Mario Andrade Library (GoogleMaps)

The Trustees of the International Society for the History of the Map invite you to the ISHMap biennial symposium on 11-13 June 2020, at the Mario Andrade Library in downtown São Paulo, Brazil.

Beatriz Jaguaribe

Beatriz Jaguaribe (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, School of Communications) will open the conference with a Keynote presentation, “Mapping and Erasures: cartography and the imaginaries of the modern nation in Brazil.”
The program will include an exhibition hosted by the Library and the ISHMap annual general meeting on June 12.

  • To register to attend the conference click here.
  • For practical inforrmation (lodging, transportation, visas, health), click here.
  • The preliminary program will be announced in February 2020.

The Call for Papers closed on October 31, 2019, and invitations to participate were issued in November 2019. ISHMap is particularly delighted at the positive response, including several proposals that focus on ‘breaking boundaries,’ both theoretically and in practice.  We anticipate discussion of community map use and mapmaking, the roles of archives and collections in scholarly production, the use of new technologies to work with historical maps, and new tools for individual and collective analysis.

Sao Paulo, with Mario Andrade Library.
Google Maps, 2019.

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.  

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

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

About the featured image:
This map detail comes from São Paulo (SP). Prefeitura Mappa topographico do municipio de São Paulo [Cartográfico] : executado pela empreza Sara Brasil […], sendo o director de obras o engenheiro Arthur Saboya. / Escala 1: 5 000, 1930. Biblioteca Nacional (Brazil), See the whole map at: