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Prizes and Awards
Fordham Prize for distinguished contributions to the field of cartography. Awarded by
the Royal Geographical Society (with the
Institute of British Geographers) triennially (?) [renamed 2013; formerly the Sir George Fordham
Award for Cartobibliography].
Hakluyt Society Essay Prize.
International Coronelli Society for
the Study of Globes (Internationale Coronelli-Gesellschaft für Globenkunde) offers two
prizes: the Fiorini-Haardt
Prize, open to those researching pre-1945 globes and their makers, and the International
Coronelli Society Prize for the Encouragement of Globe Studies (established in 2006), which
embraces all aspects of globe-making up to the present [no deadlines given].
Imago Mundi Prize
IMCoS - Helen Wallis Award. Given
the International Map
Collectors' Society to the individual (or
organisation) who 'has been responsible for cartographic contribution of
great merit and wide interest to map collectors world-wide'.
for the History of Discoveries, annual prize essay
contest. The Prize (of $600) is open to anyone without a doctorate;
may be on any aspects of discoveries, including cartography.
Contact: Prof. Carol Urness < c-urne(at)tc.umn.edu > [NB. You
need to replace (at) with the @ symbol], James Ford Bell
Library, University of Minnesota, 309 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455, U.S.A.
The closing date is May 1st.
University of Texas
at Arlington. The Department of History offers a range of Student Awards, some specifically
for cartographic work.
Walter W. Ristow Essay Prize. This is issued annually by the Washington Map Society to recognize achievement in
cartographic history. It is open to full or part-time students of
accredited institutions of higher learning worldwide. The winner will receive $1000 and will
have their paper published in The Portolan, the journal of the WMS.
International Directory of Researchers in Map History
(an open source for contact information, current
interests, research projects, and publications related to map history)
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