Terra Cognita

Newsletter of the Society for the History of Discoveries

Page 14

May 2002

Upcoming Conferences and Exhibitions
      In addition to the October SHD meeting in Guadalajara, members might be interested in attending the following conferences and exhibitions (a current list and additional information is available at http://www.docktor.com/):
      June 7-9, 2002 - London The International Map Collectors' Society (http://www.harvey27.demon.co.uk/
imcos/
) will have its annual dinner on Friday, June 7 at the Royal Overseas League, St James. A symposium Old World to New World will be held the next day at the Public Record Office, Kew. Coaches will take participants from Kew to Olympia, where there will be a reception at the new venue of the Map Fair. The Fair itself will take place on Sunday, June 9. Contact for additional information Valerie Scott (gp86@dial.pipex.com), PO Box 412, Aylesbury, HP20 1WA.
      September 3-7, 2002 - Helsinki The 13th Conference of the European Mapcurators Group (http://www.kb.nl/infolev/liber/13th.htm) will be held at Helsinki University Library. Additional information from Pirkko Korttinen (pirkko.korttinen@helsinki.fi), Helsinki University Library, National Bibliography, SF00014, PL26, Helsinki, Finland, Tel. +358919144336, Fax. +358919144341.
      September 12-15, 2002 - Portsmouth, United Kingdom The British Cartographic Society 39thAnnual Symposium (http://www.cartography.org.uk/Pages
/Sympos.html
).Additional information from Dr. David Fairbairn (fairbairn@cartography.org.uk) Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Geomatics, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, England, Tel: +44 (0)191 222 6353. Fax: +44 (0)191 222 8691.
The Map Curators' Workshop will be on Thursday, September 12. Additional information from Ann Sutherland (Ann_Sutherland@ed.ac.uk), Convener, Map Curators' Group, British Cartographic Society, Map Collection, Edinburgh University Library, 43 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LJ; Telephone: 0131 650 3969, Fax: 0131 650 6863.
      September 18-21, 2002 - Nuremberg 11. Kartographiehistorisches Colloquium will take place in the Museum für Kommunikation Nürnberg. Organizer: Arbeitsgruppe D-A-CH. For additional information contact: Seminar für Historische Geographie der Universität Bonn, Konviktstr. 11, D-53113 Bonn, Tel: +49 / (0) 228 / 73 50 61, Fax: +49/ (0)228 / 73 76 50 or Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Scharfe (scharfe@geog.fu-berlin.de), Freie Universität Berlin, Fachrichtung Kartographie, Malteserstr. 74-100, Haus D, 12249 Berlin, 

Tel: +49 / (0) 30 / 838 70 330, Fax: + 49 / (0) 30 / 838 70 760.
      September 23-25, Nuremberg 10th Symposium of the International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes (http://www.coronelli.org/) will take place in the Museum für Kommunikation Nürnberg. Additional information from Jan Mokre (vincenzo@coronelli.org),Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Globenmuseum, Josefsplatz 1, A-1015 Wien, Österreich, Tel.: +43-1-53410 / 298 or 297, Fax: +43-1-53410 / 319.
      September 29-October 2, 2002, Amsterdam International Map Collectors' Society (http://www.harvey27.demon.co.uk/imcos/) 21st international symposium at the West-Indisch Huis, Herenmarkt 93-97. Contact for additional information Hans Kok (hanskok@introweb.nl), Poelwaii 15, 2162 HA Lisse, Netherlands; or LGCE/IMCoS (IMCoS@LGCE.nl), P.O. Box 83005, 1080 AA Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Tel 31 20 6793218, Fax 31 20 6758236.
      Until August 16, 2002 - New York The exhibition Scandia: Important Early Maps of the Northern Regions and Maps and Charts of Norway from the Collection of William B. and Inger G. Ginsberg is at Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue (between 37th and 38th Streets). This exhibition of 76 early maps and sea charts presents some of the most significant maps in the history of printed cartography of Scandinavia and Norway. The exhibition also includes half a dozen historically important world maps that illustrate the context in which the mapping of Scandinavia took place.
      Gallery talks will be held at 12:30 p.m. on four Tuesdays: April 30, May 7 and 21, and June 4. Scandinavia House is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.
      Until October 2002 - Scotland Members visiting Scotland this summer might want to visit the exhibition "Mapping the Realm": Timothy Pont's portrait of Renaissance Scotland. It is a small traveling exhibition prepared by the National Library of Scotland (http://www.nls.uk/). Mounted on ten panels the exhibition explores Pont's life, the background to his manuscript maps (the first detailed maps of Scotland prepared in the 1580s and 1590s) and his contribution to the first atlas of Scotland - volume 5 of Blaeu's Atlas Novus (1654). For information contact Project Pont, Map Library (maps@nls.uk), National Library of Scotland, 33 Salisbury Place, Edinburgh EH9 1SL, Scotland, UK; 


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