Washington DC 2017

CHARTING THE COSMOS OF CARTOGRAPHY: History – Names – Atlases

WASHINGTON DC, USA

28 – 30 June, 2017

ABOUT

In conjunction with the 28th International Cartographic Conference, held in Washington DC on 2-7 July 2017 (http://icc2017.org/), the Library of Congress’ Geography & Map Division and the three ICA Commissions on the History of Cartography, Toponymy, and Atlases would like to invite you to attend their joint pre-conference Workshop ‘Charting the Cosmos of Cartography: History – Names – Atlases’. This Workshop will be held at the Library of Congress (Madison Building) in Washington DC (USA), from Wednesday, 28 June to Friday, 30 June 2017. The call for papers was closed on 15 February.


VENUE

The Workshop will take place in the Mumford Room of the Madison building of the Library of Congress, where the Geography and Map Division is also located.

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TECHNICAL TOURS

As part of the Workshop programme, participants are given the possibility to register for two technical tours. Because of the limited capacity of the map vaults that will be visited, places on both tours will be awarded strictly in the order of receipt of registrations on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tour of the Map Vault of the Geography & Map Division of the Library of Congress (same building as workshop venue)
Thursday 29 June at 13:00 – 14:45
Maximum capacity: 20 persons

Tour of the Treasures of the Folger Shakespeare Library (across the street from the workshop venue)
Friday 30 June 30 at 9:00 – 10:00
Maximum capacity: 16 persons
This leading research institution on the Shakespearean culture (www.folger.edu) also owns the most prominent collection of early modern (pre-1800) maps and atlases in the Washington area; a selection of the treasures will be on display for a special private tour.


REGISTRATION

Registering for the workshop is free of charge and can be done here.