Terra Cognita

Newsletter of the Society for the History of Discoveries

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May 2004

Upcoming Conferences and Exhibitions

     Several upcoming meetings, in addition to our meeting this fall in Cody, might be of interest to our members.

May 14-15, 2004 - Zurich Maps and images have provided a unique access to many scholarly domains as well as diverse literary and visual genres. Maps and Images: How They Have Transmitted Visual Knowledge Along the Silk Road (http://www.ori.unizh.ch/maps/) will explore topics related to the transmission of representation of space along the Silk Road, for two thousand years the most important connection between the Far East, the Middle East and Europe. Additional information from Dr. Andreas Kaplony, Institute of Oriental Studies, University of Zurich, Wiesenstrasse 9, CH-8008 Zurich, Switzerland; phone 0(041)1 634 07 36, fax 0(041)1 634 36 92, e-mail: maps@ oriental.unizh.ch.

May 20-22, 2004 - Washington The year 2004 marks the 25th anniversary of the Washington Map Society. Special events (http://home.earthlink.net/~docktor/wms-25. htm) have been planned to celebrate this anniversary. Additional information from Bill Stanley at 888-513-6277 or maps@ erols.com.

June 5-6, 2004 - London The International Map Collectors’ Society holds its annual spring weekend. On June 5 there is a meeting with dinner and presentations by Peter Whitfield and Kit Batten. Additional details are available at http://www.imcos-mapcollecting.org.

June 10-12, 2004 - Mt. Pleasant, Michigan Motives for Mapping: Michigan and the Great Lakes Region http://www.apsanet.org/PS/conferences/mhr.cfm will be at Central Michigan University. The conference will consider political, commercial, cultural, and scientific mapping in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries of the Great Lakes region. For additional information contact: David Macleod, Editor Michigan Historical Review,

Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859; Phone: 989-774-6567; E-mail: MIHISREV@cmich.edu

June 17, 2004 - Chicago Ralph Ehrenberg will address the Chicago Map Society at 5:30 PM in the Towner Fellows' Lounge, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street.

July 10, 2004 - Santa Rosa, California The summer meeting of the California Map Society: http://www.californiamapsociety.org/index.htm will be at the Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh Street, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Museum is hosting an exhibit entitled Mapping the Pacific Coast: From Coronado to Lewis and Clark, The Quivira Collection, which showplaces the collection of Henry and Holly Wendt, owners of the Quivira Estate Vineyards and Winery in nearby Healdsburg, California. Additional information from TomWorth (tworth@californiamapsociety.org).

September 23, 2004 - Washington Washington Map Society (http://www. washmap.org) meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Mr. Joseph Passoneau, architect and civil engineer, will address the Society. Mr. Passoneau’s new book Washington Through Two Centuries will be published in Spring 2004.

October 1-2, 2004 - Arlington, Texas The Virginia Garrett Lectures in the History of Cartography will be followed by the semi-annual meeting of the Texas Map Society: http://libraries.uta.edu/txmapsociety/.
October 7-9, 2004 - Chicago The Newberry Library's Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography will hold the 15th Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography. The Imperial Map: Cartography and the Mastery of Empire 

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