5/6/7 September 2019

IMCoS Weekend in Oxford – September 2019

At the beginning of September we will be holding a number of events in Oxford.  On Friday 6th the main two events will be a visit to the exhibition “Talking Maps” at the Western Library (part of the Bodleian Library), where we will be shown round by the exhibition’s curator Nick Millea, Map Librarian, and […]

6 - 9 June 2019

Four days of Fairs

In June 2019 there are four map & book fairs within four days in central London: 6 to 7 June – PBFA at the IBIS Hotel, Lille Road 7 to 9 June – London Rare Book Fair, Battersea Park 8 to 9 June – London Map Fair, Royal Geographical Society, SW7 9 June – Bloomsbury […]

14–20 October 2018

36th International IMCoS Symposium

Registration is now open for both the destinations of the 36th International IMCoS Symposium. For Manila go to www.imcos-2018-manila.com For Hong Kong go to https://tinyurl.com/imcos-2018-hk You have to register for each destination separately.

8 - 9 June 2018

2018 Lecture, Annual Dinner and AGM

Friday 8th June 2018 The Malcolm Young Lecture Our speaker this year will be Alan Ereira, and his recent book The Nine Lives of John Ogilby, Britain’s Master Map Maker and his Secrets will be the inspiration for his talk. (Pictured is last year’s winner of the Helen Wallis / IMCoS Award, Professor Emeritus Vladimiro Valeri, […]

12 - 13 April 2018

Visit to Cambridge and Collectors’ Evening

Registration is now closed for this exciting IMCoS programme in Cambridge, as we are now full.  The visit includes: Emmanuel College Cambridge University Library Polar Museum, Scott Polar Research Institute Whipple Museum In addition, Dr Sarah Bendall will give a lecture entitled ‘Oxford and Cambridge Colleges as map-makers and map-users c. 1550-1850′. The Collectors’ Meeting […]

14 - 20 October 2018

IMCoS 2018 Symposium in Manila & Hong Kong

In October 2018 the IMCoS International Symposium will be split between two major Asian cities: 14th to 17th October in Manila, and 19th to 20th October in Hong Kong.  (The 18th has been left free to enable transfers from Manila to Hong Kong.) The website for the Manila section is now available: www.imcos-2018-manila.com.  The site contains […]

8 - 12 October 2017

IMCoS 2017 Symposium in Hamburg

The Symposium was a great success. A report of the event and photographs will be posted online shortly.

31 March 2017

Visit to Manchester Libraries 31 March 2017

An exclusive visit has been arranged for members of IMCoS to the John Rylands Library in Manchester City Centre, one of the most spectacular libraries in the world. We will see maps and atlases which are part of a collection given to the library by the 5th Earl Spencer in 1872 plus many other treasures. […]

24 November 2016

Special IMCoS visit to the latest British Library map exhibition

Members of IMCoS are invited to a special viewing of The British Library’s new exhibition ‘Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line’. Our guide will be Lead Curator of Maps at the BL, Tom Harper, who will point out the most significant maps and be on hand to answer questions. The exhibition will evaluate […]

24–29 October 2016

IMCoS 34th International Symposium, Chicago

‘Private Map Collecting and Public Map Collections in the United States’ is the theme for the 34th symposium. Preliminary Programme Please note that all times are subject to change; please refer to the final program, which will be published in August 2016 Monday 24 October 6:00 – 7:00 pm                      Welcome reception at the Newberry […]

27–29 October 2016

Nineteenth Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography, Chicago

Maps, Their Collecting and Study: A Fifty Year Retrospective All sessions are at the Newberry Library Thursday 27 October Keynote lecture by Matthew Edney (University of Southern Maine and the History of Cartography Project): Of Maps, Libraries, and Lectures Reception Friday, 28 October Saturday, October 29 Important Web Addresses The Newberry Library (http://www.newberry.org/) International Map […]

14 September 2016

Collectors’ Evening

 Collectors’ Evening The Collectors’ Evening this year will be held on Wednesday 14 September at the Civil Service Club, 13–15 Great Scotland Yard, Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2HJ.  Refreshments will be available from 6pm in the Milner-Barry Room followed by the meeting in the Elizabethan Room. Bring along your maps to discuss with other members […]