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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.
Read more.
Everyone will make up their own mind about the usability of the website. But the quality and resolution of the images are excellent.
URL: https://webpresentations.universiteitleiden.nl/s/borderlands[...]


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
URL: https://discoveryhistory.org/


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.
La 33e édition aura lieu les 30 septembre, 1er et 2 octobre 2022 et donnera à réfléchir sur le thème Déserts. La direction scientifique 2022 sera menée par Julien Brachet, géographe, IRD, Université Paris 1. Le pays invité ? On l'attend depuis 2020 : le Portugal.
URL: https://www.fig.saint-die-des-vosges.fr/1481-deserts-et-port[...]


Bilzen, Belgium
Organisation: Stad Bilzen
Een boeiende lezing door historicus Gert Gielis (KULeuven) over het tijdsvlak waarin Sanderus werkte, de katholieke hervorming tijdens de Reformatie-Contrareformatie, en aandacht voor zijn universiteit en religieus-cultureel leven.
Historicus Gert Gielis is specialist van de zestiende-eeuwse Nederlanden. Na zijn studie Moderne Geschiedenis en een master in Medieval and Renaissance Studies aan de KULeuven werkte Gert bij het Leuvense universiteitsarchief en vervolgens bij het KADOC.
De lezing vindt plaats op zondag 9 oktober om 10.30 uur in de bibliotheek. De toegang is gratis, maar inschrijven is verplicht via bibliotheek@bilzen.be of +32 89 51 95 06.
Venue: Bibliotheek De Kimpel, Eikenlaan 25, 3740 Bilzen
Language: Dutch
Telephone: +32 89 51 95 06
Time schedule: 10.30-12.30
Entry fee: Free entry. Registration requested.
URL: https://www.uitinvlaanderen.be/agenda/e/lezing-historische-k[...]


Hong Kong, China
Organisation: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The publication of the first carto-bibliography of China, Regnum Chinae, marks the completion of the Western Maps of China research project.
This event celebrates the book launch as well as expresses our gratitude to Dr. Ko Pui-Shuen, the project sponsor.
Dr. Peter Van der Krogt, Research Leader, Explokart and Jansonius curator, Allard Pierson, University of Amsterdam, is an officiating guest of this event.
Venue: Kaisa Group Lecture Theater (IAS LT), Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
Time schedule: 17.00
URL: https://library.hkust.edu.hk/events/conferences/regnum-china[...]
Brussels Map Circle event


Venice, Italy
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have to cancel the planned trip to Venice of October this year.
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.
Brussels Map Circle event


Gotha, Germany
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
Prof. Wouter Bracke, the Brussels Map Circle President regrets to have to cancel the trip to Gotha. The number of participants was not sufficient.

The trip is scheduled for the Brussels Map Circle Members from Friday 14 October to Saturday 15 October.
Dr Petra Weigel, head of the Perthes collection department, research library, University of Erfurt, offers us a guided tour at 10.00 on Saturday 15 October 2022.
We will see maps of Ukraine and the Netherlands of the Perthes collection, the most important remnant of the German-language cartographic publishing tradition.
We will then be able to visit the monumental castle of Friedenstein, well preserved, with richly decorated rooms, one of the first baroque castles in Germany.

This year there is a superb exhibition called Luxury, art and fantasy in homage to Duke August of Saxony-Gotha- Altenburg, an impressive collector, mentioned by Goethe and Napoleon, who died in 1822.

Day ticket to visit the castle, the exhibition and the museum: EUR 10.00.

Access to Gotha:

  • by train: 6 to 7 hours from Brussels.
  • by car: approx. 5.30 hours from Brussels. Carsharing would be appreciated.

Accommodations in Gotha: from EUR 70.00 (Pension Am Ostbahnhof) up to EUR 155.00 (Hotel am Schlosspark).

The trip will take place if there are at least 10 participants.

A dinner is planned on Friday evening in Gotha.

If you wish to participate please fill the Registration Form before Thursday 15 September 2022.
We will acknowledge receipt of your registration shortly.

