ANN: Leventhal Map & Education Center Public Research Fellows in History and Geography, 2020–2021 (Boston, MA) (Deadline: March 20, 2020)

The Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library is pleased to announce a call for Public Research Fellows in History and Geography for the 2020–2021 academic year.

The Public Research Fellows programs is a pilot initiative of the LMEC, and it is designed to support scholars whose work advances the following two goals:

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

Query: The medieval wind compass

I am seeking information about the medieval wind compass.

The basic structure – eight winds, each with a half wind and two quarter winds – is straightforward.  However, the 13th-century text, ‘Lo compasso de navegare’, uses a range of terms that point to further subdivision, terza, quinta and ottavo, to go with quarta, along with other more complex instructions, including alternative expressions such as ‘enter Tramontana e Greco, plui ver Tramontana’ and ‘enter Tramontana e Greco, plui ver Greco’.

A unique? reference system on an 1861 map of Palestine

I have a new post — at Mapping as Process — about a really odd way of mathematizing space, found on an 1861 map of Palestine by a Scots minister. Please respond here if you have thoughts?

Matthew Edney

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CFP: Printemps des cartes 2020 (deadline: 2 December 2019) (Montmorillon, France, 14-17 May, 2020)

Mesdames, Messieurs,

Le Festival Printemps des Cartes qui se déroulera pour sa 3ème édition du 14 au 17 mai 2020 à Montmorillon, se prépare dès maintenant!

Appel à participation aux passionnés, citoyens, professionnels, enseignants et scientifiques.

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