The Trustees of the International Society for the History of the Map invite you to the ISHMap biennial symposium on 11-13 June 2020, in São Paulo, Brazil. The Call for Papers is open through October 31, 2019.

To submit proposals, click here.
To download the Call for papers, click here.

ISHMap welcomes any contribution in the history of maps and mapping, with preference for individual or collaborative papers, posters, or sessions that encourage engagement and interaction among symposium attendees. 

The symposium is open to all working in the history of cartography.

ISHMap is particularly interested in proposals that focus on ‘breaking boundaries,’ both theoretically and in practice.    Specifically, we invite proposals that ask new questions, consider unusual materials, bring together ‘usual’ sources in new ways, or propose new ways of or venues for sharing findings.  Equally, we welcome participants from or methods of working with groups or communities who have traditionally not participated in the field of teaching, curating and scholarship of maps and map history. 

More information is available in the Call for Papers below.

The program will include the ISHMap annual general meeting on June 12.

LOCATION: São Paulo is a world city with a storied history, architectural treasures, rich cultural institutions, vibrant and globally recognized cuisine, and accessible sites. As a bonus, it is an eminently walkable city. International participants will likely arrive at one of three airports, each of which offers public and private transportation into the heart of the city.   Information about opportunities to visit the city, before or after the symposium, will be made available

The 2020 ISHMap symposium is underwritten by the Society and local partners. We do not anticipate charging a registration fee.

Symposium Committee
Jordana Dym, Skidmore College, Chair, ISHMap Trustees
Denise Moura, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)

Andrea Doré, Universidade Federal do Paraná
Junia Furtado, Universidade Federal do São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Carla Lois, CONICET and Universidad de Buenos Aires

CALL FOR PAPERS

ISHMap invites participation in its 2020 Symposium, to be held in São Paulo, Brazil, from June 11-13, 2020.  Proposals may consider any aspect of the production, circulation, consumption, curation and exhibition of maps and mapping that contributes to our understanding of the past and present. ISHMap specifically encourages approaches that consider maps in original contexts as well as maps used beyond an intended purpose or audience, so that the scope of map history can embrace the recent as well as distant past. 

ISHMap is particularly interested in proposals that focus on ‘breaking boundaries,’ both theoretically and in practice.    Specifically, we invite proposals that ask new questions, consider unusual materials, bring together ‘usual’ sources in new ways, or propose new ways of and venues for sharing findings.  Equally, we welcome participants from or methods of working with groups or communities who have traditionally not participated in the field of teaching, curating and scholarship of maps and map history.  

SESSION FORMAT: ISHMap anticipates including individual paper presentations, coordinated panels, round table discussions, poster presentations, or workshops. We are especially interested in innovative session structures that encourage interaction among participants, such as a panel with pre-circulated papers or joint authors or hands-on activity (such as in teaching, research, or curation of map exhibits).

LENGTH: Paper presentations will be 20 minutes. Session length will vary depending on the number of papers or format.

NUMBER OF PROPOSALS: Individuals can propose only one (1) paper or poster presentation.  However, a paper or poster presenter may also participate in a round table or other innovative special session.

LANGUAGE: Please note that the language of the symposium will be English. 

NEW WORK: Contributions must be original and not substantially represent previously published work. Proposals will be evaluated according to their quality, significance, and relevance to the symposium’s goals

The PROPOSAL should include:
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
• name (first and family (last))
• email address
• institution [not required but helpful]
• Social media: [not required but helpful]
• Online biobibliography (i.e. Academia.edu or institution page) [not required but helpful]

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION:
• Presentation title
• Presentation Format [PowerPoint, Prezi, etc.]
• abstract (250-400 words) in English
note: if proposing a collective session, such as a panel, roundtable or workshop, please submit one proposal for the entire session; Individual presenters and responsibilities should be combined and submitted in a single document.


SUBMISSION:
Please submit your proposal as a Word (.doc, .docx), RTF (.rtf), or Open or Libre Office (.odt) file, on or before 31 October 2019 online here. You may direct questions, to ISHMap’s secretary, Dr. Carla Lois, at ishmap.secretary@gmail.com

Acceptances will be issued by mid-December 2019.