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Forthcoming meetings - a quick chronology (2022-2024)


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'


February 28-4 March - Stanford. Workshop: Under-Mapped Spaces: New Methods and Tools for Critical Storytelling with Maps, an intensive, student-designed workshop for emerging scholars, at Stanford University, co-hosted by the David Rumsey Map Center and Stanford Geospatial Center, and Branner Earth Sciences Library and Map Collections. Deadline for applications: 12 November 2021.

March 2-3 - Sydney [Onsite and streamed online: postponed from 7-9 September 2020 & 25-26 August 2021]. 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 International Symposium this is).

March 30-2 April - Dublin. Annual meeeting of the Renaissance Society of America, with a special session organized by Anna Perreault, 'Representing Islands and Water in Early Modern Cartography'. Deadline for Call for Papers: 9 (or 13?) August 2021.

April 18-21- Lima. [To be held virtually - possible switch to a hybrid format to be confirmed.] IX Simposio Iberoamericano de Historia de la Cartografía 'Cartografías Iberoamericanas en un mundo globalizado', at the Riva-Agüero Institute and the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 November 2021.

May 12-13 - Montevideo, Uruguay. Workshop of the International Society for the History of the Map (ISHMap), for advanced students, junior researchers and early career professionals, followed by a Conference. Application is open through October 31, 2021.

May 19-22 - [Online Workshop]. 'Mapping Practices and Transpacific Transfers of Geographic Knowledge, Sixteenth to Early Nineteenth Centuries', organized in the context of the ERC-funded project “TRANSPACIFIC: The Structure and Impact of Trans-Pacific Trade, 16th to 18th Centuries: The Manila Galleon Trade Beyond Silver and Silks” (ERC-2018-AdG, 833143). Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 November 2021.

June 9-10 - Barcelona. Grup d’Estudis d’Història de la Cartografia(GEHC), conference: Ciutat i territori a la cartografia espanyola: una perspectiva històrica

July 4-7 - Leeds, England. International Medieval Congress: Conflict and Integration: Crossing Medieval Borders. Deadline for Call for Papers: 5 September 2021.

July 4-8 - Bucharest, Romania. [In-person - postponed from July 2021]. The 29th International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC), 'Conflict and Cartography'.

September 14-17 - Basel, Switzerland. [Postponed from 2020 and 2021]. 20. Kartographiehistorisches Colloquium, Kollegiengebäude der Universität. The existing programme will probably need to be adjusted only slightly, so there will probably be no new Call for Papers. Detailed planning will resume in March 2022.

September 22-24 - Cluj-Napoca, Romania. 16th Conference on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage (ICA DACH), in partnership with the Faculty of Geography, Babes–Bolyai University, supported by MAGIC - Map & Geoinformation Curators Group. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 March 2022.

September 30-1 October - St Louis, Missouri. 63rd annual meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries.

October 5-8 - Arlington, Texas. 39th International Symposium of the International Map Collectors' Society (IMCoS)

October 14-15 - Venice. Joint Cartography Conference, organised by the Brussels Map Circle and the Associazione Culturale "Roberto Almagià" - Associazione Italiana Collezionisti di Cartografia Antica.

October 21-22 - Winston-Salem, North Carolina. [Postponed from 17-18 September 2021] A conference: 'Cartography & Culture: Mapping the Early American South', with a focus on 'Mapping and Migration', at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts.


July (week of the 10th) - Berlin. 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'. The co-hosts are Diana Lange and Vera Dorofeeva-Lichtmann. The Call for Papers will open in mid-2022.

July 2-8 - Lyon, France. [Postponed to 2024]. 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.

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


June-July Lyon, France. [Postponed from 2023]. The 30th International Conference on the History of Cartography.

October 16-19 - Valletta, Malta. 41st 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-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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