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Forthcoming meetings - a quick chronology (2017-2020)


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'

June 28-30 - Washington, D.C. Pre-ICC Workshop, ‘Charting the Cosmos of Cartography: History – Names – Atlases’, organized by the Commission on the History of Cartography and the Library of Congress, Geography & Map Division, to be held at the latter. The ICA Commission on Atlases and the ICA/IGU Commission on Toponymy will also be involved. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 February 2017.

July 2-7 - Washington, D.C. The 28th International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Deadline for Call for Papers: 26 October 2016.

July 3-6 - Leeds. Panels on 'Mappings', relating to 'Otherness', to be convened by Felicitas Schmieder and Dan Terkla, at the International Medieval Congress. Deadline for Call for Papers: 25 September 2016 [contact Felicitas.Schmieder(at)FernUni-Hagen.de or terkla(at)iwu.edu].

July 8-9 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Preceding the ICHC: the AGM of the International Society for the History of the Map (ISHMap); and a meeting of the International Society of Curators of Early Maps (ISCEM).

July 9-14 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil. 27th International Conference on the History of Cartography. Deadline for Call for Papers: 28 February 2017

July 21-22 - Greenwich, London. Interdisciplinary conference: 'Mapping the past, exploiting the future: cartographies and understandings of the Arctic', at the National Maritime Museum. Deadline for Call for Papers: 1 March 2017 (abstract of no more than 250 words and a brief biography to: research@rmg.co.uk).

August 29-September 1 - London. 'Networks of Knowledge: Communicating Geographical Knowledge', sponsored by the Historical Geography Research Group at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference. Deadline for Call for Papers: 10 February 2017.

August 30-September 1 - Berlin. 'International Interdisciplinary Conference on Digital Cultural Heritage' (DCH2017), organized by CODATA-Germany (The German National Committee to the ICSU Committee on Data for Science and Technology), at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. Deadline for Call for Papers: 27 March 2017.

September 15-16 - Leiden. International symposium, 'Mapping Asia – Cartographic Encounters between East and West', at Leiden University Library, jointly hosted by the International Cartographic Association’s Commission on the History of Cartography and Leiden University. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 February 2017.

September 22 - Oxford. 'Enlightening maps: a celebration of 25 years of TOSCA – The Oxford Seminars in Cartography', at the Bodleian Library. Contact: nick.millea(at)bodleian.ox.ac.uk. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 July 2017 [send to: elizabeth.baigent(at)geog.ox.ac.uk].

September 22-23 - Milwaukee. Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries. Deadline for Call for Papers: 3 February 2017. Contact Marguerite Ragnow: ragn0001(at)umn.edu    Also a separate CfP for, 'Indigenous Discovery and Exploration History: a Thematic Panel and Call for Articles' [in Terrae Incognitae], for which there is a Deadline for Call for Papers: 3 February 2017. Contact Lauren Beck: lbeck(at)mta.ca

October 8-11 - Hamburg. The 35th International Symposium of the International Map Collectors' Society, with optional extension (Gottorf – Lübeck – Berlin): 12th–15th October.

October 26-8 - Huntsville, Texas. Fall Meeting of the , at Sam Houston State University, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Southwest Department of the American Association of Geographers.

November 2-3 - Lisbon. I Colóquio Luso-Brasileiro de Teoria e História da Geografia. [One of the cited themes is 'História do território, cartografia e geopolítica'.] Deadline for Call for Papers: 31 May 2017.

November 13-14 - Halifax, Nova Scotia. 'Canada before Confederation: Early Exploration and Mapping', at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 March 2017.

December 9 - Brussels. Annual International Conference of the Brussels Map Circle: "Mapping Indonesia", in the framework of the multicultural festival Europalia.



February 2-4 - Miami. Annual Miami International Map Fair, at HistoryMiami.

April 25-28 - Quito Ecuador. 7mo Simposio Iberoamericano de Historia de la Cartografía (7 SIAHC) 'Cartografía e itinerarios: mapas, imágenes y memorias construidos en el trayecto', Universidad San Francisco de Quito.

June 21-23 - Portland, Maine. 'Survey, State, Map': Symposium of the International Society for the History of the Map (ISHMap), at the Osher Map Library. "The formal CFP will be issued in October 2017." Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 January 2018.

July 16-20 - Warsaw. 17th International Conference of Historical Geographers 2018. [The History of Cartography is specifically mentioned.] Deadline for Call for Papers: ** September 2017.

September 20-23 - Golden, Colorado. Meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries, hosted by the Rocky Mountain Map Society.

October 4-6 - Arlington, Texas. The 11th Biennial Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography, at the University of Texas at Arlington Library; followed by the Fall meeting of the Texas Map Society.

October 12-19 - Manila and Hong Kong (tentative). 'Thirty-Sixth International Map Collectors' Society Symposium', organised by The Philippine Map Collectors Society and Jonathan Wattis (Wattis Fine Art).


July 1-5 - Tokyo. The 29th International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association, at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.

July 14-19 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The 28th International Conference on the History of Cartography.


September 7-9 - Sydney. A history of cartography meeting is planned to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Cook’s discovery of the east coast of Australia. Maggie Patton, State Library of New South Wales, is the main organiser.


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)
  • 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'
  • 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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