WAML’s News and Notes for March 2022
Editor: Georgia Brown
Lunar South Pole Atlas:
Check out this atlas for some newly created maps of the lunar south pole:
Thank you to David Bigwood for the news.
The beginning of the year brings many changes. One that impacts the materials we take care of is Public Domain Day. On January 1st of every year thousands of materials in the United States fall out of copyright and into the public domain. This year all the maps, photographs, novels, etc. from 1926 fit into that category. Other countries have different laws regarding copyright, and the two other main rules for copyright are the life of the creator plus 50 years (Canada, New Zealand, and most of Africa and Asia) and the life of the creator plus 70 years (UK, Russia, most of EU and South America).
Shout out to Linda Musser for this idea. She also provided the list and image of the Hundred Acre Woods Map.
- Atlas of Florida. Associated Map Company, 1926.
- Automobile Roads of Long Island and Vicinity. Chicago, Ill: H.M. Gousha Co, 1926.
- Fite, Emerson D, and Archibald Freeman. A Book of Old Maps: Delineating American History from the Earliest Days Down to the Close of the Revolutionary War. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
- Pacific Highway: Beauty, Grandeur, Comfort, Delight. San Francisco: Pacific Highway Association, 1926.
- Paine, Paul M. The Map of America’s Making: For Those Who Would, Through Books, Sail with the Discoverers, Seek Freedom with the Colonists, Thrill with the Sound of the Liberty Bell, Follow the Westward Trails, and Behold the Building of the Republic, Now in Its One Hundred and Fiftieth Year. New York, N.Y: R.R. Bowker Co, 1926
- Peet, Annie O, and Samuel Peet. A Map Depicting Rochester and the Genesee Country: 1615–the First White Contact-to 1827. Rochester, N.Y.: Rochester Historical Society, 1926.
Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne, decorations by E. H. Shepard enters the public domain this year, which includes this map by E.H. Shepard.
And from the Sanborn Map Company, these states Sanborn maps will be in the public domain this year:
- California locations including Lomita, Beaumont, Tulare, Reedley, and Monterey
- Colorado locations including Grand Junction, Palisade, Las Animas, and Gunnison
- Illinois locations including Brighton, Equality, Lake Forest, Mount Carmel, Collinsville, and Chicago
- Iowa locations including Cedar Falls, Madrid, Ames, and Iowa City
- Florida locations including Inverness, Dunedin, Avon Park, and Chipley
- Missouri locations including Kirkwood, Independence, St. Louis, and Mansfield
- New Jersey locations including Newark, Camden, Florence, and Hackensack
- New York locations including Queens and Amsterdam
- Pennsylvania locations including Huntingdon, Duryea, Philipsburg, and Homestead.
April 2, 2022 – Minneapolis, MN (Online)
The Society for History of Discoveries “Occasional Virtual Lecture” will have a presentation by Matthew Edney starting at 2 pm CT. Additional details to be announced.
April 5, 2022 – Oxford (Online)
The Bodleian’s Nick Millea and Stuart Ackland will be presenting, at 5pm, Meet the maps: unconventional views of Oxford.
April 7, 2022 – London (Online)
The Thirty-First Series of “Maps and Society Lectures” in the history of cartography. Today Lexie Cook (2021–2022 Getty Foundation Fellow & PhD Candidate in Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University, New York) will talk about Island, Archive, Além-Mar: the Insular Mechanics of Iberian Expansion.
April 8, 2022 – Amsterdam
The Jansonius Lectures are organized for colleagues, donors, volunteers and all of those interested in the history of cartography. The lectures are an initiative of Explokart, the Jansonius Fund and Allard Pierson. The next Jansonius lecture will take place at the Allard Pierson – The Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam. This year the lecture will be given by Martijn Storms, curator of Maps and Atlases at Leiden University Libraries. His lecture will be about 150 years of the Bodel Nijenhuis Collection at Leiden University Library. More information about the registration for the Jansonius lecture and the Maps in Context workshop will follow shortly on the website.
April 12, 2022 – Denver, Co USA (Hybrid)
Please join Rocky Mountain Map Society at History Colorado at 5:30 PM for the annual meeting of the Society which will take place at 5:30 PM MT. At this meeting, Michael Willis (CU Boulder’s Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)) will speak about his work mapping the changing cryosphere (Earth’s ice) and sea levels using remote sensing techniques: Looking at the Greenland Ice Sheet through Time from the Ground, the Air and from Space.. Contact Rocky Mountain Map Society <naomi.heiser(at)colorado.edu> for the Zoom link.
