Call for papers: ANZMapS 45th annual conference, Melbourne, 22-23 May 2017.

Mastering maps, from creation to care

45th annual conference of

The Australian & New Zealand Map Society

MON 22 & TUE 23 MAY 2017

Hosted by

The University of Melbourne, The State Library of Victoria & the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre.

Melbourne.

CALL FOR PAPERS

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE – FRIDAY 24 MARCH 2017

 

This year’s conference will be a 2-day event with limited-capacity workshops on Monday 22 May:

  • a morning workshop involving GIS, and maps in social media, held in a lab at the University of Melbourne, followed by
  • an afternoon practical guide on caring for maps with Preservation staff at the State Library of Victoria.

Tuesday 23 May will be devoted to presentations/papers, in the Victoria Room at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, 210 Lonsdale St, adjacent to the State Library.

 

Submissions are now invited on any topic in: cartography; the creation or use of maps; map curatorship, conservation and preservation; history of cartography or exploration; geovisualisation and GIScience; or related disciplines.

 

Full presentations are typically 20-25 minutes in length with 5-10 minutes for question time.

We also encourage submissions for a ‘lightning presentation’ session of strictly 5 minutes per person, and which may involve Powerpoint or a poster, or neither.

 

 

PRESENTATION GUIDELINES

The submission must contain: presentation title, brief abstract (ideally ca.150 words), author(s) name(s), affiliation(s) (if any), contact details (post, phone, fax, email), and a brief presenter biography (25 words or fewer).

 

The conference committee will evaluate all abstracts and make selections based on topic, content, and time available. All authors will be notified after the selection process. Applications close Friday 24 MARCH 2017.

 

All presenters must also register for the conference (each workshop, and the day of papers, can be booked individually, or as a combined package).

However, presenters of a full paper will be able to attend the Tuesday session without charge.

 

Further conference details and registration information/prices will be on the ANZMapS website soon: www.anzmaps.org

 

SUBMISSION

Please send presentation submissions to Brendan Whyte: bwhyte@nla.gov.au  by Friday 24 MARCH 2017

Questions? Contact Brendan Whyte ph +61 2 6262 1192

 

Please distribute this call to any other individuals or groups who may be interested.


NOTICE OF ANZMapS 2017 – “Mastering maps, from creation to care”

The Australian & New Zealand Map Society is pleased to be offering its 45th conference, at the University of Melbourne and State Library of Victoria, Mon/Tue 22-23 May 2017.

“Mastering maps, from creation to care”, will provide both an affordable hands-on and scholarly experience, with one day of practicals, and one for papers.

 

Day 1: Workshops/Tours

On Monday May 22, the University of Melbourne and State Library of Victoria are giving map enthusiasts, collectors and practitioners the opportunity to get close up and personal with the latest techniques in map-making, and preservation of maps.

 

The morning workshop is at the University of Melbourne, and will showcase practical options for using historical maps with geospatial systems. The University is providing a lab set up for a limited number of participants. Manager of the Library Map Collection David Jones, will run the 3 hour session pitched at anyone using maps in their research, publishing, collecting and business.

·    It will be a practical, hands-on session using readily available software such as Google Earth Pro.

·     The session will also provide participants with the opportunity to share the latest digital map projects and social media map activities.

 

In the afternoon, the State Library of Victoria’s Preservation & Conservation Division will provide registrants with a guide to caring for maps, books and atlases. “Map Preservation Unpacked” will be conducted by the Manager of Preservation & Conservation Shelley Jamieson, and cover topics including:

·         preventive and interventive treatment approaches

·               mould and pest prevention

·         storage options for different map formats

·               managing large format material

·         book handling and display

 

Day 2: Papers

Tuesday May 23 is for presentations, and Brendan Whyte at the National Library will be issuing a call for papers soon. Venue will be the Victoria Room at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, 210 Lonsdale Street, near the State Library. The QVWC building has a long history, and was the site of the first public hospital in Melbourne, built in 1848. Venue details: http://www.qvwc.org.au/venues/

 

As those of you who attended Wollongong 2016 will know, this year’s event has been moved to the first half of the year, to work better with events held by our colleagues in NZ (generally in September).

