2020 Conference Call For Papers Deadline Extended to June 15, 2020.
Student Prize Submission Deadline Extended to May 31, 2020

COVID-19We are mindful of the concerns and questions from members planning to attend our 2020 conference in relation to COVID-19. At this stage, we are proceeding with the event as planned and monitoring the situation. We will update the website if a decision to cancel the conference is made or if any major changes occur due to the unavailability of speakers. 


Memorial to Kenneth Nebenzahl

On January 29, 2020, SHD lost a beloved member, Kenneth Nebenzahl. He passed away peacefully in his home at the age of 92. He was the author of numerous books, including Maps of the Holy Lands, The Atlas of Columbus and the Great Discoveries and Mapping the Silk Road and Beyond: 2,000 Years of Exploring the East. Kenneth and Jossy Nebenzahl founded The Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography in 1966 at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois, named after his predeceased son. The lecture series brought together map enthusiasts from around the world and recently celebrated its 20th series.

Celebration of Kenneth’s Life and Achievements will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 12:00 PM- 01:00 PM at the Newberry Library, 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610.

Kenneth Nebenzahl’s obituary, posted by the Chicago Tribune, can be find here: