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Rectification of some incorrect information Prof. Matthew Edney, using ISHMap’s e-mail list and other forums, circulates messages with confusing and incorrect information. In particular, he insists that in 2017 he was elected chair of the society.  Please note that the planned annual general meeting in 2017 had to be postponed and NO such meeting was held. In fact, only NINE people met in Brasil - and this is what they call a general meeting of an international society. However, the membership was NOT informed in advance, and even members who participated in the conference could not attend that forum. That meeting was NOT held in accordance...
Dear Colleagues and Friends, Please note that all proposals for the 2018 ISHMap Symposium should be submitted electronically HERE (for the link see full article). To upload your proposal please log in and fill in the online abstract form. If you do not have an EasyChair account create one - it is free.  Only those proposals which are uploaded to the EasyChair system not later than February 15, 2018 will be considered by the Paper Selection Committee, to be chaired by Dr. Matthew H. Edney, Osher Professor in the History of Cartography, the Local Organizer of the symposium (to be confirmed). Note: Members of the Paper Selection Committee -...
Renewal of ISHMap 2018
Dear Members and Friends, You are all invited to renew or register for 2018 ISHMap membership on the Society's website. The established process is the only way how your membership status can be confirmed. Please note that ONLY those who renew/register before January 15, 2018 will be voting members. These confirmed members can elect new society officers online - and they participate in any future decisions regarding fundamental society matters. Please, forward this information to anyone who think should join our society.
Readers of Imago Mundi are informed that the page published in the latest issue of the journal regarding the International Society of the Map (ISHMap) contains incorrect information about the society. The printed page reflects the opinion of the editor and those persons who are listed there. Unfortunately, we had no chance to check the information before it went to print. However, ISHMap is an independent scholarly society, its members will elect the officers to be announced.
SAVE ISHMap
Dear Members of ISHMap, As you are all aware, the planned AGM of the International Society for the History of the Map, had to be cancelled for substantial problems regarding the confirmation of membership status. The lack of information on membership made it impossible for the Secretary to confirm who had voting rights, and because of this constitutional problem the Chair had to postpone the meeting until the problem is solved. Members of the Society were all notified of the cancellation of the official meeting, at the same time, ISHMap members were asked to help Council in finding solutions. Unfortunately, the situation has not improved...
Members and others interested in society matters are kindly informed that - due to technical problems relating to membership status - the Annual General Meeting of the society (announced to be held at ICHC in Belo Horizonte) had to be cancelled. The postponed meeting will be held after the issues are solved at a later date. All members will be informed.   
European Research Council project MEDEA-CHART: Positions offered Two long-term positions for doctorates and two PhD scholarship positions are being offered, in the Faculty of Sciences – University of Lisbon, to do research in the framework of the project MEDEA-CHART: Medieval and Early Modern Nautical Charts: Birth, Evolution and Use Deadline for applications: 28 April, 2017 For more information see: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/search/country/portugal-1095/field_is_eu_founded/h2020-erc-866/field_research_field/history-222 http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=90301 http://www.eracareers.pt/...
Digital history company HistoryIT and the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education (OML) at the University of Southern Maine today unveiled a new website designed to make the map library’s world-renowned collection accessible to a vast and still-untapped online audience. The new website launch comes after a yearlong collaboration in which HistoryIT and OML transformed the library’s decade-old website into a new digital collection site that rejects an antiquated approach to digital libraries, focusing more on user experience and discoverability. This shift in direction has moved OML’s digital interface from a simple...

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