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: <email@example.com >
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 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 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.
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