiérarchisation des incertitudes et toute une problématique modale. La vectorisation a ses adeptes et ses détracteurs mais, plus largement, la question des normes cartographiques reste au cœur de la démarche qui transpose une carte ancienne en carte aux problématiques contemporaines.
Comité de sélection : Odile Kammerer, professeur émérite d’histoire médiévale, UHA ; Marianne Coudry, professeur émérite d’histoire ancienne, UHA ; Olivier Richard, professeur d’histoire médiévale, Université de Strasbourg ; Régis Boulat, maître de conférences en histoire contemporaine, UHA ; Benjamin Furst, cartographe, UHA.
Contact: Odile Kammerer
E-mail: odile.kammerer@gmail.com
URL: http://calenda.org/369746


Brussels, Belgium
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.
  • Friday 11 November 2016 in Watermael-Boitsfort from 8.45 h to 10.45 h
  • Saturday 12 November 2016 in Groenendael from 8.45 h to 10.45 h h
  • Sunday 13 November 2016 in Jesus-Eik from 8.45 h to 10.45 h
Please register before 30 October 2016.
About ...
URL: http://www.frso.be/course.php?id=1848


Paris, France
Organisation: Librairie Loeb-Larocque
15e Salon de la carte géographique ancienne et du livre de voyage
Venue: Hotel Ambassador, 16 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris
Telephone: +33 1 44 24 85 80
E-mail: paris@map-fair.com
Time schedule: 11.00 - 18.00
URL: http://www.map-fair.com/


Nicosia, Cyprus
Organisation: University of Cyprus
Τhe aim of the Conference is to explore the historical dimensions and itineraries of knowledge reposited in books and maps, embarking from the sphere of private initiatives in knowledge codification and advancing to issues that regard its public diffusion for the benefit of the academic community, as well as the broader public.
Presentations of significant European and American libraries will highlight the achievements of Library Science, while the challenges and prospects related to different models of Open Libraries, will be investigated during a roundtable discussion, with the participation of international experts and audience members.
The multifaceted nature and function of maps and charts as repositories of knowledge and power will be revealed during three sessions based on unpublished manuscript cartographical materials (both Western and Ottoman) from the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation collection: a luxurious portolan atlas of the Mediterranean, made by G. B. Cavallini in 1635; an anonymous Ottoman portolan chart of the Mediterranean in ink and watercolours, from the 17th-18th century; a map of Cyprus, drawn and annotated by a French traveller after A. Drummond in the 18th century; and one of the twenty-three known surviving manuscripts, with text, of the Kitab-ı Bahriye by Piri Reis.
Thematic sessions:
  • Libraries as Repositories of Knowledge: Present and Future
  • Maps and Charts as Repositories of Knowledge and Expressions of Power
  • Cartography as a Meeting Point of Scientific Discourse and Artistry
  • Experiential Cartography
Venue:
University of Cyprus, University House Anastasios G. Leventis, Auditorium B108
1 Panepistimiou Avenue, 2109 Aglantzia, Nicosia
Telephone: +30 210 3634944
E-mail: sylviaioannoufoundation@era.gr
URL: http://sylviaioannoufoundation.org/3rd-international-confere[...]


Madrid, Spain
Organisation: Sociedad Geográfica Española
¿Cómo se hacen los mapas en el siglo XXI? La cartografía del Big Data, los mapas que se dibujan solos, los mapas sociales y la autocartografía personal e instantánea.
A lecture by Sergio Álvarez Leiva. Fundador y CPO de CARTO. Premio Princesa de Girona 2016 por su innovación en Cartografía Digital.
Venue: Salón de Actos de la Fundación Ramón Areces, Calle de Vitruvio 5, Madrid
Language: Spanish
Telephone: +34 91 528 38 47
E-mail: sge@sge.org
Time schedule: 19.30
URL: http://www.sge.org/actividades/actividades/mes-geografico.ht[...]


Paris, France
This workshop aims to identify and analyze the different cultural and territorial perceptions of the Arabian Peninsula in the European and Arab societies, the imagination processes around this space and the possible interactions between historical accounts and the redefinition of space from the 16th to the 21st century. It will gather researchers from Europe and the Arab world.
Venue: Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
URL: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/123892/s[...]


Madrid, Spain
Organisation: Sociedad Geográfica Española
Historias de exploradores casi anónimos que hicieron posible el levantamiento de la cartografía del mundo, sobre todo en la época colonial, como Enrique D’Almonte el explorador-cartógrafo que dibujó los mapas de Guinea y Filipinas, o como los cartógrafos del desierto de Sahara.
A lecture by Jose Antonio Rodríguez Esteban, Geógrafo de la UAM, experto en historia de las exploraciones, Cartografía y Sistemas de Información Geográfica.
Venue: Salón de Actos de la Fundación Ramón Areces, Calle de Vitruvio 5, Madrid
Language: Spanish
Telephone: +34 91 528 38 47
E-mail: sge@sge.org
Time schedule: 19.30
URL: http://www.sge.org/actividades/actividades/mes-geografico.ht[...]


Dubrovnik, Croatia
Organisation: The ICA Commission on the History of Cartography together with the ICA Commission on Map Production and Geoinformation Management, the ICA Commission on Use, User, and Usability Issues, and the Institute of Social Sciences 'Ivo Pilar'
The ICA Commission on the History of Cartography together with the ICA Commission on Map Production and Geoinformation Management, the ICA Commission on Use, User, and Usability Issues, and the Institute of Social Sciences 'Ivo Pilar' (Zagreb, Croatia) would like to invite you to attend and/or consider submitting a presentation for their joint International Symposium on 'The Dissemination of Cartographic Knowledge'. This International Symposium will be held in Dubrovnik (Croatia), a medieval port city on the coast of the Adriatic and UNESCO World Heritage Site, on Thursday 13 October and Friday 14 October 2016. The symposium and planned optional technical and social excursions on 15 and 16 October are open to cartographers, geographers, historians, map collectors, academics and everyone with an interest in maps and the diverse aspects of the history of cartography.
The joint organizers invite contributions (papers and posters) on the dissemination of cartographic knowledge and the effectiveness thereof in diverse cartographic cultures and their related user groups around the globe. This includes the technological and conceptual aspects of cartographic production (maps, charts, globes, atlases, educational tools etc.), the usability of these techniques and the resulting products, as well as the conditions of the map trade as a changing network of private enterprises and official institutions, and the role of diverse audiences in the creation, circulation, consumption and ultimate preservation of knowledge.
Although the Symposium will primarily focus on these themes, submissions of high quality on endeavours in other fields of cartographic history will also be considered, as well as contributions on the sharing of cartographic knowledge during earlier centuries (pre 18th century), as they often formed the background for later important developments.

Cartographic and cultural heritages of Dubrovnik, which from the 14th century until 1808 was a regional rival of Venice as the Republic of Ragusa, will be explored by way of optional post-conference excursions.
Venue: Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik
URL: http://www.histacartodubrovnik2016.com/


Madrid, Spain
Organisation: Sociedad Geográfica Española
Una reivindicación de la relación entre Cartografía y Arte y del papel que han tenido los artistas y el Arte con mayúsculas en la realización de mapas, en los que han intervenido personajes de la talla de Antonio de Holanda, Piero del Massaio, Leonardo Da Vinci, Alberto Durero o Hans Holbein el Joven, entre otros.
A lecture by Sandra Sáenz-López, Doctora en Historia del Arte, Investigadora del CSIC y experta en cartografía histórica.
Venue: Salón de Actos de la Fundación Ramón Areces, Calle de Vitruvio 5, Madrid
Language: Spanish
Telephone: +34 91 528 38 47
E-mail: sge@sge.org
Time schedule: 19.30
URL: http://www.sge.org/actividades/actividades/mes-geografico.ht[...]


Madrid, Spain
Organisation: Sociedad Geográfica Española
Geografía real y geografía digital. ¿Es verdad todo lo que vemos en los mapas? ¿Tienen sentido los mapas en un mundo digital marcado por las relaciones a través de redes sociales?
A lecture by Francisco Gan Pampols, Vicepresidente de la SGE, General de Brigada, Director del Centro de Inteligencia de las Fuerzas Armadas (CIFAS) y experto en Geoestrategia.
Venue: Salón de Actos de la Fundación Ramón Areces, Calle de Vitruvio 5, Madrid
Language: Spanish
Telephone: +34 91 528 38 47
E-mail: sge@sge.org
Time schedule: 19.30
URL: http://www.sge.org/actividades/actividades/mes-geografico.ht[...]


Edinburgh, U.K.
The Map Curators’ Group of the British Cartographic Society has a nice program for its Annual Workshop, this time in Edinburgh, with a series of talks on Thursday, followed by the Map Curators' Group AGM and an optional group meal and on Friday a choice of visits.
Venue: National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW.
Contact: Ann Sutherland
E-mail: ann.m.sutherland@talk21.com


London, U.K.
Bring along your maps to discuss with other members or to have them identified by the knowledgeable chairman, Francis Herbert. He has suggested the dual themes of map postcards (i.e. the map occupying the whole or a constituent part of the image side) or maps for promoting travel and tourism but if this is not your collecting area do feel free to bring a map of your choice.
It is essential (for security), as the Civil Service Club requires a list of attendees’ names, that IMCoS' General Secretary be informed in advance (david.dare1@btopenworld.com); Francis Herbert, in order to better organise the Evening, would appreciate an email to indicate what attendees intend to bring (francis443herbert@btinternet.com).
Refreshments (from 18.00) in the Milner-Barry Room and meeting in the Elizabethan Room.
Venue: Civil Service Club, 13-15 Great Scotland Yard, Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2HJ
Contact: Francis Herbert
E-mail: francis443herbert@btinternet.com
Time schedule: From 18.00.
Entry fee: GBP 20.00
URL: http://www.imcos.org/events/collectors-evening/


Prague, Czech Republic
The Historical Geography Research Centre, the Institute of History, Czech Academy of Sciences, the Faculty of Science of Charles University in Prague, the Section for Historical Geography and Environmental History of the Czech Geographical Society, and the Local Organizing Committee have the honor of inviting you to join the Central European Conference of Historical Geographers, which will be held in Prague, Czechia from August 31 to September 2, 2016.
The conference is held in the heart of Europe, the historical city Prague and is focused on the latest development and research in the field of historical geography. However, it is open to all historical geographers and scholars from related disciplines, such as history, geography, environmental history, landscape ecology, cultural anthropology, who share an interest in the Central European space.
Venue: Charles University, Faculty of Science, Albertov 6, 128 43, Praha 2
URL: http:\\www.historickageografie.cz/cechg2016


Arlon, Belgium
Organisation: Institut archéologique du Luxembourg
Du 18 au 21 août 2016, l’Institut archéologique du Luxembourg accueillera à Arlon le 10e congrès de l’Association des cercles francophones d’histoire et d’archéologie de Belgique et 54e congrès de la Fédération des cercles d’archéologie et d’histoire de Belgique.
Venue:
Institut Sainte-Marie
Rue de Bastogne
6700 Arlon
Contact: Congrès 2016 IAL, Rue des Martyrs 16, 6700 Arlon
Telephone: +32 63 600 654
E-mail: contact@congres2016-arlon.be
URL: http://www.congres2016-arlon.be/p/programme-des-communicatio[...]


Norwich and London, U.K.
Organisation: the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Culture
28 June 2016
14.00 - Opening Remarks: Sir Hugh Cortazzi, Akira Hirano and Radu Leca
14.30 - Panel 1: The Conflation of World Views on Japanese Maps. Chair and Discussant: Richard Bowring. Max Moerman: The Actuality of Buddhist Maps of the World in the Early Modern Period. Angelo Cattaneo: Maps of Japan in the Nanban Century. Elke Papelitzky: The 1671 'Map of Myriad Countries'.

29 June 2016
10.00 - Panel 2: Regional and Urban Perspectives. Chair and Discussant: Peter Kornicki. Uesugi Kazuhiro: The Strategy of the Map Makers – Historical Geography of the Kyoto Maps in the Early Modern Era. Radu Leca: Maps of Kyushu on Ceramic Dishes in the Nineteenth Century. Richard Pegg: Mapping Edo in the mid-Nineteenth Century.

29 June 2016
13.30 - Panel 3: The Variety of Images of Japan. Chair and Discussant: Timon Screech. Miyoshi Tadayoshi: The Overseas Adventures of Ryūsen’s Map of Japan. Marcia Yonemoto: One ‘Country’ or Many? Pre-national Nomenclature in Tokugawa Japanese Maps. Jason Hubbard: Crossfertilization: Japanese and Western Interrelationship in the Early Mapping of Japan.
16.00 Concluding Discussion

30 June 2016, 14.00 - Viewing of a selection of Japanese maps, Map Room, British Library.
E-mail: lecaradu@gmail.com
URL: http://arthist.net/archive/12224


London, U.K.
Organisation: London Rare Books School
Institute of English Studies
Course Organisers: Dr Catherine Delano-Smith, Sarah Tyacke CB.
The aim in this course is to draw attention to some of the challenges facing the student of map history given the longevity and ubiquity of the mapping idea, from prehistory to the present, and the variety of format, function and context of maps at any one time. Sessions are designed to explore the fundamental principles of map history to provide a framework in which the details of any map from any period can be accommodated. Stress is laid on the relationship between word and image, and the role of maps in books, as a counterbalance to the traditional way of viewing maps in isolation. The key tenet remains, however, that of the indivisibility of maps as image, artefact and messenger.
Outcomes for Students / Reading List:
Application forms at http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/study-training/research-training-summer-schools/london-rare-books-school/application
Venue: London Rare Books School, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU
Language: English
E-mail: iesevents@sas.ac.uk
URL: http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/study-training/research-training-su[...]


Lisbon, Portugal
Organisation: Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal
The German cardinal Nikolaus von Kues (Nicolaus Cusanus/Nicholas of Cusa, 1401–1464) is mostly known today for his elaborate philosophical work. His interesting life and voluminous opus is well documented (cf. Nicolai de Cusa opera omnia et auctoritate Academiae Litterarum Heidelbergensis ad codicum fidem edita and Acta Cusana): As one of the first proponents of Renaissance humanism Nicolaus was not only a key figure of the 15th century, with strong interest in theology, philosophy and canon law, but also in astronomy, mapmaking and particularly in cosmography. But what did the term 'cosmography' mean in those days?
And in what sense was the universe considered infinite? What about the intellectual and personal connections of Cusanus to the Iberian Peninsula, where scientific and technological knowledge was exchanged with the Holy Roman Empire? What role does Cusanus play in the history of science of the early modern period, on the eve of European Exploration to the Ocean world and its repercussions? And does his work already reflect the intellectual reception of the New World in Europe, which included also a spiritual expansion of the Christian world?
Our international workshop 'Universum Infinitum'. From the German Philosopher Nicolaus Cusanus (1401–1464) to the Iberian Discoveries in the 15th Century: Ocean World in European Exploration will try to give answers to some of these questions. In connection with this, the interdisciplinary conference will deal with a variety of aspects of the 15th and 16th centuries: contemporary cartography, cosmographical view of the world, humanistic thought of philosophical/theological works and natural history.
For this meeting we will bring together international scholars, who are all concerned with Nikolaus von Kues and his time in a broad sense. Our speakers are experts in various areas: philosophy, (church) history, history of discoveries, theology, natural sciences, mathematics, history of instruments, cartography, cosmography and astrology – the best asset for an interdisciplinary workshop.
The papers will be given in German, Portuguese, French or English; each presentation will be allotted 20 minutes, sufficient discussion time for the symposium participants is added. The international workshop is organized by Thomas Horst (Postdoc at the Interuniversitary Centre for the History of Science and Technology, CIUHCT, University of Lisbon) in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Harald Schwaetzer and Dr. Matthias Vollet (both: Kueser Akademie für Europäische Geistesgeschichte and Cusanus-Hochschule, Bernkastel-Kues/Germany). It will take place over two days (Friday and Saturday, morning and afternoon).
This International Workshop is open to all interested in the subject. Admission is free but, due to limited space, registration is required.
Venue: Auditório at the National Library of Portugal, Campo Grande 83, 1749-081 Lisbon
URL: http://www.ciuhct.org/pt/workshop_universum_infinitum


Lisbon, Portugal
Organisation: Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology, University of Lisbon (CIUHCT) and the National Library of Portugal (BNP)
The objectives of the workshop are:
  • To assess the current state of knowledge and the range of opinion about the following aspects of research into the medieval portolan chart:
    • When, where, how and why were the earliest portolan charts constructed?
    • How did the portolan charts evolve over time?
    • Were the portolan charts used in marine navigation and, if so, how; if not, what was their likely function?
  • To clarify the role of cartometric analytical techniques in the study of portolan charts.
  • To bring any other method to bear on these problems, such as the analysis of inks and parchments, special lighting to detect marks of use and to decipher illegible elements, and any other relevant approaches.
Venue: Navy Museum (Museu de Marinha), Praça do Império,Lisbon
Entry fee: The event will be free of charges.
URL: http://ciuhct.org/events/portmeeting/


London, U.K.
Organisation: London Map Fair
The largest Antique Map Fair in Europe, established 1980 exhibits at the historic London venue of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS). This event brings together around 40 of the leading national and international antiquarian map dealers as well as hundreds of visiting dealers, collectors, curators and map aficionados from all parts of the world. A very large selection of Original Antique Maps will be available for sale, ranging in age from the 15th to the 20th century, covering all parts of the world.
Venue: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 (Entrance Exhibition Road)
Time schedule: Saturday 4 June 2016 : 12.00 to 19.00. Sunday 5 June 2016 : 10.00 to 18.00.
URL: http:\\www.londonmapfairs.com


Leuven, Belgium
Organisation: Provincie Vlaams-Brabant, Documentatiecentrum Vlaams-Brabant en Rijksarchief Leuven
In de voorjaarslezing 2016 staan cartografische bronnen centraal. Steeds meer ontgroeien historische kaarten het statuut van illustratiemateriaal. Ze vormen zelf het onderwerp van studie of een onmisbare bron in studies naar ontwikkeling van steden en landschappen, grondbezit en -gebruik, huizenreconstructie, etc.
Hun verhoogde toegankelijkheid en bruikbaarheid door digitalisering en geolocalisering biedt bovendien nieuwe mogelijkheden, ook bij publiekswerking en erfgoededucatie.
Geografen, historici en heemkundigen laten je kennis maken met de diversiteit aan historisch kaartmateriaal, het aanbod aan kaartencollecties en hun bruikbaarheid voor lokaal historisch onderzoek en publieksontsluiting.
Programma
  • 10.00 uur: onthaal met koffie/thee
  • 10.15 uur: welkomstwoord en toelichting collecties Documentatiecentrum Vlaams-Brabant en Rijksarchief Leuven - Nicolas Mazeure (Documentatiecentrum) en Eddy Put (Rijksarchief)
  • 10.30 uur: Historische evolutie van de cartografie en haar bruikbaarheid als bron voor (lokaal) historisch onderzoek - Philippe De Maeyer (UGent)
  • 11.30 uur: Aanbod en mogelijkheden van digitaal ontsloten kaartencollecties (Geopunt, Cartesius, Villaret, …) - Marc Carnier (RA Leuven)
  • 12.15 uur: broodjeslunch, met mogelijkheid tot inzage van en bezoek aan de collecties van het Documentatiecentrum Vlaams-Brabant en Rijksarchief Leuven
  • 13.30 uur: heemkundig forum
    • Landelijke nederzettingspatronen en urbane identificatie: de bijdrage van cartografische bronnen voor lokaal historisch onderzoek – Marcel Franssens (Koninklijke Geschied- en Oudheidkundige Kring van Halle)
    • Naar een historische reconstructie in 3D van de stad Leuven – Ramon Kenis (Leuvens Historisch Genootschap)
    • 'Een digitale wandeling naar middeleeuws Zoutleeuw'. Perspectieven voor de toeristische ontsluiting van historisch-cartografisch materiaal – Jelle Lisson (KU Leuven)
  • 15.00 uur: afsluiting met debat en vragenronde
Venue: Villerscollege, Vaartstraat 24
Contact: Nicolas Mazeure, dienst erfgoed provincie Vlaams-Brabant
Telephone: +32 16 26 76 77
E-mail: nicolas.mazeure@vlaamsbrabant.be
Time schedule: 10.00 - 15.00
URL: http://www.vlaamsbrabant.be/vrije-tijd-cultuur/cultuur/gesch[...]


Lisbon, Portugal
Organisation: ISHMap in collaboration with the Centro Interuniversitario das Ciencias e da Tecnologia (CIUHCT), University of Lisbon, and the Biblioteca National de Portugal (BNP)
The Third ISHMap symposium will be held on Friday, 3rd and Saturday, 4th June 2016 at the Auditório BNP, National Library of Portugal, Lisbon.
Local organizer: Thomas Horst (Trustee of ISHMap and Postdoc at the CIUHCT). Representatives of the local partners: Antonio Sanchez Martinez (CIUHCT), João Carlos García (University of Porto and CIUHCT) and Maria Joaquina Esteves Feijão (Curator of the Maps at the National Library of Portugal).
The Scientific committee responsible for the content of the programme is Thomas Horst (Chair), Antti Jakobson (ISHMap trustee, Finland), Júnia Ferreira Furtado (ISHMap trustee, Brazil), Mary Sponberg Pedley (ISHMap member, USA), Petra Svatek (ISHMap trustee, Austria) and Emmanuelle Vagnon (ISHMap trustee, France).
Venue: Auditório BNP, National Library of Portugal, Lisbon
URL: http://ciuhct.org/pt/activity/ishmap-symposium-lisbon-2016


Aberystwyth, U.K.
Organisation: The National Library of Wales
'Shaping the Nation' will examine the role of maps in both depicting and creating the nation both as an entity on the ground and also as a perception in the minds of people.
Presentations by Keith Lilley (Queen’s University Belfast), Chris Fleet (National Library of Scotland), Yolande Hodson (Royal Collection at Windsor Castle), Rhys Jones (Aberystwyth University), Huw Thomas (National Library of Wales), Tom Pert (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales).
A day symposium to evaluate the role of maps in creating nations and national identity. An event hosted by the National Library of Wales in association with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.
Tickets available for free, morning and afternoon refreshments provided. For tickets phone: +44 1970 632 548 or visit: www.llgc.org.uk/drwm.
Venue: The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3BU
URL: http:\\www.llgc.org.uk/drwm


London, U.K.
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).
Lecture by Jonathan Potter (Jonathan Potter Ltd)
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: Catherine Delano-Smith
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.
Catalogue availability: n.a.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html
Brussels Map Circle event


Roma, Italia
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
Associazione Italiana Collezionisti di Cartografia Antica Roberto Almagià
Our Scientific Advisor, Wouter Bracke (Head of the Map Section of the Royal Library of Belgium) and currently also Head of the Academia in Rome, invites the Brussels Map Circle for a workshop on Lafreri (in the broad sense), in cooperation with our sister organisation in Italy, the Associazione Italiana Collezionisti di Cartografia Antica Roberto Almagià (http://www.associazionealmagia.it).
The programme consists of lectures in the morning and visits in the afternoon, to various map collections in the 'città eterna'.
Venue: Academia Belgica, Via Omero 8, 00197 Roma


Oxford, U.K.
Organisation: Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies
Nissan Seminar.
Speaker(s)
Dr Radu Leca, Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellow at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures
Professor Ian Neary
Further Information
From its start in the 1980s the Institute has organised a series of Nissan Seminars in Japanese Studies. In the academic year 2015/16 they run on Friday evenings at 17.00 - 18.30 in the first (Michaelmas) and third (Trinity) terms, and on Thursdays at 14.00 in the second (Hilary) Term. We invite scholars based in the UK to present their most recent research. Members of the general public are welcome to attend.
Venue: Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford Convenor
Time schedule: 17.00 - 18.30
URL: http://www.nissan.ox.ac.uk/role-mapping-emergence-japan-sea-[...]


