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  • Conferences, meetings and lectures
  • Discussion lists
  • Exhibitions
  • Fakes & Forgeries
  • Family history
  • Fellowships, prizes and awards
  • Globes
  • Images of early maps on the web
  • Lists of links and Gateway sites
  • Map collecting
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  • Map interest societies
  • Marketplace
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  • Teaching the history of cartography
  • Thefts of early maps and books
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CONFERENCES, MEETINGS AND LECTURES

John Docktor's Calendar of conferences, meetings, lectures & fairs
Forthcoming meetings - a quick chronology Posting conference details (for organisers)

Conferences and Meetings:
International Conferences on the History of Cartography (ICHC)

Conference organisers: Information for those who wish to host an ICHC [PDF file, 175kb]
Guidelines for ICHC organizers [PDF file, 365kb]
The Series of International Conferences in the History of Cartography [PDF file, 98kb]
'Two dozen suggestions for attending your first International Conference on the History of Cartography'
Other international conferences relating to the history of cartography

Lecture Series:

Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography
'Maps and Society' Lectures (Warburg Institute, London)

Nebenzahl Lectures (Newberry Library, Chicago)
Oxford Seminars in Cartography (under 'News and events')
Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography (University of Texas at Arlington)

Calendar of Deadlines in the history of cartography

DISCUSSION LISTS The ISHMap-list
The MapHist Forum
The MapHist List
Other Internet map lists
EXHIBITIONS

FAKES, FORGERIES & FACSIMILES LIKELY TO DECEIVE

Index to known fakes, forgeries and deceptive facsimiles [NB. This is a Word document]
How to tell a fake or forgery
Notes on selected maps
Bibliography
FAMILY HISTORY: MAPS AND PLACE-NAMES

Maps
Place-names

FELLOWSHIPS, PRIZES AND AWARDS
[For the full list of fellowships see the page above] J B Harley Research Fellowships in the History of Cartography (London) The J B Harley Research Trust
Establishing the fellowships
J B Harley
Trustees
Donations to the Trust Fund
Contact details
Applying for a Harley Fellowship in the History of Cartography
Referee's Report form
Current awards
Harley Fellows (1994- )
Alphabetical list of Harley Fellows (1994- )
Harley Fellows by country
Their academic disciplines and status
The number of applicants and awards for each year
Extracts from reports made by previous Harley Fellows

Prizes and Awards
Deadlines for fellowship & award applications
GLOBES

Globes for sale
Globe images
Museums
Reading matter
Societies
Websites and links

IMAGES OF EARLY MAPS ON THE WEB 1. Index to the largest map image sites

General and Miscellaneous:

2.1. Large general sites
2.2. Medium and small general sites
2.3. Larger map dealer sites
3. Themes (subjects, topics)
4. World:
World atlases
World maps
5. Africa

THE AMERICAS:-
6. American continent:

General
People & themes
7. North America:
General
Canada
8. United States:
General
People & themes
States & regions
9. Mexico, Central & South America and the West Indies

10. Asia
11. Australia, Oceania & Antarctica
12. Europe:

12a. Continental Europe
12b. British Isles

About the listing of early map image sites on the web

Using the listing Finding your way around the listing
What has been excluded
Looking at maps online Viewing maps online
Other ways to find maps online Main listings sites
Search engines
Technical matters Image quality
Technical information
Software requirements
Citing electronic images
Hosting a map image site Creating map images (helpful TEXTS) and digital preservation issues
Copyright
A plea to map image hosts
INNOVATIVE sites that are worth checking out
The future? - issues and suggestions
LECTURES see under Conferences

LISTS OF LINKS AND GATEWAY SITES

MAP COLLECTING

Reading matter
Buying maps
Conservation
Map societies
Road maps
MAP COLLECTIONS Libraries, archives and other repositories in general
Union catalogues
Directories
Information on selected institutions
Exhibitions
Facsimiles
MAP INTEREST SOCIETIES

MARKETPLACE

Map Dealers
Map Fairs
Map Sales, Auctions and Prices
Searching for maps and books on the web
NEWS
Latest news
Latest news (archive)
How to find out what is going on (past, present and future)

RESEARCHERS IN THE HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY

Doctorates relating to the history of cartography (awarded 1995- )
Doctorates in progress relating to the history of cartography
TEACHING THE HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY Teachers and parents: web resources relating to early maps
Background and general information
Book titles
Lesson materials
Links sites
College and university level courses in the history of cartography
THEFTS OF EARLY MAPS AND BOOKS News about map thefts in general (and literature)
Library Security for Maps (report on the MAGERT meeting, June 2007)
Smiley thefts: reports and news stories
Issues arising out of the Forbes Smiley affair (2005)
Stolen maps & books (by George Ritzlin - about Joshua McCarty, October 2008)
What can the International Map Collectors' Society do to deter map thieves?
How should we respond to early map thefts? (2002)
Links relating to the theft of early books and maps
Libraries, Archives and Museums
Networks
Codes of Conduct
Deaccessioning
Discussion Lists
Legal Matters
Library Stamps
Security Guidelines
Book and Map Dealers
Networks
Codes of Practice
Discussion Lists
Spreading the News
Procedures for Reporting Theft
Theft Reports
Lists of Links
Report of the 'Responding to Theft' seminar (National Library of Wales, 25 April 2002)
European map thefts (2001)

