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Mulhouse, France
Organisation: Centre de recherches sur les économies, les sociétés, les arts et les techniques (CRESAT)
Le colloque entend proposer une réflexion et des débats sur les modalités de représentation cartographique de phénomènes transfrontaliers et interculturels. Interdisciplinaire et international, il devrait encourager à penser la carte hors des frontières politiques, en proposant une réflexion articulée autour de trois axes : le temps (quelle a été la compatibilité de ces phénomènes interculturels avec les travaux de cartographie réalisés au cours de l’histoire ?), l’espace (quelles approches des phénomènes interculturels ou transfrontaliers selon les espaces d’études, de création et de diffusion des cartes ?) et la méthode (comment et pourquoi réaliser des cartes intégrant de tels phénomènes ?).
Les travaux de l’Atlas historique d’Alsace ont montré que les frontières politiques actuelles, en particulier celle qui sépare la France de l’Allemagne le long du Rhin, sont souvent peu pertinentes dans les entreprises cartographiques portant sur des périodes antérieures ou des phénomènes culturels, sociaux, économiques ou encore environnementaux. Ces derniers dépassent en effet fréquemment les logiques administratives qui président trop souvent aux choix d’échelles et d’espaces cartographiés. Or, qu’elles soient ou non intégrées dans un Système d’information géographique (SIG), les cartes permettent aussi de mettre en lumière des phénomènes, des structures et des organisations spatiales répondant à d’autres logiques que celles des territoires politiques. Par des choix et des contraintes techniques (échelles, projections), graphiques (figurés, simplifications) mais aussi intellectuels, la carte donne autant à voir qu’elle laisse de côté, et pour répondre à des besoins précis, elle fige sur le papier (ou l’écran) des contrastes là où d’autres critères auraient pu laisser apparaître des continuités, et inversement.
Le colloque entend contribuer à cette réflexion sur la démarche cartographique et s’interroger sur les modalités de représentation spatiale de phénomènes transfrontaliers d’une part et interculturels d’autre part. Les premiers renvoient inévitablement à la notion de frontière politique moderne, quasi-synonyme de limite et qui marque une différenciation systématique entre les territoires qu’elle sépare et qu’elle unit à la fois. A l’inverse, l’interculturel invite à considérer des frontières dynamiques car tout à la fois floues, mouvantes et poreuses, dont la coïncidence avec les limites politiques est loin d’être systématique. Trois questionnements indissociables orienteront les communications et les débats.
Le premier est temporel, et s’inscrit autant dans l’histoire de la cartographie que dans la cartographie historique. Il s’agira d’examiner les cartographies d’époque pour voir en quoi celles-ci ont pu figer certaines configurations territoriales, ou au contraire, lorsqu’elles sont support d’une idéologie, passent outre des organisations spatiales incompatibles avec leur message. Les travaux cartographiques réalisés dans le contexte des entreprises coloniales aux époques modernes et contemporaines semblent particulièrement propices à une telle réflexion. En quoi les cartes participent-elles aussi à la construction de systèmes nationaux de représentations ? De plus, dans quelle mesure, observe-t-on des évolutions ou des bifurcations ? On pourra également s’intéresser, par exemple, aux répercussions cartographiques de situations géopolitiques historiques, ou à l’usage des cartes en tant qu’outil pédagogique. La confrontation des territoires donnés à voir par les cartes anciennes et ceux mis en lumière par d’autres méthodes, y compris actuelles, sera bienvenue.
Un deuxième axe s’intéressera à la comparaison des pratiques cartographiques dans différents espaces marqués par des phénomènes interculturels ou transculturels. Les études de cas transfrontalières seront ici favorisées pour relever d’éventuelles différences de représentation d’un même espace. On pourra confronter les rapports à la carte, ainsi que son utilisation comme medium d’information et de travail par des groupes sociaux qui se distingueraient par une appartenance culturelle, étatique, linguistique différente. Par ailleurs, l’accès actuel à l’information (notamment grâce à sa dématérialisation qui contribue à son internationalisation) favorise la consultation de cartes dans d’autres contextes culturels que celui dans lequel elle a été produite, pouvant induire de nouveaux enjeux intellectuels, sociaux et politiques en termes de représentation de l’espace et du territoire, et jouer un rôle dans la diffusion de techniques, d’idées, de savoirs. Les interprétations de l’espace propres à chaque système politique et culturel résistent-elles aux interactions qui se multiplient aux échelles macrorégionales (l’Europe, par exemple) et mondiale ?
Les questions de méthode constitueront le troisième axe structurant la manifestation, en invitant les participants à réfléchir à la manière de cartographier les dynamiques transfrontalières et les objets interculturels. De la démarche heuristique conduisant à la carte, aux contraintes de projets scientifiques et pédagogiques plus imposants comme les atlas ou les SIG, les étapes, les approches et les solutions sont diverses et nombreuses pour en proposer une représentation graphique cohérente, a fortiori lorsqu’il s’agit de phénomènes historiques où les frontières actuelles n’ont plus de sens. Une fois la carte réalisée, quels usages l’historien, le géographe, l’archéologue, le sociologue… peut-il en faire pour révéler et étudier ces questions transfrontalières ou interculturelles ? Le colloque sera l’occasion d’évoquer les modes de valorisation de telles entreprises cartographiques. Le colloque se veut interdisciplinaire, pour rassembler l’ensemble des acteurs de la communauté scientifique, institutionnelle, économique et pédagogique producteurs ou « consommateurs » de cartes. Il devra revêtir une dimension internationale indispensable à la mise en perspective des méthodes et des approches face à la carte. Organisé par le CRESAT, il se tiendra du 20 au 22 mai 2019 à l’UHA (Mulhouse).
Venue: Campus Fonderie – UHA, 16 rue de la Fonderie, 68100 Mulhouse
Contact: benjamin.furst@uha.fr
URL: http://www.cresat.uha.fr/produire-la-carte/


