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Leiden, The Netherlands
Organisation: Universitaire Bibliotheken Leiden
A selection was taken from some six hundred maps and plans on Ukraine, which belong to the Bodel Nijenhuis Collection and the Steegh/Teunissen Collection of Leiden University Libraries. Thirty maps on the history of the second largest country in Europe will be presented in six paragraphs. Each starts with a number of maps, with corresponding captions, and finishes with a short commentary that hopefully sheds some light on the present war of Russia against Ukraine.
The authors of the exhibition are Martijn Storms and Harrie Teunissen.
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Berlin, Germany
The 20th Kartographiehistorisches Colloquium, initially planned to take place in Basel from 14 to 17 September this year, has had to be rescheduled and will be held at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin from 31 August to 3 September. The final programme and registration forms will be posted on by end of April. In case personal participation should not be possible due to new Corona restrictions, the event will be virtual using on-line techniques.
Venue: Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
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Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
Carl Dierickx has accepted to guide us through the exhibition Recht door Zee in Sint-Niklaas. It will take about two hours. Our Member Jan De Graeve would do the Mercator part.
The visit is reserved for Members of the Brussels Map Circle.
Language: English and Dutch
Time schedule: 14.00
Entry fee: EUR 6.00

Vienna, Austria
The International Cartographic Association (ICA), the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), the German (DGfK), Austrian (ÖKK), Swiss (SGK) and British (BCS) Cartographic Societies are pleased to invite you to the European Cartographic Conference EuroCarto 2022, 19-21 September 2022 at TU Wien, Austria.
The aim is to bring together Cartographers and those working in related disciplines to offer a platform of discussion, exchange and stimulation of research and joined projects.
The conference builds upon the successful EuroCarto 2015 and EuroCarto 2020 and takes the ICA initiative on fostering regional cartographic conferences on board.
Venue: TU Wien

Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Organisation: The Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital of the International Cartographic Association
The Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital of the International Cartographic Association, continuing the tradition of its annual Cartoheritage Conferences, since 2006, is organising the 16th Conference on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage (ICA DACH) in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 22-24 September 2022, in partnership with the Faculty of Geography, Babeş–Bolyai University, supported by the MAGIC - Map & Geoinformation Curators Group.
The Programme will be 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 (2019-2023) and its Working Units.
Venue: Faculty of Geography, Babeş–Bolyai University, Str. Clinicilor 5-7, Cluj-Napoca 400006, Roumanie

Orgères-en-Beauce, France
Organisation: Maison du Tourisme Coeur de Beauce
Lecture De la représentation du monde à la Beauce : histoire de la cartographie by Wulf Bodenstein.
This conference is linked to the exhibition entitled Par’chemins de Beauce which takes place from 14 July 2022 to 25 September 2022 in the same place.
Venue: Maison du Tourisme Coeur de Beauce, 5 Place de Beauce, 28140 Orgères-en-Beauce
Language: French
Time schedule: 18.00

Saint Louis, USA
Organisation: The Society for the History of Discoveries co-sponsored by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
The 2022 Annual Meeting, will be held in the Pere Marquette Gallery at Saint Louis University, and co-hosted by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. The opening reception will take place on Thursday evening (29 September 2O22), followed by the conference the following two days, and a post-conference excursion on Sunday (2 October 2022).
Theme: At the Heart of the Continent: Native Americans and Newcomers in the Upper Mississippi Region
Often referred to as the Gateway to the West, Saint Louis was founded by French fur-traders in 1764, ceded to Spain within the year, returned to French control in 1800; then bought by the United States in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. It was a territory that was rich in people and natural resources. Directly across the Mississippi River from the city are the Cahokia Mounds, a major center of the Mississippian peoples who flourished in the area through the fifteenth century. Several Native American nations lived in this region in the historic era as well, including the Osage or People of the Middle Waters. Trajectories of cultural contact, trade, and exploration radiated in all directions from this land. This intriguing place offers the inspiration for the conference.
Venue: Saint Louis University, Saint Louis

Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, France
Organisation: Association pour le Développement du Festival International de Géographie
Fondé en 1990, le Festival International de Géographie est aujourd’hui l’un des festivals les plus importants du Grand Est.
Depuis plus de 30 ans, chaque début d’automne, cet évènement fête la géographie et accueille plus de 40  000 personnes. Son objectif : faire connaitre la géographie, moins considérée que l’histoire, et partager avec le public et les curieux avides de connaissances et de savoirs. Le pari était osé … il est gagné ! Saint-Dié-des-Vosges est devenue le rendez-vous des géographes, professionnels et amateurs. Un lieu d’ouverture sur le monde, une grande université à ciel ouvert pour tous et par tous !
Pour rester au cœur de l’actualité, le Festival s’articule chaque année autour d’une thématique et d’un pays invité. Pendant trois jours, les débats se font entre scientifiques, écrivains et artistes. Un bouillonnement intellectuel, culturel, littéraire et gastronomique.
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Venice, Italy
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have to cancel the planned trip to Venice of October this year. A visit to the Gotha Perthes Collection is in preparation, probably on 15-16 October 2022.
In close collaboration with our Italian sister organization Roberto Almagià, the city of Venice has been selected as the venue for a conference to be held in October 2022.

Erkner, Germany
Organisation: Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS)
Wars end… But when does the postwar era end? asked Klaus Naumann (1999). One could also ask when does it begin and what does it precisely mean. Recent academic works have shown that the plans for post-war reconstruction can be traced back well before the first buildings were ever damaged, at least in some cases. Furthermore, the end of a conflict did not always mean the end of demolitions, the destruction of the urban fabric continued sometimes in peace times. Existing redevelopment plans were sometimes revisited. The exact nature of such continuities in situation of regime change needs further exploration. Equally important, different actors shaping visions of post-conflict cities and their connections should be analysed further. Finally, whereas the fate of capitals and other dominant cities have been studied in detailed, the secondary cities have received noticeably less scholarly attention.
Building on the knowledge gathered from academic literature as well as from the first UrbanMetaMapping conference Cartographies of Catastrophes in Bamberg (2021) this conference will examine mapping of post-conflict cities from the nineteenth century until the present day in different geographic settings. Firstly, we want to focus particularly on the question of continuities and ruptures relating to urban planning in those cases when end of conflict coincided with a change of socio-political regime. Secondly, we want to move away from the iconic cities, capitals in particular, and focus instead on less known case studies. We are therefore particularly interested in mapping of peripheral cities and their experience of post-conflict periods.

Berlin, Germany
Organisation: The ICA Commission on the History of Cartography
The ICA Commission on the History of Cartography is holding its 9th (Biannual) International Symposium on the History of Cartography on October 24-26, 2022, at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (State Library in Berlin), Germany. The topic is: “The Surveying Turn in Cartography: Revolutionizing Maps & Charts in the 18th and 19th Centuries”.
Venue: Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

Lyon, France
Organisation: Inrap et Ville de Lyon
Ce séminaire sera consacré aux études documentaires et études d’archives réalisées dans le cadre de l’archéologie préventive. En archéologie, ces études sont couramment pratiquées notamment pour les périodes historiques. Les apports contribuent de façon importante à la compréhension d’un site archéologique et le champ d’étude couvert est vaste : dépouillement de travaux anciens, travail en archives pour retrouver des documents inédits (comptabilité médiévale, visites de fins de travaux, inventaires d'époque, plans anciens, registres paroissiaux, aveux, papiers terriers...), relecture d'anciens textes édités, étude d’épitaphe ou de lapidaire, décryptage de graffitis sur un tesson ou une paroi, etc.
Dans le cadre de ce séminaire, nous distinguerons les études documentaires des études d’archives. Les premières, assez générales, reposent avant tout sur de la bibliographie et des sources iconographiques ou cartographiques. Les secondes, à l’inverse, amènent souvent à des dépouillements inédits de séries d’archives, en fonction des problématiques liées à des fouilles archéologiques. Il s’agira de montrer ici les potentialités de telles études mais aussi d’aborder les questions de prescriptions, outils à disposition, pratiques et savoir-faire. Il conviendra d’axer au mieux les communications sur des questions méthodologiques, que cela soit en fonction des processus de l’archéologie préventive ou de la nature des fonds dépouillés.
Le souhait de l’Inrap est de promouvoir, par ce séminaire, ce type d’études parfois peu visibles et de développer les interactions entre archéologues, spécialistes des sources documentaires et archives, archivistes et historiens. Pour l’Institut, l’ambition est de mieux structurer cette activité en interne et de donner naissance à un réseau de compétences et de partage. Enfin, l’ambition est de mieux intégrer cette approche scientifique dans les dossiers de prescription archéologique.

Erfurt, Germany
Organisation: Centre for Transcultural Studies and the Gotha Perthes Collection, Erfurt University
This conference will explore cartography and the construction and contestation of territoriality in Asia from the late eighteenth to the twentieth century. In particular we seek to answer the question of how ideas of territoriality were cartographically produced, circulated and interpreted within Asia and between Europe and Asia.
The conference is part of the project Cartographies of Africa and Asia (1800–1945). A Project for the Digitization of Maps of the Perthes Collection Gotha (KarAfAs). KarAfAs is a co-authored endeavour of the Centre for Transcultural Studies at Gotha and the Perthes Collection of the Gotha Research Library, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. By digitising the maps of the Perthes collection in Gotha, we intend to inspire future projects which see questions of territoriality and spatiality in a fresh light, utilising the source material held at the Perthes Collection. Participants will be invited to a tour of the highlights of the collection’s cartographic material on Asia.
Venue: Centre for Transcultural Studies, Gotha Research Campus, Erfurt University, Germany
Language: English

(online) Erfurt, Germany
Organisation: Forschungskolleg Transkulturelle Studien / Sammlung Perthes
Im Rahmen des Forschungsseminars Mappings: Historische Wissensforschung und neue Kartographiegeschichte spricht Frances O‘Morchoe (Oxford/Gotha) zum Thema Mapping South East Asia: Situating Perthes Cartography in a Global Historical Perspective.

Berlin, Germany
Organisation: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG)
A two-day Workshop (10-11 July 2023) for early career professionals (scholars, curators, archivists, and librarians) working in the history of cartography, will precede the Symposium. Hands-on activities led by four experts in the field may include work with the MPIWG’s collection of Chinese maps and discussions on developing digital humanities projects, as well as sessions focusing on the themes of color in map scholarship.
The Symposium (12 July 2023 keynote; 13-14 July 2023 sessions), focusing on Intersections in Map History, particularly welcomes proposals that connect to two themes that benefit from the research context and facilities of the MPIWG: “materiality” and cross-cultural research. The first theme calls attention to the importance of material attributes of maps, such as constraints that may be overlooked as scholars work increasingly with digitized sources. The second encourages dialogue and exchange between scholars working with comparable questions, sources or methodologies across different geographic spaces and contexts.

Valetta, Malta
Organisation: The Malta Map Society
The Malta Map Society has been honoured to host the 41st International IMCoS Symposium in Malta. This will be the second time that the Society will be hosting the IMCoS International Symposium which was last held in Malta in 2011. The Symposium which will be named Imago Melitae 2024: 41st IMCoS International Symposium is scheduled for 16 – 19 October 2024.
Six lectures by well-known figures in the cartographical world will be given along with visits to the National Library, MUZA, and Lascaris War Rooms in Valletta, the Maritime Museum and the Inquisitors Palace in Vittoriosa and the National and Ecclesiastical Archives in Rabat and Mdina.