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Forthcoming meetings - a quick chronology (2015-2017)


ORGANISERS - PLEASE CONSULT THE DATES BELOW BEFORE FIXING YOUR OWN!


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)

 


2015
February 6-8 - Miami. 21st Annual Miami International Map Fair, at HistoryMiami.

February 19-20 – Philadelphia. 'Paint over Print: Hand-Colored Books and Maps of the Early Modern Period', a conference at the Kislak Center for Special Collections. Contact: chet.van.duzer@gmail.com.

March 14 - Oxford. Mapping the history of Oxford, a Day School, run in collaboration with the Oxford Preservation Trust, to launch a new Historical Atlas of Oxford.

March 26-28 - Berlin. Renaissance Society of America, a session to be organized by Elizabeth Ross, University of Florida, 'Early Modern Art and Cartography (1400-1600)'. Ashgate Publishing expects to produce a volume of essays. Deadline for Call for Papers: 2 June 2014.

April 23-25 - London. William Smith Meeting 2015 – 200 Years of Smith’s Map, History of Geology Group of the Geological Society of London. Deadline for Call for Papers: 31 August 2014.

May 1-4 - London. 70th Anniversary International Conference of the London Medieval Society. Medieval London & the World. Among the suggested themes, 'Mapping & Geography'. Deadline for Call for Papers: 1 May 2014.

May 2 - Stanford. Annual Northern California meeting of the California Map Society, at the Hartley Conference Center.

May 14-15 – Washington. Annual meeting of the Philip Lee Phillips Society, at the Library of Congress, 'Mapping of the Polar Region'.

May 14-17 - Kalamzoo, Michigan. Two proposed panels: 'Rethinking Medieval Maps I: The Unmapped, Marginalized and Fictitious' and 'Rethinking Medieval Maps II: Evidence for the Use and Re-Use of Maps', convened by Laura Whatley and Chet Van Duzer, for the International Congress on Medieval Studies. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 September 2014.

May 27-9 - Corfu. 10th International Workshop Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage, organised by the ICA Commission on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage in cooperation with the History Department of the Ionian University.

May 29-31 -York. Place and Space in the Medieval World Conference. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 January 2015.

June 29-July 3 - London. 'Maps and Mapping before 1900', a one-week, intensive course - part of the London Rare Books School (LRBS) - run by Catherine Delano Smith and Sarah Tyacke with invited specialists.

July 5-10 - London. A session, convened by Keith Lilley and Catherine Porter, 'Digital mappings and historical geographies', at the International Conference of Historical Geographers 2015, Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers), Deadline for Call for Papers: 5 September 2014. Also a second proposed panel, convened by Dean Bond and Madalina Veres, Geographies of Early Modern War, Deadline for Call for Papers: 1 September 2014.

July 6-9 - Leeds. International Medieval Congress, sessions on 'Mappings' to be organised by Felicitas Schmieder & Dan Terkla. Deadline for Call for Papers: 20 September 2014.

July 8-11 - London. The Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries, at the University of London. Deadline for Call for Papers: 14 January 2015.

July 12-17 - Antwerp, Belgium. 26th International Conference on the History of Cartography , under the main heading: 'Theatre of the World in Four Dimensions / Space-Time-Imagination-Spectacle'. Inspiration was derived from the title of the very first modern atlas, which was published in 1570 by the Antwerp mapmaker Abraham Ortelius. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 October 2014.

August 23-28 - Rio de Janeiro. 27th International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association, including the Commission on the History of Cartography.

September 23-26. Dresden. 13th Symposium of the International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes, in cooperation with the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon. Deadline for Call for Papers: 31 March 2015.

October 19-21 - Cape Town. International Symposium of the International Map Collectors' Society at the Centre for the Book, National Library of South Africa. Deadline for Call for Papers: 5 September 2014.

 


2016
October 6-9 – Arlington, Texas. The University of Texas at Arlington will host the 10th Biennial Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography. Additional information from Ben Huseman: huseman@exchange.uta.edu

 


2017
July 2-7 - Washington, D.C. The 28th International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

July 9-14 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil. 27th International Conference on the History of Cartography.

 


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)
  • Centre de Recherche sur la Littérature des Voyages (CRLV)
  • Conference Alerts: Academic Conferences Worldwide
  • DIGMAP 'Relevant Events' (focusing more on current map and library conferences)
  • Early Modern England Source (submission forms)
  • Gateway for Historical Geographical-Information-Systems (GIS) in history, for Historical Cartography and for Historical Geography (his-GIS.net)
  • History.transnational (a German site which, inter alia, posts conference announcements - see Deadlines; 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'
  • HoBo Events (conferences, book fairs, lectures and seminars in Oxford, Cambridge, London, Edinburgh & elsewhere)
  • 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.


    Other ways of publicising a conference:


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