Stefaan Missinne at the Conference on Il Mappamondo di Leonardo


On the 22nd August one of our authors, Stefaan Missinne attended the conference on Il Mappamondo di Leonardo in Italy to promote his book The Da Vinci GlobeThe link to watch his talk on the book is as follows:

Professor Stefaan Missinne received his PhD from the Economics University in Vienna in 1990. He is Laureate of the Prince Albert Foundation and Managing Director of the Ginkgo GmbH. As a collector of antique maps, globes, old paintings and art chamber objects, he was a scholar of the Viennese art expert, Count Eugen von Philippovich. He is a member of the International Map Collectors’ Society, the Washington Map Society, the International Coronelli Society for Research on Globes and Scientific Instruments, the Leonardo da Vinci Society, the International Society for the History of the Map and the Austrian Society for the History of Science. His publications include “A Newly Discovered Early Sixteenth-Century Globe Engraved on an Ostrich Egg: The Earliest Surviving Globe Showing the New World 1504”, “America’s Birth Certificate: The Oldest Globular World Map: c. 1507”, and, with Dr Geert Verhoeven, “Unfolding Leonardo da Vinci’s Globe (AD 1504) to Reveal Its Historical Map”. Professor Missinne is an esteemed scholar of the late leading da Vinci authority Carlo Pedretti, who is honoured in the quality and scope of the research in this book.

A chance discovery at a distinguished London map fair in 2012 by a Belgian globe collector produced the most unique of finds: a distinct globe with mysterious images, such as old ships, sailors, a volcano, a hybrid monster, pentimenti, waving patterns, conic individualised mountains, curving rivers, vigorous coastal lines, chiaroscuro and an unresolved triangular anagram, which remains an enigma.

The globe is hand-engraved in great detail on ostrich egg shells from Pavia by a left-handed Renaissance genius of unquestionable quality. It shows secret knowledge of the map world from the time of Columbus, Cabral, Amerigo Vespucci and Leonardo da Vinci. Central and North America are covered by a vast ocean. The da Vinci globe originates from Florence and dates from 1504. It marks the first time ever that the names of countries such as Brazil, Germania, Arabia and Judea have appeared on a globe.

A Leonardo drawing for this globe, showing the coast of the New World and Africa has been discovered in the British Library.

This book brings the reader through a fabulous journey of scholars, maps, riddles, rebuses, iconographic symbols and enigmatic phrases such as HIC SVNT DRACONES to illuminate the da Vinci globe. It details 500 years of mystery, fine scholarship and expert forensic testing at numerous material science laboratories the world over.

The da Vinci globe now takes its rightful place, surpassing the Lenox globe, its copper-cast identical twin, as the most mysterious globe of our time. As such, this monograph is an essential text in Leonardo studies and in the history of cartography.

For more information about the conference click here.

To read a thirty-page extract of the book click here.


Competition Announcement: 6 Word Story Contest

Andrew Rixon and Cathryn Lloyd, the editors of The Story Cookbook: Practical Recipes for Change are running a contest alongside The Story Conference in Melbourne, Australia in November 2019. All you have to do to win is share a six word story about a time when you’ve been at your best at work to win a copy of The Story Cookbook!

Stories and storytelling represent powerful creative processes for communication and change across personal, organisational and community contexts. With over 80 activities collected from contributors around the world, The Story Cookbook is one of the most comprehensive collections of story-based activities currently available. The book, organised by menu courses, provides the reader with a treasure trove of activities ranging from elegant relationship-building story techniques to more complex story processes such as quantum storytelling, genre bending and provenance. Designed in an easy-to-follow format, the smorgasbord of storytelling ideas that fill this book provide rich pickings to apply and adapt for all sorts of situations. This enticing resource is a must-read for consultants, facilitators, educators, change makers and leaders interested in working with story and narrative techniques for positive change in individuals, organisations and communities.

If you would like to read a thirty page extract please click here.

For more information on how to enter this competition please go to:


International Conference on Graphene & 3D Printing Technology

The International Conference on Graphene & 3D Printing Technology during November 04-05, 2019 at Singapore. This Graphene 2019 conference will bring together top senior scientists in all of Graphene, 3D Printing, Chemistry experts, professionals, Material Science & Nanotechnology backgrounds. The Conference seeks contributed papers in all of its sections, and also from emerging Sciences areas, Technologies and related areas to the development of Graphene & 3D Printing Technology.

