The Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) offers a series of fellowships for bibliographic research.

Bibliographic projects can refer to a wide variety of objects, including maps, of all time and in any format provided that they include the analysis of the physical object as historical evidence. Fellowships can be used to finance travel to collections and other expenses related to research on the subject for which it has been awarded.

Among the programs proposed by the BSA on its website, The Charles J. Tanenbaum Fellowship in Cartographical Bibliography, worth $ 3,000 ,should be highlighted. It supports projects related to any aspect of history, presentation, printing, design, distribution and reception of cartographic documents from the Renaissance period to the present, with special emphasis on cartography of the eighteenth century.

The deadline for submitting applications is November 1 .

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.</p

The municipal archive of Tiana (Barcelona) has begun the restoration of a land or cadastral map dated in 1852, in an action framed in the Restoration Program offered by the Xarxa d'Arxius Municipals of the Diputació de Barcelona.

Specifically, it is the “Plano geométrico del termino jurisdiccional de Tiana con su barrio de Montgat” [Geometric plan of the jurisdictional term of Tiana with its Montgat neighborhood] prepared by the surveyor Pedro Moreno y Ramírez. The plane is drawn on cloth paper and has been preserved folded. In the folds is where there are more signs of deterioration. The restoration will be carried out by the restorer Berta Blasi.

The GEHC has studied this type of mapping. On this issue you can find more information in the book El territori dels geòmetres. Cartografia parcel·lària dels municipis de la província de Barcelona (1845-1895).

News seen in Tot Badalona.

Harley grants consists 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.

The ICA Commission on the History of Cartography and the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) – Department Istanbul are preparing the 8th International Symposium on the History of Cartography that will take place in April, between 21st and 23rd of 2020 in Estambul.

This edition has called Mapping the Ottoman Realm: travelers, cartographers and archaeologists and it is opened to everyone that would have interest in cartography of ancient Ottoman countries between 16th and 20th centuries, although other periods are accepted. The simposium will focus on two main themes:

  • Cartography of Otoman countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.   
  • Cartography of archeological sites, environments or excavations of Ottoman Empire during 19th and 20th centuries.  

The deadline is November1st of 2019 and the acceptation will be notified on November, 30th. The formulary is required and it can be found here. Works will be published in History of Cartography series of Springer.

Any questions can be sent to:

The next 6th of June the conference Barcelona i la conquesta de Nàpols: El repte d'un canvi geopolític will take place in Barcelona. 

The conference is organized by the History of Barcelona Museum (MUHBA) and, among other things, our colleage Ramon Pujades will present the cartographic piece recently recover: a map of Italia of Bartolome Pareto made in 1457 in which appears the kingdom of Naples under the domination of Aragon and Catalonia. In these moments this mas can be seen in the exhibition Barcelona Mediterranean Capital (Presented here).

The entrance is free and it is recommended to reserve here. It is in the room Martí l'Humà at plaza del Rey.

The flyer can be downloaded here.

The next May, 29th at 17:00, the Belgian professor Stefaan Missine will present the book The Da Vinci Globe, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing the last autumn.

The presentation has been organised by the GEHC and it will take place at room 401 in Facultat de Geografia i Història of Barcelona University (Carrer Montalegre 6, Barcelona).

The act coincides with the conmemoración of the fifth century of the death of Leonardo da Vinci. The sphere has been dated by the professor Missine as made in 1504. It has a diameter of 11,1 cm and is is composed by two halves of ostrich egg engraved and colored with detail. It presents informations about the discovered lands that was very new at that time. 

In the book, Missine describes the sphere and explains the reasons to attributed the sphere to the genius of Renaissance. 

The activity is free. Further information in This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In October, from 10th to 12th of 2019, the Second biennial Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography will take place at the David Rumsey Map Center in Stanford.

In this edition, the theme will be focused on the relationship between gender, sexuality and cartography. The most part of speakers are experts in maps and cartographic production and their presentations will include questions such as the draw of spatial distribution of masculinity in the French Vietnam, women in American history of cartography, gender of cartographic language in medieval texts, digital cartography of homosexual spaces and more.  

Further information here and the register is made here.

The GEHC has participated in the 14th Conference Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage (ICA DACH), celebrated in Tesalonica in May, from 8th to 10th,  with two conferences:

  • ROSET R., C. MONTANER, D. BARROT: How to recover and preserve hybrid map series produced at the end of the 20th century.
  • NOBAJAS A.: Towards the systematic vectorisation of historical cartography. 

You can access to the abstracts here and we wait to be able to offer soon the competed texts in publications part.

In May, from 20th to 22nd the Symposium Produire la carte : représentations transfrontalières et interculturelles de l’Antiquité à nos jours will take place in Mulhouse (France) organised by Centre de recherches sur les économies, les sociétés, les arts et les techniques (CRESAT), linked to vUniversité de Haute-Alsace (UHA).

The conference has as goal to put foward a reflexion and debate about cartographic representation of transborder and intercultural cartographic representations. The reflection wants to be articulated in three axes: time ( Which was the compatibility of intercultural phenomena with cartographic works made along the history?), space (which are intercultural or transborder phenomena depending on the study areas, creation and broadcasting of maps?) and method (how and why to make up maps including these phenomena?)

The program is available (PDF).

The access to the symposium is free but it is necessary to be on list here before May, 15th. 

Further information here.