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The indigenous map: native information, ethnographic object, artefact of encounter AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD studentship on indigenous maps within the collections of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). This award is made by the Science Museums & Archives Consortium under the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme. The project, due to begin in September 2016, will be supervised by Professor Felix Driver (at Royal Holloway, University of London) and Dr Catherine Souch (RGS-IBG). The project will consider the significance of indigenous maps within the RGS-IBG...
The following grants are available but time is short if you are interested from a mapping perspective. The Hakluyt Society announces two new research funding initiatives. Deadline for applications: 15 February 2016. In furtherance of the objectives of the Hakluyt Society - to promote the study of historical exploration, travel, and worldwide cultural encounter - the Society has established two schemes of research funding open to anyone whose research interests meet with and promote the Society’s stated objectives. The Society makes multiple research grants available in any given calendar year: The Hakluyt Society Research Grant, up to six of...
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...
Charles Dickens's London
Happy holidays and a successful New Year 2016 to everyone from the Trustees and the team in our Budapest office.   Sarah Tyacke 

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