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Forthcoming meetings - a quick chronology (2019-2021)


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'

July 1-4 - Leeds. 25th International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds. 'Mappings' sessions, on the theme of 'Materialities', organised by Felicitas Schmieder (felicitas.schmieder(at)fernuni-hagen.de) and Dan Terkla (terkla(at)iwu.edu). Deadline for Call for Papers: 21 September 2018.

July 12 - Utrecht. Workshop of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography: 'Controlling the Waters: Seas, Lakes and Rivers on Historic Maps and Charts', co-organised with the Map Collection of Utrecht University. Deadline for Call for Papers: 1 February 2019.

July 13 - Leiden. Meeting of the International Society of Curators of Early Maps (ISCEM). Details later from: M.Storms(at)library.leidenuniv.nl

July 14-19 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The 28th International Conference on the History of Cartography. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 October 2018.

July 15 - Tokyo. Workshop: Cartography as a Cultural Encounter: How East and West have Mapped and Influenced Each Other, jointly organized by the ICA Commissions on the History of Cartography and on Topographic Mapping. Deadline for Call for Papers: 20 April 2019.

July 15-20 - Tokyo. 29th International Cartographic Conference.

September 2-7 - Bucharest. 12th Congress of South-East European Studies: 'Political, social and religious dynamics in South- East Europe / Dynamiques politiques, sociales et religieuses dans le sud-est europeen', including a panel: 'Cartographies of Southeast Europe / Entre la surveillance impériale et le regard local / Cartographies de l'Europe du Sud-Est', organised by Robert Born and Marian Coman for the Association Internationale d'Etudes du Sud-Est Européen. For further details see ISHMap-List. Deadline for Call for Papers: 20 September 2018.

September 5-6 – Oxford. The International Map Collectors' Society is planning a visit to the exhibition ‘Talking Maps’ at the Bodleian Library, guided by Nick Millea (co-curator with Jerry Brotton), followed by the annual Collectors’ Meeting at Wadham College.

October 2-5 - Zurich and St. Gallen, Switzerland. The ‘XIVth International Symposium for the Study of Globes’, organized by the International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes, in cooperation with the Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum, the Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen and the Zentralbibliothek Zürich. Deadline for Call for Papers: 31 March 2019.

October 10-12 - Stanford, California. The Second Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography, on Gender, Sexuality and Cartography.

October 10-12 - Philadelphia. Conference: 'The Power of Maps and the Politics of Borders', American Philosophical Society Library. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 March 2019.

October 14-16 – Strasbourg, France. Symposium: 'Faire connaître les mondes en découverte', sponsored by the Bibliothèque Nationale et Universitaire, University of Strasbourg and the University of Paris VII-Diderot.

November 6-8 - Brasilia. II Colóquio Luso-Brasileiro de Teoria e História da Geografia, organised by the Departamento de Geografia da Universidade de Brasília and the Centro de Estudos Geográficos da Universidade de Lisboa. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 June 2019.

November 7-9 – Chicago. The 20th Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr. Lectures in the History of Cartography, at the Newberry Library.

November 14-17 - Gainesville. Society for the History of Discoveries Annual Meeting: 'The Caribbean: A Cultural Encounter', at the University of Florida.

November 16-17 - Valletta, Malta. A 10th anniversary seminar: Imago Melitae 2019, at the San Anton Palace, by courtesy of the President, Dr George Vella. . Additional information from David Roderick Lyon: < galleon@onvol.net >

December 7 - Tervuren, Belgium. The Brussels Map Circle Conference 2019, in the Africa Museum: "Mapping Africa.


April 21-23 - Istanbul. 8th International Symposium on the History of Cartography: Mapping the Ottoman realm: Travelers, cartographers and archaeologists, hosted by the the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography and the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) – Department Istanbul. Deadline for Call for Papers: 1 November 2019.

April 21-24 - Barcelona. 8º Simposio Iberoamericano de Historia de la Cartografía (8 SIAHC): 'El mapa como elemento de conexión cultural entre América y Europa', at the Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya (ICGC). Deadline for Call for Papers: 30 September 2019.

September 2-5 - Basel, Switzerland. 20. Kartographiehistorisches Colloquium

September 6-9 - Sydney. 38th International Map Collectors' Society Symposium [IMCoS], at the State Library of New South Wales, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Cook’s discovery of the east coast of Australia. A post-conference trip to the National Library of Australia in Canberra is planned. Further details to follow.


July 4-9 - Bucharest, Romania. The 29th International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC).

July 19-23 - Florence. (still subject to change (as at 27 February 2019)) The 30th International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association.


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-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)
  • 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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