Registration closing soon: Gender, Sexuality, Cartography at Rumsey Map Center, Stanford, Oct. 10-12, 2019

Don't miss the second biennial Ruderman Conference on Cartography: Gender, Sexuality, Cartography (October 10-12, 2019) at the Rumsey Map Center, Stanford University. 

Students attend free! Full conference registration ($100), one-day tickets ($40) (choose Saturday-only registration and then send an email to to specify which day you can attend). Registration includes keynote reception (Thursday) and coffee/tea on all three days. 

ANN: Coining and using the word "cartograph"

Dear All:

I posted, last  night, the product of several nights' insomnia, a piece examining the shifting meanings of the word "cartograph," a repeatedly created back formation in (primarily) American usage. Its different usages are revealing of attitudes towards the ideal of cartography.

Please see:



Historical Geography and History of Cartography Fellowships at Leventhal and Osher via NERFC

The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library and the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education at the University of Southern Maine invite historical geographers, historians of cartography, and scholars working in related fields to apply for fellowships in the 2020–2021 New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC). The NERFC fellowship offers two dozen awards of $5000 to spend at least two weeks at three Consortium member institutions.

Re: Query: Search for resources and references to map the history of the borders of three regions

For Central Asia you can try getting in touch with Markus Hauser who has established a collection of historical maps and photographs called the Pamir Archive. I don't know him personally but I admire his work on twitter:

Emily Laskin
Doctoral Candidate
UC Berkeley Dept. of Comparative Literature

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