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Forthcoming meetings - a quick chronology (2020-2023)


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'


July 6-9 [Cancelled] - 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.

July 9-10 - a virtual seminar: Narrativas históricas y cartográficas del Río más extenso y caudaloso del mundo: el Amazonas: Este seminario virtual gratuito abarcará la historia del Río Amazonas desde el siglo XVI hasta nuestros días [Historical and cartographic narratives of the Amazon River from the 18th century to the present day], organized by the Amazonian cultural center of the Colombian National Bank (Banco de la Republica) in collaboration with the GET and IMANI research groups from the National University of Colombia, and the Razón Cartográfica network.

July 16-17 [Cancelled] - London. 'Mapping Space | Mapping Time | Mapping Text'.

July (2nd half)? [Provisional postponement of the original April 18th date] - London. A multi-disciplinary forum and symposium: 'Cartographies of the Imagination', at OmVed Gardens, London N6. Deadline for Call for Papers: 16 January 2020.

September 7-9 [Cancelled] - Sydney. International conference: Mapping the Pacific, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Cook’s discovery of the east coast of Australia. Hosted by the State Library of New South Wales in collaboration with the Australian and New Zealand Map Society, the Society for the History of Discoveries, and the International Map Collectors Society (whose 38th International Symposium this is).

September 11-12 - Winston-Salem, North Carolina. A conference: 'Cartography & Culture: Mapping the Early American South', at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts.

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.]

October 7-9 - Seville. 'XIX International Reunion for the History of Nautical Science: Magellan, Elcano and the circumnavigations' [IRHNS XIX]. Deadline for Call for Papers: 31 March 2020.

October 16-17 - Venice. Joint cartography conference: Brussels Map Circle and the Associazione Culturale "Roberto Almagià" - Associazione Italiana Collezionisti di Cartografia Antica.

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. Deadline for Call for Papers: 1 March 2020.

November 12-15 - 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. Deadline for Call for Papers: 30 April 2020.

December 4 - Paris. Journée d’études: ‘Du jardin vers le monde et du monde au jardin : la cartographie et l’histoire naturelle’, Auditorium de la Grande Galerie de l’Évolution, Muséum national d’histoire naturelle. Deadline for Call for Papers: 20 March 2020.


January 15-16 - Paris. Annual conference of the Société d'études anglo-américaines des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, with the theme: 'Cartes et cartographie dans le monde anglophone aux 17e et 18e siècles / Maps and Mapping in English-speaking Countries in the 17th and 18th Centuries'. Deadline for Call for Papers: 20 June 2020.

[March-April] - (Postponed from June 2020). 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.

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". Deadline for Call for Papers: 5 October 2020.

July 19-23 - Florence. (still subject to change - as at 13 February 2020) The 30th International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association, at the Palazzo Congressi & Palazzo Affari.

July 19-23 - Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. 57th International Congress of Americanists 'Historias de las cartografías de Regiones de frontera. Discursos y representaciones de espacios periféricos globales' Deadline for Call for Papers: 30 September 2020.

September 1-4 - Basel, Switzerland. 20. Kartographiehistorisches Colloquium, Kollegiengebäude der Universität. [This was postponed from September 2020. Since the programme had been nearly completed there will probably not be a new Call for Papers.]

October (?) - Brussels. International Symposium of the International Map Collectors' Society (IMCoS), at the Royal Library.


Texas. International Symposium of the International Map Collectors' Society (IMCoS)


July 2-8 - Lyon, France. The 30th International Conference on the History of Cartography, at the Université de Lyon 3 Jean Moulin.

August 13-18 - Cape Town. The 19th General Assembly and the 31st International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association.

Helsinki. International Symposium of the International Map Collectors' Society (IMCoS)


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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