September 13, 2015 BAMGroup Meeting
The next Bay Area Map Group Meeting will be held at Phil and Jan Simon’s home in Marin. More information will be made available this summer. All CMS Members are welcome but the capacity will be limited. Please register here.
Distinguished Speakers Series Sponsored By California Map Society & Stanford University
The Society and Stanford University are arranging a distinguished speaker series with talks in San Diego, Los Angeles and Stanford in mid September. Michael Blanding will be our first speaker talking about his well received book, The Map Thief. Michael is a Boston-based investigative journalist whose work has been published in The Nation, The New Republic, Slate, Salon, Consumers Digest, The Boston Globe Magazine and Boston Magazine. He is currently a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University and a staff writer at Harvard Business School. His first book was The Coke Machine, an investigative report on Coca-Cola Michael is also an cartography enthusiast. The Map Thief is the story of E. Forbes Smiley, a reputable map dealer, who stole rare and valuable maps from institutional collections for resale to his clients. Michel tells the story by combining the history of cartography, insight into the world of rare map dealing and a true crime story. Michael will present in the locations per below. He will speak for 45 minutes and answer questions for another 30 – 45 minutes. There will be no Map Society charge for these events.
Please click on your preferred location and date below to register for the event.
Fall, 2015 Members Meeting in Southern California
The date, venue and program will be made available soon.