 

Further details and registration on the ANZMapS website soon www.anzmaps.org


2017 membership renewals now due

It’s time to renew your membership for 2017.
Fees remain the same at A$50 for individuals and institutions worldwide, and A$30 for students.
Go to http://www.anzmaps.org/membership/ where you can pay online via paypal or direct deposit,
or you can download our 2017 membership form, and mail it to us with a cheque or your credit card details.





Event – THE SECRETS OF EARLY MAPS

Hear from Chet Van Duzer as he reveals secrets uncovered by multispectral imaging of the Henricus Martellus World Map, thought to be one of the most important of the fifteenth century. Dr Martin Woods, Curator of Maps at the National Library and Denyl Cloughley, Manager of Preservation Services, lift the veil on the history and ongoing challenges of preserving the Blaeu wall map of New Holland.

To be held at the National Library of Australia on 12 September at 5.30 pm. https://www.anzmaps.org/event/the-secrets-of-early-maps/


Conference Field trip – Friday 9 September

As part of our ANZMapS conference programme we will be including a Field trip on the Friday.

The excursion will commence at 9.30 and will include a visit to the Science Centre & Planetarium, where we will be taking a tour of the cosmos with Astrophysicist Dr Stacey Palen. Cosmic Journey begins on Earth and then shifts to the most distant reaches of the universe. The show features images from NASA’s observatories and the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spiter Space Telescope. Cosmic Journey was created by the Ott Planetarium at Weber State University.

We will then move on to the Australian Hydrographic Service, based in Wollongong, with a presentation and tour led by Lewis Pietrini.

Following lunch at a local sight of great beauty ( still to be chosen!) we will head to the Wollongong’s Local History Library for an overview of the Local History Library including their map collections.The day should finish around 3 pm.

Costs for the day are included in the full registration fee and include lunch.

If you have already registered for the conference it would be appreciated if you could register for the Field Trip through the Eventbrite website. www.anzmaps2016.eventbrite.com.au. If you are yet to register please indicate your attendance when you complete the registration process.

Further information on the conference is available on the events page of our website.

 

 


Just landed – Our keynote speaker on the Hartog 400th Anniversary

The third Keynote speaker at our Annual conference in September will be Dr van Duivenvoorde who will be giving a presentation on Dirk Hartog’s landing in Western Australia (1616–2016): An Archaeological and Historical Context.

Location Of Hartog Inscription Plate - Victor Victorsz NL

Location Of Hartog Inscription Plate – Victor Victorsz NL

This year marks the quadricentennial of the first confirmed European arrival in Western Australia. On 25 October 1616, Dutch skipper Dirk Hartog and his crew landed at the northern tip of what is known today as Cape Inscription on Dirk Hartog Island in Shark Bay.  One of the most significant early European sites in Australia, his crew left behind a pewter plate as a testimony of their arrival and departure. This presentation discusses Hartog’s life, his reputation and experience as an accomplished seafarer, and even suggests that he purposely navigated into Australian waters.  It also investigates the archaeological and historical context of the Hartog Inscription Plate—now featured in the Rijksmuseum collection.  Emphasising the nature of similar monuments left by European explorers in the Indian Ocean region and contemporary ship communication practices, it places Hartog and the Inscription plate into the broader setting of seventeenth-century Dutch seafaring activities and exploration.

Dr Wendy van Duivenvoorde is a senior lecturer in maritime archaeology at Flinders University and deputy director of the Australian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres. She is also affiliated faculty with the Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University. Dr van Duivenvoorde’s research primarily focuses on ships of exploration and Indiamen, and includes the archaeological remains of Western Australia’s Dutch East Indiamen shipwrecks.

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ANZMapS 2016 programme released

The 44th annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand Map Society, Encircled by sea, will be held in Wollongong, New South Wales, September 7 – 9, 2016.

Australia and New Zealand share a common history of exploration and settlement along the coastal fringes. The 2016 conference will explore the European discovery and gradual mapping and settlement of Australia and New Zealand and the significant role explorers, surveyors and cartographers have played in shaping and documenting the changing coastal landscape over more than 200 years. The conference program also acknowledges the 400th anniversary of the landing of Dirk Hartog in his vessel the Eendracht off the coast of Shark Bay, on 25 October 1616.

The provisional programme is now 2016 Provisional-Programme Continue Reading