Mechelen, Belgium
An evening talk in Dutch by Karen De Coene.
Ferraris. His name sounds familiar for many map lovers. However, the lecture is not exclusive for them, nor for the surveyor or for the geographer, who are looking for their hero in the past and are expecting a discourse on triangular geometry, map projection and printing techniques. Instead, this evening talk is about noblemen climbing up the social ladder, about an aristocrat desirous to make a fortune, about a warlord with many military victories, and above all, about a man who dearly loved his wife. How man and wife endured the gigantic upheavals of the long eighteenth century, how they survived in a world full of revolution, is going to be the real topic of the evening. An evening that also reflects a beautiful memory of an Indian summer in Budapest, where hidden in the Hungarian National Archives a ream of fine paper with Ferraris' small handwriting was waiting for me. It was the beginning of my continuous quest for the man behind the myth, a cherchez la femme and, above all, an attempt to capture historical truth in the complexity of an individual life story.
Venue: Stadsarchief Mechelen, Nokerstraat 2, 2800 Mechelen
Language: Dutch
Time schedule: 20.00


Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Organisation: Ingrid Baumgärtner, Kassel; Ute Schneider, Essen; Martina Stercken, Zürich
Der regelmäßig stattfindende Workshop bietet eine Plattform zur interdisziplinären Förderung von Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und -wissenschaftlern im Bereich der Kartographiegeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zum 21. Jahrhundert. Die Veranstaltung wird von ausgewiesenen Forscherinnen und Forschern getragen: Ingrid Baumgärtner (Kassel), Ute Schneider (Essen) und Martina Stercken (Zürich) begleiten ein epochenübergreifendes Diskussions- und Präsentationsforum für aktuelle Abschlussarbeiten, Promotions- und Qualifikationsprojekte. Der Workshop wird finanziell gefördert durch die Marga und Kurt Möllgaart-Stiftung. Nach erfolgreichen Workshops in Zürich (04/2011, 06/2017), Kassel (12/2011, 05/2018), Essen (12/2012, 06/2016) und Paris (07/2014) findet die kommende Veranstaltung am 24. und 25. Mai 2019 wieder in Essen statt. Da die mögliche Zahl der Teilnehmenden beschränkt ist, wird eine Anmeldung bis zum 3. Mai 2019 erbeten.
Venue: Universität Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen, Senatssaal
Contact: Nils Bennemann
E-mail: nils.bennemann@uni-due.de
URL: https://www.hsozkult.de/searching/id/termine-40035?title=08-[...]


