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ISHMap Symposium Lisbon
We would like to remember you that the 3rd Symposium of the International Society for the History of the Map (ISHMap) with the title “Encounters and Translations: Mapping and Writing the Waters of the World” will take place next Friday and Saturday (3rd/4th June 2016) at the National Library of Portugal in Lisbon. The final programme of the symposium can be found on the website of ISHMap and on http://www.bnportugal.pt/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1156%3Asimposio-ishmap-encounters-and-translations-mapping-and-writing-the-waters-of-the-world-3-e-4-jun-16&catid=166%3A2016&Itemid=1177&lang=pt Our symposium...
The latest Annual Report of the Harley Trustees is published. 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.   The Trust is  still going strong after over 20 years. It is supported by individuals who contribute either small amounts monthly or by individual larger donations from time to time.  Our American Friends are very active under the chairmanship of Matthew Edney and help colleagues attend the major International Conference on the History of Cartography every two years as well as sending  funding each year  to help ...
Dear all, Thanks to a skills sponsorship from the Japanese firm Dai Nippon Printing Co., 55 globes from the BnF collectionhave been digitized in 3D. It is the first time so many globes are digitized in volume, and with such details : the precise shape of each object has been scanned, and combined with a high definition texture. These globes can be accessed on Gallica, the BnF digital library, via dedicated pages. It is possible to navigate the globes -        by theme(terrestrial, celestial, metallic globes), -        by century, -        by geographical origin. Once you’ve selected the globe you wish to see, clicking the « 3D » button...
We have added some practical informations on the upcoming Symposium in Lisbon, you can find it in our Meetings subpage. Registration for the event is still open, you can reach it from the sidebar on the right or by clicking this link.
Frederick de Wit and the First Concise Reference Atlas George S. Carhart This book is about the life and work of Frederick de Wit (1629-1706), one of the most famous dealers of maps, prints and art during the Dutch Golden Age, and his contribution to the dissemination of the knowledge of cartography. The Amsterdam firm of Frederick de Wit operated under the name “De Witte Pascaert” (The White Chart) from 1654 to 1710. It offered all kinds of printing and was one of the most successful publishers of maps and prints in the second half of the seventeenth century. The description of De Wit’s life and work is followed by an in-depth analysis and...
The indigenous map: native information, ethnographic object, artefact of encounter AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD studentship on indigenous maps within the collections of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). This award is made by the Science Museums & Archives Consortium under the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme. The project, due to begin in September 2016, will be supervised by Professor Felix Driver (at Royal Holloway, University of London) and Dr Catherine Souch (RGS-IBG). The project will consider the significance of indigenous maps within the RGS-IBG...
The following grants are available but time is short if you are interested from a mapping perspective. The Hakluyt Society announces two new research funding initiatives. Deadline for applications: 15 February 2016. In furtherance of the objectives of the Hakluyt Society - to promote the study of historical exploration, travel, and worldwide cultural encounter - the Society has established two schemes of research funding open to anyone whose research interests meet with and promote the Society’s stated objectives. The Society makes multiple research grants available in any given calendar year: The Hakluyt Society Research Grant, up to six of...
ANNOUNCING THE TWENTY- THIRD SERIES OF J B HARLEY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS IN THE HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY The Trustees of the J B Harley Research Fellowships Trust Fund are pleased to announce the twenty-third series of awards, offering support to assist research in the map collections of the United Kingdom. Awards have been made to: Anna Feintuck (University of Edinburgh) The production and use of cartographic knowledge: a case study of Charles E Goad's fire insurance plans of Edinburgh and Leith, 1891-1906 (2 weeks) John Moore (Collections Manager, University of Glasgow Library) British Directory Maps: an analysis of the maps accompanying...

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