London, U.K.
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).
Lecture by Dr Elodie Duché (Alan Pearsall Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Historical Research, University of London)
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: Catherine Delano-Smith
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.
Catalogue availability: n.a.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


Riga, Latvia
The ICA Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital announces its 11th Conference of the series Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage, to be held in Riga, Latvia, 20–22 April 2016.
The National Library of Latvia hosts the 2016 Commission Conference, which will run jointly with the 20th Conference of the Map & Geoinformation Curators Group (MAGIC) 'The one who wants to last is the one who is willing to change': old maps for new user profiles. MAGIC – the former LIBER Groupe des Cartothécaires – is the major commission partner since 2014.
URL: http://cartography.web.auth.gr/ICA-Heritage/Riga2016/


Santiago de Chile, Chile
Organisation: Universidad de Chile | Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
El 6° Simposio Iberoamericano de Historia de la Cartografía (6siahc) se llevará a cabo en la ciudad de Santiago de Chile los días 19, 20 y 21 de abril de 2016 en las Universidades de Chile y Católica de Chile, dando continuidad a las reuniones organizadas en Buenos Aires (2006), Ciudad de México (2008), São Paulo (2010), Lisboa (2012) y Bogotá (2014). En esta ocasión, se invita a la comunidad académica a discutir en torno al tema “Del mundo al mapa y del mapa al mundo: objetos, escalas e imaginarios del territorio”.
Los mapas y otros objetos cartográficos han sido, a lo largo del tiempo, maneras privilegiadas de vincular experiencias en el territorio, formas de ver y modos de producir y de fijar saberes geográficos. Expresión elocuente de relaciones sociales y de poder, y de la comprensión que personas y colectivos tienen de su entorno inmediato o de espacios distantes, los mapas han sido, asimismo, objetos que actúan en el mundo que representan, propiciando ciertas prácticas sociales, e inhibiendo otras. Siendo imágenes, lo son de un tipo particular; siendo representaciones, dan cuenta de modos específicos de representar – recortar, dar a ver, otorgar significados – para hacer caber lo real en los límites de un papel, un globo o un muro. Siendo una parte de la experiencia del espacio, mantienen con otras prácticas como el desplazamiento, la transformación y el control, vínculos complejos e inesperados.
Venue: Universidades de Chile y Católica de Chile
Contact: Alejandra Vega (coordinadora Comité Organizador Local), Centro de Estudios Culturales Latinoamericanos Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades Universidad de Chile Av. Ignacio Carrera Pinto 1025, 2° piso Ñuñoa, Santiago
Telephone: +56 29787139
E-mail: 6siahc@gmail.com
URL: http://6siahc.cl/


Stanford, U.S.A.
Organisation: David Rumsey Map Center
Opening of the David Rumsey Map Center and Opening of the Exhibit, A Universe of Maps from 18.00-19.00 on 19 April 2016. This will be followed by two days of talks and demos/workshops at the Center.
For more information, please visit: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/260487/d66098b51b/1693613357/ce2dd67987/
For a detailed list of the events visit: https://events.stanford.edu/events/587/58753/
Venue: David Rumsey Map Center, Green Library, Stanford University, 557 Escondido Mall, MC 6004 Stanford, CA 94305-6004
Contact: G. Salim Mohammed, Head and Curator David Rumsey Map Center
E-mail: gsalim@stanford.edu


Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Organisation: Stedelijke musea - Mercatormuseum
De lezing wordt verzorgd door Marc Buise.
De uit Friesland afkomstige familie Hattinga heeft bijna de hele achttiende eeuw in Staats-Vlaanderen gewoond. Telgen waren predikanten, geneesheren, bestuurders en bovenal kaartenmakers. Willem Tiberius en zijn zonen Anthony en David nemen in de geschiedenis van de Nederlandse cartografie - en die van Staats-Vlaanderen in het bijzonder - een eigen plaats in. Hun cartografische productie was zeer groot en ook zeer divers. Bovendien waren het stuk voor stuk zeer interessante mensen. Marc Buise heeft 35 jaar lang als reserveofficier bij de Koninklijke Marine gevaren. Thans gaat hij, vicevoorzitter van de Oudheidkundige Kring ‘de Vier Ambachten’ van Hulst, volledig op in zijn passie voor historische geografie en natuurhistorie van oostelijk Zeeuws-Vlaanderen en het Land van Waas.
Venue: Stedelijke musea Sint-Niklaas - afdeling Mercatormuseum, Zamanstraat 49, 9100 Sint-Niklaas
Language: Dutch
Telephone: +32 3 778 34 50
E-mail: stedelijke.musea@sint-niklaas.be
Time schedule: 20.00 - 21.30
URL: http://musea.sint-niklaas.be/mercator/activiteiten?cdbid=778[...]


London, U.K.
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).
Lecture by Dr Pnina Arad (Research Fellow, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: Catherine Delano-Smith
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.
Catalogue availability: n.a.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


Schwerte, Deutschland
Venue: Haus Villigst, Iserlohner Str. 25, 58239 Schwerte
Contact: Jürgen Espenhorst


Cassel, France
Organisation: Musée départemental de Flandre
Colloque Mercator et Ortelius. Vers une nouvelle géographie.
Avec les interventions de
  • Eddy Maes, Responsable de la collection Mercatorienne du Cercle Archéologique du Pays de Waes
  • Karen De Coene et Philippe De Maeyer, Université de Gand, Faculté de Sciences, département de Géographie
  • Dirk Imhof, Conservateur du musée Plantin-Moretus à Anvers
  • Jan De Graeve, G.E.I Urbaniste, spécialiste de la bibliothèque de Mercator et des instruments scientifiques.

Le colloque s'achèvera par une visite de l’exposition La cartographie ou le miroir du monde - Mercator et Ortelius, deux géographes flamands par Cécile Laffon, Commissaire de l’exposition.
Venue: Musée départemental de Flandre, 26 Grand Place, 59670 Cassel
Language: French
Contact: Marie Gourdon
Telephone: +33 (0)3 59 73 45 59
E-mail: reservations.museedeflandre@lenord.fr
Time schedule: 10.00 - 17.30
Entry fee: Free. Registration is required.
URL: http://www.museedeflandre.lenord.fr/fr/Programmation/Conf%C3[...]
Brussels Map Circle event


Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
Annual General Meeting (AGM) open only for Brussels Map Circle active members.
Registration before 1 March 2016 is required.
Registration here.
Venue: Royal Library of Belgium, Mont des Arts | Kunstberg, 1000 Brussels Raadzaal | Salle du Conseil.
Contact: info@bimcc.org
Time schedule: 10.30 - 12.00
URL: http://www.bimcc.org/events
Brussels Map Circle event


Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
The 2016 Brussels Map Circle Map Afternoon (MAPAF) will take place on Saturday 19 March 2016 from 12.30 to 16.30.
The Royal Library is a well known location at walking distance of the Central Station of Brussels and easily accessible by public transport (by train: Central Station Brussels - by metro/tube: Metro station 'Central Station').
You are expected at 12.30 for a convivial drink and sandwich lunch. The MAPAF will end at 16.30.
Map Afternoon at the Brussels Map Circle
Map Afternoon at the Brussels Map Circle
We kindly invite you to bring a map, an atlas, a globe, a cartographic instrument or an interesting book on cartography and to present it and talk about it during the MAPAF. We are equally interested into antique maps as into ordinary or contemporary maps as there is always something interesting, even in the simplest maps or cartographic items.
If you are a newcomer and you would like to know more about an item you will bring along, the members of the Circle will be pleased to study it carefully and share their cartographic knowledge with you.
We kindly draw your attention that on-line registration for the Map Afternoon is required.
Members pay only for the catering cost (EUR 10.00). The entrance fee for non-members is EUR 15.00, catering included. Fees are to be prepaid on our bank account: IBAN BE52 0682 4754 2209 - BIC GKCCBEBB.
Venue: Boardroom (Salle du Conseil/Raadzaal) of the Royal Library of Belgium (KBR), Mont des Arts - Kunstberg, 1000 Brussels
E-mail: info@bimcc.org
Time schedule: 12.30 - 16.30
Entry fee: EUR 10.00 / EUR 15.00
URL: http://www.bimcc.org/events


Hoorn, The Netherlands
Organisation: Werkgroep voor de Geschiedenis van de Kartografie
Studiemiddag over de kartografie van Kaap Hoorn en het zuidelijk deel van Zuid- Amerika in de zestiende en zeventiende eeuw.
Op 29 januari 1616 voer het schip de Eendracht onder leiding van Jacob Le Maire en Willem Cornelisz Schouten langs Kaap Hoorn. De ontdekking van de zuidpunt van Zuid-Amerika heeft grote invloed gehad op de kaartbeeld van de gehele regio. Ook vóór genoemde reis werden er door onder andere Nederlandse reizen door Straat Magellaan, belangrijke ontdekkingen gedaan die op kaarten ingetekend werden. Om de ontdekking Kaap Hoorn te herdenken, wordt er in het Westfries Museum een tentoonstelling gehouden met kaarten uit het bezit van Hans Kok.
Aanleiding voor de themadag is dan ook de ontdekking van Kaap Hoorn, nu 400 jaar geleden, de tentoonstelling Kaap in Kaart in het Westfries Museum en de publicatie van het met veel kaarten geïllustreerde boek 'De Atlas van Kaap Hoorn'.
  • 13.00: Ontvangst (koffie en thee).
  • 13.30: Aanvang, huishoudelijke mededelingen.
  • 13.45: Diederick Wildeman. De reis van Le Maire en Schouten en de ontdekking van Kaap Hoorn.
  • 14.15: Sjoerd de Meer. Voorbij het eind van de wereld: de cartografie van Kaap Hoorn.
  • 14.45: Maarten Klein. Hoogtepunten uit de 'Atlas van Kaap Hoorn'.
  • 15.15: Hans Kok. Introductie op de tentoonstelling 'Kaap in Kaart' en rondgang door de tentoonstelling.
  • Ca. 15.45-17.00: Borrel.
Venue: Westfries Museum, Roode Steen 1,1621 CV Hoorn
Language: Dutch
Contact: Diederick Wildeman
E-mail: dwildeman@hetscheepvaartmuseum.nl
Time schedule: 13.00 - 17.00
Entry fee: EUR 20.00


London, U.K.
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).
Lecture by Dr Isabelle Avila (Lecturer, University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France)
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: Catherine Delano-Smith
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.
Catalogue availability: n.a.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


Lille, France
Conference by Michel Capderou from the Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory, École Polytechnique.
Venue: Espace Culture - Université de Lille, Sciences et Technologies, Cité Scientifique, Villeneuve-d'Ascq (Metro Cité Scientifique)
Language: In French
Time schedule: 18.30
Entry fee: Free admission.
URL: http://culture.univ-lille1.fr/agenda/2015-2016/cycle-carte/a[...]


London, U.K.
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).
Lecture by Major Tony Keeley (Royal School of Military Survey, Thatcham, Berkshire)
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: Catherine Delano-Smith
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.
Catalogue availability: n.a.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


Parma, Italy
Organisation: Università degli Studi di Parma - Centro Italiano per gli Studi Storico-Geografici (CISGE)
Parma, spazio di azione di Smeraldo Smeraldi, dei Cocconcelli, di Pierre-Paul De Cotte, è stata nella storia recente un importante laboratorio di studi storico-cartografici. Il seminario intende riprendere tale significativa tradizione che rimanda all’attenzione lungamente prestata a questi documenti dall’archivista Marzio dall’Acqua, alle prime ricerche di Franca Miani, al Convegno del 1986 curato da Lucio Gambi e Pietro Zanlari (tacendo qui di lavori più recenti). Riprendere il discorso sulle carte storiche ci sembra più che mai opportuno, sia per il nostro posizionamento nel CISGE, sia potendo collocare il seminario all’interno di un Dipartimento che unisce competenze di carattere geografico, storico, artistico, letterario: una pista transdisciplinare di lavoro del tutto coerente con quella sintesi di saperi che è la carta.
Il seminario si propone alcuni principali obiettivi:
  • offrire uno spazio specifico alle ricerche in corso da parte di studiosi collaudati o più giovani; specifico perché non ci sembra che negli ultimi anni gli spazi autonomi sul settore siano stati così numerosi;
  • in tal senso, incoraggiare eventuali interventi di confronto fra la nostra (del CISGE e italiana) e altre realtà;
  • dare visibilità al panorama di iniziative inerenti al documento cartografico: nuove riviste; pubblicazioni e mostre; attività finalizzate a progetti di digitalizzazione e/o di conservazione; nuove applicazioni dei saperi cartografici.
Venue: Dipartimento di Lettere, Arti, Storia e Società - Università degli Studi di Parma Aula K3 Plesso aule K - Area Italianistica, Romanistica e Storia Via D’Azeglio, 85
Contact:
Annalisa D’Ascenzo annalisa.dascenzo@uniroma3.it
Carlo Alberto Gemignani carloalberto.gemignani@unipr.it
Luisa Rossi luisa.rossi@unipr.it

URL: http://www.cisge.it/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Seminario-Off[...]


Ninove, Belgium
Organisation: Stad Ninove, Erfgoedraad Ninove, Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen en Erfgoed Denderland
Het oud stadhuis wordt tijdens de krokusvakantie een waar 'kaartenhuis'. Meer dan dertig historische landkaarten waarop een of meer van de twaalf Ninoofse deelgemeenten figureren, worden er geëxposeerd, waaronder enkele unieke stukken. Samen met enkele lezingen door kaartdeskundigen illustreert de tentoonstelling de rijkdom van dit kaartenarchief.
Lezingen
  • zaterdag 6 februari, 11 uur - Pieter Beyls: de landmetertechnieken op historische landkaarten
  • zondag 7 februari
    • 14 uur - Georges Vande Winkel: de kaarten van Villaret en Ferraris
    • 15 uur - Etienne Mahieu (Articon Restauratietechnieken): restauratie van kaarten
    • 16 uur - Caroline De Candt (Aquaterra) en Clement Herremans: digitalisering van kaarten
Venue: Oud stadhuis, Oudstrijdersplein 6, Ninove
Contact: Stad Ninove, Dienst Cultuur
Telephone: +32 54 31 32 87
E-mail: cultuur@ninove.be
Time schedule: 10.00 - 17.00
URL: http://www.ninove.be/nl/press/5383/tentoonstelling-kijk-op-d[...]


