Terra Cognita

Newsletter of the Society for the History of Discoveries

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May 2003

Upcoming Conferences and Exhibitions
     This year marks the bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition. Our annual meeting in New Orleans and several exhibitions have been developed around these themes.
     June 1, 2003 - December 31, 2003 - New Orleans Coinciding with our annual meeting is an exhibition Charting Louisiana: Five Hundred Years of Maps at the Williams Research Center (http://www.hnoc.org/willcent.htm), 410 Chartres Street. The Center is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00am - 4:30pm. Featured maps include those from the Archives of the Indies in Seville, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Library of Congress, the Newberry Library, and the Historic New Orleans Collection.
     June 20, 2003 - December 31, 2003 - Mobile, Alabama The achievements of the French king's colonial engineers are chronicled in an exhibition at the Museum of Mobile (http://www.museumofmobile.com/), Southern Market/Old City Hall, 111 South Royal Street, titled: France in the Americas: Cities of the King's Engineers in the New World in the 17th and 18th Centuries. Displayed are more than 200 maps, plans and archaeological artifacts.
     Opening late July 2003 - Washington The Library of Congress opens an exhibition Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America (http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/lewisandclark/overview.html) showing many Lewis and Clark treasures held by the Library.
     January 23, 2004 - April 18, 2004 - Santa Rosa, California The Sonoma County Museum (http://www.sonomacountymuseum.com/), 425 Seventh Street, will showcase a portion of Henry Wendt's collection - those maps having to do with the explorations from Coronado to Lewis and Clark. The Museum is open Wednesday-Sunday, 11am - 4pm.
     Many other conferences and exhibitions listed below might be of interest. A current list and additional information are available at http://www.docktor.com/.
     June 15-20, 2003 - Cambridge, Massachusetts and Portland, Maine The 20th International Conference on the History of Cartography (http://www. ichc2003.org/) will be hosted by the Harvard Map Collection, Harvard University, Cambridge on June 15-17; and by the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, University of Southern Maine, Portland on June 18-20. Two optional post-conference tours are planned. Additional information from Prof. Matthew Edney (edney@usm.maine.edu), Osher Map Library, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME 04104-9301.

     June 16, 2003 - September 2003 - Cambridge, Massachusetts In conjunction with the 20th International Conference on the History of Cartography, the Harvard College Library will host the first exhibit to highlight Harvard's Cartographic Treasures.
     July 21, 2003 - Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society (http://www.rmmaps.org/) will meet at 7pm at the Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Avenue Parkway. Stuart Bryan will present Mapping for the Railroad: John C. Fremont's Disastrous 4th Expedition Across Colorado's San Luis Valley, 1848-49. Additional information from Donald McGuirk (mcguirk1492@pol.net).
     August 4-6, 2003 - Cape Town, South Africa The International Cartographic Association (http://www.icaci.org/) Commission on the History of Cartography will sponsor a Symposium and Exhibition: The History of Cartography of Africa at the National Library of South Africa in association with the Cape Archives Repository, Roeland Street, Cape Town. Further information from Dr Christopher Board (c.board@lse.ac.uk), 36 Wakefield Gardens, London SE19 2NR, UK.
     August 30, 2003 - Oxford The International Map Collectors’ Society (http://www.harvey27.demon.co.uk/imcos/) will present The Development of Printed Maps of Oxfordshire / An afternoon of English County Mapping at Exeter College. Additional information from IMCoS Financial Secretariat, P.O. Box 412, Aylesbury, HP20 1WA. Fax +44 (0)1296 392511.
     September 3-5, 2003 - London The Royal Geographical Society (http://www.rgs.org/) with the Institute of British Geographers will have their International Annual Conference, Geography, Serving Society and the Environment, at the Geographical Society in Kensington Gore.
     September 17, 2003 - Washington Washington Map Society (http://www.washmap.org) meeting will be held at 7pm in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Mr. Wes Brown, founder and past president of the Rocky Mountain Map Society, will present The Discovery of the New World through Old Maps.
     October 14-16, 2003 - Nicosia, Cyprus The International Map Collectors' Society (http://www.harvey27.demon.co.uk/imcos/) international symposium, The Cartography of Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean. Two and five day pre-symposium tours will be planned. Pre-symposium tour information from Mrs. Elena Panayiotou  

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