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Forthcoming meetings - a quick chronology (2014-2017)


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)


July 14-August 15 - Chicago. An NEH Summer Institute for College and University Faculty at the Newberry Library, 'Mapping Nature across the Americas'. Deadline for Applications: 4 March 2014.

August 26-9 - London. A proposed session at the RGS-IBG 2014 Annual International Conference, Geographies of the Ancient City: Lessons to Learn from Diachronic Comparisons. Convenor: Benjamin N. Vis (University of Leeds). Deadline for Call for Papers: 3 February 2014.

September 3-6 - Lisbon. 'Cities Without Maps: Reconstructing Early Urban Morphologies and Appropriations of Space in Portuguese Colonial Cities', part of the 12th International Conference on Urban History: Cities in Europe, Cities in the World [EAUH 2014]. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 October 2013.

September 4-5 - Budapest. 9th international workshop of the International Cartographic Association's Commission on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage. Deadline for Abstract submission, 15 June 2014; Full Paper submission, 10 July 2014.

September 8-9 - London. International symposium, 'Cartography between Europe and the Islamic World 1100-1600', at Queen Mary, University of London. Supported by the Leverhulme Trust. Deadline for Call for Papers: 21 February 2014.

September 18-19 - Philadelphia. Conference, 'Hand-Colored Books and Maps of the Early Modern Period', Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania.

September 19-21 - Civitella del Lago, Italy. Annual meeting of the Associazione Roberto Almagià [the Italian Map Collector Society], celebrating the bicentenary of the death of Rizzi Zannoni.

September 24-27 - Bogotá, Colombia. The 5th Ibero-American Symposium on the History of Cartography (5siahc), 'Dibujar y pintar el mundo: Arte, cartografía y política', organised by the Universidad de los Andes & Razón Cartográfica. Deadline for Call for Papers: 29 November 2013.

October 9-11 - Eichstätt, Germany. 17. Kartographiehistorisches Colloquium, in collaboration with the chair for Ancient History of the Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. Contact: markus.heinz(at)sbb.spk-berlin.de.

October 10-12 - Chicago. 2nd annual Chicago International Map Fair, at Loyola University Museum of Art (including 'a six part educational series with lectures by some of the antiquarian scholars of the Chicago Map Society and Loyola University'). Organised by Harlan J. Berk Ltd from whom tickets can be obtained.

October 16-17 – Arlington, Texas. The 9th Biennial Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography, 'The Price of Manifest Destiny: Wars in the American Southwest, 1819-1865', a joint meeting with the Texas Map Society and the Rocky Mountain Map Society, followed by the Map Fair of the West at the Museum of Biblical Art, Dallas (18-19 October).

October 17-19 – Athens. The Second International Conference on the Greek World in Travel Accounts and Maps, 'Corsairs and Pirates in the Eastern Mediterranean, 15th–19th Centuries', hosted by the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation, at the Museum of Cycladic Art.

October 21-24 - Seoul, South Korea. International Symposium of the International Map Collectors' Society.

October 25 - Richmond. A symposium at the Library of Virginia, with Martin Bruckner (U of Delaware) and Max Edelson (UVA) speaking on 'geographical concepts in the early days of the republic'.

October 30-November 2 - Austin, Texas. The Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries, at the Texas History Museum. Deadline for Call for Papers: 11 April 2014.

November 17 - Mulhouse. Journées d'études "Clio en cartes 2", 'Y a-t-il des cartes impossibles?', Université de Haute Alsace / Atlas historique d’Alsace (CRESAT-UHA Fonderie). Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 September 2014.

December 2-6 - Ghent & Brussels. Joint symposium of the ICA Commission on Map Production and Geo-Business, the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography and the Brussels Map Circle, 'Cartography in Times of War and Peace’. Deadline for Call for Papers: 20 June 2014.

December 5-7 - Berlin. '(Re)Producing the North: Space, Knowledge, and Maps', Second workshop on the History of Mapping History, 'Negotiating Space, Arranging the Land'. Deadline for Call for Papers: 31 August 2014.


February 6-8 - Miami. 21st Annual Miami International Map Fair, at HistoryMiami.

March 26-28 - Berlin. Renaissance Society of America, a session to be organized by Elizabeth Ross, University of Florida, 'Early Modern Art and Cartography (1400-1600)'. Ashgate Publishing expects to produce a volume of essays. Deadline for Call for Papers: 2 June 2014.

April 23-25 - London. William Smith Meeting 2015 – 200 Years of Smith’s Map, History of Geology Group of the Geological Society of London. Deadline for Call for Papers: 31 August 2014.

May 14-17 - Kalamzoo, Michigan. Two proposed panels: 'Rethinking Medieval Maps I: The Unmapped, Marginalized and Fictitious' and 'Rethinking Medieval Maps II: Evidence for the Use and Re-Use of Maps', convened by Laura Whatley and Chet Van Duzer, for the International Congress on Medieval Studies. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 September 2014.

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. The International Conference of Historical Geographers 2015 will be held at Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers).

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 Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 October 2014.

August 23-28 - Rio de Janeiro. 27th International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association, including the Commission on the History of Cartography.

October 19-21 - Cape Town. International Symposium of the International Map Collectors' Society at the Centre for the Book, National Library of South Africa.



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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