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International Conference on the History of Cartography
CONFERENCE BY CONFERENCE SURVEY
[2nd] Conference on the History of Cartography
September 21-22, 1967 London
Held at the House of the Royal Geographical Society, with principal coordinators E. Campbell, Brian Harley, G. R. Crone, R. A. Gardiner, Alwyn Ruddock, Peter Skelton, Helen Wallis. Attendance estimates vary from "about 180" to "nearly 200," from at least 16 countries, including Asia and South America, although Britain predominated.
The Geographical Journal report says: "The conference had been widely publicized and aroused great interest."
The one theme, "Early Maps as Historical Evidence" seems rather poorly chosen, giving the conference and its papers too much the feeling of a historical geography conference than one properly on the history of cartography, although it was clearly successful nevertheless. A discussion on "Problems and Future Prospects" closed the conference.
At the RGS was an exhibition "Jewels from the Society's Collection," (Wallis & Crone); another at Birkbeck College, "Recent Facsimiles," (Skelton), and one at the Victoria and Albert Museum with rare maps from the British Museum.
There were 23 papers, of which 17 were read, although full copies of all were evidently distributed, read or unread. The Geographical Journal stated (see ref. below): "It is hoped that the conference papers will be published in due course; meanwhile, they may be purchased in sets at £1 each, or individual papers at 2s.6d., post free, from Miss E. M. J. Campbell, Department of Geography, Birkbeck College, Malet St., London, W.C.1. Copies of all except Professor Imhof's opening address have been lodged in the Society's Library." Of the papers, 8 were published full in Imago Mundi, 22 (1968) (Black, Coppock, Harley, P. Harvey, Hopkins, Koeman, Lobel, Pognon), and another 8 in abstract (Adams, Andrews, Boer, Bull, Carr, J. Harvey, Roberts, and Sutton & Clout).