London, UK
In anticipation of the Antiquarian Book Fair in New York, Christie’s is pleased to showcase highlights from Beyond the Horizon: The Mopelia Collection of Fine Atlases and Travel Books. This is an opportunity for explorers, sailors, distinguished collectors and all those who love global navigation, to view and acquire some of the most valuable maps and atlases of all time. Rare and in great condition, the collection contains nearly 200 lots of important travel books covering all corners of the globe with a strong emphasis on all matters maritime. Highlights include Orbis Terrarum Nova et Accurata Tabula, a striking map of the world surrounded by allegorical scenes of the four seasons, illustrated above, and Johannes van Keulen's De Groote Nieuwe Vermeerder-de Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Werelt. Published in Amsterdam in 1688, the latter is a handsomely engraved and beautifully hand-coloured example with the frontispiece and maps highlighted in gold, perhaps one of the greatest 17th-century Dutch sea-atlases to come to the market in recent years.
Christie's ad for the 5 June 2019 Auction
Christie's ad for the 5 June 2019 Auction

A global tour of the Mopelia Collection has begun in New York from 4-7 March 2019, to be exhibited alongside Luca Pacioli’s Summa de Arithmetica. Highlights will then be on view in Paris and London to coincide with international fairs for maps and atlases before being offered at auction in London on 5 June 2019.
Further highlights include a striking map of the world surrounded by allegorical scenes of the four seasons, entitled Orbis Terrarum Nova et Accurata Tabula by Gerard Valk (1652-1726) and Leonard Valk (1675-1746) and a hand-coloured copy of Hendrick Doncker’s constantly evolving sea-atlas De Zee-Atlas of Water-Waerelt.
Julian Wilson, Senior Specialist, Books & Manuscripts, London comments, "The Mopelia Collection’s geographical reach is truly global, with atlases and sea-charts covering the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia, as well as polar exploration in the Arctic. It has wonderful works with fascinating associations, including a copy of Blaeu’s Flambeau de la Navigation (Amsterdam, 1620) that was owned not only by the famous French astronomer Peiresc, known for his work on longitude, but also later by the great circumnavigator Freycinet. In addition, there are the great 18th-century works by Cook, Vancouver and La Perouse, as well as a collection of 4000 natural history watercolours. For breadth, scope and quality, the Mopelia Collection is of the finest such collections to appear at auction."
Venue: London
URL: https://www.christies.com/about-us/press-archive/details?Pre[...]


Aberystwyth, UK
Organisation: The National Library of Wales
A half-day symposium by the National Library of Wales and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, in association with the AHRC-funded project Inventor of Britain, appraising the work and influence of Humphrey Llwyd, the father of Welsh cartography.
This year’s event will consist of a morning of talks given by international experts on Humphrey Llwyd: Humphrey Llwyd and his Mapping Worlds by Keith Lilley, Professor of Historical Geography, Queen’s University Belfast); The Whole World in his Hands: Abraham Ortelius and his Theatrum Orbis Terrarium by Joost Depuydt, Curator of Typographical and Technical Collections, Plantin-Moretus Museum, Antwerp; and Humphrey Llwyd ac Enwau Lleoedd (Humphrey Llwyd and Place Names) by James January-McCann, Place Names Officer, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.
In the afternoon, Huw Thomas, Map Curator at the National Library of Wales, will lead guided tours of the Humphrey Llwyd exhibition currently on display at the National Library.
There will also be a short talk about Humphrey Llwyd’s Denbigh by Royal Commission architectural historian, Richard Suggett, and the display of related archival material in the Library and Search Room of the Royal Commission.
Contact: Nia Wyn Dafydd
Telephone: +44 1970 632871
E-mail: post@llgc.org.uk
Entry fee: GBP 10.00
URL: https://www.library.wales/information-for/press-and-media/pr[...]