Interesting links:

Venue: Universität Erfurt, Forschungsbibliothek Gotha, Schlossplatz 1, Schloss Friedenstein, 99867 Gotha
Language: English
Time schedule: 10.00-16.00
Entry fee: EUR 10.00


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.
URL: https://urbanmetamapping.uni-bamberg.de/conf/MPC/


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
E-mail: demhardt@uta.edu
URL: https://history.icaci.org/berlin-2022/


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.
URL: https://calenda.org/1005669?file=1


Paris, France
Organisation: Librairie Loeb-Larocque
The 21st edition of the Paris Map-fair will be taking place on 5 November 2022 and will opens its doors for the visitors at 11.00, again in Hotel Ambassador, in the heart of Paris, just two minutes from the famous Opera Garnier and the major department stores.
The fair is organized by Librairie Loeb-Larocque and Le Zograscope.
The fair includes antique maps, atlases, globes, scientific instruments and travel books.
Specialist antique scientific instruments dealers as Tesseract, Antony Turner, Iris Globes, Wunderkammer, and Le Zograscope will be showing a fine selection of globes, surveying and other scientific instruments. Librairie LeBail, Loeb-Larocque, Daniel Crouch, Gonzalo Fernández Pontes Libros y Mapas antiguos are only some of the 40 dealers who will be showing atlases, maps, town views and travel books from all parts of the world.
The map dealers Barry Ruderman, Neatline Antique maps, RD Rare Books and Maps and Geographicus from the USA, Vetus Carta from Canada and TMecca from South Korea are our non European participants much adding to the international character of the fair.
A small but interesting expo is included: Cartographies of Disease: Maps, Mapping, and Medicine, with maps showing diseases over the last 400 years.
Venue: Hôtel Ambassador, 16 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris
E-mail: paris@map-fair.com
Entry fee: Free entry.
URL: http://map-fair.com/english-version.html


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
URL: https://www.uni-erfurt.de/universitaet/aktuelles/veranstaltu[...]


London, UK
Organisation: The Warburg Institute
A lecture by Dr Danielle Gravon (Director of Exhibitions, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and Adjunct Faculty, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN).
Lectures in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research), Peter Barber (formerly Map Library, British Library), Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute) and Philip Jagessar (King’s College London).
Meetings are normally held on selected Thursdays at the Warburg Institute at 17.00 (admission free). Meetings are followed by refreshment. All are welcome. Enquiries: c.delano-smith@qmul.ac.uk.
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission fee. Please register.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


(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.
Online.
URL: https://www.uni-erfurt.de/universitaet/aktuelles/veranstaltu[...]
Brussels Map Circle event


Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
The fertile territory of the Republic of Ukraine, between forest and steppe, has been part of many empires, from the Mongol Empire in the thirteenth century to the Russian Empire in the twentieth century. This borderland, as it is often defined, will be the subject op three papers by specialists of Ukrainian mapping.
Die Ukraine Land u. Volk. Simon Schropp'sche Landkarte - Handlung. Berlin. By courtesy of Rick Smit.

Volodymyr Dmyterko is an Ukrainian physicist, publisher and bookseller based in Lviv and Cracow. He is specialised in Ukraine's cartographic history, especially of Guillaume Vasseur de Beauplan, the Norman engineer who drew the first modern maps of Ukraine in the first half of the seventeenth century.
Harrie Teunissen together with John Steegh from Dordrecht donated their entire collection of maps, city plans and atlases, circa 17 000 map sheets and 2 300 atlases and travel guides, to Leiden University Libraries. It formed the basis of the online exhibition Borderlands - Ukraine in historical maps. Harrie was a scientific assistant at the University of Amsterdam and a cultural and religious historian of Judaism and Islam.
Finally, Rick Smit is an expert of Justus Perthes’ atlases, maps and publications, 1817-1952 and has worked on thematic maps of geopolitics and ethnography in Europe (1848-1933).
Please register for this exclusive event via the Registration form.
Practical:
  • Public transport: Central Station and metro station Central Station / Centraal Station / Gare Centrale.
  • Public parking: Interparking Albertine-Square.
  • No entrance fee for Members.
  • Entrance fee for non-Members: EUR 10.00.
  • Fees are to be prepaid on our bank account before the MAPAF: IBAN BE52 0682 4754 2209 BIC GKCCBEBB. No cash payments during the event please.
Venue: Panorama Room, KBR (Royal Library of Belgium), Mont des Arts /Kunstberg, 1000 Brussels
Time schedule: 10.00-13.00
Entry fee: Free for Members. EUR 10.00 for non-Members.


