The next International Cartographic Conference (ICC) will have place in Tokyo on July, between 15th and 20th of 2019 and it has opened a call for papers to participate (see the second call for papers of ICC).

This will be the 29th edition of ICC, the main event of cartographic world that the International Cartographic Association (ICA) organized each two years.

Among the different subjects that will be talked about there is an specific one for history of cartography. Every contribution accepted will be published by the ICA (as Advance, Proceeding o Abstract) and a selection for them will appear in International Journal of Cartography.

Important deadline for contributions:

  • Sending of manuscripts for Advances: December, 5th of 2018
  • Sending of abstracts for Abstracts y Proceedings: December, 19th of 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: February, 20th of 2019
  • Sending of final manuscrits for Proceedings y Advances: April, 3rd of 2019

More details in

Until April 2019, 20th, the exhibition De Iberia a España a través de los mapas can be visited in the National Geographic Institute (IGN) in Madrid.

The exhibition shows a historic path of cartographic representations in Spain and has 80 pieces between maps, city views and books or atlases, the most part original. 

The schedule in from Monday to Friday, from12:00 to 14:00.

The entrance is free. 

The catalogue of the exhibition is available to download and a calendar for 2019 with images of old maps.

The programme of American Geographical Society Grants (AGS) Library Research is designed to offer to researchers an opportunity to continue their work helping them to access to primary sources of high level. Each year are given between four and eight grants for periods among two and four weeks. Any qualified research can access and the main criteria to be elected are the merit and eimportance of the proposal, the calcifications of the candidate and the reliance of the project in relation with the contents of the Library of AGS, placed in University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM).

The deadline for sending the proposal is the next October, 16th.

A complete description of the grant content and the procedure of asking for it can be found in

On July, 12th of 2019, it will take place at the University of Utrecht the workshop Controlling the Waters: Seas, Lakes and Rivers on Historic Maps and Charts.

The theme will focus on the representation of cartographic heritage, from marine masses to river network; may be with the aim of managing them or risk, or in order to navigate them, to explore, etc...With the running of time, numerous categories have emerged related to these aspects: portolan charts, maritim and river cartography, etc,. The workshop will be a good opportunity to talk about them. 

Interested people in it can present abstract about 400 words until November, 30th of 2018 here.

Further information in thewebsite.

Harley grants consist of a help for working in the area of history of cartography from the collections of ancient maps that exist in United Kingdom. 

The grant can arrive to 2.000,00 €. The deadline to present the proposals is the next November, 1st.

Moreover, for the period 2018-2020 it is announced an additional grant promoved by the el Historical Geography Research Group from Royal Geographical Society. Candidates must be Ph.D students or recent doctors (no more than 5 years after having obtained the Ph.D).

Further information in the website.

Until October, 5th, public can visit the exhibition Aragón en el mapa: la imagen de Aragón a través de la cartografía (Siglos XV-XXI) in the Zaragoza Museum.

It is organized by the Geographical Institute of Aragón (IGEAR) and it is a set of around 70 maps of different times of the Aragon Autonomous Comunity. The idea is appreciated the evolution of territorial representation of Aragón from 15th century to nowadays. 

Among the main works, it must be highlighted the Map of the Kingdom of Aragón, of Juan Bautista Labaña, a charge of the Deputation of the Kingdom of Aragón, made between 1610 and 1615 and engraved in Madrid at the end of 1619 in six copper plates. 

The Newberry Library opens its annual announcement of grants for research in two modalities:  

  • Postdoctoral grants of long duration in order to be among 4 and 9 months. The amount is 4200$ per month. These grants are thought to promote individual academic research and a quality intelectual exchange though the active participation in the grant program. The deadline is November, 1st. 
  • Short duration grants  (1-2 months) directed to new doctors, candidates to docto and other titles of completaron of studies. The grant is 2500$ per month. These grants support the individual academic research based on the consultation of the Newberry Library. It is restricted to people who live and work outside of the metropolitan area of Chicago. The deadline is December, 15th.  

 Further information in the website.

The GEHC participates in the Fourth Conference of the history of cartography of Barcelona

Dates: 17 - 18 october 2018

Place: Arxiu Històric de la Ciutat de Barcelona.

   Carrer de Santa Llúcia, 1

   08002 Barcelona

Organized by Arxiu Històric de la Ciutat de Barcelona and Institut Catogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya

Collaborated by Grup d'Estudis d'Història de la Cartografia (GEHC)

In the last resolution of funds for projects of research by the Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades, the GEHC has obtained funds to develop, between 2018 and 2021, the project CSO2017-87080-P Ciudad y territorio en la cartografía española: una perspectiva histórica.

This will be the eighth project financed from the beginning of the group in 1997.

Further information in our page about projects.