Utrecht, The Netherlands
Organisation: International Cartographic Association, Commission on the History of Cartography
Utrecht University Library, Special Collections
28th International Conference on the History of Cartography
It is a tradition that the International Cartographic Association and the International Conference on the History of Cartography jointly organize a pre-ICHC event. For the 28th ICHC they have teamed up with the Map Collection of Utrecht University and will together host a workshop focusing on the cartography of water.
Fresh and salt waters are a key lifeline for all civilizations but at the same time can also threaten human habitats. Over the centuries, people have ventured out to navigate and explore the waters, while also putting systems in place to manage and control them. This has resulted in numerous categories of water-related maps such as portolan charts, maritime and river cartography, hydrographic surveys, VOC charts, polder maps etc. The workshop will offer a forum to discuss this rich variety in cartographic heritage.
There will be a keynote address by Prof. Dr. Bram Vannieuwenhuyze (University of Amsterdam) on the display of waterways on sixteenth century town plans of the Netherlands. The workshop will also be complemented by a special map exhibition from the map collection of the Utrecht University Library. Water management has played an integral role in the history of the Netherlands. For centuries the country has been crusading against sea and river water that threatens to flood the valuable land from all sides. This rich tradition has left a considerable legacy of early and rare cartographic publications, with the dynamics of the landscape being showcased on old maps, for instance of water control boards. The Utrecht University Library has a large collection of these early printed works, atlases and maps, which paint a telling picture of the – often difficult – relationship the Netherlands have with water. Some prime examples will be on display during the workshop.
Venue: Utrecht University
Utrecht Science Park (Uithof)
University Library, Boothzaal and Map Collection
Contact: Imre Demhardt
E-mail: demhardt@uta.edu
URL: https://history.icaci.org/utrecht-2019/


Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Imago Mundi Ltd. and the local organizing committee look forward to welcome you to the city of Amsterdam for the 28th International Conference on the History of Cartography. This edition is hosted by the Special Collections department of the University of Amsterdam and the Explokart Research Group. Amsterdam is the 17th-century mapping capital of the World, where thirty years earlier, in 1989, the 13th ICHC was held.
Theme: Old Maps, New Perspectives. Studying the History of Cartography in the 21st Century
1. The Production and Circulation of Maps in the Past Sessions with reflections on key issues related to the production and circulation of maps, including the need for spatial data in society, evolutions in orientation and navigation practices, the materiality of maps, progress in land surveying, printing techniques, map publishing, etc.
2. Multifunctional and Multimedia Maps Sessions in which the various uses (and users) of maps in the past will be analysed and juxtaposed: institutional, official, commercial, military, secret, instrumental (maps and civil engineering), ideological, private, commemorative, intellectual (maps in education and science), collectable (histories of map collecting), etc.
3. Maps in the Digital World Primarily methodological sessions exploring the uses and values of digital techniques that enhance our understanding of maps and their role in past and present-day societies, and examining maps from the past as sources in applied research, e.g. for training in digital mapping, demonstrating the possibilities of 3D applications, and providing access to maps for a wider audience.
4. Maps and Water Sessions focusing on the production and use of maps of seas and rivers, both of which have featured importantly in the history of the Netherlands, including mapping in relation to discoveries and overseas trade, in marine navigation, and in aid of living below sea level (dike and polder maps, water management, land reclamation, irrigation works, etc.)
5. Any other aspect of the history of cartography
URL: https://ichc2019.amsterdam/


Tokyo, Japan
Organisation: The ICA Commission on the History of Cartography and ICA Commission on Topographic Mapping
WORKSHOP HELD BEFORE THE 29th INTERNATIONAL CARTOGRAPHIC CONFERENCE (ICC)
In conjunction with the 29th International Cartographic Conference that will be held in Tokyo 15-20 July 2019 (http://www.icc2019.org/), the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography and ICA Commission on Topographic Mapping take pleasure in inviting you to their joint international preconference workshop: Cartography as a Cultural Encounter: How East and West have Mapped and Influenced Each Other. The workshop will be held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, on 15 July 2019. The workshop is open to all cartographers, geographers, historians, map collectors, academics and lay persons interested in the diverse aspects of the history of cartography and topographic mapping.
Themes, on both western and eastern cartographic practice from a historical perspective, from the early modern era until the early 20th century, include how each of these cartographic traditions developed over time, how they understood and mapped their own space but also how they mapped and saw Others, and how these diverse cartographic cultures and practices around the globe contributed to the dissemination of geographic knowledge.
The workshop is open to everyone with an interest in the history of cartography and topographic mapping but requires participants to register. Registration through the conference website will be open until the available seating is allocated and is free of charge. Please note that it is not necessary to be registered for the main ICC conference to be able to attend the workshop.
Venue: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
URL: https://history.icaci.org/tokyo-2019/