london, UK
Organisation: The Warburg Institute
A lecture by Šima Krtalic (PhD candidate in the History and Philosophy of Sciences and researcher in the MEDEA-Chart ERC project, University of Lisbon).
Lectures in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research), Peter Barber (formerly Map Library, British Library), Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute) and Philip Jagessar (King’s College London). Meetings are normally held on selected Thursdays at the Warburg Institute at 17.00 (admission free). Meetings are followed by refreshment. All are welcome. Enquiries: c.delano-smith@qmul.ac.uk.
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission fee. Please register.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


London, UK
Organisation: The Warburg Institute
A lecture by Drs Anne-Rieke van Schaik (Research assistant, Explokart Research Program, University of Amsterdam).
Lectures in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research), Peter Barber (formerly Map Library, British Library), Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute) and Philip Jagessar (King’s College London). Meetings are normally held on selected Thursdays at the Warburg Institute at 17.00 (admission free). Meetings are followed by refreshment. All are welcome. Enquiries: c.delano-smith@qmul.ac.uk.
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission fee. Please register.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


New York, USA
Organisation: Stephanie Porras (Tulane University) and Aaron M. Hyman (Johns Hopkins University)
Porcelain, lacquerware, carved ivory, fantastical sea shells, aromatic spices: even just a list of goods portered from the East to the Dutch Republic evokes a multi-faceted and multi-sensorial history. Indeed, the last thirty years have seen a staggering amount of work on the material culture and artistic production enabled by the long-distance trade of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). With only a few notable exceptions, far less art historical attention has been paid to the activities of the Dutch West Indian Company, the WIC. Yet with footholds in North America, the Caribbean, South America, and the west coast of Africa, the company played a vital role in the shaping of the Americas and in the transatlantic traffic of raw materials (tobacco, pearls, sugar, gold), refined artistic products, and people (both willing settlers and enslaved laborers).
This session aims to begin the process of assembling and reassessing the visual and material corpus related to Dutch trading companies in the Americas and is part of a larger, multi-year project that aims to redress this historiographic imbalance between east and west. Papers are welcome that treat any facet of Dutch artistic culture as it was inspired by the Americas or took shape in these geographies. Potential topics include: botanical expeditions and illustrations, plantation architecture, the material culture of slavery, mapping and navigation (particularly of complex waterways), engineering projects, inter-imperial artistic influence (critical to zones of contact and piracy like the Caribbean), the collection of Americana in the Netherlands, the mobilization of artistic resources (pearls, shells, pigment, etc.).


London, UK
Organisation: The Warburg Institute
A lecture by Dr Bertie Mandelblatt (George S. Parker II '52 Curator of Maps and Prints, John Carter Brown Library, Providence, Rhode Island).
Lectures in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research), Peter Barber (formerly Map Library, British Library), Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute) and Philip Jagessar (King’s College London). Meetings are normally held on selected Thursdays at the Warburg Institute at 17.00 (admission free). Meetings are followed by refreshment. All are welcome. Enquiries: c.delano-smith@qmul.ac.uk.
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission fee. Please register.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


London, UK
Organisation: The Warburg Institute
A lecture by Laura Lee Brott (PhD Candidate in Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison).
Lectures in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research), Peter Barber (formerly Map Library, British Library), Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute) and Philip Jagessar (King’s College London). Meetings are normally held on selected Thursdays at the Warburg Institute at 17.00 (admission free). Meetings are followed by refreshment. All are welcome. Enquiries: c.delano-smith@qmul.ac.uk.
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission fee. Please register.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


London, UK
Organisation: The Warburg Institute
A lecture by Dr Leonardo Ariel Carrió Cataldi (CNRS Researcher, LARHRA, Lyon).
Lectures in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research), Peter Barber (formerly Map Library, British Library), Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute) and Philip Jagessar (King’s College London). Meetings are normally held on selected Thursdays at the Warburg Institute at 17.00 (admission free). Meetings are followed by refreshment. All are welcome. Enquiries: c.delano-smith@qmul.ac.uk.
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission fee. Please register.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


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.
URL: https://ishmap.wordpress.com/ishmap-2023-berlin-symposium-an[...]


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.
URL: https://maltamapsociety.mt/imago-melitae-2024-41st-imcos-int[...]