London, U.K.
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).
Lecture by Dr Kevin Sheehan (Librarian and independent scholar, Durham University).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: Catherine Delano-Smith
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.
Catalogue availability: n.a.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


London, U.K.
Organisation: Experiencing Lunar Maps: Collections in England, France and Spain, 1638–c.1700
Lecture by Nydia Pineda De Avila (PhD Candidate, Queen Mary, University of London)
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: Catherine Delano-Smith
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.
Catalogue availability: n.a.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


London, U.K.
Organisation: Japan Research Centre Seminar Programme, SOAS, University of London
Lecture by Dr Radu Leca (Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures)
After the fall of the Ming dynasty, the validity of the Sinocentric 'Middle Kingdom' world view formed an enduring point of contention among intellectuals in Japan. In the late Edo period, the proliferation of 'Dutch studies' together with recent contact with foreign ships brought about a renewed awareness of a 'home territory' in a wider international context. This led to a variety of cartographic responses, which arguably reflected an anxiety with the role of Japan in the world. On the one hand, geographically accurate world maps were published by the polymath Shiba Kokan and the Osaka-based physician Hashimoto Sokichi. On the other hand, maps based on Matteo Ricci's 1602 Kunyu wan guo quantu continued to be reprinted with the inclusion of news-like updates, while also reproduced on a variety of media such as folding screens and ceramic dishes.
The case of Nagakubo Sekisui is representative. After publishing the first map of Japan using latitude and longitude, in 1788 Sekisui also published a map of the world based on Ricci's model. The map was nevertheless updated with information on the presence of the Dutch in Java and the establishment by the Dutch of a 'New Holland' in the Southern Continent corresponding to Australia. This example, among others, indicates that maps originating in Ricci's model - usually considered 'antiquated' - emerged as newly relevant through their proclamation of 'Myriad Worlds' of which Japan was but one.
Venue: Brunei Gallery, Room B102
Time schedule: 17.05 - 19.00
URL: https://www.soas.ac.uk/jrc/events/seminar-and-events/06jan20[...]


Gent, Belgium
Organisation: Centrum voor Turkse Studies Universiteit Gent en het Yunus Emre Instituut
Deze lezing geeft een geïllustreerd overzicht van de Osmaanse cultuur en literatuur onder het bestuur van Sultan Süleyman de Wetgever of Kanunî (r. 1520-1566). Süleyman I was niet alleen een sultan en een beschermheer van de kunsten, maar hij was zelf ook goudsmid en dichter. Onder zijn bestuur was het Osmaanse rijk een wereldmacht, de zogenoemde Gouden Eeuw, waarin het Osmaanse cultuur ook bloeide in kunst en cultuur.
De lezing zal in het Engels gegeven worden.
Professor Mehmet Kalpakli is de voorzitter van het Vakgroep voor Geschiedenis en het Vakgroep voor Turkse Literatuur aan de Universiteit van Bilkent in Ankara. Hij is ook de directeur van het Centrum voor Osmaanse Studies en het Centrum voor Turkse Literatuur in Bilkent. Hij startte met zijn doctoraat aan de Universiteit van Istanbul en voltooide het in 1992 aan de Universiteit van Washington. Hij is gespecialiseerd in Osmaanse literatuur en de cultuurgeschiedenis van het Osmaanse rijk. Hij werkt mee aan verscheidene projecten rond digital humanities als medeoprichter van en actief deelnemer aan het Ottoman Text Editing Project (OTAP), een samenwerking tussen de Universiteit van Washington en de Universiteit van Bilkent.
Venue: Henri Pirenne Zaal Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 35, Gent
Language: English
Time schedule: 19.00
URL: http://www.turksestudies.ugent.be/node/16
Brussels Map Circle event


Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle (BIMCC) with the help of the Yunus Emre Cultural Centre in Brussels
The Ottoman Empire, so important in Europe's history, will no doubt allow us to show splendid cartographic specimen. Don't miss our Europalia contribution this year!

IMPORTANT - In view of the recent security issues, the Library will only be accessible from the Kunstberg | Mont des Arts entrance

Our Conference will take place in the framework of the Europalia festival devoted to Turkey (www.europalia.eu). In the next issue of 'Maps in History', we will give you an introduction to the cartography of the Ottoman Empire, so important in Europe's history.

Programme
  • 9:45 Welcome by the president
  • 10.00 - 10.40 - General introduction: The history of Ottoman Cartography by Prof. Dr. Mehmet Kalpakli, Bilkent University, Ankara
  • 10.40 - 11.00 - Coffee break
  • 11.00 - 11.40 - Illustrated Ottoman Maps as Records of History by Prof. Dr. Günsel Renda, Koç University, Istanbul
  • 11.40 - 12.20 - Piri Reis and Mercator by Dr. Jan Parmentier, scientific advisor MAS | Museum aan de Stroom, Antwerp
  • 12.20 - 14.00 - Lunch (aperitif, lunch and dessert) with coffee
  • 14.00 - 14.40 - Hispanic and Mediterranean sources of the Kitab-i Bahriye by Prof. Dejanirah Couto, École pratique des hautes études (EPHE), France
  • 14.40 - 15.20 - Humanist culture and diplomatic issues : French Ambassador Choiseul-Gouffier at the Ottoman Court, and the French cartography of the Straits and the Black Sea by Dr. Emmanuelle Vagnon, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, France
  • 15.20 – 15.30 - Short break
  • 15.30 - 16:10 - Beyond Kiepert: German mapmakers in the Ottoman Empire (1835 - 1895) by Dr. Ségolène Debarre, Centre d’Études Turques, Ottomanes, Balkaniques et Centrasiatiques (CETOBaC), France

Lunch (optional) is being arranged in the Library’s cafeteria, with catering services. Price: EUR 35.00.

Registration is now closed.

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 - 16.30
Entry fee: Admission is free for members, non-members pay EUR 10.00 at entrance.
URL: http://www.bimcc.org/events


Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Organisation: Werkgroep voor de Geschiedenis van de Kartografie in samenwerking met de Bijzondere Collecties van UvA
Op donderdag 26 november 2015 vanaf 13.30 uur houdt de Werkgroep voor de Geschiedenis van de Kartografie in samenwerking met de Bijzondere Collecties van UvA een studiemiddag die gewijd is aan de zeventiende-eeuwse meester-colorist Dirk Jansz. van Santen. Tegen de achtergrond van de expositie 'Op zoek naar Van Santen & de kleuren van de Gouden Eeuw' bij de Bijzondere Collecties van de UvA wordt ondermeer door gastconservator Truusje Goedings ingegaan op deze onbekende kunstenaar met zijn geheimzinnige reputatie.
Op bijgaand programma van de studiemiddag kunt u lezen wie er die middag een verhaal gaat houden en hoe u zich kunt opgeven voor deze middag.
Programma
  • 13.30-14.00 uur Ontvangst in het Museumcafé Bijzondere Collecties UvA.
  • 14.00-14.15 uur Bram Vannieuwenhuyze, sinds 1 september bijzonder hoogleraar historische cartografie
  • 14.15-15.00 uur Piet Kempenaar, molenaar van verfmolen De Kat (aan de Zaanse Schans): Pigmenten en bindmiddelen in de afgelopen eeuwen.
  • 15.00-15.20 uur Pauze, koffie / thee
  • 15.20-16.05 uur Arend Meijboom, directeur BBNC Uitgevers, vraaggesprek over het actuele succes van kleurboeken voor volwassenen
  • 16.05-16.35 uur Truusje Goedings, gastconservator van ‘Op zoek naar Van Santen ...’, introductie op de tentoonstelling
  • 16.35 uur Discussie / Vragen.
Bezoek expositie ‘Op zoek naar Van Santen & de kleuren van de Gouden Eeuw’
Venue: Gebouw van de Bijzondere Collecties bevindt zich aan de Oude Turfmarkt 129, Amsterdam
Telephone: +31 228 351 157
Entry fee: EUR 15.00


Cambridge, U.K.
Organisation: Cambridge University Library
Conference by Professor Michael Heffernan and Ben Thorpe (University of Nottingham)
Venue: Gardner Room, Emmanuel College, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, England CB2 3AP
Contact: Sarah Bendall, Map Department, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 330476
E-mail: sarah.bendall@emma.cam.ac.uk
Time schedule: 17.30
URL: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/departments/maps/cartog[...]


Gotha, Germany
Kartenwochen 2015
Veranstaltungen
  • Montag, 12. Oktober, 18.15 Uhr | Eröffnung der 6. Gothaer Kartenwochen mit dem Vortrag „Die Bilder der Arktis. Zur Wissensgeschichte von Raum und Zeit“ - Prof. Dr. Christian Holtorf, Coburg - Ort: Spiegelsaal, Forschungsbibliothek Gotha
  • Dienstag, 13. Oktober, bis Sonntag, 22. November Ausstellung zu den 6. Gothaer Kartenwochen: „Die Welt in der Hand – 12 Kapitel aus der Geschichte des Stieler Hand-Atlas“ - Ort: Spiegelsaal, Forschungsbibliothek GothaDie Ausstellung ist bis zum 31. Oktober von Dienstag bis Sonntag 10-17 Uhr, ab 1. November von Dienstag bis Sonntag 10-16 Uhr geöffnet. Am 6. November kann die Ausstellung wegen einer geschlossenen Veranstaltung nicht besichtigt werden.
  • Donnerstag, 15. Oktober, 18.15 Uhr | Vortrag „Das unbekannte Drumherum – Titelei und Texte zum Stieler“ - Jürgen Espenhorst, Schwerte - Ort: Spiegelsaal, Forschungsbibliothek
  • Mittwoch, 21. Oktober, 18.15 Uhr | Vortrag „Stieler und Petermann. Zur Bedeutung der Kartographie des Verlages Justus Perthes für die Romane Jules Vernes“ - Dr. Petra Weigel, Gotha - Ort: Spiegelsaal, Forschungsbibliothek Gotha
  • Mittwoch, 28. Oktober, 14.30 Uhr | Präsentation „Hermann Haack erhellt“ - Präsentation des Freundeskreises der Forschungsbibliothek Gotha e.V. anlässlich der Restaurierung von Wilhelm Otto Pitthans Porträtgemälde „Hermann Haack“ (1953) - Ort: Ahnensaal, Perthes-Forum Gotha
  • Donnerstag, 5. November, 18.15 Uhr | Film „Die Kartenmacher aus Gotha“ - Voraufführung des Films von Joachim Jäger und Otto Schuurman am Vorabend der offiziellen Eröffnung des Perthes-Forums Gotha - Ort: Spiegelsaal, Forschungsbibliothek Gotha - Hinweis: Für die Filmaufführung bitten wir bis zum 3. November um persönliche Anmeldung per Mail an Alwine.Glanz@uni-erfurt.de bzw. telefonisch unter 0361-737-5582.
  • Sonnabend, 7. November, 10-16 Uhr | Tag der offenen Tür im Perthes-Forum Genauere Informationen zum Ablauf werden über die Stadtverwaltung Gotha bekanntgegeben.
  • Mittwoch, 11. November, 18.15 Uhr | Vortrag - „Kartographie als Thema und Medium der zeitgenössischen Kunst“ - Prof. Dr. Verena Krieger, Jena - Ort: Spiegelsaal, Forschungsbibliothek Gotha
  • Donnerstag, 19. November, 18.15 Uhr | Vortrag - „Imperialism, intercultural encounter and the mapping of South and Central Asia, 17th-19th centuries.“ - Prof. Dr. Kapil Raj, Paris - Ort: Ahnensaal, Perthes-Forum Gotha
  • Freitag, 20. November | Internationaler Workshop - „Toward a global history of knowledge“ - Veranstalter: Prof. Dr. Iris Schröder, Forschungszentrum Gotha; Prof. Dr. Kapil Raj, Paris - Ort: Seminarraum, Forschungszentrum Gotha
URL: https://sammlungperthes.wordpress.com/kartenwochen/6-kartenw[...]


