CFP: 29th International Conference on the History of Cartography 2021 (ICHC)

Imago Mundi Ltd. in close collaboration with the National Museum of Maps and Old Books in Bucharest and the University of Bucharest invite applications for the 29th International Conference on the History of Cartography, July 4–9, 2021 Bucharest.

The conference is entitled ‘Conflict and Cartography’ and proposals for individual papers, poster presentations and workshops are welcomed on various aspects of the history of cartography, under the following themes:

  1. Imperial and Anti-Imperial Cartographies
    Questioning the interrelation of mapping and imperialism, with a special focus on cartography as a hegemonic or a counter-hegemonic discourse.
  2. Frontier Cartographies
    Exploring the role played by mapmaking and cartographic knowledge in imagining and building barriers, edges, boundaries, limits and frontiers.
  3. Cartographies of Nostalgia and Imagination
    Focusing on cartography as an exercise in wish-fulfilment, in which deceptive, consoling or anticipative fantasies are projected onto maps.
  4. Cartographies of Difference and Map Consumption
    Aiming to investigate the world of map consumption and cartographic fashions in driving the market, as well as in shaping the actual form and content of maps.
  5. Any other aspect of the history of cartography
    Deadline for submission of proposals is Monday, 5 October 2020. Applicants will be notified of the acceptance or rejection of their proposal by Monday, 25 January 2021.

Further details about how to submit the paper proposal are available at

The full conference registration fee will be approximately 300 euros, plus any optional charges for the farewell dinner and post-conference tour. Reduced fees (early bird, student, daily pass, accompanying persons) will be announced at a later date.

If you are not familiar with the biennial International Conferences on the History of Cartography, a statement of purpose is available below. For the full list of papers from past conferences see the links from ICHC website: