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Forthcoming meetings - a quick chronology (2023-2024)


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 past events in the present year, right click and select 'View [page] source'


June 11-16 - Charlottesville. A Rare Book School course taught by Matthew Edney, Material Foundations of Map History, 1450–1900, at the University of Virginia. Deadline for applications: 20 February 2023.

June 19-23 - London. The London Rare Books School (LRBS), at the Institute of English Studies, University of London, led by Katie Parker.

June 20-21 - London. Symposium: 'The Art and Architecture of Mapping: Visual and Material Approaches to Cartographic Objects', at the Courtauld Institute of Art.

July - Lyon, France. [Postponed to 2024]. The 30th International Conference on the History of Cartography, at the Université de Lyon 3 Jean Moulin.

July 3-6 - Leeds, England. Leeds International Medieval Congress: ‘Networks and Entanglements', with a panel: England and Scotland at peace and war'. Deadline for Call for Papers: 31 August 2022, and for Sessions: 30 September 2022.

July 12-14 - Berlin. [In person (but with some on-line options)]. VIIth symposium of the International Society for the History of the Map (ISHMap), at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), on the theme 'Intersections in Map History'. The co-chairs are Jordana Dym, Vera Dorofeeva-Lichtmann & Diana Lange. The symposium will be preceded by a two-day workshop. Deadline for Call for Papers: 31 October 2022.

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

August 22-24. Helsinki. 40th International Symposium of the International Map Collectors' Society (IMCoS).

September 21-24 - Minneapolis. Annual conference of the Society for the History of Discoveries, at the James Ford Bell Library, University of Minnesota, 'Worlds of Exploration'. Deadline for Call for Papers: 17 April 2023.

September 26 - Oxford. Online map conference of The Oxford Seminars in Cartography [TOSCA]: 'Artful maps: exploring the visual culture of cartography'. Deadline for Call for Papers: 30 June 2023.

September 28-30 - Berlin. '15th International Symposium on Globe Studies 2023', a co-operation between the International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes and the Map Department of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.

October 18-20 - Stanford, California. Fourth Biennial Barry Lawrence Ruderman Maps Conference on Cartography. 'The Conference topic is Data Visualization'.

November 25 - Paris. 'Art(s) and mapping(s)': Symposium of the history commission of the Comité français de cartographie, at the Institut national d'histoire de l'art. Contact: catherine.hofmann@bnf.fr . Deadline for Call for Papers: 31 May 2023.


July 1-5 - Lyon, France. [Postponed from 2023]. The 30th International Conference on the History of Cartography, ' Confluences - Interdisciplinarity and New Challenges in the History of Cartography, at the Université de Lyon 3 Jean Moulin.

September 4-7 - Basel. 21. Kartographiehistorische Colloquium.

October 16-19 - Valletta, Malta. 41st International Symposium of the International Map Collectors' Society (IMCoS): Imago Melitae 2024.


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-Maps
  • 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)
  • Maps-L
  • 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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