Paris, France
Organisation: École Nationale Supérieure d’architecture de Paris-Belleville
« (…) La Fin des cartes ? vise, à l’heure de la multiplication des procédés cartographiques 2D et 3D à interroger la représentation des territoires tant d’un point de vue technologique, scientifique, que politique, urbanistique et artistique. Productrice d’une iconographie captivante, la carte et ses déclinaisons virtuelles (représentations 3D, maquettes numériques urbaines, etc.) est un objet de recherche mais également une méthode pour qui veut aborder le monde du point de vue du design, de l’anthropologie, de l’urbanisme ou encore de la géographie. Or ce « faire méthode » ne va pas de soi. À travers le titre La Fin des cartes ? Territoires rêvés, territoires normalisés, il s’agit donc de mettre en tension les démarches subjectives et appropriatives que nous adoptons face aux territoires que nous pratiquons, et les outils toujours plus performants et inquisiteurs qui tendent à absorber ces représentations. »
Venue: Amphi Bernard Huet, École Nationale Supérieure d’architecture de Paris-Belleville, 60 boulevard de la Villette, 75019 Paris
URL: http://lafindescartes.net/evenements/colloque/


La Courneuve, France
Organisation: Archives diplomatiques | Comité français de cartographie (CFC)
This one and a half day colloquium is organized by the commission 'Histoire' of the Comité Français de Cartographie (CFC); it will be held at the 'Archives diplomatiques' in La Courneuve near Paris.
It will deal with the role of cartography in preparing and implementing diplomatic treaties.
Our Vice-President, Jean-Louis Renteux, will make a presentation on a practical case of border modification in the north of France in 1779: La rectification de la frontière du nord en 1779 sur le terrain à La Flamengrie. On 20 November at 10.00.
Venue: Archives diplomatiques de La Courneuve, 3 rue Suzanne Masson, 93126 La Courneuve
Language: French
URL: http://cartogallica.hypotheses.org/1363


London, U.K.
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).
Lecture by Professor Kat Lecky (Assistant Professor of Renaissance Literature, Department of English, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA)
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: +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.
Catalogue availability: n.a.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


Oxford, U.K.
Organisation: British Cartographic Society
Conference by Prof Jerry Brotton and Adam Lowe.
Jerry Brotton is Professor of Renaissance. Studies at Queen Mary University of London, a regular broadcaster on TV and radio and author of books including 'Great Maps' and the bestselling 'A History of the World in Twelve Maps'.
Adam Lowe is the Director of Factum Arte and founder of The Factum Foundation for Digital Technology in Conservation.
Venue: Weston Library Lecture Theatre Bodleian Library, University of Oxford OX1 3BG
Entry fee: This lecture is open to all, cost BCS members GBP 10, non-members GBP 12.50
URL: http://www.cartography.org.uk/default.asp?contentID=581


Uccle, Hoeilaart and Tervueren, Belgium
Organisation: ASUB Orientation | 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.
  • Sunday 8 November 2015 in Uccle from 8.45 h to 10.45 h
  • Wednesday 11 November 2015 in Groenendael from 8.45 h to 10.45 h h
  • Sunday 15 November 2015 in Tervueren from 8.45 h to 10.45 h
Please register before 30 October 2015.
About ...
Contact: Pierre Parmentier
Telephone: +32 474 31 38 30
E-mail: pierrecparmentier@gmail.com
Time schedule: 8.45 - 10.45
Entry fee: EUR 6.00 per event
URL: http://www.asub-orientation.org/index.php?app=static§ion[...]


Antwerp, Belgium
Organisation: Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience
Conference by Nicolas Dosselaere
De kracht van kaarten vandaag. Of hoe hedendaagse kaarttoepassingen meer tonen dan we met onze eigen ogen kunnen zien.
De grote ontdekkingsreizigers van de vijftiende en zestiende eeuw, zoals Christoffel Columbus en Vasco Da Gama, baseerden hun zoektocht naar onontgonnen land op kaarten zoals deze van Ptolemy. John Snow's kaart van Londen in 1854 bewees dat waterputten de bron van cholera uitbraken waren. En zo zijn er heel wat voorbeelden van hoe kaarten een fundamentele rol speelden in de geschiedenis. Maar de potentiele impact en reikwijdte die kaarten vandaag de dag hebben, is van een heel andere orde. Er heerst namelijk een revolutie in de wereld van de kaarten.
In deze lezing wordt dieper ingegaan op de kracht van hedendaagse kaarttoepassingen. Enkele technologische trends, zoals het scherpe oog van de satellieten, de overvloed aan goedkope sensoren om ons heen en de nieuwe 'openheid' van data en technologieën; het Europese aardobservatie programma Copernicus en een paar concrete toepassingen worden toegelicht.
Venue: Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience, Hendrik Conscienceplein 4, Antwerpen
Language: Dutch
Telephone: +32 3 338 87 10
E-mail: consciencebibliotheek@stad.antwerpen.be
Time schedule: 11.00 - 13.00
Entry fee: EUR 5.00, 2.50
URL: http://www.consciencebibliotheek.be/Museum_Erfgoedbibliothee[...]


New Bedford, U.S.A.
Organisation: New Bedford Whaling Museum
The first cartography conference held at the New Bedford Whaling Museum examines our connection to man’s relationship to the sea over time, from medieval conceptions of the oceans as dark and monstrous places to 21st century high tech modern underwater mapping used to search for shipwrecked whaleships in the Arctic. Learn how a great clock changed the world and how Marshall Islanders used stick charts that rely on swells and currents to find their way. How and why mankind learned to find solutions to navigate the oceans across different cultures and over time informs our understanding of the cultural,spiritual, physical, and intellectual challenges of marine navigation. Join us for a series of fascinating talks by experts in cartography, navigation, and exploration to better understand the oceans around us and how we continue to strive to find our bearings.
Venue: New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740
Language: English
Telephone: +1 (508) 997-0046 ext. 100
Entry fee: USD 75.00, USD 65.00, USD 25.00
URL: http://www.whalingmuseum.org/programs/keeping-our-bearings-m[...]


Paris, France
Organisation: Librairie Loeb-Larocque
The 14th Paris Map & Travel book fair will take place on Saturday 7 November 2015.
A cocktail reception will be held open for visitors and participating dealers. The reception will feature a premium open bar. The reception starts at 19.30 and will last for one hour. This is a great opportunity to meet all of the dealers and clients in an unwind atmosphere. Please invite any client in town for this reception. Reservation is needed, but the participation is free of charge.
Afterward, dinner is arranged individually at one of the many delightful restaurants that the district has to offer.
Béatrice Loeb-Larocque / Pierre Joppen, Librairie Loeb-Larocque, 31 rue de Tolbiac, 75013 Paris
Venue: Hotel Ambassador, 16 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris
E-mail: info@loeb-larocque.com
Time schedule: 11.00 - 18.00
Catalogue availability: free catalog.
URL: http://map-fair.com/index.php


Oxford, U.K.
Organisation: Bodleian Library
A team of specialists report on the application of modern imaging technology to disentangle the Gough Map's complexities and understand its creation and function. Convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, London) and Nick Millea (Maps, Bodleian Library).
Speakers will include: Peter Barber (formerly British Library), Andrew Beeby (Durham), Christopher Clarkson (Bodleian Library), P.D.A. Harvey (Durham), David Howell (Bodleian Library), Adam Lowe (Factum Arte), Nigel Saul (Royal Holloway, London), Bill Shannon (Lancashire), Marinita Stiglitz (Bodleian Library), Christopher Whittick (East Sussex Record Office), and James Willoughby (New College, Oxford).
Venue: Weston Library Lecture Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford
Language: English
Contact: Nick Millea
E-mail: nick.millea@bodleian.ox.ac.uk
Time schedule: 9.00 - 17.15
Entry fee: GBP 25.00
URL: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/whats-on/upcoming-events/2015/n[...]


Madrid, Spain
Organisation: Biblioteca Nacional de España
La Biblioteca Nacional de España celebra esta Jornada de Cartografía con el título Difundiendo la cartografía antigua que, coordinada por Carmen García Calatayud, Jefe del Servicio de Cartografía de la BNE, tiene una doble finalidad: por un lado, dar a conocer el importante Patrimonio cartográfico que custodia la Biblioteca y, por otro, reunir a bibliotecarios especialistas en cartografía de la propia BNE y a otros expertos dedicados al estudio cartográfico, tanto investigadores como representantes de instituciones y universidades.
Esta Jornada se divide en dos partes. La primera realiza un recorrido por la historia de la cartografía desde la Edad Media hasta el siglo XVII, a través de distintas ponencias en las que se destacarán aspectos históricos importantes relacionados con esta disciplina resaltando, al mismo tiempo, las principales obras conservadas en la Biblioteca Nacional de España que marcaron cada uno de los periodos examinados. La segunda parte se desarrolla en una Mesa redonda donde se analizará, desde cuatro puntos de vista diferentes, la importancia que actualmente tienen las nuevas tecnologías para el estudio, conocimiento y, sobre todo, para la difusión de la cartografía antigua.
Desde un punto de vista cartográfico, el periodo histórico analizado es muy interesante ya que representa un cambio radical en la manera de concebir el mundo y en la forma de hacer cartografía. La Jornada está dirigida a profesionales del ámbito de la cartografía, así como a todos los que quieran conocer y aprender más sobre el apasionante mundo de los mapas.
Venue: salón de actos de la BNE, Pº de Recoletos 20-22, Madrid
Contact: difusion@bne.es
Time schedule: a partir de las 9.00 h
URL: http://www.bne.es/es/Actividades/2015/octubre/jornada-cartog[...]


Antwerp, Belgium
Organisation: Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience
Conference by Karen De Coene
Over de middeleeuwse kaart, of hoe 'de middeleeuwer' anders dacht dan de hedendaagse cartograaf.
In de moderne cartografie is een kaart gekenmerkt door een legende, een grid, coördinaten en een projectie. Doordat ze de geografische werkelijkheid op schaal weergeeft, wordt die meetbaar. Het resultaat vormt een instrument waarmee we ons correct in de ruimte kunnen oriënteren. Maar de kaart is een symbool dat de werkelijkheid zodanig capteert dat de afstand tussen symbool en werkelijkheid uit het blikveld dreigt te verdwijnen. Onze kaart wordt de enige juiste kaart, waarbij we de kaarten uit het verleden eveneens beoordelen op grond van projectiemethoden en schaalgebruik.
De middeleeuwse kaart ontstond vanuit een andere denkpiste en verschilt daarom qua opzet. Sommige auteurs laten het woord 'kaart' dan ook liever achterwege en spreken van 'middeleeuwse voorstellingen van de ruimte' Nochtans wordt de studie van de middeleeuwse wereldkaarten als een onderdeel van de historische cartografie beschouwd. Tussen de middeleeuwse iconografie van de ruimte en de latere cartografie heerst immers heel wat verwantschap. Niet zonder enige vorm van anachronisme, duiken we in de middeleeuwse ideeënwereld waar eenheid en harmonisch evenwicht cruciale begrippen zijn. De middeleeuwer dacht 'anders'. Toch heeft ook dat 'anders denken' de cartografie in de daaropvolgende eeuwen beïnvloed. We verkennen de middeleeuwse vormentaal en zoeken naar het samenspel tussen continuïteit en vernieuwing dat de ontwikkeling van de wetenschappelijke discipline kenmerkte.
Venue: Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience, Hendrik Conscienceplein 4, Antwerpen
Language: Dutch
Telephone: +32 3 338 87 10
E-mail: consciencebibliotheek@stad.antwerpen.be
Time schedule: 11.00 - 13.00
Entry fee: EUR 5.00 / 2.50
URL: http://www.consciencebibliotheek.be/Museum_Erfgoedbibliothee[...]


Cape Town, South Africa
Organisation: IMCoS
The theme of the symposium is the 400 years of cartography of travels to and in Southern Africa, from the Portuguese explorers (c. 1500) to the Boer War (c. 1900).
In particular, Wulf Bodenstein, Honorary President of the Brussels Map Circle, will talk about the Cartographic Highlights from the Map Collection of the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium.
Venue: The Taj, Cape Town
Language: English
URL: http://www.2015imcos.com/


Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: Belgisch-Deutsche Gesellschaft
Conference and reception organised by the Belgisch-Deutsche Gesellschaft.
Speakers Roland Wolf (Kultur- und Stadthistorisches (Merkator) Museum, (Duisburg), Thilo Elsner (IUZ Sternwarte Bochum) and Jan De Graeve (Brussels Map Circle) will talk about this remarkable cartographer, cosmographer, maker of instruments and globes and his library, an example of European culture and erudition in the Renaissance. Please register.
Venue: EU-Representation of the Land Nordrhein-Westfahlen, Rue Montoyer 46, 1000 Brussels
Language: French (Jan De Graeve) and German (Roland Wolf and Thilo Elsner)
E-mail: event.nrw@lv-eu.nrw.de
Time schedule: 19.00
Entry fee: Admission free. Registration required.


Eichstätt, Germany
Organisation: Lehrstuhl für Alte Geschichte und die Ernst-Kirsten-Gesellschaft. Internationale Gesellschaft für Historische Geographie der Alten Welt
Vom 8. bis 10. Oktober 2015 veranstaltet der Lehrstuhl für Alte Geschichte und die Ernst-Kirsten-Gesellschaft. Internationale Gesellschaft für Historische Geographie der Alten Welt eine Tagung mit internationalen Gästen unter dem Titel "Die Tabula Peutingeriana". Die Vorträge finden im Thomassaal (F 104) des Collegium Willibaldinum (Leonrodplatz 3, 85072 Eichstätt) statt. Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos, wir bitten Sie jedoch um eine vorherige Anmeldung bei Prof. Dr. Michael Rathmann.
Venue: Thomassaal (F 104) des Collegium Willibaldinum, Leonrodplatz 3, 85072 Eichstätt
Language: German
Contact: Prof. Dr. Michael Rathmann
E-mail: michael.rathmann@ku.de
Entry fee: Free.
URL: http://www.ku.de/ggf/geschichte/altegesch/aktuelles/


Antwerp, Belgium
Organisation: Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience
Conference by Joost Depuydt
Over Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598), de samensteller van de eerste moderne atlas.
Abraham Ortelius, geboren en getogen in Antwerpen, is de geschiedenis ingegaan als de man die de eerste moderne atlas heeft samengesteld. Voor het eerst bracht hij kaarten van alle bekende delen van de wereld samen op hetzelfde formaat en in dezelfde stijl gegraveerd. Voor het aanleveren van zijn bronnenmateriaal kon hij een beroep doen op een ruim netwerk van contacten. Maar Ortelius was meer dan de uitgever van zijn atlas. Hij was een gepassioneerd verzamelaar met een bijzondere interesse voor de klassieke oudheid, maar ook voor eigentijdse kunst.
Laat je inspireren door het leven en werk van de boeiende figuur Abraham Ortelius, die nog steeds wacht op een volwaardige biografie.
Venue: Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience, Hendrik Conscienceplein 4, Antwerpen
Language: Dutch
Telephone: +32 3 338 87 10
E-mail: consciencebibliotheek@stad.antwerpen.be
Time schedule: 11.00 - 13.00
Entry fee: EUR 5.00 / 2.50
URL: http://www.consciencebibliotheek.be/Museum_Erfgoedbibliothee[...]


