February 3-5 - Miami. Annual Miami International Map Fair, at HistoryMiami.
March 17 - Edinburgh. Scottish Maps Forum Seminar: 'Old maps and new directions: recent research in historical maps of Scotland'.
March 30-31 - Lincoln, Nebraska. 2017 Great Plains Symposium: Flat Places, Deep Identities: Mapping Nebraska and the Great Plains. Deadline for Call for Papers: 14 October 2016.
March 30-April 1 - Chicago. Weird and Wonderful: Exploring the Outliers of Renaissance Cartography, Renaissance Society of America. Deadline for Call for Papers: 1 June 2016.
April 5-9 - Boston. Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, to include sessions on map history.
April 26-28 - Venice. 12th Conference on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage, in partnership with the IUAV - Laboratory of Cartography & Gis and Laboratory of Photogrammetry, the AUTH CartoGeoLab - Laboratory of Cartography & Geographical Analysis, and the MAGIC - Map & Geoinformation Curators Group. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 January 2017.
May 11-14 - Kalamazoo, Michigan. Panels on 'Mappings': 'Shaping the Medieval World', 'Medieval Maps, their Makers and Uses' and Maps as/and Narratives', to be convened by Felicitas Schmieder and Dan Terkla, at the International Congress on Medieval Studies. Deadline for Call for Papers: 25 September 2016 [contact Felicitas.Schmieder(at)FernUni-Hagen.de or terkla(at)iwu.edu].
May 12 - Aberystwyth. 'Carto-Cymru - The Wales Map Symposium 2017 “Measuring the Meadows”' (the development of estate mapping and its value in portraying the historical landscape), organised by The National Library of Wales and The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales.
June 28-30 - Washington, D.C. Pre-ICC Workshop, ‘Charting the Cosmos of Cartography: History – Names – Atlases’, organized by the Commission on the History of Cartography and the Library of Congress, Geography & Map Division, to be held at the latter. The ICA Commission on Atlases and the ICA/IGU Commission on Toponymy will also be involved. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 February 2017.
July 2-7 - Washington, D.C. The 28th International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Deadline for Call for Papers: 26 October 2016.
July 3-6 - Leeds. Panels on 'Mappings', relating to 'Otherness', to be convened by Felicitas Schmieder and Dan Terkla, at the International Medieval Congress. Deadline for Call for Papers: 25 September 2016 [contact Felicitas.Schmieder(at)FernUni-Hagen.de or terkla(at)iwu.edu].
July 8 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Preceding the ICHC: a meeting of the International Society of Curators of Early Maps (ISCEM), and the AGM of the International Society for the History of the Map (ISHMap).
July 9-14 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil. 27th International Conference on the History of Cartography. Deadline for Call for Papers: 31 October 2016.
August 30-September 1 - Berlin. 'International Interdisciplinary Conference on Digital Cultural Heritage' (DCH2017), organized by CODATA-Germany (The German National Committee to the ICSU Committee on Data for Science and Technology), at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. Deadline for Call for Papers: 27 March 2017.
September 15-16 - Leiden. International symposium, 'Mapping Asia – Cartographic Encounters between East and West', at Leiden University Library, jointly hosted by the International Cartographic Association’s Commission on the History of Cartography and Leiden University. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 February 2017.
September 22-23 - Milwaukee. Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries. Deadline for Call for Papers: 3 February 2017. Contact Marguerite Ragnow: ragn0001(at)umn.edu Also a separate CfP for, 'Indigenous Discovery and Exploration History: a Thematic Panel and Call for Articles' [in Terrae Incognitae], for which there is a Deadline for Call for Papers: 3 February 2017. Contact Lauren Beck: lbeck(at)mta.ca
October 8-11 - Hamburg. The 35th International Symposium of the International Map Collectors' Society, with optional extension (Gottorf – Lübeck – Berlin): 12th–15th October.
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.
February 2-4 - Miami. Annual Miami International Map Fair, at HistoryMiami.
June 14-16 - Portland, Maine. Symposium of the International Society for the History of the Map (ISHMap), at the Osher Map Library.
September 20-23 - Denver. Meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries, hosted by the Rocky Mountain Map Society.
July 14-19 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The 28th International Conference on the History of Cartography.
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