Terra Cognita

Newsletter of the Society for the History of Discoveries

Page 22

May 2006


June 9, 2006
International Map Collectors’ Society 
The Society will visit the Royal Geographical Society in the afternoon. This will be followed by the annual general meeting. A dinner will follow at the East India Club.

June 9-10, 2006
London Map Fair 
At Olympia 2 Conference Centre.

June 14, 2006
National Library of Scotland
James McCarthy will give an illustrated talk based on his recent book Journey into Africa:The Life and Death of Keith Johnston, Scottish Cartographer and Explorer. Contact events@nls.uk or 01 31-623 3845 if you wish to attend - advance booking is essential. Talk is at 7pm at the National Library of Scotland, in George IV Bridge, Edinburgh.

August 4-5, 2006
Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia
Early Modern Komonjo/Kuzushiji Workshop will use UBC’s Bean’s Collection of Edo-period maps as its centerpiece. Additional information from Komonjo Workshop, Attn: Jasmina Miodragovic, Asian Studies Department, 403-1871 West Mall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2; Fax: (604) 822-8937.

August 21-23, 2006
International Cartographic Association 
Symposium on the Old Worlds - New Worlds: History of Colonial Cartography from 1750 to 1950 will be open to all cartographers, geographers, historians, map collectors, academics and lay persons interested in the history of overseas cartography from the mid-18th to the mid-20th centuries. The symposium will meet at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Contact Prof. Dr. Elri Liebenberg or PD Dr. Imre Josef Demhardt.
elri@worldonline.co.za, demhardt@t-online.de

August 23-25, 2006
Marine Sciences Institute of Australia
400 Years of Mapping Australia, a conference in Darwin, Australia, will include early charts of the coastline, explorer maps of the interior, geodetic survey of Australia, topographic and resource mapping of Australia, the cadastre, hydrographic charting and bathymetric mapping of Australia, and four centuries of cartographic, surveying and navigation technology. Contact Trevor Menzies, 08 89466313.

September 7-9, 2006
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität

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