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If you weren’t able to join us for a great meeting in San Diego, slides are available on the conference website for each of the presentations: /conference/

Also, there is a link to download all of the handouts for the pre-conference workshop, Online Index Maps: Faster, Better Access to Map Sets and Aerial Photographs (these will eventually be moved to the WAML website).

The World War II map production by the Office of Strategic Services website has gone live at Stanford.

It was announced at the conference that WAML 2019 will be held at the University of Nevada, Reno. Details will be forthcoming over the next few months.

The Western Association of Map Libraries (WAML) is pleased to announce two stipends to current members in good standing to attend the Mapping the Grand Canyon Conference (see full announcement below) at Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, Arizona from February 28 to March 1, 2019.  Each stipend is up to US$500 to be used for costs related to the conference (travel, lodging, etc.).

The recipients of the stipends will be expected to attend all events associated with the conference and act as an ambassador for WAML.  As ambassadors, the recipients will talk informally to attendees about the organization, hand out membership applications when requested, and staff a booth if the opportunity is available to do so.  After the conference, the recipients will each write a brief article for the WAML Information Bulletin providing an overview of the conference highlights from their perspective.

The application deadline is December 3, 2018 11:59pm (PST).  Stipend recipients will be notified by December 14, 2018.  The Executive Board will choose the recipients.

To apply, please complete the application form, which asks for basic information as well as:

An explanation as to how you would promote WAML at the conference, and

Why you have found participation in WAML to be beneficial to your career.

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Conferences, Classes & Exhibitions

  • October 5, 2018 – January 2, 2019 – Santa Barbara, California
    The John and Peggy Maximus Gallery at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta Del Sol, will exhibit antique maps and books from the 17th-19th centuries in a show titled The Kingdom of California; Mapping the Pacific Coast in the Age of Exploration. The Kingdom of California offers stories of early mapping of the Pacific Coast told through antique maps on loan from La Jolla Map and Atlas Museum, the Santa Barbara Mission Archive-Library, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s Rare Book Collection.
  • February 14-15, 2019David Rumsey Map Center, Stanford University
    Mapping and the Global Imaginary, 1500-1900
    Maps have long been used to bring imaginary places to life, from Thomas More’s Utopia to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth. But the role of the imagination in mapping extends well beyond the depiction of fantasy realms. This conference—co-organized by the Global History and Culture Centre at the University of Warwick and the History Department of Stanford University—is designed to showcase research and facilitate conversation about the role of the imagination in the cartographic enterprise writ large. In a partnership with Stanford Libraries, the David Rumsey Map Center will host the event and an exhibit that will be curated by the speakers. For more details: see Rumsey Center Current Events and this article by Martin W. Lewis. Attendance is free and open to the public and includes a reception at Green Library on Thursday, February 14th, 2019, but pre-registration is required.
  • February 28 – March 1, 2019Tempe, Arizona (Arizona State University)
    The Mapping Grand Canyon Conference
    In Spring 2019, Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona) will host a two-day conference dedicated to the cartography of the greater Grand Canyon region.
    Mapping Grand Canyon Conference
    The conference aligns with two important milestones in Grand Canyon history, the centennial (1919-2019) of Grand Canyon National Park, and the sesquicentennial (1869-2019) of John Wesley Powell’s first expedition through the Colorado River, which, of course, carved the Grand Canyon.
    The conference promises a full two-day program of map-based story-telling, transdisciplinary analysis, demonstrations of state-of-the-art geospatial and cartographic techniques, and engaging hands-on activities.
    Importantly, this event will be free and open to the public – a reality made possible through the generosity of our existing Mapping Grand Canyon Conference Partners.
    The weather’s gorgeous here in Arizona that time of year, and there’s no better time to celebrate the cartographic history of the greater Grand Canyon region!Hoping to see you there!

    Matthew Toro
    Director | Maps, Imagery, Geospatial Services
    Map and Geospatial Hub | ASU Library
    480 965 5973 |

For other events, see: Cartography – Calendar of Meetings and Events Exhibitions

New Maps & Web Sites of Interest

Publications about Mapping

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