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Forthcoming meetings - a quick chronology (2018-2021)


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'



October 10-13 - Gotha. 21st conference of the Map and Geoinformation Curators group (MAGIC), (8-10 October), followed (11-13) by the 19th Kartographiehistorische Colloquium, at the Gotha Perthes Collection, University and Research Library Erfurt/Gotha.

October 14-17 - Manila [and Hong Kong]. 'Thirty-Sixth International Map Collectors' Society Symposium' [IMCoS], organised with The Philippine Map Collectors Society, plus an optional extension to Hong Kong (October 18-20).

October 25-26 - Cambridge, Mass. Symposium: 'Follow the map: reflecting on 200 years of the Harvard Map Collection'. The conference is free and open to the public, but Registration is required.

November 3 - Los Angeles. California Map Society, Southern California Meeting, in the Los Angeles Maritime Museum.

November 12-14 - Ponta Delgada (Azores). XVIII International Reunion for the History of Nautical Science: 'Atlantic Navigation'. Please send your submissions including an abstract of 200 words before July, 31, with a short CV, to arsnautica@gmail.com

December 2-7 - Washington, D.C. The Art & Science of Cartography, 200–1550 - Rare Book School course taught by John Hessler at the Library of Congress.  

February 1-3 - Miami. Annual Miami International Map Fair, at HistoryMiami.

February, 14-15 - Stanford, California. Conference: ‘Mapping and the Global Imaginary, 1500-1900, David Rumsey Map Center, Stanford University Libraries. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 April 2018.

May 9-12 - Kalamazoo, Michigan. 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Proposals are invited for 'Mappings' sessions on: 1) “Pictura et Scriptura on/and Medieval Maps; 2) “Skin and Ink: The Materiality of Medieval Maps and Their Codicological Analogs”; 3) “‘Build it and they [hopefully won’t] come’: Placement and Displacement on Medieval Maps” and 4) “Seeing What’s no Longer There: New Imaging Technologies and Medieval Maps”, 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.

May 9-12 - Kalamazoo, Michigan. 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Proposals are invited for a session: 'Re-Mapping/Re-Reading Pre-Modern Travel Narratives and Maps', sponsored by Mediaevalia: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Medieval Studies Worldwide. Contact Giovanna Montenegro: gmontene(at)binghamton.edu. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 September 2018.

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: 30 November 2018.

July 13 - Leiden. Meeting of the International Society of Curators of Early Maps (ISCEM). Details later from ed.dahl(at)sympatico.ca.

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

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

September 2-7 - Bucharest. 12th Congress of South-East European Studies: 'Between the Imperial Eye and the Local Gaze - Cartographies of Southeast Europe / Entre la surveillance impériale et le regard local / Cartographies de l'Europe du Sud-Est', 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.

October 3-5 {date not officially announced yet} - Zurich. XIV symposium of the International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes.

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

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


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 19 July 2018)) 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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