MapISH news
Encounters and Translations: Mapping and Writing the Waters of the World Friday, 3rd and Saturday, 4th June 2016 Auditório, National Library of Portugal, Lisbon The symposium is open to all interested in the subject and will particularly give junior academics the opportunity to present their work in map history to the wider community. ISHMap is the first and only international academic society whose objectives are to advance the study of the history of maps in all societies and over all periods of time. No registration fee - all welcome! See more here.  
The Fourth Annual General Meeting of the International Society for the History of the Map ( ISHMap) will take place on Saturday, 11 July 2015 at 16.00-18.00 at the FelixArchief, Oude Leeuwenrui 29, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium see website for location http://www.felixarchief.be/ See the Agenda on the website. All are welcome!
The second paprer of the "Spring Lectures in the History of Cartography", organized by the CIUHCT in Lisbon, will be given by Jean-Marc Besse, who will give a talk about "Early modern atlases: graphic forms and cognitive practices"  on July 19th at 6pm in the National Library of Portugal in Lisbon
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...

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