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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 http://www.docktor.com/ Also consult the information for our field in the Gateway to the History of maps and cartography maintained by Tony Campbell at  http://www.maphistory.info/. The summary list below is edited from Tony Campbell's website. 2016 January 21-23 - Katowice, Poland. Fictional Maps International Conference, at the University of Silesia’s Scientific Information Centre and Academic Library. February 5-7 - Miami. Annual Miami International Map Fair, at HistoryMiami. April 1-2...
The French Commmittee for the history of cartography (CFC) issues a blog and the summaries of its symposiums which will be of interest to you.  see http://cartogallica.hypotheses.org/1363 The proceedings of the symposium will be published next year in Cartes & Géomatique.
Jean Yves-Sarazin Diretcor of the Department of maps and Plans at the BnF writes: about thsi exhibiton: Du 19 janvier au 2 mai 2016, l’exposition Made in Algeria, généalogie d’un territoire au MuCem à Marseille présentera près d’une centaine de cartes ayant trait à l’Algérie afin d’illustrer comment l’Afrique du Nord était perçue par l’Occident, comment la cartographie a aidé à coloniser, à spolier et à surveiller les terres. Cette exposition est novatrice en son genre à cause de la temporalité qu’elle propose – soit de la Renaissance à nos jours –, de la variété des œuvres, des objets et bien sûr, de la réflexion sur les usages de l’espace...
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Happy holidays and a successful New Year 2016 to everyone from the Trustees and the team in our Budapest office.   Sarah Tyacke 
He served the Society for the History of Discoveries as Secretary-Treasurer (1972-1975), Vice President (1983-1985) and President (1985-1987). From Tom Sander
First International Workshop  On the Origin and Evolution of Portolan Charts    2nd CALL FOR PAPERS    The Interuniversity Center for the History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT) invites paper proposals for the First International Workshop On the Origin and Evolution of Portolan Charts, to be held June 6-7, 2016, at the National Library of Portugal, Lisbon.    Submission instructions  All submissions are to be sent via email to portmeeting@ciuhct.org by December 15th, 2015, with the email subject ‘Portolan Chart Meeting Lisbon 2016’.  Submissions should include a 300-400 word abstract and a 150-200 word curricular note, highlighting...
John A. Wolter, former Chief of the Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, and charter member of the Washington Map Society member, died on October 22, 2015.  He served the Society as Secretary-Treasurer (1972-1975), Vice President (1983-1985) and President (1985-1987).   John prepared the following membership profile for the Spring 2004 issue of The Portolan, journal of the Washington Map Society: JOHN A. WOLTER: Cartographic Interests: 19th century Great Lakes and Western U.S., nautical charts and atlases, Socotra Island and the Horn of Africa. Professional Background: Received a bachelor's degree in geography (1956), a master's...
An excellent all day conference on the construction, dating and content of the Gough map was held at the Bodleain  Library,Oxford. This map of England Scotland and Wales is remarkable in that, apart from one of Italy of about 1425, such  general maps of countries are very rare in the European history of cartography. The speakers included not only map historians conservators and  paleographers  but  those developing 3D scanning of museum materials, Raman spectroscopy and hyperspectral anlysis as applied to early maps. Inveitably the symposium provided more questions than answers but a picture of the map made in the mid to late 14th century...

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