Until May 19th, 2019 the exhibition Mapping Contagion: Representing Infectious Disease in New York City can be visited at the New York Public Library

The show embarnices more than a century of efforts for representing cartographically the distribution and development of infectious diseases in New York, starting by the maps of Valentine Seaman related to yellow fever in 1795 and continuing with different propositions of visualization with data about cholera epidemic, pneumonia, sexual transmission diseases, tuberculosis, etc. 

The map collection is complemented with different graphic material of each epoch to contextualize the social and cultural impact of diseases. 

The New Zealander Jean-Baptiste Piggin proposes the project Tabula Peutingeriana Animated Edition, a new interactive visualization in a diagram way of the Tabula Peutingeriana, an itinerary of roman communication net made in the 4th century and we know from medieval copies. In Piggin Macro-Typography blog explains the reasons. 

It comes down to a destacable effort to analyze in a visual way different aspect on interest of the map, and now, focus on the knowledge about it. 

Seen at The Map Room.

It has just published the book Historia de la cartografía urbana en España: Modelos y realizaciones.

It takes every contribution made in the coloquium  Modelos de la cartografia urbana española: un análisis histórico that took place in Barcelona in February, 2017 and that was organized by the GEHC and the Museo de Historia de Barcelona.  

In this work has been pretended to make a view over different modelos or traditions of representation in Spain between 16th and 19th centuries. There are twenty chapters structured in four categories: 

  • views of cities
  • urban militar topography,
  • cadastral urban planimetry 
  • and urban cartography.

The book has been edited by National Geographic Institute (IGN)/Centro Nacional de Información Geográfica (CNIG) and it is available in digital version (free download) as well as paper (CNIG shop).

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 icc2019.org/papers.html.

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 https://uwm.edu/libraries/agsl/fellowshipdescriptions/

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.