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Forthcoming meetings - a quick chronology (2019-2021)


For further details of the events listed summarily below, for map society meetings, for individual talks,
and for past events, see John Docktor's Calendar

Deadlines in the history of cartography   |  Posting conference details (for organisers)

For information from previous years (from 2006) link to: < http://www.maphistory.info/confplanarchive**.html > (replacing the asterisks with the last two digits of the year in question)
For earlier events in the present year, right click and select 'View [page] source'

August 28-30. London. RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, including (28th)a panel about Historical and cartographical imaginaries.

September 2-7 - Bucharest. 12th Congress of South-East European Studies: 'Political, social and religious dynamics in South- East Europe / Dynamiques politiques, sociales et religieuses dans le sud-est europeen', including a panel: 'Cartographies of Southeast Europe / Entre la surveillance impériale et le regard local / Cartographies de l'Europe du Sud-Est', organised by Robert Born and Marian Coman for the Association Internationale d'Etudes du Sud-Est Européen. For further details see ISHMap-List. Deadline for Call for Papers: 20 September 2018.

September 5-6 – Oxford. The International Map Collectors' Society is planning a visit to the exhibition ‘Talking Maps’ at the Bodleian Library, guided by Nick Millea (co-curator with Jerry Brotton), followed by the annual Collectors’ Meeting at Wadham College.

September, 19-21 - Alpine, Texas. Fall meeting of the Texas Map Society, 'Five Centuries of Mexican Maps', at Sul Ross State University & Museum of the Big Bend.

September 27-29 - San Francisco, The San Francisco Map Fair, in the Forum at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Including three lectures sponsored by the California Map Society.

October 2-5 - Zurich and St. Gallen, Switzerland. The ‘XIVth International Symposium for the Study of Globes’, organized by the International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes, in cooperation with the Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum, the Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen and the Zentralbibliothek Zürich. Deadline for Call for Papers: 31 March 2019.

October 10-12 - Stanford, California. The Second Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography, on Gender, Sexuality and Cartography.

October 10-12 - Philadelphia. Conference: 'The Power of Maps and the Politics of Borders', American Philosophical Society Library. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 March 2019.

October 14-16 – Strasbourg, France. Symposium: 'Faire connaître les mondes en découverte', sponsored by the Bibliothèque Nationale et Universitaire, University of Strasbourg and the University of Paris VII-Diderot.

October 26 - Los Angeles. Fall meeting of the California Map Society, at the Westchester-Loyola Village branch of the Los Angeles Public Library

November 6-8 - Brasilia. II Colóquio Luso-Brasileiro de Teoria e História da Geografia, organised by the Departamento de Geografia da Universidade de Brasília and the Centro de Estudos Geográficos da Universidade de Lisboa. Deadline for Call for Papers: 1 July 2019 [amended date].

November 7-9 – Chicago. The 20th Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr. Lectures in the History of Cartography, 'Redrawing the World: 1919 and the History of Cartography' at the Newberry Library, considering the geopolitical and cartographic impact of the Treaty of Versailles.

November 14-17 - Gainesville. Society for the History of Discoveries Annual Meeting: 'The Caribbean: A Cultural Encounter', at the University of Florida.

November 16-17 - Valletta, Malta. A seminar celebrating the Malta Map Society's 10th anniversary: Imago Melitae 2019, at the San Anton Palace, by courtesy of the President, Dr George Vella. Additional information from David Roderick Lyon: < galleon@onvol.net >

December 7 - Tervuren, Belgium. The Brussels Map Circle 'Conference 2019', in the Africa Museum: "Mapping Africa.


March 13-15 - Miami. Annual Miami International Map Fair, at HistoryMiami.

April 21-23 - Istanbul. 8th International Symposium on the History of Cartography: Mapping the Ottoman realm: Travelers, cartographers and archaeologists, hosted by the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography and the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) – Department Istanbul. Deadline for Call for Papers: 1 November 2019.

April 21-24 - Barcelona. 8º Simposio Iberoamericano de Historia de la Cartografía (8 SIAHC): 'El mapa como elemento de conexión cultural entre América y Europa', at the Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya (ICGC). Deadline for Call for Papers: 30 September 2019.

September 2-5 - Basel, Switzerland. 20. Kartographiehistorisches Colloquium

September 6-9 - Sydney. 38th International Map Collectors' Society Symposium [IMCoS], at the State Library of New South Wales, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Cook’s discovery of the east coast of Australia. A post-conference trip to the National Library of Australia in Canberra is planned. Further details to follow.

October 3-5. Arlington, Texas. The second regional symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography; the 12th Virginia Garrett Lectures; and the Fall meeting of the Texas Map Society. [Details to follow.]


July 4-9 - Bucharest, Romania. The 29th International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC), 'Conflict and Cartography', at the Aula Magna of the Central University Library "Carol I".

July 19-23 - Florence. (still subject to change (as at 23 July 2019)) The 30th International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association, at the Palazzo Congressi & Palazzo Affari.



Cape Town. The 19th General Assembly and the 31st International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association.


Posting conference details (for organisers)

Those who organise conferences, seminars or symposiums are advised to post details to:-

  • AllConferences.com
  • AttendConferences
  • Calenda (a French site for the social sciences run by Revues.org, but including events outside France as well)
  • Conference Alerts: Academic Conferences Worldwide
  • Gateway for Historical Geographical-Information-Systems (GIS) in history, for Historical Cartography and for Historical Geography (his-GIS.net)
  • Transnational, Cross-regional and Global Connections (a German site which, inter alia, posts conference 'Announcements'; it is related to H-Soz-u-Kult and Clio-Online)
  • H-Net announcement. See also the H-Net Discussion Logs Search (which can be searched for all or specific lists, and for a range of dates)
  • H-Net 'call for papers'
  • H-Soz-u- Kult. 'Termine' [deadlines] (a German calendar site)
  • PapersInvited ('World's largest listing of Calls for Papers')
  • ResearchBib.Com ('Research Events' - managed from Tokyo)
  • If you need to select a date and day of the week some years ahead, consult one of the online perpetual calendars, such as Calendar Date (just adjust the year).

    Other ways of publicising a conference:

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