IMCoS Events 2013


The Warburg Lectures  --  The Twenty-Second Series --  2012/2013

IMCoS actively supports the lecture series MAPS AND SOCIETY held each year at The Warburg Institute

Meetings are held on selected Thursdays at The Warburg Institute, University of London,Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB at 5.00 pm. Admission is free. Meetings are followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. Enquiries: +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Dr Delano Smith) or < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >.

January 17. Dr Zoltan Biedermann (Birkbeck College, University of London). 'Terrestrial Mapping in a Time of Maritime Expansion: Portuguese Cartographies of Persia and Armenia in the 16th–17th Centuries'.


February 7. Jonathan King (Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge). 'Maps and Native North America'.

February 28. Amy Prior (Institute of Geography, University of Edinburgh). 'Harry H. Johnston and the Mapping of Africa, 1880–1915'. [NB. An earlier version of the programme gave the lecture date incorrectly]

March 14. A. Crispin Jewitt (Cartographic and Topographic Materials, British Library). '"One Damned Thing after Another": Mapping Britain’s 19th-Century Wars'.

April 25. Dr Jesse Simon (University College, Oxford). 'Later Roman Cartography: A Non-Ptolemaic Approach'.

May 16. Dr Vera Dorofeeva-Lichtmann (Chargée de Recherche, CNRS-EHESS, Paris). 'Early Sino-Korean Atlases in an Enduring East Asian Cartographical Enterprise'.

Collectors' Evening

Every spring IMCoS holds a Collectors’ Evening in London for all and any member who can attend. It is a very informal evening designed so that everyone can share their interest, discoveries and knowledge with fellow enthusiasts.  This very popular members’ evening is usually held at The Farmers Club, 3 Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2E1 and members are encouraged to bring along maps to show to others and sometimes get help with identification.

The next Collectors’ Evening will be held on Tuesday 5th March with the inimitable Francis Herbert in the chair.

IMCoS June Weekend with the London Map Fair

Annual Dinner

Friday 7th June 2013

The annual dinner will be held at a venue to be advised nearer the date.

The Dinner will be preceeded by the Malcolm Young lecture. The IMCoS Helen Wallis Award for 2013 will also be presented - the award went to Dr Osher in 2012.


Saturday 8th June 2013

The IMCoS AGM will be held at the Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore, London. This will take place at 10:00. We need to have names of all who intend to attend the AGM for registration with the staff at RGS. (See flyer in spring issue of the Journal.) 

London Map Fair

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June 2013

The London Map Fair is one of the largest and most important of its kind. IMCoS have supported a map fair in London for many years and we are also very grateful for the dealers´ support of IMCoS over the last years. The IMCoS AGM and Annual Dinner are timed to coincide with this prestigious event. The next London Map Fair will take place in 2013 once again at

Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore
London SW7 (Entrance Exhibition Road)

Sat June 8 12.00-19.00
Sun June 9 10.00-17.00

A regular feature at the fair, held at The Royal Geographical Society, is the IMCoS stand.

International Symposium Advance Information:

31st IMCoS International Symposium Fairbanks, Alaska, 9th-11th Sept., 2013

 The University of Alaska at Fairbanks (UAF) is pleased to be hosting the 2013 International Map Collectors’ Society International Symposium from September 9th to 11th and we hope all IMCoS members will start making plans to attend. Early September is a wonderful time to visit Alaska and see first hand the cartographic riches of the University’s Rasmusson Library. These include the world's finest collections of Arctic and Antarctic materials in addition to an outstanding rare book and map collection plus archives, photographs, films and sound recordings, some of which date back to the earliest days of Russian America.

For a glimpse at some of the library’s holdings go to

Fairbanks is the second largest city in the 49th state with a metropolitan population close to 100,000, and serves as the focal point for hundreds of thousands of square miles in interior Alaska. Although surrounded by a vast wilderness of natural grandeur, the community of Fairbanks offers all the modern cultural, social and personal amenities. It has a world-class airport. Presentations are planned on topics such as the early depiction of the Northwest coast of America; Spanish cartographical legacy in the North Pacific; evolution of the map of ‘Russian America’ and American efforts to map Alaska following the 1867 purchase and others.

For further information contact Professor Terrence Cole at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For other cartographic events which may be nearer your home, do visit John Docktor's excellent list of cartographic events and exhibitions at