Calendar of Deadlines in the History of Cartography
(for fellowship and prize applications, submission of paper proposals
for meetings, or special issues of journals)
[Note. Most of the fellowship and prize deadlines recur annually[marked with *]
and those will therefore be left on this page after the date has passed. Be aware that the date may change from one
year to the next, andshould always be checked. Where institutions have not yet updated their site, the previous
year's deadline is left, followed by a question-mark. Otherwise, the date is followed by
[C] indicating that the next deadline has been confirmed]
Latest general updating: 14 September 2017
* January 13 [C].
Visiting Fellowships (including the Eleanor M. Garvey Fellowship in Printing and Graphic
Arts - Harvard College Library, Cambridge, Mass.)
January 15. [Call for Papers deadline]. 12th Conference on Digital Approaches to
Cartographic Heritage, in partnership with the IUAV - Laboratory of Cartography & Gis and Laboratory
of Photogrammetry, the AUTH CartoGeoLab - Laboratory of Cartography & Geographical Analysis, and the MAGIC
- Map & Geoinformation Curators Group (Venice, April 26-28, 2017).
February 3. [Call for Papers deadline]. Society for the History of Discoveries (Milwaukee,
22-23 September, 2017). Contact: Marguerite Ragnow: ragn0001(at)umn.edu Also
a separate CfP for, 'Indigenous Discovery and Exploration History: a Thematic Panel and
Call for Articles' [in Terrae Incognitae]. Contact: lbeck(at)mta.ca
February 15. [Call for Papers deadline]. International symposium, 'Mapping Asia – Cartographic Encounters between East and West', at Leiden University Library, jointly
hosted by the International Cartographic Association’s Commission on the History of Cartography and Leiden
University (Leiden, 15-16 September 2017).
February 15. [Call for Papers deadline]. Pre-ICC Workshop, ‘Charting the Cosmos of Cartography: History – Names – Atlases’, organized by the Commission on the History of
Cartography and the Library of Congress, Geography & Map Division, to be held at the latter. The ICA Commission on Atlases and the
ICA/IGU Commission on Toponymy will also be involved (Washington, D.C., 28-30 June 2017).
March 1. [Call for Papers deadline]. 'Mapping the past, exploiting the future: cartographies and understandings of
the Arctic', at the National Maritime Museum (Greenwich, London, July 21-22, 2017). [Abstract of
no more than 250 words and a brief biography to: email@example.com].
* April 28 [C]. Travel to
Collections Grant (Department of Special and Area Studies Collection at the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of
Florida, Gainesville, for research in the collections (including the Map & Imagery Library)). [NB. Started in 2017.]
July 15. [Call for Papers deadline]. 'Enlightening maps: a celebration of 25 years of TOSCA
– The Oxford Seminars in Cartography', at the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 22 September 2017). Contact: nick.millea(at)
bodleian.ox.ac.uk; send abstract to: elizabeth.baigent(at)geog.ox.ac.uk].
* September 30 [C]. Mendel
Fellowship (a visiting fellowship mentioning specifically 'geography, navigation and cartography'; also the
Everett Helm Visiting Fellowships - Lilly Library, Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington)
* October 15 [C]. Kislak
Short-Term Fellowship (Library of Congress, John W. Kluge Center). [With particular emphasis on Florida, the
circum-Caribbean region and Mesoamerica, using the Jay I. Kislak Collection. Cartography is one of the topics
October 17. [Call for Articles deadline]. “A Terrible Mother Of Invention” – Cartographic Progress during World War I (1914-18). ['To commemorate the
centenary of the end of what then was called the ‘Great War to end all wars’ (H.G. Wells 1914) from a cartographical
perspective, the International Journal of Cartography (IJoC) has invited the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography to
guest edit a special issue to appear in November 2018'.]
December 31. [Call for Papers deadline]. 2nd international workshop: 'On the Origin and Evolution of Portolan Charts', at
the Instituto Hidrográfico (Portuguese Hydrographic Institute) (Lisbon, 7-8 June 2018), as part of the European Research Council Project MEDEA-CHART, and hosted by the Faculty of Science – University of
January 15. [Call for Papers deadline]. 'Survey, State, Map': Symposium of the International Society for the History of the Map (ISHMap),
at the Osher Map Library (Portland, Maine, 21-23 June 2018). "The formal
CFP will be issued in October 2017."
March 1. [Call for Papers deadline]. International symposium: ‘Mapping Empires: Colonial Cartographies of Land and Sea’, jointly
organised by the ICA's Commission on the History of Cartography and the Commission on Topographic Mapping, with the Bodleian
Libraries of the University of Oxford (Oxford, 13-15 September 2018).
[different dates, check website]. State
Library of New South Wales (various grants for Australian history, e.g. C.H. Currey, Nancy Keesing
and Milt Luger Fellowships)
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