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Forthcoming meetings - a quick chronology (2015-2017)


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)


June 8-12 - Porto, Portugal. Connected Oceans: New Avenues of Research in Oceans and Maritime History. Deadline for Call for Papers: 30 March 2015.

June 11-12 - Rome. 'Borders and Borderlands in 19th Century Europe', Convegno internazionale con sostegno della Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, at the Istituto Storico Germanico di Roma.

June 27 - Newbury, Berkshire. The Defence Surveyors' Association. Ninth "Maps & Surveys" Annual Seminar on historical hydroraphic and milirary surveying, charting and mapping, at the Royal School of Military Survey, Denison Barracks, Hermitage near Newbury. Contact Mike Nolan: maptnolan(at)gmail.com

June 29-July 3 - London. 'Maps and Mapping before 1900', a one-week, intensive course - part of the London Rare Books School (LRBS) - run by Catherine Delano Smith and Sarah Tyacke with invited specialists.

July 5-10 - London. A session, convened by Keith Lilley and Catherine Porter, 'Digital mappings and historical geographies', at the International Conference of Historical Geographers 2015, Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers), Deadline for Call for Papers: 5 September 2014. Also a second proposed panel, convened by Dean Bond and Madalina Veres, 'Geographies of Early Modern War', Deadline for Call for Papers: 1 September 2014.

July 6-9 - Leeds. International Medieval Congress, sessions on 'Mappings' to be organised by Felicitas Schmieder & Dan Terkla. Deadline for Call for Papers: 20 September 2014.

July 8-11 - London. The Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries, at the University of London. Deadline for Call for Papers: 14 January 2015.

July 12-17 - Antwerp, Belgium. 26th International Conference on the History of Cartography , under the main heading: 'Theatre of the World in Four Dimensions / Space-Time-Imagination- Spectacle'. Inspiration was derived from the title of the very first modern atlas, which was published in 1570 by the Antwerp mapmaker Abraham Ortelius. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 October 2014. [Preceded by the meeting of the International Society of Curators of Early Maps (ISCEM) and the Annual General Meeting of the International Society for the History of the Map (ISHMap).]

July 26-31 - Washington, D.C. A Rare Book School course, 'From Manuscript to Woodblock: The Art and Science of Cartography from Ptolemy to the Age of Copernicus, 200-1550 CE', taught by John Hessler at the Library of Congress.

August 17-21 - Moscow. Regional Conference of the International Geographical Union, 'Geography, Culture and Society for Our Future Earth', at Lomonosov Moscow State University. Alexey Postnikov is a local convener of the History of Geography and Geopolitics Sessions (postnikov@comtv.ru).

August 20-21 - Rio de Janeiro. Pre-Conference Symposium on Atlases, Topography and the History of Cartography, organized by the ICA's Commission on the History of Cartography. [All papers on the History of Cartography will be presented on Thursday 20 August.]

August 23-28 - Rio de Janeiro. 27th International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association.

September 1-October 13 - Charlottesville. a 6-week course by Joel Kovarsky, 'The Roles of Old Maps: History, Art, Cartography and the Building of Nations', at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Virginia.

September 12-13 - Lemgo, Germany. Annual meeting of the Verein Freundeskreis für Cartographica, at the Weserrenaissance-Museum Schloß Brake.

September 23-26. Dresden. 13th Symposium of the International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes, in cooperation with the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon. Deadline for Call for Papers: 31 March 2015.

October 3 - Arlington. Fall meeting of the Texas Map Society, at the University of Texas at Arlington Library.

October 19-21 - Cape Town. International Symposium of the International Map Collectors' Society, '400 Years of cartography of travels to and in Southern Africa, from the Portuguese explorers (c. 1500) to the Boer War (c. 1900)', at the Centre for the Book, National Library of South Africa. Deadline for Call for Papers: 5 September 2014.

October 23-25 – Chicago. The 'Chicago International Map Fair', at the Loyola University Museum of Art, including four lectures.

November 20 - La Courneuve, France. Journée d'étude, 'La cartographie des traités (XVe-XXe siècle)', organized by the Commission ‘Histoire’ du Comité Français de Cartographie (CFC) and the Archives diplomatiques. Deadline for Call for Papers: 25 May 2015.

December 12 - Brussels. The Brussels Map Circle, International Conference: 'Turkey', at the Royal Library, part of the Europalia events.


February 5-7 - Miami. Annual Miami International Map Fair, at HistoryMiami.

April 20-22 - Santiago, Chile. 6° Simposio Iberoamericano de Historia de la Cartografía, “Del mundo al mapa y del mapa al mundo: objetos, escalas e imaginarios del territorio”, at the Universidad de Chile and the Universidad Católica de Chile. See, for further details, here. Deadline for Call for Papers: 30 July 2015.

June 3-4 - Lisbon. 'Encounter and Translation: Mapping and Writing the Seas of the World', 3rd International symposium of the International Society for the History of the Map (ISHMap), organized in conjunction with the Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia (CIUHCT) and the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal.

October 6-9 – Arlington, Texas. The University of Texas at Arlington will host the 10th Biennial Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography. Additional information from Ben Huseman: huseman@exchange.uta.edu

October - Chicago. The Chicago Map Society will play host to a major event - a conference celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Nebenzahl Lectures, the International Symposium of the International Map Collectors' Society, and the Chicago Map Fair. [Details to follow.]


July 2-7 - Washington, D.C. The 28th International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

July 9-14 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil. 27th International Conference on the History of Cartography.


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)
  • Centre de Recherche sur la Littérature des Voyages (CRLV)
  • Conference Alerts: Academic Conferences Worldwide
  • DIGMAP 'Relevant Events' (focusing more on current map and library conferences)
  • Early Modern England Source (submission forms)
  • Gateway for Historical Geographical-Information-Systems (GIS) in history, for Historical Cartography and for Historical Geography (his-GIS.net)
  • History.transnational (a German site which, inter alia, posts conference announcements - see Deadlines; 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'
  • HoBo Events (conferences, book fairs, lectures and seminars in Oxford, Cambridge, London, Edinburgh & elsewhere)
  • 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.

    Other ways of publicising a conference:

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