Programme for the 27th Season (2017-2018) of the Maps and Society talks at the Warburg Institute, University of London (Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB):
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.
The conference in Albi about the 8th century Mappa Mundi is to be held 17-18 October, 2016.
'Ce colloque est organisé par l’Université Jean-François Champollion d’Albi et le Laboratoire de Médiévistique Occidentale de Paris (LAMOP-UMR 8589).
Coordination : Sandrine Victor, Emmanuelle Vagnon, Thibault Courcelle
The Lisbon conference-summer, organized by the CIUHCT, will end with the international workshop "Universum Infinitum". From the German Philsopher Nicolaus Cusanus (1401–1464) to the Iberian Discoveries in the 15th Century: Ocean World in European Exploration, which will be hold in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (BNP) on 17-18 June 2016. Therein we also will have a panel about map/globe history. More information, including all abstracts, can be found on http://www.ciuhct.org/pt/workshop_universum_infinitum
Over 50 particpants attended the very successful symposium 'Encounters and Translations:Mapping and writing the Waters of the World' at the Bibioteca nacional de Portugal on 3-4 June.
A full report will follow - but here is a photo of the organisers, speakers and participants consulting original maps and manuscripts at the exhibiton in the BNP arranged by Professor João Carlos Garcia (University of Oporto), Thomas Horst (CIUHCT, University of Lisbon) and Joaquina Esteves Feijão (Map Librarian of the BNP).
For further details of the events listed summarily below, for map society meetings, for individual talks, and for past events, see John Docktor's Calendar http://www.docktor.com/
Also consult the information for our field in the Gateway to the History of maps and cartography maintained by Tony Campbell at http://www.maphistory.info/.
The summary list below is edited from Tony Campbell's website.
The French Commmittee for the history of cartography (CFC) issues a blog and the summaries of its symposiums which will be of interest to you.
The proceedings of the symposium will be published next year in Cartes & Géomatique.
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.
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
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,