May 6-7 - Budapest [Online - postponed from 24-26 September 2020]. The 15th ICA Conference on “Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage” and the 22nd Conference of the Map & Geoinformation Curators Group, hosted by the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformatics, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University. Deadline for submissions: 7 March 2021.
May 12-14 - Aberystwyth [Online]. Carto Cymru 2021.
June 29-2 July - London [Online]. 'A History of Maps and Mapping', a course with Katherine Parker, with guest tutor Matthew Edney, as part of the London Rare Books School, at the School of Advanced Study, University of London.
July 4-9 - Bucharest, Romania [Postponed to 4-8 July 2022]. 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 12-13 - Manchester [Online]. International online symposium: 'Travel in a modernizing world (1700-1840): Materiality, Transformation and Representation', John Rylands Library. Mention is made of 'The readership and commercial impact of travel-related media'. Deadline for Call for Papers: 19 March 2021.
July 19-23 - Florence [Postponed to 14-18 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', with a focus on 'Mapping and Migration', at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts.
September 30-October 2. Arlington, Texas [Online: postponed from 1-3 October 2020]. The second regional symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography: 'Coordinating Cartographic Collections' - Deadline for Call for Papers: 30 July 2021; the 12th Virginia Garrett Lectures; and the Fall meeting of the Texas Map Society.
October 6-8 - Lisbon [Online - postponed from June 2020]. International Workshop: 'On the Origin and Evolution of the Nautical Chart' - the third Lisbon meeting dedicated to the History of Nautical Cartography. Organised by Medea-Chart.
October 11-14 - Brussels. 38th International Symposium of the International Map Collectors' Society (IMCoS): 'Mapping the World, the Belgian contribution', at the Royal Library. Hosted by the Royal Library of Belgium (KBR) and the Brussels Map Circle (BIMCC).
October 20-22 - Stanford, California. 3rd Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography, at the Rumsey Map Center, focusing on indigenous cartography.
November 19-20 - New Orleans [or online]. Society for the History of Discoveries: AGM and annual conference: 'Changing Tides: Native Americans, Europeans and Africans on the Gulf Coast', at the Williams Research Center of the Historic New Orleans Collection. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 July 2021.
December - [Online]. A workshop of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography (prior to the ICA Conference), 'Mapping the Ottoman Realm' [replacing the postponed Istanbul symposium from April 2020]
December 14-18 - Florence [Postponed from 19-23 July 2021]. The 30th International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association, at the Palazzo Congressi & Palazzo Affari.
July 4-8 - [Postponed from July 2021]. Bucharest, Romania. The 29th International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC), 'Conflict and Cartography'.
October - Arlington, Texas. International Symposium of the International Map Collectors' Society (IMCoS)
August 13-18 - Cape Town. The 19th General Assembly and the 31st International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association.
Autumn. Helsinki. International Symposium of the International Map Collectors' Society (IMCoS)
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