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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'

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. See also Here. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 March 2019.

October 12 - Oxford. 'Mapping the Town: 50 Years of the British Historic Towns Atlas', organised by the Historic Towns Trust (HTT) and Oxford University Department for Continuing Education.

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 15-16 - Paris & Orléans. 'Medieval and Early Modern Large-scale Cartography in Europe / La cartographie à grande échelle en Europe au Moyen Âge et à la Renaissance : formes, acteurs, pratiques', in conjunction with the exhibition 'Quand les artistes dessinaient les cartes', at the National Archives in Paris.

October 22 - Oxford. Symposium: 'From Weston House to the Weston Library: the Sheldon Tapestry Maps at the Bodleian'. NB. Tickets need to be booked.

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 - Charlottesville. All-day symposium: 'Humboldt, Jefferson and the American West', at the University of Virginia [details to follow]

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 23 [note date change] - 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.

December 13-14 - London. A conference: Lines on a Map: Crafting and Contesting Borders in the Early Modern Atlantic and Beyond, at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, in conjunction with an exhibition.


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

March 26-29 - Strasbourg. Atlas Days: 'Mapping Europe in the 19th century'. Further information from: francis.fischer90(at)sfr.fr

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.

May 7-10 - Kalamazoo, Michigan. 55th International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS). Proposals are invited for 'Mappings' sessions on: ‘Charting a Global Middle Ages, Challenging the Pre-Modern/Modern Dichotomy’, organised by Felicitas Schmieder (felicitas.schmieder(at)fernuni-hagen.de) and Dan Terkla (terkla(at)iwu.edu). Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 September 2019.

May 12-14 - Leith, Scotland. IMCoS will make a 3-day trip to Edinburgh's port town.

June 4-5 - Lisbon. International Workshop: 'On the Origin and Evolution of the Nautical Chart', at the Hydrographic Institute - the third Lisbon meeting dedicated to the History of Nautical Cartography. Organised by Medea-Chart. [The meeting site will be launched in October, with more information and a formal Call for Papers will be issued]

June 11-13 - São Paulo, Brazil. Biennial Symposium of the International Society for the History of the Map (ISHMap). Deadline for Call for Papers: 31 October 2019.

July 6-9 - Leeds. 27th International Medieval Congress (IMC). 'Mappings' sessions, on the theme of ‘Borders’ (or any aspect of medieval mappings) organised by Felicitas Schmieder (felicitas.schmieder(at)fernuni-hagen.de) and Dan Terkla (terkla(at)iwu.edu). Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 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.

September 11-12 - Winston-Salem, North Carolina. A conference: 'Mapping and Migration', at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts. [Registration will open in early Spring 2020.]

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.]

November 5-6 - Hamburg. Workshop: 'Maps and Colours', organised by the Museum am Rothenbaum - Hanseatic Business Archive foundation/Hamburg Chamber of Commerce - Centre for the Studies of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC)/Universität Hamburg. Contact: benjamin.vanderlinde(at)hk24.de

November 13-15 - New Orleans. Annual meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries (SHD), at the Williams Research Center, Historic New Orleans Collection. Celebrating the Society's 60th anniversary.


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 14 October 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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