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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'


November 3-26 January 2021. Series of 10 ONLINE weekly lectures: 'Maps and Colours', organised at the Museum am Rothenbaum - Hanseatic Business Archive foundation/Hamburg Chamber of Commerce - Centre for the Studies of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC)/Universität Hamburg, by Diana Lange, et al.: diana.lange(at)markk-hamburg.de.

November 13-14 - New Orleans. [To be held ONLINE.] 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 1 - London [ONLINE] 'Cartographic Discoveries - Asian Maps in UK Collections', organised by the National Committee for Information Resources on Asia [NACIRA].

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 1-5 [Postponed from 7-9 October 2020 - 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.

March 11-13 - Paris. XVII Coloquio internacional del CRICCAL: El uso de los mapas (L'usage des cartes). Cartografiar en América latina (siglos XIX-XXI), Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3.

[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.

Spring [Postponed from 24-26 September 2020] - Cluj-Napoca, Romania 15th Conference on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage (ICA DACH) 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. [Postponed to 13-17 December 2021] 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.

August 25-27 - 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). [Postponed from 7-9 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.]

September 17-18 - Winston-Salem, North Carolina. A conference: 'Cartography & Culture: Mapping the Early American South', at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts.

September 30-October 2. [Postponed from 1-3 October 2020] 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.

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

December 13-17 - Florence. [Postponed from 19-23 July 2021] The 30th International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association, at the Palazzo Congressi & Palazzo Affari.


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-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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