April 12, 2022 – Williamsburg
The Williamsburg Map Circle is happy to announce that we have been able to reschedule our program, Promoting America: Maps of the Colonies and the New Republic. There will be no admissions fee at the Arts Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, but, you will need to check in at the visitor services desk. The desk with a list of attendees so you must notify Ellen Spore <ellen.spore(at)gmail.com> if you plan to attend. The program will begin at 4:00pm in the Hennage Auditorium at the Arts Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, with Katie McKinney’s lecture on the map exhibit. The Museum will be closing at 5pm that day, which means that The Map Circle will have access to the exhibit before and after the regular visitors to the Museum depart. This program explores the newly installed Michael L. and Carolyn C. McNamara Gallery, Colonial Williamsburg’s first dedicated maps and prints gallery.
April 18-21, 2022 – Lima, Peru (Online)
The IX Ibero-American Symposium on the History of Cartography will meet at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. The symposium will be about Ibero-American cartographies in a globalized world. The symposium will have a virtual format with live transmission through the Facebook Live platform of the organizing units: Riva-Agüero Institute and Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences PUCP.
April 20, 2022 – USA (Online)
The Boston, California, Chicago, New York, Philip Lee Phillips, Rocky Mountain, Texas, and Washington Map Societies are offering a virtual lecture via Zoom. Anyone interested in participating in the meeting must RSVP to John Docktor at washmap(at)gmail.com in order to receive the meeting ID and passcode. Meeting will start at 7:00 PM Eastern Time, 6:00 PM Central Time, 5:00 PM Mountain Time, and 4:00 PM Pacific Time. Julie Sweetkind-Singer (Associate University Librarian for Science and Engineering Resources Group, Stanford Libraries, Stanford University) and Greg March (Map Librarian, John C. Hodges Library, University of Tennessee) will talk about Acquisition of World War II Captured German and Japanese Maps: A Case Study of Stanford University and University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
April 21, 2022 – Arlington (Online)
The next Occasional Online Lecture of the Society for the History of Discoveries will be presented by Professor Matthew Edney at 2pm (Central). The talk will be on Empire and History, Maps and Discovery, 1775–1860. The systematic study of map history first emerged in Paris in the 1830s as an extension of the history of geography and discovery, a field that had itself cohered in its modern form only after 1775. This presentation explores the use of early maps by early historians of geography, such as James Playfair (1808) and Conrad Malte-Brun (1810), and how scholars such as Alexander von Humboldt, Ramón de la Sagra, Edme François Jomard, and the visconde de Santarém had by 1840 turned a sporadic interest in early maps into l’histoire de la cartographie. Information about registering for this event will be available soon.
April 21, 2022 – Chicago (Online)
Martin Brückner will speak to the Chicago Map Society about Maps & American Literature: A Material History of Practice and Perception at 7:00 pm ET/6:00 pm CT/5:00 pm MT/4:00 pm PT. Contact Chicago Map Society <email@example.com> for Zoom link.
April 26, 2022 – New York (Online)
The New York Map Society presents, at 7:00 pm New York (EDT) time, Rick Smit, a map collector living in The Netherlands, speaking about his Berghaus Map of Syria, published in 1835 by the German publishing house Justus Perthes. He will explain the sources Berghaus used, the context under which the map was published, and the new depicting methods applied in making the map, which represents a style transition from the current methods to a new method of depicting elevation: hachures. The map was intended to be included in an atlas that would cover the Americas, Asia and Africa, but the atlas was never completed because of high costs. An incomplete range of Asia maps were published individually as well as bound as “Atlas von Asia” (Atlas of Asia). The quality of the maps was regarded as outstanding and contributed to Justus Perthes’ worldwide recognition as a high-end cartography publishing house. Log in after 6:45 pm April 26. Link provided by Andrew Kapochunas <kapochunas(at)gmail.com>.
April 28, 2022 – University of Wisconson – Milwaukee (Hybrid)
American Geographical Society Library’s annual Holzheimer Maps & America Lecture will be held on April 28, 2022 at 6 pm. Reception at 5:30pm. This will be our first hybrid Maps & America lecture – registration is required for both virtual and in-person attendees. Our speaker this year is Dr. Katherine Parker, Research Officer at Barry Lawrence Ruderman Rare Maps Inc. The title of her talk is “Mapping Difference and Distance: Indigenous presence on European maps of southern Patagonia in the early modern period.” For more information about this event & to register: https://uwm.edu/libraries/agsl/events/
April 28, 2022 – Oxford (Online)
The 29th Annual Series Oxford Seminars In Cartography will be virtual this year. Seminars run from 4:30pm to 6:00pm (UK time) via Zoom. Daniel Stracke (Universität Münster) will present Maps of the European Historic Towns Atlas I: Germany. See May 5, May 12, and May 26 for subsequent lectures of this series. Additional information from Nick Millea <tosca(at)bodleian.ox.ac.uk>, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119.
