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Readers of Imago Mundi are informed that the page published in the latest issue of the journal regarding the International Society of the Map (ISHMap) contains incorrect information about the society. The printed page reflects the opinion of the editor and those persons who are listed there. Unfortunately, we had no chance to check the information before it went to print. However, ISHMap is an independent scholarly society, its members will elect the officers to be announced.
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Dear Members of ISHMap, As you are all aware, the planned AGM of the International Society for the History of the Map, had to be cancelled for substantial problems regarding the confirmation of membership status. The lack of information on membership made it impossible for the Secretary to confirm who had voting rights, and because of this constitutional problem the Chair had to postpone the meeting until the problem is solved. Members of the Society were all notified of the cancellation of the official meeting, at the same time, ISHMap members were asked to help Council in finding solutions. Unfortunately, the situation has not improved...
Members and others interested in society matters are kindly informed that - due to technical problems relating to membership status - the Annual General Meeting of the society (announced to be held at ICHC in Belo Horizonte) had to be cancelled. The postponed meeting will be held after the issues are solved at a later date. All members will be informed.   
European Research Council project MEDEA-CHART: Positions offered Two long-term positions for doctorates and two PhD scholarship positions are being offered, in the Faculty of Sciences – University of Lisbon, to do research in the framework of the project MEDEA-CHART: Medieval and Early Modern Nautical Charts: Birth, Evolution and Use Deadline for applications: 28 April, 2017 For more information see: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/search/country/portugal-1095/field_is_eu_founded/h2020-erc-866/field_research_field/history-222 http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=90301 http://www.eracareers.pt/...
Digital history company HistoryIT and the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education (OML) at the University of Southern Maine today unveiled a new website designed to make the map library’s world-renowned collection accessible to a vast and still-untapped online audience. The new website launch comes after a yearlong collaboration in which HistoryIT and OML transformed the library’s decade-old website into a new digital collection site that rejects an antiquated approach to digital libraries, focusing more on user experience and discoverability. This shift in direction has moved OML’s digital interface from a simple...
Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are happy to send you the announcement of the handover ceremony of the Festschrift in honour of Patrick Gautier Dalché. The ceremony will take places at the premises of the Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes, 40 avenue d’Iéna, 75116 Paris, on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 18:00. As the attached announcement serves also as a registration form to the Tabula Gratulatoria (with a discount), please feel free to share this information widely with your contacts. https://f.hypotheses.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/244/files/2017/01/orbisdisciplinae_web.pdf ORBIS DISCIPLINAE Hommages en l’honneur de Patrick Gautier...
We are sad to announce the death of Jean-Yves Sarazin, director of the Department of Maps and Plans at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, after a long illness, on 4 September 2016. He was 49. After his training at the Ecole Nationale des Chartes and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Sciences de l’Information et des Bibliothèques (ENSSIB), he began immediately at the Department of Maps and Plans in 1995, becoming its director in 2010. He worked for many years with Jean Boutier on the catalogue Les plans de Paris,  des origines (1493) à la fin du XVIIIe siècle: études, carto-bibliographie et catalogue collectif, which appeared in 2007, and...
Cartographica - Volume 50, Number 1, Spring 2015 Special issue - “Deconstructing the Map”: 25 Years On Now available on Project MUSE … http://bit.ly/cart501pm Introduction: The Limits to Deconstructing the Map Reuben Rose-Redwood This special issue marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of J.B. Harley’s “Deconstructing the Map” (1989), which has had a major influence in the fields of critical cartography, the history of cartography, and human geography more generally. Over the last quarter century, this essay and related works have also been widely cited by scholars from a broad range of disciplines across the social sciences...

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