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Forthcoming meetings - a quick chronology (2024-2025)


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

Deadlines in the history of cartography   |  Posting conference details (for organisers)

For information from previous years (from 2006) link to: < http://www.maphistory.info/confplanarchive**.html > (replacing the asterisks with the last two digits of the year in question)
For past events in the present year, right click and select 'View [page] source'


February 22-23 - Chicago. The Smith Center First Book Workshop in Map History, at the Newberry Library. Deadline for Applications: 1 November 2023.

March 2 - Stanford, California (Virtual Event). 2024 Winter Conference of the California Map Society.

April 24-26 - Montevideo, Uruguay. X Simposio Iberoamericano de Historia de la Cartografía: Historias de cartografías en Iberoamérica: Mapear un campo de estudios. Deadline for Call for Papers: 30 September 2023.

May 1-3 - Sydney. ANZMaps 2024 symposium: 'Mapping the Indian Ocean World from antiquity to the present', at the State Library of New South Wales. Deadline for Applications: 23 February 2024.

May 3 - Edinburgh. [Hybrid]. Scottish Maps Forum workshop on 'The Premodern Scottish Place: Mapping, Chorography, History, Landscape, Literature', in the NLS Causewayside Building and online. Registration required because of limited space.

May 15 - Salamanca (Spain). 'A Different Perspective for the Atlantic Routes: Impressions and Exchanges in Transoceanic Journeys from the 16th to the 19th Century': Leaving a trail: the voice of memories, reports and maps beyond the fascination and fear for and of the New World' (the third conference in a series, the others in Paris). Palacio de Maldonado - Centro de Estudios Brasileños, Universidad de Salamanca. Deadline for Call for Papers: 30 September 2023.

May 17 - Aberystwyth. 'Carto-Cymru 2024: The Wales Map Symposium', at the National Library of Wales, with the theme 'Maps and Mapmakers'. If you are interested in giving a paper please contact: huw.thomas(at)llyfrgell.cymru

May 23-24 -Zadar, Croatia. An international scientific conference on the history of cartography: 'Early modern nautical charts: information sources, navigation means and communication media', organized by the NACHAS research project team. Deadline for Call for Papers will be 28 February 2024. [Full details to follow.]

June 10-12 - Paris. International conference: 'La territorialisation des espaces maritimes. Acteurs, modalités, temporalités de l’Antiquité à nos jours', organised by Sorbonne War Studies and the Centre d'études stratégiques de la Marine. Theme 3 is 'Les représentations, cartographiques et discursives, des mers contribuent à la construction des espaces maritimes comme territoires.' Deadline for Call for Papers: 31 December 2023.

July 1-5 - Lyon, France. [Postponed from 2023]. The 30th International Conference on the History of Cartography, 'Confluences - Interdisciplinarity and New Challenges in the History of Cartography', at the Université de Lyon 3 Jean Moulin. Deadline for Call for Papers: 20 November 2023.

July 10-13 - London and Cambridge. The biennial conference of the Historians of Netherlandish Art, ‘Britain and the Low Countries: Cultural Exchange Past, Present & Future’, will be held in the UK for the first time in their 40-year history. This will include an interdisciplinary paper session on the Intersections of art and cartography in the early modern Low Countries (1500-1800). Deadline for Call for Papers: 29 September 2023.

August 27-30 - London. [Hybrid] The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers): Annual International Conference 2024, exploring mapping in all its forms.

September 4-7 - Oldenburg [this is a change from Basel]. 21. Kartographiehistorische Colloquium.

September 25-27 - Bamberg, Germany. '5th Spatial Humanities Conference', Bamberg University. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 February 2024.

October 16-19 - Valletta, Malta. 41st International Symposium of the International Map Collectors' Society (IMCoS): Imago Melitae 2024.

October 24-28 - San Antonio, Texas Annual conference of the Society for the History of Discoveries,in partnership with the Texas Map Society. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 April 2024.

December 6 - Paris. Journée d'études de la Commission d'histoire du comité français: 'Cartographie et cinéma', Salle Vasari (INHA). Deadline for Call for Papers: 1 May 2024.


August 26-29 - London. The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers): 'Annual International Conference 2025'. Additional details to be announced.

September 11-14 - Portland, Maine. The 42nd International Map Collectors' Society annual symposium: 'New Perspectives on Mapping New England and Maritime Canada', at the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education.


Posting conference details (for organisers)

Those who organise conferences, seminars or symposiums are advised to post details to:-

  • AllConferences.com
  • AttendConferences
  • Calenda (a French site for the social sciences run by Revues.org, but including events outside France as well)
  • Conference Alerts: Academic Conferences Worldwide
  • Gateway for Historical Geographical-Information-Systems (GIS) in history, for Historical Cartography and for Historical Geography (his-GIS.net)
  • Transnational, Cross-regional and Global Connections (a German site which, inter alia, posts conference 'Announcements'; it is related to H-Soz-u-Kult and Clio-Online)
  • H-Maps
  • H-Net announcement. See also the H-Net Discussion Logs Search (which can be searched for all or specific lists, and for a range of dates)
  • H-Net 'call for papers'
  • H-Soz-u-Kult. 'Termine' [deadlines] (a German calendar site)
  • Maps-L
  • PapersInvited ('World's largest listing of Calls for Papers')
  • ResearchBib.Com ('Research Events' - managed from Tokyo)
  • If you need to select a date and day of the week some years ahead, consult one of the online perpetual calendars, such as Calendar Date (just adjust the year).

    Other ways of publicising a conference:

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