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REGISTRATION OPEN – Coordinating Cartographic Collections

On 30 September 2021 the ICA Commission is organizing the online workshop “Coordinating Cartographic Collections”, in conjunction with the 12th Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography (University of Texas at Arlington) and the Fall Meeting of the Texas Map Society from 1 to 2 October.

The entire meeting, from Thursday 30 September till Saturday 2 October is planned as a HYBRID CONFERENCE, with both online streaming and in-person attendance at the University of Arlington Libraries Central Library, 6th Floor Parlor and Special Collections. Registration is FREE of charge and can be done here: https://libraries.uta.edu/vgl

All three connected events are exploring the incredibly diverse cosmos of maps in collections.¬† You can find the programme here. There is also an accompanying exhibit “Searching for Africa: The Map Collection of Dr. Jack Franke”, featuring¬†over 180 European maps, prints, and illustrated books relating to Africa, primarily drawn from a collection of more than 500 maps donated by Dr. Jack Franke, UTA Distinguished Alumnus, Class of 1987.

PROCEEDINGS PUBLISHED – Mapping the Ottoman Realm: Travelers, Cartographers and Archaeologists (21-23 April 2020, Istanbul, Turkey)

In 2020, the worldwide pandemic forced a late cancellation of the symposium. As an alternative, authors of accepted presentations were encouraged to submit full papers on their work for publication in an open access proceedings volume, which can be found here: https://www.proc-int-cartogr-assoc.net/3/. The volume also contains a preface by commission chair Imre Demhardt, with the full story on the course the symposium took from spring 2020 to the summer of 2021.