Dresden, Germany
Organisation: International Coronelli Society
The 13th Symposium of the International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes will take place from 23 September to 26 September 2015 in cooperation with the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon in Dresden (Germany). Themes: all aspects of the study of globes– especially the history of globes and globes in their historical and socio-cultural context, as well as globe related instruments such as armillary spheres, planetaria, telluria and lunaria.
Language: German and English
Telephone: +43 1 53410 298
E-mail: vincenzo@coronelli.org
URL: http://www.coronelli.org


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Organisation: ICA Commission on the History of Cartography
The 27th International Conference of the International Cartographic Association will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 23 to 30 August 2015. In order to foster local interest and provide delegates visiting Brazil with the opportunity to meet local colleagues, the
  • ICA Commission on Atlases
  • ICA WG on Toponymy, and
  • ICA Commission in the History of Cartography
will present a Joint two-day pre-conference Symposium on Atlases, Topography and the History of Cartography at the Brazilian Foundation of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) in Rio de Janeiro on 19-20 August 2015.


London, U.K.
Organisation: Society for the History of Discoveries
For the first time since 1987 the Society for the History of Discoveries will convene in Europe and hold its Annual Meeting 2015 in London, United Kingdom. The scope of the Society's activities encompasses the discovery, exploration, and mapping of the earth's land and sea surface from earliest times to the present - the explorers and the explored. Fields of specialization thus include the history of European expansion, cartography, navigation, colonial settlement, biography, and bibliography.
URL: http://www.sochistdisc.org/


Delft, The Netherlands
Organisation: Werkgroep voor de geschiedenis van de Kartografie
The Dutch 'Werkgroep voor de geschiedenis van de Kartografie' is organizing a Study Session in Delft, dedicated to the Map of the City, made by Dirck van Bleyswijck (published in 1678). This map is also the object of the current exhibition in Delft, as mentioned on our website: 'Delft op de Kaert'.
Venue: Prinsenkwartier van Museum Prinsenhof Delft, Sint Agathaplein 4, Delft
Language: Dutch
E-mail: r.storm@uva.nl
Time schedule: 13.00 - 16.15
Entry fee: EUR 15.00
URL: http://www.geo-info.nl/geschiedenisvdkartografie


Antwerpen, Belgium
Organisation: Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience
Conference by Piet Lombaerde
Over de oudste stadsplannen van Antwerpen en nieuwe inzichten in de geschiedenis van de stad.
Recentelijk werd de ‘oudste’ stadsplattegrond van Antwerpen herontdekt en vakkundig gerestaureerd. Dit unieke document, dat een waar palimpsest is, wordt tijdens deze lezing opnieuw geïnterpreteerd aan de hand van een vergelijkende studie met andere nog bewaarde oude stadsplannen en op basis van nieuwe vondsten, die tijdens de restauratie aan het licht kwamen. Heel wat vragen en problemen kwamen naar voor, zowel op het gebied van de voorstelling van gebouwen en versterkingswerken op het plan, als wat de relatie betreft met andere oude plannen en projecten, die in het stadsarchief van Antwerpen nog steeds bewaard worden. Er wordt getracht om een inhoudelijke samenhang tussen deze oudste stadsplannen te reconstrueren en zo tot eventueel nieuwe inzichten te komen in een stuk geschiedenis van de stad Antwerpen.
Piet Lombaerde (1948) is burgerlijk ingenieur architect (1973) en doctor in de stedenbouw en ruimtelijke ordening (1982) van de KU Leuven. Emeritus hoogleraar en thans gastprofessor aan de Universiteit Antwerpen. Zijn specialisatie is de geschiedenis van architectuur- en stedenbouwtheorie, geschiedenis van de vestingbouw (16de tot 19de eeuw), geschiedenis van de tuin- en landschapsarchitectuur (16de-17de eeuw). Zijn onderzoek richt zich vooral op de studie van de iconografie en cartografie als hulpbronnen voor de stadsgeschiedenis. Hij is series editor, samen met prof. Krista De Jonge, van de internationale reeks ‘Architectura Moderna’, uitgegeven door Brepols Publishers.
Venue: Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience, Hendrik Conscienceplein 4, 2000 Antwerpen
Language: Dutch
Contact: consciencebibliotheek@stad.antwerpen.be
Time schedule: 11.00 - 13.00
Entry fee: EUR 5.00 / EUR 2.50
URL: http://www.consciencebibliotheek.be/Museum_Erfgoedbibliothee[...]


London, U.K.
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).
Lecture by Dr Diana Lange (Institute for Indology and Central Asian Studies, University of Leipzig).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Telephone: +44 20 8346 5112
E-mail: info@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html
Brussels Map Circle event


Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Maps Circle
Johan De Graeve, Brussels Map Circle member, will guide the participants through the exhibition 'Voyages dans ma bibliothèque | Reizen in boeken' [Travel in my library]' held in the Royal Library.
Venue: Royal Library of Belgium, Boulevard de l’Empereur / Keizerslaan 2, 1000 Brussels | Coordinates 50.843693° N 4.355242° E
Language: English
Time schedule: At 10.30.
Entry fee: Free entry.


London, U.K.
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).
Lecture by Richard Smith, M.A. (Retired businessman and IMCoS member).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Telephone: +44 20 8346 5112
E-mail: info@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free and the meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html
Brussels Map Circle event


Antwerp, Belgium
Organisation: Brussels Map Circle
The Brussels Map Circle yearly outing will take the members to this new museum on the bank of River Schelde, to visit the exhibition The World in a Mirror unedr the guidance of curator Jan Parmentier. The exhibition will focus on the evolution of the European worldview as it was presented in maps, manuscripts, prints, visual art, but also objects from the fifteenth until the twentyfirst century.
Registration is now closed due to the fact that the maximum number of visitors has been reached.
See also our flyer.
Venue: MAS | Museum aan de Stroom, Hanzestedenplaats 1, Antwerpen
Time schedule: 14:30


Cambridge, U.K.
Organisation: Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography 2014-2015 : Outline Programme
Conference by Dr Renaud Morieux (Faculty of History and Jesus College, Cambridge).
Venue: Emmanuel College, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, England CB2 3AP
Time schedule: 17.30
Entry fee: All are welcome
URL: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/deptserv/maps/camsem1415.html


Antwerpen, Belgium
Organisation: Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience
Conference by Wouter Bracke

Over de Ferrariskaart als historische bron en haar plaats in de Belgische cartografie van de negentiende eeuw.
Het facsimile van de Kabinetskaart bestemd voor Karel van Lotharingen en bewaard sinds 1923 in de Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België, was een enorm commercieel succes. Maar ook op wetenschappelijk vlak ontstond er een nieuwe interesse voor de kaart. Verscheidene onderzoeksprojecten werden uitgeschreven in Vlaanderen en in Brussel. De eerste resultaten ervan zijn inmiddels bekend. Ze bieden een nieuwe kijk op de kaart als historische bron. De lezing brengt dan ook het verhaal van de Ferrariskaart en bekijkt haar plaats in de Belgische cartografie van de 19de eeuw.
Wouter Bracke is gewoon hoogleraar aan de ULB. Hij was hoofd van de afdeling Prenten, kaarten en plans van de Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België tot hij eind 2012 als directeur van de Academia Belgica naar Rome vertrok. In de Koninklijke Bibliotheek coördineert hij nu nog enkele wetenschappelijke projecten verbonden aan de cartografie.
Wouter Bracke is the scientific advisor of the Brussels Map Circle.
Venue: Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience, Hendrik Conscienceplein 4, 2000 Antwerpen
Language: Dutch
E-mail: consciencebibliotheek@stad.antwerpen.be
Time schedule: 11.00 - 13.00
Entry fee: EUR 5.00 / EUR 2.50
URL: http://www.consciencebibliotheek.be/Museum_Erfgoedbibliothee[...]


London, U.K.
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).
Lecture by Professor Stephen Daniels (School of Geography, University of Nottingham).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Telephone: +44 20 8346 5112
E-mail: info@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free and the meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


Greenwich, U.K.
Organisation: National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum of Greenwich and the British chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation are jointly organizing an event devoted to editing Wikipedia articles on Longitude.
This "editathon" will take place at the museum on 15 April 2015. Grants are available to cover travel costs for experienced Wikipedians or experts in the topic. In addition, remote participation via internet is of course possible and encouraged.
URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetups/UK/National_[...]
Brussels Map Circle event


Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
Annual General Meeting (AGM) open only for Brussels Map Circle active members.
Registration before 1 March 2015 is required.
Registration form here
Venue: Royal Library of Belgium, Mont des Arts | Kunstberg Boulevard de l'Empereur | Keizerslaan 2, 1000 Brussels
Raadzaal | Salle du Conseil.
E-mail: info@bimcc.org
Time schedule: 11.00 - 12.15
Brussels Map Circle event


Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
You are expected at 12.30 for a convivial drink and sandwich lunch.
We kindly invite you to bring a map, an atlas, a globe, a cartographic instrument or an interesting book on cartography and to present it and talk about it during the Map Afternoon. We are equally interested into antique maps as into ordinary or contemporary maps as there is always something interesting, even in the simplest maps or cartographic items. If you are a newcomer and you would like to know more about an item you will bring along, the members of the Circle will be pleased to study it carefully and share their cartographic knowledge with you.
Fee for the Map Afternoon including drinks and a sandwich lunch: EUR 10.00 for members, EUR 15.00 for non-members.
IBAN BE52 0682 4754 2209 - BIC: GKCCBEBB
Registration as well as prepayment on our bank account before 1 March 2015 are required.
Registration form here.
Venue: Raadzaal | Salle du Conseil, Royal Library of Belgium, Mont des Arts | Kunstberg, Boulevard de l'Empereur 2 | Keizerslaan 2, 1000 Brussel
E-mail: jcs@staelens.biz
Time schedule: 12.30 - 16.30


Gent, Belgium
Organisation: Stad Gent, Dienst Monumentenzorg en Architectuur
Conference by Paul De Candt, zaakvoerder van Aquaterra, Brussels Map Circle member
Er bestaat een schat aan oude kaarten van Gent. Die leren ons veel over de geschiedenis van de stad, van bepaalde wijken en zelfs van gebouwen. Vandaag kan men via het internet deze oude kaarten niet alleen bekijken, men kan ze ook met elkaar vergelijken en confronteren. Zo kan men in onze stad een echte reis door de tijd maken. De evoluties in het stratenpatroon, de waterwegen, de bebouwing, de uitbreiding van de stad: het komt allemaal visueel tot leven. Zelfs tot in uw huiskamer!
Venue: Minard Schouwburg, Walpoortstraat 15, 9000 Gent
Language: Dutch
Telephone: +32 9 269 37 30
E-mail: monumentenzorg-architectuur@gent.be
Time schedule: 10:30 - 12:00
Entry fee: free access, upon registration
URL: http://www.uitingent.be/agenda/e/voorjaarslezing-dienst-monu[...]


