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Jean-Yves Sarazin-Obituary

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.

Harley Trust Awards 2016 Announcements

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 A. WOLTER (1925 – 2015)

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:

Pessoa Prize 2014 for Henrique Leitão

Henrique Leitão, a member of the University Centre for the History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT - University of Lisbon) has won the "Pessoa Prize 2014", for his contributions to the History of Science in Portugal. This is the highest artistic, scientific and literary prize in Portugal and has been awarded before to such famous Portuguese people as Maria João Pires (the pianist) and António Damásio (the neuroscientist).

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