Bucharest, Romania
Organisation: Association internationale d'études du sud-est européen
The Association internationale d'études du sud-est européen is happy to invite you to the 12th Congress of South-East European Studies, taking place in Bucharest, from 2 to 7 of September 2019. One of the conference panels, organized by Robert Born (Leipzig) and Marian Coman (Bucharest), is dedicated to the cartographic history of south-eastern Europe.
Cartography was an instrumental tool in devising and disseminating the concept of South-Eastern Europe, both amongst the Westerners and Easterners. Turkey in Europe, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the countries behind the Iron Countries, the EU's newcomers were constructs of cultural geography that successively reinforced and reshaped the idea of a different, second class Europe, as the Other to the West. The colonial view modeled the local gaze, as the 19th and the 20th century national cartographies emerged as an alternative to the imperial discourses.
Nevertheless, the Western cartography remained the yardstick against which maps were judged, for both those who advocated modernization and for those who promoted autochthonism.
URL: http://acadsudest.ro/sites/default/files/2nd%20circular%20%2[...]


Zurich and St. Gallen, Switzerland
Organisation: International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes in cooperation with the Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum (Swiss National Museum), the Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen (library of the abbey of St Gallen) and the Zentralbibliothek Zürich Chris Chris 10:3
The 14th Symposium of the International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes will take place from 2 to 5 October 2019 in cooperation with the Swiss National Museum, the Abbey Library of St. Gallen and the Zurich Central Library in the National Museum Zurich.
For the first time, the International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes is organizing a conference on globe studies in Switzerland. The conference venue is the new auditorium of the Landesmuseum Zürich (National Museum Zurich). Along with St. Gallen, the city of Zurich surprises with a few still relatively unknown objects of significance for globe research and/or the history of technology. The venue is located opposite the central railway station, near the historical old city. The transport hub has good links to international networks, with the airport conveniently reachable by train in fifteen minutes.
In addition to the Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum (Swiss National Museum) and the Zentralbibliothek Zürich (Central Library – the cantonal, city and university library of Zurich), the Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen (Abbey Library of St. Gallen) has also been involved in organizing the conference. All three institutions have interesting objects that will be presented to conference participants during exclusive tours: the St. Gallen Globe (1576), a celestial globe by Jost Bürgi (1594) from St. Gallen, and a globe-goblet by Abraham Gessner (after 1600) from Zurich at the National Museum. The replica of the St. Gallen Globe (2009), which was produced following the ten-year-long dispute about cultural goods between St. Gallen and Zurich, will be shown along with the famous plan of the abbey in St. Gallen (c. 825) during an excursion to the Abbey District in St. Gallen (UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site).
During the conference, the Zurich Central Library is presenting the special exhibition Kosmos in der Kammer, in which the production of globes in the sixteenth century is interpreted as the essence of stately art chamber collections. Central to the exhibition are a newly discovered pair of Mercator globes (1541/1551), a three-meter-high long-case astronomical clock from 1648 (heliocentric) by Michael Zingg from Zurich, a sundial ‘camouflaged’ as a signet ring of 1525, which belonged to the reformer Heinrich Bullinger, and another globe-goblet by Abraham Gessner (c. 1600).
Preliminary program
  • 2 October: registration 'Early Birds', guided tour through Zurich, informal gathering in the restaurant Commihalle, Stampfenbachstrasse 8 (near National Museum, each person pays for him- or herself)
  • 3 October: papers globe related guided tour through the permanent exhibition of the National Museum Zurich (exclusive preview of the newly designed exhibition area) visit to the exhibition Kosmos in der Kammer in the Zurich Central Library
  • 4 October: papers visit to the exhibition World Picture / Welt-Bild at the ETH Zurich symposium dinner
  • 5 October: trip to St. Gallen, visit to the St. Gallen globe (replica) and the famous St Gall Abbey plan in the abbey library
Language: German and English (no dubbing)
Telephone: +43 1 53410 / 298
E-mail: vincenzo@coronelli.org
URL: https://www.zb.uzh.ch/spezialsammlungen/karten/bestand/zusat[...]


