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John A. Wolter, former Chief of the Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, and charter member of the Washington Map Society member, died on October 22, 2015.  He served the Society as Secretary-Treasurer (1972-1975), Vice President (1983-1985) and President (1985-1987).   John prepared the following membership profile for the Spring 2004 issue of The Portolan, journal of the Washington Map Society: JOHN A. WOLTER: Cartographic Interests: 19th century Great Lakes and Western U.S., nautical charts and atlases, Socotra Island and the Horn of Africa. Professional Background: Received a bachelor's degree in geography (1956), a master's...
An excellent all day conference on the construction, dating and content of the Gough map was held at the Bodleain  Library,Oxford. This map of England Scotland and Wales is remarkable in that, apart from one of Italy of about 1425, such  general maps of countries are very rare in the European history of cartography. The speakers included not only map historians conservators and  paleographers  but  those developing 3D scanning of museum materials, Raman spectroscopy and hyperspectral anlysis as applied to early maps. Inveitably the symposium provided more questions than answers but a picture of the map made in the mid to late 14th century...
We would like to announce our upcoming conference about the Tabula Peutingeriana (October 8th to 10th) in Eichstätt, Germany. The conference is jointly organized by the Ernst-Kirsten-Gesellschaft: Internationale Gesellschaft für Historische Geographie der Alten Welt and the chair of ancient history in Eichstätt. The conference is open for everybody but we would appreciate a short announcement via e-mail beforehand. Attached to this e-mail you can find the program of the conference. For further information feel free to contact me or check out our website, which is unfortunately only available in German (http://www.ku.de/ggf/geschichte/...
Dear colleagues, Here is a call for papers for a conference in ALBI, south of France, 17-18 october 2016, organized around the study and exhibition of the famous eighth century Mappamundi of Albi, one of the oldest map of the world in Europe. Deadline is february 1st. The conference is part of a research program with a seminar in Paris-Sorbonne : 8, 22 January and 18 March 2016. See program here : http://cartogallica.hypotheses.org/1385   Call for papers : On the scale of the world. The map: a cultural, social and political object, from Antiquity to the present day. The Mappa Mundi of Albi is one of the oldest extant maps of the world. It...
Sarah Tyacke writes: ISHMap members Marvin Falk and Alexey Postnikov have just  published  the above book on the Russian America era 1741-1867. From 1741 onwards cartographers and explorers struggled to define and develop the enormous region encompassing northeastern Asia, the north Pacific and Alaska. For more information and an online editon see www.uapress.alaska.edu  
Dear Cartographical Colleagues (with apologies for cross-posting), Felicitas Schmieder, FernUniversität in Hagen, and I invite you to submit talk proposals for one of the three “Mappings” sessions we have organized for the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo (May 12-15, 2016).  Along with your talk’s title, and a 250-300-word abstract, please include a short cv detailing your work on medieval maps, and a completed Participant Information Form, which you’ll find at http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/submissions/index.html.  Please send these items to both of us (Felicitas.Schmieder@...
Good afternoon, 2011-15 IMC "Mappings" participants and others who might join us in 2016— As you might know, we have held "Mappings" sessions at the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 International Medieval Congresses at Leeds [IMC].  After five years of very solid attendance and participation, “Mappings” has become a go-to component at the IMC.  The twenty-third Congress meets 4-7 July 2016, and its special thematic strand is “Food, Feast & Famine” (https://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/imc/imc2016_call.html).  While we appreciate presentation and roundtable proposals that follow this strand, we are happy to receive abstracts that focus on any...
The 13th Symposium of the International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes will take place from September 24 to September 26, 2015 in cooperation with the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon in Dresden (Germany). Please find detailed information at http://www.coronelli.org/syp/syp13/Dresden_2_E.pdf and the scholarly programme at http://www.coronelli.org/syp/syp13/Dresden_scholarly_programme.pdf with best regards Jan Mokre International Coronelli Society Austrian National Library, Globe Museum Josefsplatz 1, 1015 Vienna, Austria Tel: +43 1 53410 298 Fax: +43 1 53410319 E-mail: vincenzo@coronelli.org  

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