May 3, 2022 – Cambridge (Online)
The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet virtually on Zoom at 5:30 pm UK time. Joy Slappnig (Royal Holloway, University of London) will discuss The historical significance of indigenous maps. All are welcome. For details on how to join, please send an email to events(at)emma.cam.ac.uk. The seminar is kindly supported by Emmanuel College Cambridge.
May 5, 2022 – Oxford (Online)
The 29th Annual Series Oxford Seminars In Cartography will be virtual this year. Seminars run from 4:30pm to 6:00pm (UK time) via Zoom. Keith Lilley (Queen’s University Belfast) will present Maps of the European Historic Towns Atlas II: Great Britain. See May 12, and May 26 for subsequent lectures of this series. Additional information from Nick Millea <tosca(at)bodleian.ox.ac.uk>, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119.
May 10-13, 2022 – Montevideo (Hybrid)
The International Society for the History of the Map will be holding a combined virtual and in-person conference hosted by the Museo Histórico Nacional. The first two days will be an in-person workshop that will offer professional development activities and create community among up to 15 early-career scholars and professionals working in the history of cartography in teaching, research, curation, and collections. The last two days will be a symposium that focuses on methodological approaches which might concern map history in the context of exhibitions, teaching and everyday life. The symposium will be held in-person and online between 9:30 am – 5:00 pm (GMT -3). There are separate registrations required for the workshop and the symposium. You may direct questions to organizers Carolina Martínez <carolina.martinez(at)unsam.edu.ar> and Lucia Rodríguez <luciarodriguezarrillaga(at)gmail.com> or ISHMap’s Chair, Jordana Dym, at ishmap.society(at)gmail.com.
May 12, 2022 – Oxford (Online)
The 29th Annual Series Oxford Seminars In Cartography will be virtual this year. Seminars run from 4:30pm to 6:00pm (UK time) via Zoom. Sarah Gearty (Royal Irish Academy) will present Maps of the European Historic Towns Atlas III: Ireland. See May 26 for subsequent lecture of this series. Additional information from Nick Millea <tosca(at)bodleian.ox.ac.uk>, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119.
May 14-15, 2022 – Mantova
Mantova Libri Mappe Stampe “The Mantova Books Maps Prints Fair” will be held under the arcades of the cloister of the former Augustinian monastery of S. Agnese, now the seat of the Francesco Gonzaga Diocesan Museum, Piazza Virgiliana, 55. A special section of the fair is dedicated to cartography and includes maps, atlases, landscapes and topographic maps. Find out more: http://map-fair.com/mantova-map-fair.html
May 19, 2022 – Chicago, IL
The Chicago Map Society plans to have an in-person meeting at the Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, at 5:00 PM. Jim Akerman will have a Gallery Walk, Crossings: Mapping American Journeys.
May 19–21, 2022 – Leuven, Belgium (Online)
The Crossroads Research Centre will have an online workshop Mapping Practices and Transpacific Transfers of Geographic Knowledge, Sixteenth to Early Nineteenth Centuries. When the first galleons crossed the Pacific in the sixteenth century, new routes of exchange started to be formed, connecting Asia and the Americas. These networks also brought about new impulses in the history of map making. Galleons and other vessels surveyed the waters, lands, and coastlines along their routes, and the resulting knowledge was then adapted in ports on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. Thereupon, this new or revised knowledge circulated further and affected regions and mapmakers that were not directly connected to transpacific navigation. Mapmakers adapted information on navigation and coastlines, and added, removed, or revised islands, harbors, or other specifications. Exchanges also had a profound effect on port cities themselves, an effect that we can observe, for example, in city maps, which mark trading posts, ships, or quarters for foreigners. Individual maps could be captured from ships or be passed on as gifts along these routes, and these artifacts themselves can tell a story of exchange across the Pacific World and beyond. The workshop will address these stories of exchanges and mapping practices across and along with extended Transpacific networks, as they can be observed on maps and with the help of maps in any language. Additional information from Elke Papelitzky <elke.papelitzky(at)kuleuven.be> or Wim de Winter <wim.dewinter(at)kuleuven.be>.