Philadelphia, USA
Organisation: The American Philosophical Society Library
An international and interdisciplinary conference investigating the power of maps and the politics of drawing borders.
This three-day conference will be held in conjunction with the APS Museum’s exhibit, Mapping a Nation: Shaping the Early American Republic, which traces the creation and use of maps from the mid-eighteenth century through the early republic to show the different ways in which maps produced and extended the physical, political, and ideological boundaries of the new nation while creating and reinforcing structural inequalities.
While the exhibit and conference are focused in particular on the early American republic, it will include topics like:
  • The forms of power expressed by maps and through the process of mapmaking in the Atlantic World
  • The politics of borders as symbols of conflict, contestation, negotiation, and peace during the American Revolution
  • The role of maps in state-building efforts and in constructing a sense of nationhood during the early national period, while also serving as a means of disempowerment and exclusion
  • The varied uses of maps as diplomatic tools, as legal documents, as works of art, as assertions of sovereignty, and in other ways during the Age of Atlantic Revolutions
  • The different forms of cartographic knowledge that existed in colonial and revolutionary North America
  • The labor, skills, technologies, and publications used in the creation and dissemination of maps in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
  • The various ways maps were read in the early republic and are interpreted today by scholars and others
  • The role of maps and other cartographic tools in enabling or hindering scientific expeditions, and the ways in which new scientific thinking shaped maps and mapmaking in the Enlightenment.
URL: https://www.amphilsoc.org/
Brussels Map Circle event


Tervuren, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
Provisional programme
  • 10.00 – 10.30 - Welcome visitors with coffee
  • 10.30 – 12.30 - Lectures by Prof. Em. Elri Liebenberg and Prof. Dr. Imre Demhardt - Both these distinguished academics, long-term members of our Circle, will bring a broad introduction to the mapping of this fascinating continent.
  • 12.30 – 14.30 - Lunch in the Museum Bistro (optional and paying)
  • 14.30 – 17.00 - Presentation of a selection of maps from the collection of the Museum by Wulf Bodenstein (volunteer curator of this collection, author of Kaarten van Afrika / Cartes géographiques d’Afrique, 2017) - This viewing of the maps will take place in alternating groups, to ensure good visibility of the maps to all. While waiting their turn to see the maps, participants are free to visit the newly refurbished museum at their leisure, as they will be given a free entrance ticket to the museum for the day.
Venue: Royal Museum for Central Africa Leuvensesteenweg 13, 3080 Tervuren, Belgium
Time schedule: 10.00 - 17.00


Barcelona, Spain
Organisation: Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya
El mapa como elemento de conexión cultural entre América y Europa
Se pretende abordar la historia de la cartografía iberoamericana, entendiendo el mapa como un elemento de conexión cultural entre América y Europa. Los mapas coloniales, los mapas de las expediciones científicas o los mapas de los territorios independientes comparten historia, técnica y usos. En el simposio proponemos analizar estos hilos que tejen una historia común de la cartografía iberoamericana:
  • De la cartografía colonial a la cartografía científica: el mapa como demostración de apropiación territorial.
  • Las aportaciones autóctonas al conocimiento geográfico del territorio americano y su plasmación en la cartografía.
  • Los mapas misionales entre la subordinación colonial, la obediencia eclesiástica y el descubrimiento del territorio.
  • Modelos, influencias y diferencias en la cartografía urbana a ambos lados del Atlántico.
  • La imagen de América en la cartografía publicada en Europa y la imagen de Europa en la cartografía publicada en América.
  • La influencia del uso de las tecnologías en el estudio de los mapas antiguos: de la accesibilidad de los catálogos a la georreferenciación y vectorización de mapas.c

Los idiomas oficiales del Simposio son el castellano y el portugués.
URL: http://siahc.icgc.cat/es_ES/


Istanbul, Turkey
Organisation: The ICA Commission on the History of Cartography and the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) – Department Istanbul
The symposium is open to everyone with an interest in the cartography of the (former) Ottoman countries during, but not limited to, the 16th to 20th centuries.
The symposium will focus on two main themes:
  1. Cartography of the Ottoman Countries in Europe, Asia and Africa
    • Ottoman cartography (maps and charts, city and cadastral plans, thematic maps)
    • Foreign cartography of Ottoman countries
    • Geodesy and surveying methods developed under Ottoman rule and by foreign cartographers working in these areas
    • The impact of the military on the development of cartography
    • Cartographic collections in the former Ottoman countries and around the world
  2. Mapping Archaeological Sites, Landscapes and Excavations in the Ottoman Empire in the 19th and 20th Centuries
    • Technical and conceptual development of archaeological cartography, from the earliest site plans to the introduction of GIS and 3D reconstructions
    • Dichotomy between accurate cartographic representation and archaeological interpretation when mapping manmade artefacts, features and landscapes
    • Relationship between cartography, archaeology and the military
Venue: Library of the DAI, located in the heart of Istanbul, next to Taksim Square
URL: https://history.icaci.org/istanbul-2020/