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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  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” (  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 and the scholarly programme at 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:  
Encounters and Translations: Mapping and Writing the Waters of the World Friday, 3rd and Saturday, 4th June 2016 Auditório, National Library of Portugal, Lisbon The symposium is open to all interested in the subject and will particularly give junior academics the opportunity to present their work in map history to the wider community. ISHMap is the first and only international academic society whose objectives are to advance the study of the history of maps in all societies and over all periods of time. No registration fee - all welcome! See more here.  
The Fourth Annual General Meeting of the International Society for the History of the Map ( ISHMap) will take place on Saturday, 11 July 2015 at 16.00-18.00 at the FelixArchief, Oude Leeuwenrui 29, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium see website for location See the Agenda on the website. All are welcome!
The second paprer of the "Spring Lectures in the History of Cartography", organized by the CIUHCT in Lisbon, will be given by Jean-Marc Besse, who will give a talk about "Early modern atlases: graphic forms and cognitive practices"  on July 19th at 6pm in the National Library of Portugal in Lisbon
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The CIUHCT organizes also in this year the "Spring Lectures in the History of Cartography", which will take place at the National Library of Portugal in Lisbon. On Thursday, 21th May 2015 Sandra Sáenz-López Pérez (Madrid) will speak about Beatos-Maps: "Subiecta formula picturarum demonstrat: La imagen del mundo en los manuscritos de los Beatos". For more information see Entrance is free.