Brugge, Belgium
Organisation: Cultuurbilbiotheek, Sint-Lodewijkscollege
Conference by Soetkin Vervust. At the end of the 18th century, Empress Maria-Theresa of the Habsburg Empire commissioned a large-scale map of the Austrian Netherlands, one of her dominions that coincided more or less with the current territory of Belgium. The artillery corps of the Austrian Netherlands, under the guidance of its director-general, count de Ferraris, carried out this mapping project between 1770 and 1778. Its end products were twofold: first, three copies of a very detailed manuscript map (1:11 520), entitled Carte de cabinet, which was reserved for use by the imperial cabinet; second, a smaller-scale engraved map without military details (1:86 400), known as the Carte marchande, which was intended for sale to a larger audience to cover part of the production costs. Ferraris’s mapping project is a good example of the extensive surveys by specialist engineers that started to emerge in the 18th century, associated with the transition from siege warfare to a more extensive kind of military campaign. This branch of mapmaking was characterized by its use of more accurate surveying techniques with specialized instruments and its uniformity in style and content. Common cartographic practices were disseminated through newly established academies and internationally circulating textbooks, leading to the gradual development of an international, scientific cartographic language. France played a particularly prominent role in this process, by steadily promoting geodetic research and becoming the first country where a truly scientific map of the entire territory at a scale of 1:86 400 was made between 1750 and 1786 under the direction of Cassini de Thury. As the cartographic front-runner, the French example influenced many other extensive mapping projects and the Ferraris maps are no exception. The lecture will focus on this exchange of cartographic knowledge across international borders by looking at the extent to which the formal aspects of the maps (their symbols, scale, sheet lines) and their surveying procedure were inspired by the French. The results of recent research into the maps' semiotics and geometric accuracy will also be discussed at length.
Venue: Cultuurbilbiotheek, Sint-Lodewijkscollege, Magdalenastraat 38, 8200 Brugge
Language: Dutch
Time schedule: 20.00


London, U.K.
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).
Lecture by Katherine Parker (Department of History, University of Pittsburgh).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Telephone: +44 20 8346 5112
E-mail: info@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free and the meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Organisation: Werkgroep voor de Geschiedenis van de Kartografie en Het Scheepvaartmuseum
De Werkgroep voor de Geschiedenis van de Kartografie en Het Scheepvaartmuseum organiseren een lezingenmiddag naar aanleiding van de tentoonstelling De Atlassen in Het Scheepvaartmuseum. De expositie geeft in vier thema’s de ontwikkeling weer van de atlas, van de late middeleeuwen tot het midden van de zeventiende eeuw. Het eerste deel toont de atlassen van Ptolemaeus vanaf 1482, gevolgd door de werken van Mercator en Ortelius uit de zestiende eeuw, daarna de uitgaven van Cornelis Claesz. rond 1600 en het eindigt met het hoogtepunt van de Nederlandse atlasproductie, de atlassen van Blaeu. Behalve de atlassen zelf zijn er in de expositie een aantal hoogtepunten geheel digitaal doorbladerbaar. De sprekers zullen lezingen geven rond deze beroemde kaart- en atlassenmakers.
Bijgaand treft u het programma waarin ook de wijze van aanmelden staat beschreven.

Programma
13.00 - 13.30 Ontvangst met koffie, thee en koekje.
13.30 - 14.00 Diederick Wildeman (Het Scheepvaartmuseum), Het Scheepvaartmuseum en zijn atlas-verzameling.
14.00 - 14.30 Marcel van den Broecke (Ortelius Maps), Mercator en Ortelius: twee cartografen van hetzelfde slag.
14.30 - 15.00 Erik Walsmit (Zuiderzeemuseum, Explokart), De zeemansgidsen en zeeatlassen uitgegeven door Cornelis Claesz.
15.00 - 15.30 Pauze.
15.30 - 16.00 Rikkert Wijk (Maritiem Museum, Explokart), Houtsnedekaartjes in zeemansgidsen.
16.00 - 16.30 Djoeke van Netten (Universiteit van Amsterdam), Blaeu-drukken: Opkomst, opvolging en ondergang van de firma Blaeu.
16.30 - 16.40 Diederick Wildeman (Het Scheepvaartmuseum), Korte introductie op de tentoonstelling.
16.45 Afsluiting.
Vanaf 16.50 Borrel en bezichtiging tentoonstelling.
18.00 Museum sluit.
Venue: Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam
Language: Dutch
Contact: Erik Walsmit, conservator/curator
Telephone: +31 228 351 157
URL: http://www.zuiderzeemuseum.nl/


London, U.K.
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).
Lecture by Captain Richard Campbell RN (Hakluyt Society Volume Editor) and Peter Barber (British Library).
Telephone: +44 20 8346 5112
E-mail: info@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free and the meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


Cambridge, U.K.
Organisation: Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography 2014-2015 : Outline Programme
Conference by Lt Cdr Dr John Ash (Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge)
Venue: Emmanuel College, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, England CB2 3AP
Language: English
Time schedule: 17.30
Entry fee: All are welcome.
URL: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/deptserv/maps/camsem1415.html


Paris, France
Séminaire de Master 1 et 2
Par Frank Lestringant, en association avec Georges Tolias
Le séminaire a lieu chaque mercredi, du 1er octobre 2014 au 13 mai 2015, de 16 h à 18 h, en Sorbonne, salle de séminaire de l’Occident moderne. Salle Pardailhe Galabrun-G 647.
Leur différence de situation, de dessin et de nature (constituées de terre, elles se définissent par l’eau qui les entoure) explique que les îles doivent être traitées à part des continents. De plus, les îles entraînent une disposition particulière de l’exposé.
Décrire les îles du monde, ou, mieux, décrire le monde par îles implique un émiettement de la matière géographique et aussi une plus grande liberté dans sa mise en ordre.
L’archipel peut être pris à partir de n’importe quel bout et dévidé à volonté, selon les parcours les plus variés.
Il est impossible de dénombrer les îles. L’inachèvement de l’archipel constitue en vérité une formidable richesse. C’est par les îles, élément mouvant et malléable, que le monde clos du Moyen Age s’est ouvert et renouvelé. Dans une imago mundi figée et fixée depuis des siècles, les îles du pourtour océanique contenaient la possibilité d’une expansion ; elles recelaient un dynamisme latent. Si le monde de la Renaissance a pu faire craquer ses coutures, c’est parce qu’à la périphérie des trois continents connus il tendait déjà à s’émietter. L’archipel circulaire aménageait aux limites de l’oekoumène un espace incertain et mouvant où le rêve était tout près de se concrétiser.
Le dynamisme des îles est inhérent à leur instabilité et à leur impossible dénombrement. L’île est mobile comme le navire ou la bouée dérivante, comme l’esturgeon ou le poisson Jasconius, sur le dos duquel chaque dimanche de Pâques pendant sept ans le bon abbé saint Brandan célèbre la messe. Amas d’îles au pourtour de la mappemonde, l’archipel océanique est aussi meuble que le sable du littoral ou la poussière d’étoiles du firmament. Disséminées, éparpillées, ces réserves d’imaginaire échappent à la prise, fuient entre les doigts. Pourtant leur capture et leur réunion en un agglomérat solide ne sont qu’une affaire de temps.
Le déroulement du séminaire ne sera pas strictement chronologique. Il ne s’interdira ni les chemins de traverse ni les perspectives cavalières, de manière à susciter des rapprochements dans l’espace et le temps pointant jusqu’à notre modernité.
Calendrier des séances
  • Mercredi 1er octobre 2014 : Introduction.
  • Mercredi 8 octobre 2014 : Introduction, suite.
  • Mercredi 15 octobre 2014 : L’atlas ou La Cosmographie universelle de Guillaume Le Testu (1556).
  • Mercredi 22 octobre 2014 : Les îles de Rabelais et l’océan d’occident.
  • Mercredi 12 novembre 2014 : Le Tiers livre de Rabelais : Panurge, loin des îles ! Panurge et le Tiers Livre : le monde dans une tête.
  • Mercredi 19 novembre 2014 : Isolarii du XXe siècle : Saint-Exupéry, Michaux,
  • Mercredi 26 novembre 2014 : séance animée par Georges Tolias. Marie-Anaïs Guegan, « Loys Masson ».
  • Mercredi 3 décembre 2014 : Corentin Zurlo-Truche, Le paradoxe insulaire dans La Quarantaine de Le Clézio.
  • Mercredi 10 décembre 2014 : Kevin Bouffard, « L’Utopie de Thomas More ».
  • Mercredi 17 décembre 2014 : séance animée par Sylvain Ledda, « Les îles d’Alexandre Dumas, dans Le Comte de Monte-Cristo ».
  • Mercredi 7 janvier 2014 : séance animée par Georges Tolias, « L’Archipel grec »
  • Mercredi 28 janvier 2015 : ouverture du séminaire, second semestre.
  • Mercredi 4 février 2015 : séance annulée en raison du CNU.
  • Mercredi 11 février 2015 : deuxième séance en présence de Burghart Schmidt (Montpellier).
  • Mercredi 18 février 2015 : troisième séance.
  • Mercredi 4 mars 2015 : Édith Karagiannis (Université de Strasbourg), « Les îles grecques du Grand Insulaire d’André Thevet : refuges, retraites, exils ».
  • Mercredi 11 mars 2015 : Georges Tolias, CNRS d’Athènes : « Archipels encyclopédiques au XVIIIe siècle ».
  • Mercredi 18 mars 2015 : Emmanuelle Vagnon, CNRS : « Une version en français du Liber Insularum Archipelagi de Cristoforo Buondelmonti : BNF, ms français 2794 ».
  • Mercredi 25 mars 2015 : Frédérique Dubard de Gaillarbois (Uni. Paris-Sorbonne), « L’île solaire de Tommaso Campanella ».
  • Mercredi 1er avril 2015 : Esther Pinon, « Les îles de Marguerite Yourcenar ».
  • Mercredi 8 avril 2015 : Jean-Marc Besse (CNRS), « L’atlas et la présence du modèle insulaire au sein de cette forme éditoriale ».
  • Mercredi 15 avril 2015 : Nathalie Lenina (Université de Toronto), « Un hiver à Majorque de George Sand ».
  • Mercredi 6 mai 2015 : Cornelia Klettke (Université de Potsdam), « L’Insulaire-récit de Michel Tournier : Les Météores ».
  • Mercredi 13 mai 2015 : Kirsten Kramer (Université de Bielefeld) : « Nature et culture à l’âge des Lumières : le modèle insulaire et le droit naturel dans le Supplément au voyage de Bougainville de Diderot ».
Venue: Sorbonne, salle de séminaire de l’Occident moderne. Salle Pardailhe Galabrun-G 647
Language: French


Paris, France
Organisation: Séminaire d'histoire de l'astronomie, Observatoire de Paris
Conférence par Guy Picolet, chercheur associé au Centre Alexandre-Koyré
Venue: Salle de l'Atelier, Observatoire de Paris, 77, Avenue Denfert-Rochereau, 75014 Paris.
Language: French
E-mail: Jean.Eisenstaedt@obspm.fr
Time schedule: 14.00
URL: http://syrte.obspm.fr/histoire/semin1_histoire.php


Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: Royal Museum for Central Africa
During the temporary closure of the Museum for renovation, a series of lectures are organised to present its collections to a general public. Wulf Bodenstein, voluntary assistant at the Museum, will give a talk on maps of Africa from the early 16th century to the beginning of the colonial era. The transition from a Ptolemaic image of the continent to modern maps showing the results of early European exploration will be illustrated, as will be the radical changes brought about by the advent of scientific cartography.
Venue: BOZAR, Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels
Language: French
Contact: Emilie Labie
Telephone: +32 2 769 52 00
E-mail: emilie.labie@africamuseum.be
Time schedule: 12.30 - 13.15
Entry fee: Admission free.


London, U.K.
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).
Lecture by Dr Robert Batchelor (Department of History, Georgia Southern University).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Telephone: +44 20 8346 5112
E-mail: info@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free and the meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


Antwerpen, Belgium
Organisation: Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience
Conference by Phillip Van den Bossche

Over de wording en achtergrond van 'De Zee', de tentoonstelling als salut d’honneur aan Jan Hoet
In deze lezing gaat de spreker dieper in op het ontstaan van de tentoonstelling, de gesprekken met Jan Hoet, het thema en de verdere uitbouw als hommage. De zee is bij uitstek een gladde ruimte. De zon, de maan en de sterren reizen als nomaden over het open wateroppervlak. Ze bepalen het geluid, de kleur en de verhouding van de zee tot de sterren, maar laten geen blijvende sporen achter. Pas toen de mens de zee is gaan bevaren, is ook de nood ontstaan om de zee met lijnen en markeringen onder te verdelen, in kaart te brengen, meetbaar te maken. In het gladde oppervlak zijn op deze manier steeds meer groeven gekomen. Het valt samen met de grote ontdekkingsreizen, de slavenhandel en het moment waarop Europa zijn macht en manier van denken over de wereld heeft verspreid. Wordt vervolgd.
Phillip Van den Bossche (1969, Brussel) studeerde kunstgeschiedenis te Gent en nam deel aan het Curatorial Training Programme 1996/97 van Stichting De Appel te Amsterdam. Hij werkte vanaf 2001 als conservator in het Van Abbemuseum te Eindhoven en is in 2007 directeur van Mu.ZEE te Oostende geworden. In 2009 en 2012 was hij curator van de derde en vierde editie van Beaufort en op dit moment van "DE ZEE - salut d'honneur Jan Hoet".
De afgelopen jaren heeft hij tentoonstellingen en publicaties met onder meer On Kawara, Lucy McKenzie, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Rita McBride, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Joe Scanlan, Frances Stark, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Theys, Jean Brusselmans, E.L.T. Mesens en Georges Vantongerloo opgezet. Hij schreef ook over Allen Ruppersberg, Bas Jan Ader en Ger van Elk in Los Angeles, onder meer voor "In & Out of Amsterdam - travels in Conceptual Art 1960-1976" (MoMA, 2009). In 2012 publiceerde hij het kinderboek "Het dierencarnaval" met kunstwerken uit de collectie van Mu.ZEE in de hoofdrol.
Venue: Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience, Hendrik Conscienceplein 4, 2000 Antwerpen
Language: Dutch
E-mail: consciencebibliotheek@stad.antwerpen.be
Time schedule: 11.00 - 13.00
Entry fee: EUR 5.00 / EUR 2.50
URL: http://www.consciencebibliotheek.be/Museum_Erfgoedbibliothee[...]


