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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...
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  

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