On Friday, May 21, the Philip Lee Phillips Society will be holding a conference on Re-Examining the Portolan Chart: History, Navigation and Science. The lectures will be held 9:30 am to 3:30 pm in Washinton D.C., at The Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium. Speakers will include Evelyn Edson, Allison Sandman, Richard Pflederer, John Hessler, and Fanella France. Lectures are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please register by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information from John Hessler or Pam van Ee at 202-707-8534.
There will be an open house at the Geography and Map Division, Madison Building, Room B-01, on Saturday, May 22 from 9:30 am to noon.