Cape Town October 2015
The organisers of the symposium invite members of the society, friends of the society and students to attend the 33rd international symposium of the society.
The symposium will be
held in Southern Hemisphere spring, from the 19th to the 21st of October 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa – a welcome reception will be held in the evening of Sunday the 18th.
The theme of the symposium is the 400 Years of cartography of travels to and in Southern Africa, from the Portuguese explorers (c. 1500) to the Boer War (c. 1900). Presentations will include Early Charts of European travel to the Far East and Antarctic; The stars of Southern African cartography; Mauritius and the first accurate map in the Southern Hemisphere; David Livingstone’s maps of exploring the Zambezi River and beyond; Monomotapa, Myth, Money and Miniature Maps; A raconteur’s map of travels in Southern Africa; Mapping ’The Hitherto Unknown’; bitter rivalry in mapping the Cape of Good Hope.
Roger Stewart, IMCoS representative in South Africa.