This Conference Highlights will follow a very innovative format.

  • Graphene Innovation and commercialization
  • Graphene Synthesis Applications in Semiconductor Industry
  • 3D Printing Materials
  • 3D Printing of Polymers and Composites
  • 3D Printing in Electronics
  • Graphene-based hybrid materials, nanomaterials and their electrochemistry
  • The Nanoworld of Graphene
  • Large scale graphene production and Characterization
  • Materials Beyond Graphene
  • Innovations in 3D Printing

For more information about Scientific Sessions:

(Call for abstracts):

Conference Homepage:

Conference Brochure:


Tel: +44 20 3807 2025Graphene-media-posting

Teaching Grammar to a Grammar-Free Generation

Recently Dr Tamilla Mammadova conducted a workshop at ADA University, Azerbaijan which focused on topics she explores in her new book, Teaching Grammar to a Grammar-Free Generation.

Mammadova’s book is unique as it covers innovative grammar teaching approaches and techniques for a modern generation of EFL/ESL students. It juxtaposes traditional grammar teaching methods with newer ones, and reveals the advantages and disadvantages of each. Moreover, it provides free and controlled grammar activities which offer instructors an ample variety of tasks that facilitate EFL/ESL teachers’ work to practice certain grammatical patterns.

Dr Tamilla Mammadova received her PhD from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Her publications include “The Treatment of English Conversation Grammar in Modern Advanced EFL Textbooks” and “Two Approaches to the Teaching of Grammar and Their Implications”, as well as the book chapter “How is Grammar Presented in Modern Textbooks? Methods and Techniques Used”. She currently works in the Department of General Education at the ADA University, Azerbaijan, and is a member of the SPERTUS research group in Spain. Her research interests include the evaluation of language teaching materials, corpora, the use of technology in modern classes, writing and information literacy, and spoken English.

She is pictured below speaking at the workshop:

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International Nutritional Science and Food Chemistry Conference

Outlook Conferences is pleased to welcome you all for International Nutritional Science and Food Chemistry Conference (OLCNSFC-2019)which will be held at Venice, Italy during November 11-12, 2019. The conference aims to become the leading annual conference in fields related to Nutritional Science and Food Chemistry. This conference have an elemental feature to the world distinguished motive speakers, plenary speeches, young Investigators & Researchers Forum, poster presentations, oral presentations, technical workshop and scientific sessions.

The goal of OLCNSFC-2019 is to bring together researchers, scientists, and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects in Nutritional Science and Food Chemistry, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.

Why Attend

This conference offers good opportunities for the researchers and delegates to exchange new ideas, and to establish research and/or business links, as well as to build global partnership for potential collaboration. We sincerely hope that the conference will help advance knowledge in relevant scientific and academic fields.

We sincerely hope that this serves as an international platform for meeting researchers from around the world, widen professional contact and create new opportunities, including establishing new collaborations.

BreCeCan 2019 – Call for Attendance

Breast and Cervical cancer Conference welcomes you to grace them with your presence. The 4th World Conference on Breast and Cervical Cancer is to be held at Amsterdam, Netherlands from November 14-15, 2019. The 4th Breast and Cervical Cancer conference will bring together cancer researchers, oncologists, professors, and scientists to discuss strategies for breast and cervical cancer globally. BreCeCan 2019 is designed to provide divergent and prevailing education that will gather oncology professionals who are familiar with the issues affecting the advancements, applications, and innovations in the field of cancer science. Undoubtedly any participants at BreCeCan 2019 will be able to talk to and interact with the best experts in the specialty and will return home with extensive knowledge.


Please click here for more information on the conference’s website. 

Biotechnology 2019 – A Call For Conference Attendees

Conference Series is organizing the 23rd World Congress on Biotechnology on November 14-15, 2019 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The theme of the conference is “Exploration of latest Applications in the field of Biotechnology”.

Biotechnology-2019 Conference is a multidisciplinary program with broad participation with members from around the globe focused on learning about Biotechnology and its advances. This is your best opportunity to reach the largest assemblage of participants from Biotechnology community that is from academia, research entities, medical groups, related associations, societies and also from government agencies, pharmaceutical, biomedical and medical device industries.


  • Networking with experts in the field
  • Live streaming of your presentation through our websites and YouTube
  • e-Poster opportunity
  • Student delegate
  • Best poster competitions and young researcher competitions
  • Career guidance workshops to the graduates, doctorates and post-doctoral fellows