LATEST ISSUE OF SHD'S JOURNAL IS PUBLISHED, WITH A FREEBIE: The September 2012 issue of Terrae Incognitae, the scholarly journal for the Society of the History of Discoveries, is a special issue on the exploration of Africa. Here is the table of contents: • Exploration in the Nineteenth Century by Imre Josef Demhardt • The Cartography of Exploration: Livingstone's 1851 Manuscript Sketch Map of the Zambesi River by Elri Liebenberg • The Reverend Charles New: Nineteenth-Century Missionary and Explorer in Eastern Equatorial Africa by Sanford H. Bederman • Alexine Tinné: Nineteenth-Century Explorer of Africa by Mylynka Kilgore Cardona • Hermann Habenicht's Spezialkarte von Afrika - A Unique Cartographic Record of African Exploration 1885-1892 by Wulf Bodenstein • Recent and Upcoming Literature in Discovery History • Book Reviews
Re‐drawing Ptolemy: Martin Waldseemuller’s Geographia, the 1516 Carta Marina and the JCB-Stevens Maps
Cosponsored by the John Carter Brown Library and the Philip Lee Phillips Society
This conference, to be held May 17-18, 2013 at the Library of Congress in Washington DC, focuses attention on the radical and wholly new vision of cartography that Martin Waldseemuller and his collaborators put forth in his 1513 edition of Ptolemy’s Geographia, the 1516 Carta Marina and the mysterious JCB‐Stevens map, with scholars will concentrating on the sources for Waldseemuller’s post‐1507 production. Former Kislak Fellow Chet Van Duzer and Surehka Davies will both present new research on the encyclopedic knowledge found on the Carta Marina and its sources. One of the highlights of the conference will be the presentation of new and groundbreaking research on the 1513 Ptolemy by John Hessler, Daniel DeSimone, Sylvia Albro and a team of scholars who have been studying Waldseemuller's edition of the Geographia for the last three years. More information from John Hessler, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, 202-707-7223, .
THE SHD BLOG:
SHD has even more presence on the Internet courtesy of its blog Terrae Inblognitae. Blog Editor (and SHD Member) Gene Rhea Tucker created this blog. The blog has the latest in SHD news, items of interest scoured from the World Wide Web, and guest posts from SHD members. From the blog there are also links to the SHD main web page, Terrae Incognitae, and to Terra Cognita as well. There is no registration/membership to the site required for access. Access Terrae Inblognitae at http://terraeinblognitae.blogspot.com/
SHD Past Meeting Programs. Programs of many of the Society’s past meetings are available by clicking on the various years at the Society “Previous and Future Meetings” web page. Click here.
Founding members Thomas L. Goldstein and John Parker, and early members Sanford Bederman, Barbara Backus McCorkle, Norman J. W. Thrower, and Carol Urness have described the founding and development of the Society in remarks delivered at our annual meetings Click here to read those remarks.