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Tony Campbell writes: www.academia.edu is the researchers' equivalent of LinkedIn. Almost 22 million people have signed up covering many disciplines. There are over 3000 people for  the history of cartography and its well worth a visit or even to join -  to upload papers, talks etc. and of course to download them. If you join a research interest group you are automatically in contact, if you wish, with others in the same field and can receive alerts as to new publications etc.come out. There are many more uses. For more info have a look at Tony's own entry Academia:https;//independent.academia.edu/CampbellTony 
The CIUHCT organizes also in this year the "Spring Lectures in the History of Cartography", which will take place at the National Library of Portugal in Lisbon. On Thursday, 21th May 2015 Sandra Sáenz-López Pérez (Madrid) will speak about Beatos-Maps: "Subiecta formula picturarum demonstrat: La imagen del mundo en los manuscritos de los Beatos". For more information see http://www.bnportugal.pt/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1029%3Aconferencias-de-primavera-em-historia-da-cartografia-2015-21-maio-19-jun-18h00&catid=165%3A2015&Itemid=1050&lang=pt Entrance is free.  
Sarah Tyacke Chair of the Harley Trustees writes: The latest Annual Report of the J B Harley Fellowship Trust is now available to down-load. For those of you who have benefited or know of the Trust's work in helping researchers in the history of cartography, you will be pleased to see our progress. https://www.dropbox.com/s/lyg9qxw0fzpbq47/Harley%20A5%202013-2014_Layout.... Please apply if you think you qualify.  For those of you who do not know of the Trust you will be glad to know it exists in our field and that it is  still going strong after over 20 years. It is supported by individuals who contribute either small amounts monthly or by...
New website "myoldmaps.com"
In 1994 I established a web site, generously hosted by Mr. Henry Davis for 12 years, called Cartographic Images (http://www.henry-davis.com/MAPS/). The site contained over a thousand old maps and associated monographs about each one. However, I did not have the ability to update/correct/modify this site. Eventually the cost of hosting a website became viable and I re-established the site in 2010 at www.cartographic-images.net, where I could continually try to improve its content. In 2015 I created a new website using a different format, but essentially the same content that is even easier to maintain, update, etc. This newest website is www....
Mark Monmonier recently published Adventures in Academic Cartography: A Memoir, available as a paperback or eBook through Amazon.com. Adventures is a personal history offering insight to the diverse impacts of computer technology on the world of cartography and mapping. It surveys the author’s half century of work as a scholar, educator, and editor as well as his commitment to demystifying for general readers the power of maps as a tool for understanding and persuasion. An overview of his undergraduate and graduate training and early university employment precedes engaging accounts of his experiences as a classroom teacher; academic...
Henrique Leitão, a member of the University Centre for the History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT - University of Lisbon) has won the "Pessoa Prize 2014", for his contributions to the History of Science in Portugal. This is the highest artistic, scientific and literary prize in Portugal and has been awarded before to such famous Portuguese people as Maria João Pires (the pianist) and António Damásio (the neuroscientist). In the text of the award three works are referred to: the exhibition «360º Science Discovered» (Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, 2013), of which he was the curator and that included also a map section; the modern edition of...
The IV international workshop about Iberian map history, which is organised by GEHC (Grup d’Estudis d’Història de la Cartografia, University of Barcelona) and CIUHCT (Centre for History of Science and Technology, University of Lisbon) will take place in Barcelona from 4th to 6th March 2015. It will deal with Cities, Regions and Oceans (15th-20th Centuries). The Call for Papers ends on 31th Dezember 2014. For more information see http://wihci2015-pt.blogspot.com.es/
An Exhibition of Rare Original Maps & Posters By Roderick M Barron, Antique Map Specialist, Sevenoaks, Kent Menier Gallery (Lower Gallery), 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU Wednesday 26th November to Saturday 29th November 2014 Celebrating the popular culture of the First World War, an exhibition opening next week at the Menier Gallery on London’s South Bank showcases a rare collection of original satirical maps and propaganda posters. The fascinating genre of comic cartography and propagandist map art is explored through an unrivalled selection of wartime maps, posters, postcards, puzzles & printed ephemera Items from France,...

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