In light of recent geographical controversies,  this upcoming symposium should prove interesting:

Dear  Map Friends,


Please find attached the Call for Papers for the international symposium ‘Mapping Empires: Colonial Cartographies of Land and Sea’, which will be held from 13 to 15 September 2018 in Oxford (UK) and is jointly organised by our Commission on the History of Cartography together with the ICA Commission on Topographic Mapping and the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford.


For more information you can also visit the symposium website at


Please feel free to forward this e-mail to other interested persons.


Best regards,


Soetkin Vervust

Secretary ICA Commission on the History of Cartography