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    • 5 Nov 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • via Zoom

    2022 FALL CONFERENCE - Virtual Event
    Saturday, November 5th
    9:30AM - 12:30PM Pacific Time

    12:30PM - 3:30PM Eastern Time

    9:15AM - 9:30AM Informal Social Time

    9:30AM | Welcome

    President Ron Gibbs and Vice President Courtney Spikes

    9:35AM Battle of the Chesapeake

    Dr. Virginia Lunsford from the United States Naval Academy examines the critical role of the French Navy during the American Revolution and their decisive victory in the 1781 Battle of the Chesapeake. Reconstructing the exact movements of the French fleet using modern GIS mapping technology reveals a fascinating window into this pivotal contest for the revolutionaries. 

    10:15AM | Mapping Fiction
    As the Curator of Literary Collections at Pasadena's Huntington Library, Dr. Karla Nielsen (UC Berkeley) stewards the archival and print holdings in literature, publishing, journalism, and the performing arts. Dr. Nielsen will share images from her most recent exhibition “Mapping Fiction" that traces the ways authors and mapmakers have built imaginative and compelling fictional worlds. 

    10:55AM Break 

    11:05AM Mapping the Eternal City: Rome's Urban History
    Chair of the Art History and Architectural Studies department at Mount Holyoke College, Dr. Jessica Maier's research focuses on Renaissance cartography and print culture. This talk will introduce you to a series of maps and bird's-eye views that tell Rome's history across the ages. From ancient marble tablets to Renaissance prints and modern tourist plans, these works allow us to trace the evolution of a city that has had many lives and incarnations over its three millennia of existence. 

    11:45AM PANEL: Buying, Collecting & Selling Maps Today
    Enjoy a lively discussion with auctioneer Bruce MacMakin and dealer Carol J. Spack as they share their insights about the process of researching, purchasing, and selling maps. Learn how to engage with an auction house and get recommendations on where to search for unique finds! A great introduction to the world of collecting and hear their thoughts on current trends in the marketplace. Senior Vice President and co-founder of PBA Galleries, Bruce MacMakin has had a lifelong interest in antique books and maps. Carol J. Spack founded Original Antique Maps in 2012 and describes maps as an ongoing discourse with the maker's imagination about the past, present and future.

    12:25AM | Announcements & Closing
    President Ron Gibbs and Vice President Courtney Spikes


    • 12 Nov 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Member's Home in Pasadena

    SoCal GLAM Event - In Person

    Saturday, November 12

    Pasadena, CA

    2:00PM - 5:00PM 

    Location shared with registration confirmation.

    Please join us for our first official, in-person
    gathering in SoCal since the pandemic!
    We've missed you and would love to talk with you
    about our favorite subject: MAPS
    Bring a special map to share or anything map-related or...just come on over. We are a friendly bunch who welcome everyone at any level of map-knowledge and interest!


    • 4 Feb 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Member's Home in Santa Monica

    SoCal GLAM Event - In Person

    Saturday, February 4, 2023


    11:00aM - 2:00PM 

    Location shared with registration confirmation.

    Come join us for an in-person SoCal gathering --
    open to all CMS members and their guests.

    Bring your favorite map or anything map-related or...just come on over. We are a friendly bunch who welcome everyone
    at any level of map-knowledge and interest!

    Light refreshments will be served.


Past events

4 Jun 2022 Spring Conference 2022
5 Feb 2022 Bay Area Map Group - Virtual Winter Meeting 2022
4 Dec 2021 CMS GLAM Holiday Cocoa & Coffee Meeting
2 Dec 2021 LA Public Library Event with Peter Hiller, Jo Mora Collection Curator
8 Nov 2021 CMS GLAM Gals Monthly Meeting
25 Sep 2021 Virtual Conference of California Map Society Fall 2021
18 Aug 2021 Bay Area Map Group Summer 2021
15 May 2021 CMS 2021 Spring Conference - Day 2 (5/15/2021)
1 May 2021 CMS 2021 Spring Conference - Day 1 (5/1/2021)
16 Jan 2021 Bay Area Map Group Winter 2021
12 Dec 2020 GLAM Holiday Cocoa Meeting
3 Dec 2020 JOINT EVENT: How Federal Government Redlining Maps Segregated America
19 Nov 2020 JOINT EVENT: Mapping of the North Pacific before the Voyages of James Cook
24 Oct 2020 CMS Fall Conference via Zoom part 2
23 Oct 2020 Mappaemundi as Self-Portrait: Winning Student Paper
21 Oct 2020 San Francisco Map Fair - Virtual for 2020
20 Oct 2020 JOINT EVENT: Prejudice and the Shaping of the American West
10 Oct 2020 Virtual Meeting of California Map Society pt. 1
25 Jul 2020 Bay Area Map Group
25 Apr 2020 Northern California Spring Conference
26 Oct 2019 Southern California 2019 Annual Meeting
27 Jul 2019 GREATER LOS ANGELES MAPPERS (GLAM) Map Sharing Gathering
13 Jun 2019 Celestial Mapping
11 May 2019 CMS / Rumsey Center Book Talk
10 May 2019 CMS / Rumsey Center Book Talk
13 Apr 2019 Northern California 2019 Spring Meeting
3 Nov 2018 Southern California 2018 Annual Meeting

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