[ISHMap-List] SHD Annual Meeting - London, United Kingdom - July 2015 - Preliminary Schedule + FINAL Call for Papers - CORRECTED COPY

Thomas Sander sanderva at erols.com
Thu Dec 4 16:00:04 CET 2014

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Dear members of International Society for the History of the Map (ISHM) and
readers of postings to the ListServ of the ISHM:


The 56th Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries (SHD)
will be held 8-11 July 2015 in London, United Kingdom.  Below as is the
THIRD and FINAL call for papers.  Click here
<http://www.sochistdisc.org/2015_annual_meeting_call_for_papers.htm>  for
the link to this announcement.


NEW INFORMATION:  Co-hosted by the School of Advanced Study at the
University of London.  The day-by-day preliminary schedule has been posted
to http://www.sochistdisc.org/2015_preliminary_schedule.htm .  The period
described extends from the 7 July pre-conference reception through the 11
July post-conference to Royal Museums Greenwich.  Included is initial hotel


As further information is developed about this Annual Meeting, details will
be promptly posted to the meeting website, and readers will be alerted by


Posted by:

Thomas Sander

SHD Web Content Manager

www.sochistdisc.org <http://www.sochistdisc.org> 



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Society for the History of Discoveries

56th Annual Meeting

Co-hosted by the School of Advanced Study at the University of London


July 8 (Wednesday) - July 11 (Saturday), 2015

London, United Kingdom




For the first time since 1987 the  <http://www.sochistdisc.org/> Society for
the History of Discoveries will convene in Europe and hold its Annual
Meeting 2015 in London, United Kingdom. The scope of the Society's
activities encompasses the discovery, exploration, and mapping of the
earth's land and sea surface from earliest times to the present - the
explorers and the explored. Fields of specialization thus include the
history of European expansion, cartography, navigation, colonial settlement,
biography, and bibliography.


In addition to the paper sessions to be held at the Senate House of the
University of London and the Conference Center of the British Library the
Annual Meeting will be complemented by excursions to the
<http://www.rgs.org/HomePage.htm> Royal Geographical Society, the Map Room
of the  <http://www.bl.uk/> British Library, and the
<http://www.rmg.co.uk/> National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.


This event is co-hosted by the School of Advanced Study at the University of
London. A detailed program including information on scheduled excursions,
online-registration, and recommended accommodation close-by the paper
session locations will be published in due time on the Society's website:
<http://www.sochistdisc.org/> http://www.sochistdisc.org/ . The preliminary
schedule as of 20 November 2014 has been posted to


The time and location of the Annual Meeting in London enables interested
overseas delegates to attend conveniently back-to-back the
<http://www.ichc2015.be/> 26th International Conference on the History of
Cartography in nearby Antwerp, Belgium, on July 12-17, 2015.


*   *   *


The Program Committee of the Society for the History of Discoveries invites
those wishing to make a presentation at the 2015 Annual Meeting in London to
submit a proposal to the joint chairs of the committee at their earliest


 <mailto:demhardt at uta.edu> demhardt at uta.edu (Dr. Imre Demhardt, Garrett
Chair in the History of Cartography, University of Texas at Arlington,
Arlington TX 76019-0529, USA / 817-272-0122);


 <mailto:matthews at iwu.edu> matthews at iwu.edu (Dr. James Matthews, Chair,
French and Italian, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington IL 61702-2900,
USA / 309-556-3571).


The deadline for the submissions of paper proposals is January 14, 2015.


The Program Committee welcomes proposals from SHD members, scholars, and the
general public that address all aspects of geographical discovery and


To emphasize the venue of 2015 submissions on

*       Maritime Exploration

*       Islands

are especially encouraged. However, all paper proposals of high quality,
regardless of geographical orientation, will be considered.


The SHD paper sessions will begin in the early afternoon on Wednesday, July
8, and will conclude by late afternoon on Friday, July 10. Individual papers
should be limited to 25 minutes and will be followed by 5 minutes for
Questions & Answers.


The audience at SHD meetings is diverse and includes academics and members
of various professions. All are especially interested in the processes and
consequences of geographical exploration and discovery. Presenters are
encouraged to use images (maps, paintings, photographs, etc.). For the
benefit of the audience all visuals have to be presented as PowerPoint
compatible projections.


Paper proposals are due January 14, 2015 and should include:


*       the title of the presentation

*       the author's name and address, including email address and

*       an abstract summarizing the paper's scope and conclusions (maximum
of 500 words)

*       a statement about the originality of the contents of the paper: how
much is new, unpublished material, based on research in primary sources,

*       a statement whether the presentation will include presentation
digital media

*       a brief biographic sketch of the author(s)


SHD welcomes submissions from graduate students and emerging scholars. A
stipend of $500 will be awarded to up to two outstanding submissions to help
with registration, travel to and accommodations in London.


When reviewing the abstract submissions preference will be given to such
papers indicating an interest in a publication in the Society's journal,
Terrae Incognitae 

( <http://www.sochistdisc.org/terrae_incognitae/terrae-incognitae.htm>


With warmest regards,


Imre J. Demhardt

James D. Matthews

Joint Chairs: Program Committee


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