May 19, 2022 – London (Online)
The Thirty-First Series of “Maps and Society Lectures” in the history of cartography. Enquiries: <tony(at)tonycampbell.info> or <c.delano-smith(at)qmul.ac.uk>. Under present circumstances, however, all will be virtual meetings (Zoom) unless otherwise informed. Today Dr. Kevin Wittmann (Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain) will speak about Turning the world inside out: T-O maps in an English almanac (c 1420).
May 20, 2022 – McLean, Virginia
The Washington Map Society 41st annual dinner and lecture will be at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 2001 International Dr, in Tyson Galleria II. Matthew Mingus (Associate Professor of History at the University of New Mexico-Gallup, Book Review Editor for “The Portolan”, 2009 winner of the Ristow Prize) will speak about Mapping a Defeated Germany in the Aftermath of World War II. After defeating the Nazis in the Second World War, the Allied powers occupied a German nation-state that was experiencing extreme territorial instability. This presentation will discuss some of the strategies and maps used by bureaucrats, educators, public relations firms, and the various Allied militaries to convincingly denazify, truncate, and divide postwar Germany. Not only is the cartographic chaos after World War II interesting, but it also shows just how vital maps were (and are) in constructing new political realities. Additional details to be announced.
May 21, 2022 – Brussels, Belgium
The Brussels Map Circle 2022 Annual General Meeting will be held 10:00-11:45 in the Royal Library of Belgium, Mont des Arts /Kunstberg. It will be followed by the 2022 Map Afternoon at the Royal Library from 14:00 -16:00. The Maps and Plans Department of the Royal Library will show some very interesting items from their collection. On the other hand, every participant is invited to bring along a map, object, book or anything else of cartographic interest of his own to be presented and discussed by the present fellow members.
May 26, 2022 – Oxford (Online)
The 29th Annual Series Oxford Seminars In Cartography will be virtual this year. Seminars run from 4:30pm to 6:00pm (UK time) via Zoom. Katalin Szende (Central European University) will present Maps of the European Historic Towns Atlas IV: East-Central Europe. Additional information from Nick Millea <tosca(at)bodleian.ox.ac.uk>, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119.
May 26-27, 2022 – Stanford (Online)
The David Rumsey Map Center will have a conference Re-Mapping Sovereignty, Representing Geopolitical Complexity on May 26, from 1-7pm PST and May 27, from 10am-5pm PST. Panel titles: Concepts & Frameworks; Sovereignty’s Counter-Maps; Shared Landscapes in Early Modern Eurasia; Borders and their Discontents; Visualizing Fragmented Polities. Please see our events page for more information.
June 4, 2022 – Stanford (Hybrid)
The California Map Society Annual Spring Conference is tentatively scheduled from 10am to 4pm at the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University. The meeting will be held both virtually and in-person. Registration will open in April 2022.
June 9-10, 2022 – Barcelona, Spain
The Cartography History Study Group (Grup d’Estudis d’Història de la Cartografia) is preparing, in collaboration with the Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya, a new colloquium with the title City and territory in Spanish cartography: a historical perspective. Additional information to be announced.
June 10, 2022 – London
The International Map Collectors’ Society will have a reception to coincide with the Map Fair. Details to be announced.
June 11-12, 2022 – London
The London Map Fair brings together around 40 of the leading national and international antiquarian map dealers as well as hundreds of visiting dealers, collectors, curators and map aficionados from all parts of the world. We exhibit at the historic London venue of the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore.
June 16, 2022 – USA (Online)
The Boston, California, Chicago, New York, Philip Lee Phillips, Rocky Mountain, Texas, and Washington Map Societies are offering a virtual lecture via Zoom. Anyone interested in participating in the meeting must RSVP to John Docktor at washmap(at)gmail.com in order to receive the meeting ID and passcode. The meeting will start at 7:00 PM Eastern Time, 6:00 PM Central Time, 5:00 PM Mountain Time, and 4:00 PM Pacific Time. Lena Denis will discuss The Foundation and the Gateway: what maps show and hide about Baltimore and American history. Lena Denis is the Geospatial Data, GIS, & Maps Librarian for Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries’ Data Services, where she works with maps and map data.
June 28, 2022 – Hereford, UK
The International Map Collectors’ Society will be making a trip to visit the Mappa Mundi in Hereford Cathedral. More details to be announced. However, there may be limits to numbers, so if you would like to come please contact Valerie Newby on 01296 670001.