38th IMCoS International Symposium, Brussels 2021

11 - 14 October 2021

The 38th IMCoS International Symposium will highlight the early Belgian contributions to the development of cartography worldwide. These include the introduction of triangulation techniques (Frisius, van Deventer), first world atlases (Ortelius, Mercator) and the first navigation map to use the Mercator projection.

Hosted by the Royal Library of Belgium and the Brussels Map Circle (his Symposium is planned as a three-day event, opening with a reception on the evening of 11 October 2021 at the Royal Library of Belgium (KBR). It will comprise speaker presentations at the KBR and visits to collections/institutions holding remarkable map collections: the State Archives of Belgium, the Art & History Museum and the Royal Army Museum. An official dinner will close the conference on 14 October 2021.

Given the lack of certainty regarding just how the COVID-19 pandemic will evolve, we are not yet in a position to ask you to register formally to the Symposium.

However, in order to enable the organisers to assess potential interest in this event and thus to continue their preparatory work, we are asking everyone interested to fill in a pre-registration form. This does not entail any commitment on your part. Its sole purpose is to estimate the number of potential participants. If you are interested, please pre-register below as soon as possible.

The full conference registration fee will be approximately EUR 350.00, including the opening reception and the formal final dinner. The optional charges for the post-conference tour are not included.

The organising committee will monitor the evolution of the health situation and will confirm whether the Symposium will take place. If we can run the Symposium as we wish we will re-contact you and ask you to complete your registration and to pay the corresponding fees.

Further details on the conference, its programme, optional tour and registration are available on the Symposium site.