MapISH news
We are sad to announce the death of Jean-Yves Sarazin, director of the Department of Maps and Plans at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, after a long illness, on 4 September 2016. He was 49. After his training at the Ecole Nationale des Chartes and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Sciences de l’Information et des Bibliothèques (ENSSIB), he began immediately at the Department of Maps and Plans in 1995, becoming its director in 2010. He worked for many years with Jean Boutier on the catalogue Les plans de Paris,  des origines (1493) à la fin du XVIIIe siècle: études, carto-bibliographie et catalogue collectif, which appeared in 2007, and...
Cartographica - Volume 50, Number 1, Spring 2015 Special issue - “Deconstructing the Map”: 25 Years On Now available on Project MUSE … http://bit.ly/cart501pm Introduction: The Limits to Deconstructing the Map Reuben Rose-Redwood This special issue marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of J.B. Harley’s “Deconstructing the Map” (1989), which has had a major influence in the fields of critical cartography, the history of cartography, and human geography more generally. Over the last quarter century, this essay and related works have also been widely cited by scholars from a broad range of disciplines across the social sciences...
Albi map confernece
The conference in Albi about the 8th century Mappa Mundi is to be held 17-18 October, 2016. 'Ce colloque est organisé par l’Université Jean-François Champollion d’Albi et le Laboratoire de Médiévistique Occidentale de Paris (LAMOP-UMR 8589). Coordination : Sandrine Victor, Emmanuelle Vagnon, Thibault Courcelle Comité scientifique : Jean-Marc Besse, Jean-Louis Biget, Geneviève Bührer-Thierry, Thibault Courcelle, Jocelyne Deschaux, Denis Eckert, Catherine Hofmann, Emmanuelle Vagnon, Sandrine Victor. Here is the draft program: Programme du colloque   Lundi 17 octobre : La cartographie à l’échelle du monde, de l’Antiquité au Moyen Âge   9h00 :...
Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of the Human: New Wolds, Maps and Monsters has been published in June 2016 by Surekha Davies who is a cultural historian and historian of science at Western Connecticut State University.  Details, a book abstract and advance reviews may be consulted on the CUP website: http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/history/european-history-a...  
The Lisbon conference-summer, organized by the CIUHCT, will end with the international workshop "Universum Infinitum". From the German Philsopher Nicolaus Cusanus (1401–1464) to the Iberian Discoveries in the 15th Century: Ocean World in European Exploration, which will be hold in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (BNP) on 17-18 June 2016. Therein we also will have a panel about map/globe history. More information, including all abstracts, can be found on http://www.ciuhct.org/pt/workshop_universum_infinitum  
Over 50 particpants attended the very successful symposium 'Encounters and Translations:Mapping and writing the Waters of the World' at the Bibioteca nacional de Portugal on 3-4 June. A full report will follow - but here is a photo of the organisers, speakers and participants consulting original maps and manuscripts at the exhibiton in the BNP arranged by Professor João Carlos Garcia (University of Oporto), Thomas Horst (CIUHCT, University of Lisbon) and Joaquina Esteves Feijão (Map Librarian of the BNP).  
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 ...

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