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ANNOUNCING THE TWENTY- THIRD SERIES OF J B HARLEY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS IN THE HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY The Trustees of the J B Harley Research Fellowships Trust Fund are pleased to announce the twenty-third series of awards, offering support to assist research in the map collections of the United Kingdom. Awards have been made to: Anna Feintuck (University of Edinburgh) The production and use of cartographic knowledge: a case study of Charles E Goad's fire insurance plans of Edinburgh and Leith, 1891-1906 (2 weeks) John Moore (Collections Manager, University of Glasgow Library) British Directory Maps: an analysis of the maps accompanying...
The Proceedings of the Ghent symposium entitled the History of Military Cartography is now out. It is edited by Elri Liebenberg, Imre Demhardt and Soetkin Vervust. This volume gathers 19 papers first presented at the 5th International Symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, which took place at the University of Ghent, Belgium on 2-5 December 2014.  The overall conference theme was 'Cartography in Times of War and Peace', but preference was given to papers dealing with the military cartography of the First World War (1914-1918).  http://www.springer.com/gb/book/9783319252421 Sarah Tyacke 
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...

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