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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'

October 19-21 - Stanford, California. The Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography (BLRCC), David Rumsey Map Center, Stanford University Libraries.

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

October 27-29 - Manteo, North Carolina. OBX History Weekend: Roanoke! The Map! Westward Ho! X marks the spot!, a symposium, historic tours and exhibits, presented by First Colony Foundation in partnership with The National Park Service at Fort Raleigh, Elizabeth R & Company & US Fish & Wildlife.

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 4. Fribourg, Switzerland. Freiburg à la carte. Die Stadt von 1822 bis heute. Ausstellungbesuch mit Führung.

November 10 - Stanford, California. 'Time in Space: Representing Time in Maps', David Rumsey Map Center.

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.

November 17 - Vincennes. Faire la carte et restituer le paysage, Journée d’étude, Comité français de cartographie, Commission ‘histoire’, at the Service historique de la Défense, Château de Vincennes, in conjunction with the Institut cartogràfic i geològic de catalunya.

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 18-20 - Madrid. 13th Conference Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage

April 19-22 - Dresden. 13th Atlastage.

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.

May 10-13 - Kalamazoo. 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies [ICMS]. 'Mappings' on one of three themes: “Mappa Memoriae: Medieval Maps and Memory”, “Text and Image and/on Medieval Maps” and “Shaping the Medieval World”. Details from: (Felicitas.Schmieder(at)FernUni-Hagen.de) and Dan Terkla (terkla(at)iwu.edu). Deadline for Call for Papers: 8 September 2017.

May 18 (provisional date) - [Aberystwth] Carto-Cymru 2018, 'Seas and coasts', [at the National Library of Wales].

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 2-5 - Leeds. International Medieval Congress [IMC] . 'Mappings' on one of three themes: “Mappa Memoriae: Medieval Maps and Memory”, “Text and Image and/on Medieval Maps” and “Shaping the Medieval World”. Details from: (Felicitas.Schmieder(at)FernUni-Hagen.de) and Dan Terkla (terkla(at)iwu.edu). Deadline for Call for Papers: 8 September 2017.

July 16-20 - Warsaw. 17th International Conference of Historical Geographers 2018. [The History of Cartography is specifically mentioned.] Deadline for Call for Papers: 28 October 2017, and for Posters, 11 November 2017.

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

September 13-15 - Oxford. International symposium: ‘Mapping Empires: Colonial Cartographies of Land and Sea’, jointly organised by the ICA's Commission on the History of Cartography and the Commission on Topographic Mapping, with the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford. Deadline for Call for Papers: 1 March 2018.

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 10-13 - Gotha. The 19th Kartographiehistorische Colloquium, at the Gotha Perthes Collection, University and Research Library Erfurt/Gotha.

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


July 13 - Leiden. Meeting of the International Society of Curators of Early Maps (ISCEM). Details later from ed.dahl(at)sympatico.ca.

July 14-19 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The 28th International Conference on the History of Cartography. Deadline for Call for Papers: ** October 2018.

July 15-20 - Tokyo. 29th International Cartographic Conference.


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)
  • 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'
  • 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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