London, U.K.
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)
Lecture by Dr Yossef Rapoport (Queen Mary, University of London).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Telephone: +44 20 8346 5112
E-mail: info@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free and the meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


Paris, France
Organisation: Séminaire d'histoire de l'astronomie, Observatoire de Paris
Conférence par Catherine Hofmann, Bibliothèque nationale de France, départment des Cartes et Plans.
Venue: Salle de l'Atelier, Observatoire de Paris, 77, Avenue Denfert-Rochereau, 75014 Paris.
Language: French
E-mail: Jean.Eisenstaedt@obspm.fr
Time schedule: 14.00
URL: http://syrte.obspm.fr/histoire/semin1_histoire.php
Brussels Map Circle event


Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: Brussels Map Circle (BIMCC)

The symposium will consist of three events, each hosted by one of the contributing partners and is open to all cartographers, geographers, historians, map collectors, academics and lay persons interested in the history of cartography and map production.

The Brussels Map Circle (BIMCC) will host its annual International Conference, themed Mapping in times of war – military cartography through the ages up to World War I.

Programme

  • Cartography during sieges of cities in the 16th and 17th century: Northern France and the Low Countries by Prof. Piet Lombaerde, Universiteit Antwerpen
  • The map as war correspondent. Maps and news prints from 16th century Italy, by Dr. Karen De Coene, researcher at the Geography Department of Universiteit Gent
  • The remains of the portfolio with personal maps of Vauban in Lille by Prof. Philippe Bragard, Université catholique de Louvain
  • Scenes of the War to Come: French Military Mapping and the Iconography of Mock Sieges in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries by Prof. Emilie d'Orgeix, Université Bordeaux-Montaigne
  • Men, Maps, Myths - The U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers by Prof. Imre Demhardt, University of Texas at Arlington

Registration form

Venue: Royal Library of Belgium, Boulevard de l’Empereur / Keizerslaan 2, 1000 Brussels | Coordinates 50.843693° N 4.355242° E
Language: English
Time schedule: 09.30 - 16.30


Gent, Belgium
Organisation: ICA (International Cartographic Association) Commission on the History of Cartography

The symposium will consist of three events, each hosted by one of the contributing partners and is open to all cartographers, geographers, historians, map collectors, academics and lay persons interested in the history of cartography and map production.

The Commission’s 5th International Symposium will primarily focus on Military Cartography in commemoration of the First World War (1914-1918), also known as the 'Great War'. With 2014 being the centenary of the outbreak of the War, and the conference venue situated so close to the actual war zone of 1914-1918, contributions on the effect of war on military cartography are encouraged. Contributions on the mapping which was done during other late 19th and 20th century wars such as the Boer War (1899-1902), the Second World War (1936-1945), the Vietnam War (1960-1973), the Falklands War (1982), and the Balkan War of the 1990s will also be welcome. Although the Symposium will primarily focus on Military Cartography, submissions on cartographic endeavours in other fields of cartography during the 19th and 20th centuries will also be considered, as well as cartographic activities during earlier centuries, as they often formed the background for later important developments.

Fixed programme of lectures

Registration will open in March 2014. At that time it will be possible to register for each event individually or for the entire joint symposium through the online registration system.

During the conference there will be several optional social events. Already planned are a conference dinner and visits to Ghent University’s Museum of Science, the Mercator Museum in Sint-Niklaas and the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres.

Venue: Ghent University Congress Centre Het Pand
Language: English
URL: http://geoweb.ugent.be/histocarto2014/


Gent, Belgium
Organisation: ICA (International Cartographic Association) Commission on Map Production and Geo-Business

The symposium will consist of three events, each hosted by one of the contributing partners and is open to all cartographers, geographers, historians, map collectors, academics and lay persons interested in the history of cartography and map production.

The Commission will host a symposium on the The influence of war on map production techniques.

Fixed programme of lectures

Registration will open in March 2014. At that time it will be possible to register for each event individually or for the entire joint symposium through the online registration system.

During the conference there will be several optional social events. Already planned are a conference dinner and visits to Ghent University’s Museum of Science, the Mercator Museum in Sint-Niklaas and the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres.

Venue: Ghent University Congress Centre Het Pand
Language: English
URL: http://geoweb.ugent.be/histocarto2014


Gent, Belgium
Organisation: Department of Geography WE12, Gent Universiteit
The EuroSDR working group will focus more on the organizational aspects (future), on a framework for future cooperation, and will leave the more 'detailed' practical examples of preservation projects to the meetings later that week.
Venue: Gent Universiteit, Campus Sterre, Krijgslaan 281, Building S8, 9000 Gent
Contact: Philippe De Maeyer
E-mail: philippe.demaeyer@ugent.be
URL: http://www.geoweb.ugent.be/en


Braunschweig and Wolfenbüttel, Germany
9–11 May 2014

This yearly event will again bring together collectors and all those interested in atlases published in German-speaking countries, mainly of the 19th and 20th centuries. The accent this time is on atlases produced by Westermann (Diercke Atlases) and other firms in Brunswick. On the first two days (Friday and Saturday), the programme foresees visits to publisher Westermann’s archives, to the Georg-Eckert Institute for International Schoolbook Research, and to the world-famous Herzog August Library in nearby Wolfenbüttel. On the last day (Sunday) a visit to the Brunswick Institute for Regional History is planned.

As always, presentations on the subject are foreseen, and a book and atlas fair for participants (no dealers admitted) will be held on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, at which atlases, maps, travel literature and geographical handbooks may be exchanged. Although conducted in German, participants from Belgium, the Netherlands and France regularly attend – everybody is most welcome. Please register as soon as possible, but not later than 1 March 2014 with the organiser Michael Willma who will provide full details of the programme and can assist with suggestions for accommodation.

Contact: Michael Willma, Mittelweg 26, D-38106 Braunschweig
Telephone: +49-(0)171-198 66 41 or +49-(0)531-30 39 71
E-mail: km.willma@t-online.de
Entry fee: Participation fee of EUR 45.00 is to be paid on arrival.


Oxford, United Kingdom
Organisation: University of Oxford
Conference by Heather Winlow (Bath Spa University), The Oxford Seminars in Cartography, 21st Annual Series. At the University of Oxford, Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY The Oxford Seminars in Cartography are supported by: The Friends of TOSCA, ESRI (UK) Ltd, Oxford Cartographers, The British Cartographic Society, The Charles Close Society, The School of Geography and the Environment.
Venue: Venue: South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY
Language: Language: English
Contact: Contact: Map Room, Bodleian Library, Broad Street , Oxford OX1 3BG
Telephone: +44 (0)1865 287300
E-mail: maps@bodleian.ox.ac.uk
Time schedule: Seminar runs from 17.00 to 18.30.
Entry fee: Free access
URL: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/maps/about


Charleville-Mézières, France
Organisation: Archives départementales des Ardennes
Conferences by Michel Tamine : Le cadastre, un trésor linguistique à explorer ... and Michel Desbrière : Cadastre, conflits et défis. The conferences accompagny the exhibition held at Charleville-Mézières from 12 April to 4 May 2014.
Venue: Archives départementales des Ardennes, 10 rue de la Porte de Bourgogne
Language: French
Telephone: +33 3 24 57 40 06
E-mail: archives@cg08.fr
Time schedule: 18.00
Entry fee: Free access


Antwerpen, Belgium
Organisation: Felix Archief – Stad Antwerpen

'The Cosmographer' proposes an innovative sequential iconographic analysis of rare and valuable 15th-17th Centuries documents, through which the roots of 'Christian' European culture are explored, following the trail of the 'Golden Apple', the symbol of Paradise Lost, contrasting the path to forbidden knowledge with the unfulfilled prophecy of the Second Coming of Christ (Parousia). The relentless European grand ambition to create a first Universal Christian Monarchy fails due to the (re)surge of the Inquisition, Humanism, Reformation and Counterreformation, and internal power conflicts amongst European Princes, whether popes, emperors, kings or princes. Time after the crusades, the quest for 'Paradise Lost' reignites, along with a feverish search for the Gold of Solomon’s Ophir needed for the reconstruction of the Temple of the New Jerusalem, thus provoking a religious-military conquest of the 'East'- particularly (via) the Americas, India and China- in order to deliver the final battle against the Antichrist (here the Ottoman Empire), given the imminence of the Final Judgment and the End of Times. A Jesuit mappamundi illustrates a universal attack plan to liberate Constantinople, Jerusalem and the Holy Land in order to prepare for the Parousia of Christ and the installation of the Kingdom of God, as predicted in the Apocalypse. The competing eschatological visions of Islam, Judaism and a divided Christianity, stage a Theatre of 16th Century dramatic events that (re)shaped both the Old and the New Worlds, as reflected in post-Ptolemaic Cartography. During the Eighty Years' War between Flanders and the Spanish Habsburg Empire, the cartographic skills of Flemish Cosmographer Petrus Plancius (1552-1622) altered the course of history. This fugitive Calvinist minister promotes an alternative Evangelical universal ecumenism, puritan and capitalist. This vision still represents an essential part of our Occidentalized world. 'The past is never dead. It's not even past.' The universal race to install the City of God, Utopia(s), the City of Ladies, Dar al-Islam or the Kingdom of God is not over. When will the rivers of history finally flow into the ocean-sea? Can a common word or common sense be found? 'Tempus fugit'. The original cosmographic vision of 'the Cosmographer' invites us to a new interpretation of recent geo-political events.

Profile of the Speaker For the past five years Stefaan Cloet and his daughter, Isis, (Belgians) have been working on a special project, the visual content of which, the Cosmographer, is entirely based on a private collection gathered over the last 25 years by Cloet during his travels worldwide, and contains rare historical maps, unique manuscripts, atlases, books and paintings from the 15th to the 17th centuries. After an initial professional career as applications-software engineer, specializing in financial and hedging management for multinationals based in the US, Asia and Europe, Stefaan Cloet acted as Financial & Managing Director of South-European and South-American industrial non-ferrous metals operations for over two decades. He is now dedicated to the study of 15th-17th Century cartography as an independent researcher specializing in the Flemish School of Cartography and Biblical map iconography.

Isis Cloet graduated in English Philology and holds a diploma in Religious Sciences from Deusto University (Bilbao, Spain).

Venue: Auditorium FelixArchief, Oudeleeuwenrui 29, Antwerpen
Language: English
E-mail: stadsarchief@stad.antwerpen.be
Time schedule: At 19.00.
Entry fee: Free access upon registration
URL: http://www.felixarchief.be/


London, United Kingdom
Organisation: National Army Museum
A lecture by John Kay. During the 19th century the Great Trigonometrical Survey conducted the longest measurement of the earth’s circumference ever attempted. Presenter John Keay explores their epic undertaking which took 50 years to complete, at great expense and loss of life.
Venue: National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4HT
Language: English
Contact: The General Enquiries desk
Telephone: +44 20 7730 0717
E-mail: info@nam.ac.uk
Entry fee: Tickets can be purchased in the following ways: (a) by telephone: +44 20 7881 6600, (b) online: use the booking form on this page or visit the Museum Shop and (c) at the Museum. Ticket Prices: standard: GBP 10.00.
URL: http://www.nam.ac.uk/whats-on/celebrity-speakers/great-arc-m[...]
Brussels Map Circle event


Brussels, Belgium
At 15.30
Venue: Rue Royale / Koningsstraat 80, 1000 Bruxelles / 1000 Brussel
All current (paid-up) Active Members are invited to participate. The agenda will be sent out to Active Members by separate mail, by our President.
Brussels Map Circle event


Brussels, Belgium
At 18.00 Venue: Rue Royale / Koningsstraat 80, 1000 Bruxelles / 1000 Brussel Our traditional Map Evening brings together all those interested in maps — members as well as non-members — for an informal chat about a piece from their collection, and usually some quite surprising pieces come up. This is also an occasion for newcomers to get to know the Circle.
Brussels Map Circle event


Brugge, Belgium
At 14.30, visit to the Cultuurbibliotheek [Culture Library] where the Librarian, Claude Anthierens, will receive us, to show the cartographic treasures of their collection. The visit will be guided, in Dutch; ad-hoc translation into English will be provided to those members requiring assistance. After the visit, participants could enjoy a meal together, in a good restaurant on the Market place of Brugge.
At 20.00, in the Public Library (Openbare Bibliotheek Brugge, Kuipersstraat 3, 8000 Brugge), BIMCC member Jan De Graeve will give a lecture (in Dutch) introducing the cosmography of the 16th century and the book Cosmografia of Sebastian Münster. A fully colored copy of this Cosmografia (Basel: Henricus Petri, 1552) has recently been acquired by the Library and will be exhibited. It can be seen on-line at http://www.flandrica.be/items/show/1015/.
Venue: Cultuurbibliotheek, Magdalenastraat 30, 8200 Brugge (in the Sint-Lodewijkscollege building)
To get an idea of the library's collections, visit the online Catalogus: http://www.cultuurbibliotheek.be/vakken/cartografie.php