Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - Dr. Craig H. Jones
“How the Sierra Nevada Made Colorado”

Due to the Coronavirus, Rocky Mountain Map Society offers hybrid programming (a mix of in-person and online talks). Come join us in our new venue, History Colorado, AND on Zoom to learn about maps from the comfort of your own home!

Upcoming Meetings:
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NEXT MEETING:

9/21/2021
The Golden Age of Cartography
and the 80 year war of independence in The Netherlands


Date/Time: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 @ 5:30 MT

Topic: The 17 provinces, as The Netherlands was called around 1560, comprised current Belgium and Holland, and were governed by Philip II, the king of Spain. Philip wanted everybody to be a practicing Roman Catholic, enforcing this with the inquisition called “blood council”.  Consequently, the Protestants rebelled and founded “Republic of the Seven United Provinces” covering the northern half of The Netherlands; the remainder stayed Spanish. Many cities that turned Protestant were besieged by the Spaniards. This talk will show the defenses of several cities and results of the sieges. Amsterdam emerged as the trade and financial capital of Europe, holding a monopoly of the spice trade over two centuries.  Maps of the fabled spice islands were jealously guarded. Three generations of the family of Blaeu cartographers provided the United East Indies Company (VOC) with accurate maps culminating in the Atlas Maior, which contains 450 maps of the world.  

Speaker:  Max Peeters was professor of Borehole Geophysics and Petrophysics at the Colorado School of Mines from 1998-2008, and taught PetroSkills courses from 2005-2012. He was honorary Dutch consul for the three Rocky Mountain states from 2005 until 2019. Peeters worked for Shell International as Petroleum Engineer and Chief Petrophysicist in Australia, England, Brunei, and California. His collecting interest is antique maps of The Netherlands.

Meeting place: History Colorado, Research Center, downtown Denver.  Please click here for parking information and map.  Attendees should enter the building at the staff entrance, on Lincoln St. between 12th and 13th Avenues.  There will be a sign at that door for the RMMS event.  Please allow a few extra minutes to check in with security; if you bring a large bag, you will need to use a locker outside the Research Center to store it. The Research Center is on the second floor.

COVID safety policy will align with History Colorado's policy:  Fully vaccinated people can go without masks in public indoor spaces unless the setting requires otherwise.  Research Center staff strongly recommend guests wear masks during the program, as the room will likely fill to capacity.  Unvaccinated people are encouraged to continue wearing masks in all public indoor spaces.

FUTURE MEETINGS:

Time: October 7, 5 PM MDT

Speaker: Anthony Mullan

Topic: Late 19th Century Maps of Cuba

Location: Zoom, To receive a link please register by emailing washmap@gmail.com.

Hosted by the BostonCaliforniaChicagoNew YorkPhilip Lee PhillipsRocky MountainTexas, and Washington Map Societies.

Time: November 13, 5 PM MDT

Speaker: Meagan Snow

Topic: "Mapping Ourselves: A Cartographic Introduction to the 2020 Census & Tapestry Segmentation Analysis."

Location: Zoom, To receive a link please register by emailing washmap@gmail.com.

Hosted by the BostonCaliforniaChicagoNew YorkPhilip Lee PhillipsRocky MountainTexas, and Washington Map Societies.

 

Our friend John Docktor has a wonderful list of all upcoming map events, not just in the USA, but across the pond as well.

Please check it out!