WEB PROJECTS: NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL PROJECTS CONCERNING
EARLY CARTOGRAPHY

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THE WRITTEN WORD

JOURNALS AND NEWSLETTERSCaert-Thresoor
Cartes & Géomatique
Cartographic Journal
Cartographic Perspectives
Cartographica
Cartographica Helvetica
Cartographica Hungarica
Charta Geographica
Coordinates: Online Journal of the Map and Geography Round Table, American Library Association
Der Globusfreund see Globe Studies
Early Modern Literary Studies (Sept.1998 issue on Literature and Geography - online)
e_Perimetron: quarterly web journal on sciences and technologies affined to history of cartography and maps
Geographia Antiqua: rivista di geografia storica del mondo antico e di storia della geografia
Globe: the journal of the Australian Map Circle
Globe Studies. The Journal of the International Coronelli Society. (Der Globusfreund - English Edition)
Imago Mundi: the International Journal for the History of Cartography Announcement about the partnership with Routledge
General Statement
Contents of the current volume
Contents of previous volumes [1935-; abstracts 1996-]
® Editorial to Volume 50
Vinland Review Article [Vol. 50]
Editorial Board
Board of Directors
Instructions for Authors
Imago Mundi Prize
Books for review
Information for 'Chronicle'
Journal of the Hakluyt Society
Journal of the International Map Collectors' Society
Journal of Map and Geography Libraries
Malta Map Society Journal
The Map Collector
Mapforum
Mapline
Mare Oceanus
Mercator's World
The Old Map (Korean)
The Portolan, Journal of the Washington Map Society
Terrae Incognitae. The Journal for the History of Discoveries

BOOK REVIEWS

NEWSLETTERS

Introduction Contents:
Newsletters by organisation
Newsletters by title
Newsletters Listing
Newsletters in related subjects

READING SUGGESTIONS Books to get you into the subject
'Recent Trends in the History of Cartography: A Selective, Annotated Bibliography to the English-Language Literature' (Matthew H. Edney, 2007) [select No.6]
'Bibliographic Essay: History of Cartography' (Evelyn Edson, 2001)
Online encyclopedias
The University of Chicago Press 'History'
General Bibliographies General
Specific Themes
Biographical Dictionaries
Map Quotations

WEB ARTICLES AND COMMENTARIES ON SPECIFIC TOPICS IN THE
HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY
NON-GEOGRAPHICAL:-
1. General & Theoretical
2. Libraries
3. People
4. Themes (subjects, topics)
5. Atlas Collations

PLACES:-
6. World
7. Polar regions
8. Africa (& the islands)
9. The Americas

American Continent
North America:-
North America (general)
Canada
United States (general, people & themes)
United States (states & regions)
Mexico, Central & South America and the West Indies
10. Asia
11. Australia and Oceania
12. Europe:
12a. Continental Europe
12b. British Isles

About 'Web Articles...in the History of Cartography'

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AROUND THE SUBJECT

RELATED SUBJECTS

Aerial Photographs
Cartography and modern maps in general
Geography
Geology (history)
Historical Geography
Historical Maps
History of Architecture
History of Art
History of Astronomy
History of Aviation
History of Discovery and Exploration
History of Hydrography and Navigation
History of Science
History of Surveying
Landscape & Garden History
Maritime History
Military History
SPECIAL TOPICS WITH RELEVANCE TO EARLY MAPSCalendars (early)
Early epochs (ancient & medieval)
Illustrative elements on maps
Measuring and defining space
Miscellaneous (curiosities and literary)
People
Pictures
Places
Reference
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COMPANION SITES

The History of Cartography is, in a real sense, served by a network of sites - a miniature web of its own:

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ARTICLES BY TONY CAMPBELL

Articles about the History of Cartography:
[see here for other articles available online, and also under Thefts for 'opinion pieces']


ARTICLES BY OTHER AUTHORS

Searching for Early Maps: Use of Online Library Catalogs [2013] - by Joel Kovarsky

Stolen maps & books [2008] - by George Ritzlin

Library Security for Maps [2007] - by April Carlucci

Two dozen suggestions for attending your first International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC) [2005] - by Bert Johnson

What can the International Map Collectors' Society do to deter map thieves? [2005] - by Roger Baskes

Report of the 'Responding to Theft' seminar, held at the National Library of Wales on 25 April 2002 [2002] - by Chris Fleet

Bibliographic Essay: History of Cartography [2001] - by Evelyn Edson

"Vinland Re-read" [1998] - by Paul Saenger

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