Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography

Biennial conference

Once every two years, the Center hosts the Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference in Cartography. Barry Lawrence Ruderman is a map and atlas dealer based in La Jolla, California, and one of the Founding Friends of the David Rumsey Map Center. His website,, is one of the oldest and largest for the sale of antique maps and atlases. Since 2009, Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc. has contributed over 50,000 digital map images to the Stanford Digital Repository. You can find them as part of the Barry Lawrence Ruderman Collection.

View our online exhibition on past conferences or click the images below for more information. 

about the conferences     2017 inaugural conference and exhibition     2019 conference on gender, sexuality, cartography