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Organisation: UrbanMetaMapping Research Consortium
The UrbanMetaMapping Research Consortium warmly invites you the third edition of our online, midday academic talks on issues connected to our research interests on mapping man-made and natural catastrophes, heritage, urban planning, and digital tools used for researching these.
Venue: Online
Time schedule: 11.00-12.00

Online (Oxford), UK
Organisation: Bodleian Libraries
Bringing TOSCA’s 30th year to a close, this interdisciplinary conference explores how art affects cartography’s processes, products, and personnel. Ranging broadly over types of map, areas of the world, and time periods, the conference considers how the visual qualities of maps attract and entice, but also deceive and obfuscate; how artists have attended to maps in their practice; how aesthetic choices made by cartographers influence the message their maps convey – explicitly or implicitly; and what constitutes an artistically successful map/
More information and registration here.
Venue: Online (Zoom)

Berlin, Germany
Organisation: The International Coronelli-Society for the Study of Globes and the Map Department of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
In Berlin, the production of globes only began in the late eighteenth century, but developed into a very successful international production in the nineteenth century. The publishing houses of Dietrich Reimer, Ernst Schotte, Julius Heymann and - for the twentieth century - Columbus are particularly worthy of mention. This lively, but perhaps still somewhat under-researched publishing activity and the reopening of the Staatsbibliothek building Unter den Linden in 2021 are the reason to invite researchers of globe studies and all those interested to Berlin again after 25 years. The conference will take place in the Humboldt Hall of the Staatsbibliothek (Unter den Linden 8).
Two years ago, the Map Department was reunited in this building for the first time since the Second World War. The Map Department sees itself as one of the most active collections of cartographic works in Germany. While hardly any globes were included in the collection until the Second World War, it expanded thereafter to include significant objects (for example, the Sanuto brothers’ globe from the 1570s). Particularly in recent years, the focus of the collection has been on the Berlin production. Currently, the collection comprises about 280 globes produced up to the end of the Second World War. The Schnermann Collection, which comprises over 200 everyday objects of the twentieth century in the form of globes, also has a globe-relevant, if slightly curious, yet cultural-historical significance.
Venue: Humboldt Hall of the Staatsbibliothek (Unter den Linden 8), Berlin
Language: German and English

Paris, FR
22e Salon de la Carte Géographique Ancienne, du Globe & de l'Instrument Scientifique.
Venue: Hotel Ambassador, 16 bvd Haussmann 75009 Paris
Time schedule: 11.00-18.00
Brussels Map Circle event

Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
In Encounters in the New World: Jesuit Cartography of Americas, published by University of Chicago Press in 2022, Mirela Altic analyses maps produced by the Jesuits during their missionary work in the possessions of the Spanish, Portuguese, and French Crowns in both North and South Americas. She traces the Jesuit contribution to mapping and mapmaking from their arrival in the New World into the post-suppression period, placing it in the context of their worldwide undertakings in the fields of science and art. Altic’s analysis shows the incorporation of indigenous knowledge into the Jesuit maps, effectively making them an expression of cross-cultural communication—even as they were tools of colonial expansion. This ambiguity reflects the complex relationship between missions, knowledge, and empire. Presenting Jesuit maps as far more than just a physical survey of unknown space, the author argues that Jesuit mapping was in fact the most important link enabling an exchange of ideas and cultural concepts between the Old World and the New. Based on a comparative study of a large number of maps, the book enables an understanding of the process of Jesuit mapmaking within the context of worldwide cooperation, producing a fundamental document of this new area of study. In 2023 the book is awarded by the American Association of Geographers.
For more visit:
  • Please register: Marie-Anne Dage, Brussels Map Circle Secretary,
  • No entrance fee for Members and KBR's staff.
  • Entrance fee for non-Members: EUR 5.00.
  • Fees are to be prepaid on our bank account before the lecture: IBAN BE52 0682 4754 2209 BIC GKCCBEBB.
  • No cash payments during the event please.
Venue: Map Room of KBR (Royal Library of Belgium)
Language: English
Contact: Marie-Anne Dage
Time schedule: 17.00

Paris, France
Organisation: Commission Histoire du Comité Français de Cartographie
Par-delà les études classiques sur la place spécifique de la cartographie dans l’histoire des savoirs scientifiques, et les analyses répétées sur les engagements de la cartographie (et des cartographes) dans diverses opérations politiques, il est nécessaire d’envisager les relations de la cartographie avec les arts et les artistes ainsi que ses formes d’implication dans les cultures visuelles des sociétés modernes et contemporaines. Les recherches sur ce sujet sont déjà nombreuses, et fructueuses, et ont permis d’établir de façon décisive les multiples niveaux et formes d’interaction entre les mondes de la cartographie et les mondes de l’art.
Venue: Institut national d'histoire de l'art

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.