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Forthcoming meetings - a quick chronology (2020-2023)


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'


March 26-29 - Strasbourg. Atlas Days: 'Mapping Europe in the 19th century'. Further information from: francis.fischer90(at)sfr.fr

April 18 - London. A multi-disciplinary forum and symposium: 'Cartographies of the Imagination', at OmVed Gardens, London N6. Deadline for Call for Papers: 16 January 2020.

April 21-23 - Istanbul. 8th International Symposium on the History of Cartography: Mapping the Ottoman realm: Travelers, cartographers and archaeologists, hosted by the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography and the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) – Department Istanbul. [38 presentations have been accepted and are listed on the conference website. Online registration through the conference website is now open.]

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.

May 6-7 - London. George Bellas Greenough Map Bicentenary Meeting, University College London and The Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly. Deadline for Call for Papers: 6 January 2020.

May 7-10 [cancelled] - Kalamazoo, Michigan. 55th International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS). Proposals are invited for 'Mappings' sessions on: ‘Charting a Global Middle Ages, Challenging the Pre-Modern/Modern Dichotomy’, organised by Felicitas Schmieder (felicitas.schmieder(at)fernuni-hagen.de) and Dan Terkla (terkla(at)iwu.edu). Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 September 2019.

May 12-14 - Leith, Scotland. IMCoS will make a 3-day trip to Edinburgh's port town.

May 15 - Perth. Scottish Maps Forum Seminar: ‘Maps and “The Three Rs”: Rescue, Revelation and Research relating to early maps of Scotland’, at the A.K. Bell Library.

May 22 [cancelled] - Aberystwyth. The Wales Map Symposium 2020: focusing on how towns and cities have been mapped through time and how this can help us to understand the history and processes of urban growth; organised by the National Library of Wales and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales in association with the Historic Towns Trust. For further information and tickets see Here.

May 29-30 - Houston. Spring Meeting of the Texas Map Society: 'Exploring Space(s): Discovering Texas and Beyond'. Contact: mylynka.cardona(at)tamuc.edu. Deadline for Call for Papers: 31 January 2020 [extended].

June 4-5 - [Under consideration] Lisbon. International Workshop: 'On the Origin and Evolution of the Nautical Chart', at the Hydrographic Institute - the third Lisbon meeting dedicated to the History of Nautical Cartography. Organised by Medea-Chart. Deadline for Call for Papers: 31 December 2019.

June 4-7 - London. A panel: 'Colonial map collections: new approaches and methodologies', for the Royal Anthropological Institute and Royal Geographical Society's conference: "Anthropology and Geography: Dialogues Past Present and Future”. Deadline for Call for Papers: 8 January 2020.

June 5-7 - London. IMCoS weekend, celebrating the Society's 40th anniversary, and the London Map Fair.

June 11-13 - São Paulo, Brazil. Biennial Symposium of the International Society for the History of the Map (ISHMap). Deadline for Call for Papers: 31 October 2019.

July 6-9 - Leeds. 27th International Medieval Congress (IMC). 'Mappings' sessions, on the theme of ‘Borders’ (or any aspect of medieval mappings) organised by Felicitas Schmieder (felicitas.schmieder(at)fernuni-hagen.de) and Dan Terkla (terkla(at)iwu.edu). Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 September 2019.

September 7-9 - Sydney. International conference: Mapping the Pacific, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Cook’s discovery of the east coast of Australia. Hosted by the State Library of New South Wales in collaboration with the Australian and New Zealand Map Society, the Society for the History of Discoveries, and the International Map Collectors Society (whose 38th International Symposium this is).

September 10-12 - Basel, Switzerland. 20. Kartographiehistorisches Colloquium, Kollegiengebäude der Universität. Deadline for Call for Papers: 19 April 2020.

September 11-12 - Winston-Salem, North Carolina. A conference: 'Cartography & Culture: Mapping the Early American South', at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts.

October 3-5. Arlington, Texas. The second regional symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography; the 12th Virginia Garrett Lectures; and the Fall meeting of the Texas Map Society. [Details to follow.]

October 7-9 - Seville. 'XIX International Reunion for the History of Nautical Science: Magellan, Elcano and the circumnavigations' [IRHNS XIX]. Deadline for Call for Papers: 31 March 2020.

October 16-17 - Venice. Joint cartography conference: Brussels Map Circle and the Associazione Culturale "Roberto Almagià" - Associazione Italiana Collezionisti di Cartografia Antica.

November 5-6 - Hamburg. Workshop: 'Maps and Colours', organised by the Museum am Rothenbaum - Hanseatic Business Archive foundation/Hamburg Chamber of Commerce - Centre for the Studies of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC)/Universität Hamburg. Deadline for Call for Papers: 1 March 2020.

November 12-15 - New Orleans. Annual meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries (SHD), at the Williams Research Center, Historic New Orleans Collection. Celebrating the Society's 60th anniversary. Deadline for Call for Papers: 30 April 2020.

December 4 - Paris. Journée d’études: ‘Du jardin vers le monde et du monde au jardin : la cartographie et l’histoire naturelle’, Auditorium de la Grande Galerie de l’Évolution, Muséum national d’histoire naturelle. Deadline for Call for Papers: 20 March 2020.


January 15-16 - Paris. Annual conference of the Société d'études anglo-américaines des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, with the theme: 'Cartes et cartographie dans le monde anglophone aux 17e et 18e siècles’.

July 4-9 - Bucharest, Romania. The 29th International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC), 'Conflict and Cartography', at the Aula Magna of the Central University Library "Carol I".

July 19-23 - Florence. (still subject to change - as at 13 February 2020) The 30th International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association, at the Palazzo Congressi & Palazzo Affari.

October (?) - Brussels. International Symposium of the International Map Collectors' Society (IMCoS), at the Royal Library.


Texas. International Symposium of the International Map Collectors' Society (IMCoS)


July 2-8 - Lyon, France. The 30th International Conference on the History of Cartography, at the Université de Lyon 3 Jean Moulin.

August 13-18 - Cape Town. The 19th General Assembly and the 31st International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association.

Helsinki. International Symposium of the International Map Collectors' Society (IMCoS)


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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