Call for Papers – International Conference of Historical Geographers
Warsaw, 15-20 July 2018
Crossing the boundaries of knowledge:
historical geographies of mobility, circulation, and transculturalism

A considerable part of the geographical tradition has been constructed around national schools of thought, academic institutions, and intellectual discourses. A prominent line of research in the histories of geography thus addresses the institutionalisation and nature of these ‘national geographies’, focusing on the 19th and 20th centuries. Even contemporary geographical scholarship is organised in mostly nationally-orientated associations and evolves around networks shaped by linguistic and cultural affinity. Drawing upon recent research on the mobilities of knowledge and the geographies of internationalism, this session explores practices that have transgressed the multiple boundaries of knowledge and technologies through mobilities, encounters and exchanges, translations, and various forms of transculturalism in order to understand how these have shaped the construction, circulation, reception, and use of geographical knowledge over the past centuries.

Many studies have addressed the importance of multilingualism and the practice of crossing national and linguistic borders for early definitions of ‘modern’ geography, for instance in the case of Alexander von Humboldt. The constitutive nature of an international and multilingual dimension has also begun to be reconstructed for the intellectual circuit of the anarchist geographers Elisée Reclus, Pyotr Kropotkin, and Lev Mechnikov. Far less is known about the wider mobilities and networks of individuals producing, translating, and transforming geographical knowledges from the analytical perspective of formal academic infrastructures, such as different disciplines, institutions, publications, and events, and how the international and interdisciplinary exchanges these facilitated contributed to the formation and change of knowledge centres and their networks; transcultural experiences and epistemic communities; as well as geographical and other knowledges and imaginations within and beyond the academy.

We are particularly interested in studies examining how knowledges crossed national, cultural, linguistic, and even disciplinary boundaries, and what kind of empowerments, challenges, and impacts emerged from this for those beings, matters, and meanings involved. To this end, we welcome especially (but not exclusively) contributions on:

• Historical geographies of transnational practices in intellectual history
• Biographical and bibliographical approaches to geographers whose work was characterised by international, transnational, or multilingual approaches
• Historical geographies of academic and scholarly mobilities
• The experience of exile in the production of geographical knowledge
• Historical geographies of social and cultural difference, including language, cultural practices, gender, and race
• Transculturation in mapping, e.g. the inclusion of indigenous knowledge
• Historical geographies of reception and translation, both linguistic and cultural, questioning the concept of ‘true translation’
• Geography and multilingualism
• Historical geographies of the international circulation of books and printed journals
• Geography and transculturalism
• Historical geographies of internationalism
• Historical geographies of mobile knowledges and technologies

Please send an abstract of 200-250 words (for a paper of c. 15-20 minutes) to and by Friday, 29th September 2017. For more details on the International Conference of Historical Geographers in Warsaw from 15th to 20th July 2018, see

O 3º Simpósio Brasileiro de Cartografia Histórica é organizado pelo Centro de Referência em Cartografia Histórica da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais em parceria com diversas instituições envolvidas com a Cartografia Histórica. Em suas edições anteriores, ocorridas em Paraty (2010) e em Tiradentes (2014), reuniu um público formado por mais de 300 participantes. 

Você está convidado a participar da terceira edição do Simpósio Brasileiro de Cartografia Histórica que acontecerá entre dos dias 26 a 28 de outubro de 2016 em Belo Horizonte. É uma oportunidade de reunir a comunidade científica para discussão, debate e difusão do conhecimento na área da Cartografia Histórica. 

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The 27th International Conference on the History of Cartography will be held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 9–14 July 2017

The call for papers is now open!
ICHC 2017 is being organized by the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) and the government of Minas Gerais state, in collaboration with the city of Belo Horizonte, the Circuito Praça da Liberdade and Imago Mundi Ltd.
The conference location is the Circuito Praça da Liberdade (Centro Cultural do Minas Tênis Clube, Centro Cultural do Banco do Brasil, Casa Fiat de Cultura, Espaço do Conhecimento UFMG).

The following overall theme has been agreed by the organizers and Imago Mundi Ltd: The Cartographic Challenge of the New — Mapping Practices in New Worlds
— Mapping Cities: Recording Growth or Creating Vision — Indigenous Mapping
— Mapping Nationhood
— Mapping Natural Resources
— And any other aspect of the history of cartography.
The official language of the conference will be English, and all abstracts and presentations must be in that language. There will be no simultaneous translation.
For any questions please contact: ICHC-2017/Júnia Furtado
Rua Antônio de Albuquerque, 1032 apt. 41 Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais BRAZIL CEP 30.112-011
Conference URL: E-mail: Twitter: #ichc2017

Recentemente, vários casos de mortes provocadas por armas de fogo reacenderam um velho tema nos EUA: o controle sobre a venda e o porte de armas. Nesse interessante mapa, podemos ver a espacialização desses casos. Segue também a reportagem

Where do Americans die by gunfire? (interactive)

By Steve Suo | The Oregonian/OregonLive 
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on October 07, 2015 at 5:00 AM, updated October 12, 2015 at 10:52 AM

UPDATED 10/12: See our longer post on thelinks between gun ownership and gun death rates. We also have created a chart breaking out suicides versus homicides and an infographic comparing gun deaths versus deaths by other means
U.S. deaths by gunfire -- suicides, homicides and accidents -- numbered 33,636 in 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
What's striking is how widely the death rate varies from one part of the nation to the next.
A map of data from the CDC at the county level shows some dramatic differences. [EDITOR'S NOTE: Specifically, we used smoothed county death rates as calculated by the CDC.]
To some degree the split is urban vs. rural. But it is also northern California vs. southern. Northern Utah versus southern. Border counties in Texas had few gun deaths; other parts of the state had a lot.
New England and the Midwest were relatively low on the scale of gun deaths. Vast, vast sections of the South experience very high rates of death by gun. Rural Oregon and other major swaths of the non-urbanized West were disproportionately hit by firearm fatalities.

Here's what we know at this point. Oregon's rural gun death rate seems somewhat driven by suicides; about 4 in 5 Oregon gun deaths is a suicide, compared to roughly 65-35 suicide and homicide nationally.
The Oregonian/OregonLive is preparing a broader story on gun deaths and the factors that drive the rate higher in some counties, lower in others.
We'll have some stories later in the week drawing from academic research and the ground-level experience of people who live in urban and rural Oregon. In the meantime, let us know what you see in this map by sharing your comments below.
-- Steve Suo
-- Interactive map by Mark Graves

CORRECTION: The ratio of gun suicides to gun homicides nationally is roughly 65-35. An earlier version of this post contained incorrect numbers.


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