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The Trustees of the International Society for the History of the Map invite you to the ISHMap biennial symposium on 12-13 May 2022 in Montevideo Uruguay. The Call for Papers is closed October 31, 2021.

The Trustees of the International Society for the History of the Map and invite applications for the ISHMap Workshop on 10-11 May 2022 in Montevideo Uruguay. The Call for Applications closed October 31, 2021.

ISHMap is delighted to welcome proposals to participate in its 2022 Symposium and Workshop in May 2022. The Symposium is open to all working in the history of cartography. The Workshop invites applications from professionals at the early stages in academic and public careers.

Building on the successful virtual symposium in 2020, ISHMap is pleased to imagine the Symposium as a hybrid event, with opportunities to contribute both in person and online. ISHMap does not anticipate charging a fee for the Symposium.

The Workshop will be a hands-on activity requiring in person presence. ISHMap Workshop participants are asked to contribute $100 fee to cover materials and meals; applicants will be accepted on a needs-blind basis (no one will be turned down if they cannot afford the fee). Click on the links above to learn more about each event.

For information about travel to and within Uruguay, as well as venue location and possible lodging, see the Practical Information page, which will be updated as additional events are confirmed.

Torres-Garcia 1936 Map


October 31, 2021: Application deadline for Symposium and Workshop.

December 2021: Acceptances delivered .
March 31, 2022: Registration for participants closes.
April 15, 2022: Final program available online
May 1, 2022: Registration for attendees closes.


The Workshop will take place on May 10 – 11, 2022, in person

The Symposium will take place on May 12 – 13, 2022, in hybrid mode, a combination of in person and online paper presentations.

The Society’s annual general meeting will take place on Friday, May 13 in person and online. All ISHMap members are invited to attend and participate in the meeting, Trustees for 2022-2023 will be elected in the meeting.

The 2022 Symposium and Workshop will be hosed in Montevideo, Uruguay. The main venue will be the Museo Histórico Nacional in the city of Montevideo, Uruguay. Its two historical buildings: Casa Frutuoso Rivera and Casa Lavalleja, are fully equipped with the necessary technical resources for a hybrid conference and are located in the heart of the historical city center, a charming tourist area with access to different dining options (i.e. the historical port market is nowadays an attractive food court) as well as to a wide array of lodging options.

The Symposium’s venues are also near Montevideo’s Boardwalk and its port, and within walking distance of many museums (Torres García, etc.), theatres (Solís Theatre), cafés, bookstores (Puro Verso) and other attractions to visit.

All venues can be easily accessed by taxi or bus from Carrasco International Airport or by ferry if coming from Buenos Aires (in 2.30 hour long trip across the Río de la Plata). Montevideo is a walkable and safe city, which has preserved its architectural treasures unlike other cities in Latin America.

Jordana Dym, Skidmore College, Chair, ISHMap Trustees
Lucía Rodríguez Arrillaga, Universidad de la República (UDELAR)
Carolina Martínez, CONICET – Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM)

Junia Furtado, Universidade Federal do São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Andrés Azpiroz, Museo Histórico Nacional, Uruguay
Nicolás Duffau, Universidad Nacional de la República (UDELAR)

About the Maps.

The banner map, P. Pauselli’s Republica oriental del Uruguay (Litog. Colombino, 1936) celebrates industry, agriculture and tourism. In the same year, touristic and economic

About the featured image: The image for the ISHMap 2022 Symposium is an excerpt of the “Mapa de América” (1936), drawn by Uruguayan artist Joaquín Torres García. Its use for this symposium has been authorized by the Museo Torres García. Please do not use without permission.