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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,...
The exhibition, Lines in the Ice: Seeking the Northwest Passage, curated by British Library curators Philip Hatfield and Tom Harper (ISHMap Member), focuses on three of the most eminent Arctic explorers to seek the Northwest Passage: Martin Frobisher, who discovered what we now describe as ‘fool’s gold’; Sir John Franklin, possibly the most famous British Arctic explorer; and Roald Amundsen, the first man to the South Pole and a member of the first crew to fly across the Arctic.Just weeks after the long-anticipated discovery of one of Sir John Franklin’s lost ships the British Library, 96 Euston Road, looks back on almost 400 years of a...
(Re)Producing the North Space, Knowledge, and Maps is a workshop on December 5-7, 2014 in Berlin organized by the research project “Negotiating Space, Arranging the Land. This is a multidisciplinary, international network of researchers interested in the cultural and historical importance of mapping in the Nordic Countries. We will ask how maps and cartographic practices (re)produced, challenged and changed the knowledge of Europe´s Northern periphery. How did term and concept of the North change along with the development of maps? Which effects had increasing knowledge on the design of maps? How did maps draw the line between knowledge and...
December 2-6, 2014 – Ghent and Brussels, Belgium The ICA Commission on Map Production and Geo-Business, the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, and the Brussels Map Circle are organizing a joint international symposium entitled Cartography in Times of War and Peace. The symposium will consist of three events focusing on military cartography, each hosted by one of the contributing partners.The 2nd EuroSDR Workshop on the Preservation of the Geographic Production Process will take place on December 1-2, 2014 at at Ghent University, campus Sterre, Krijgslaan 281, building S8, 9000 Ghent. Discussion will be about how to preserve our...
Erin Maglaque (Oriel College, Oxford) will speak about The Cornaro atlas in its Venetian context at the 22nd Annual Series Oxford Seminars In Cartography which runs from 5.00pm to 6.30pm at the University of Oxford Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY. Additional information from Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG. See some more photos of the atlas at Gallica.
The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet in Gardner Room, Emmanuel College, St Andrew’s Street, at 5.30 pm. Professor Paul Harvey (University of Durham and Founding Member of ISHMap) will speak about Early-modern maps in mirror image. For further information contact Sarah Bendall.
November 20, 2014 – London The Twenty-Fourth Series 'Maps and Society' Lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). Meetings are held at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. Barbara Bond (Pro-Chancellor, Plymouth University) will discuss Cartographic Intrigue and Curiosity: The Story of MI9’s...
The organisers of the 26th International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC 2015), to be held in Antwerp (Belgium), 12-17 July 2015, announced the call for papers. Proposals are welcome on all aspects of the history of cartography, listed in the conference themes. Abstracts should be submitted no later than Wednesday 15 October 2014. Please, find more information on the conference website. Members of the Society are encouraged to consider the active participation in the conference.

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