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Budapest, Hungary
Organisation: ICA Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital
International workshop organised by the ICA Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital.
The Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital of the International Cartographic Association in partnership with the Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University invites researchers and scholars to discuss the state of the art of automatic vectorisation of historical maps, with a high emphasis on the use of free, open source solutions.
Contributions will be organised into thematic sessions of 10-15 min. oral presentations ending with open discussion.
Topics including but not restricted to:
  • Vectorisation
  • Automatic text recognition
  • Symbol recognition
  • Pattern recognition (pattern fill, dashed lines, etc.)
All presented papers will be published on-line in the workshop proceedings. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of e-Perimetron.
The registration is free of charge until 25 February, 2020. Registration form Registration at the venue may be restricted depending on seating capability.
Venue: Lágymányos Campus Northern Block, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University 1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/a.
E-mail: avhm.workshop@gmail.com
URL: http://lazarus.elte.hu/avhm


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:
  1. De la cartografía colonial a la cartografía científica: el mapa como demostración de apropiación territorial.
  2. Las aportaciones autóctonas al conocimiento geográfico del territorio americano y su plasmación en la cartografía.
  3. Los mapas misionales entre la subordinación colonial, la obediencia eclesiástica y el descubrimiento del territorio.
  4. Modelos, influencias y diferencias en la cartografía urbana a ambos lados del Atlántico.
  5. La imagen de América en la cartografía publicada en Europa y la imagen de Europa en la cartografía publicada en América.
  6. 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.

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/


Lisbon, Portugal
The International Workshop On the Origin and Evolution of the Nautical Chart will take place in 4-5 June 2020 (Thursday to Friday), at the Hydrographic Institute, in Lisbon, Portugal.
This will be the third Lisbon meeting dedicated to the History of Nautical Cartography. The first and second were held in 2016 and 2018, and were focused on the history of the medieval portolan chart. This time, the scope has been enlarged as to also include other periods and cartographic models.
Venue: Hydrographic Institute, Rua das Trinas 49, 1249-093 Lisboa
Contact: Prof. Joaquim Alves Gaspar


Hamburg, Germany
Organisation: Museum am Rothenbaum - Hanseatic Business Archive foundation/Hamburg Chamber of Commerce - Centre for the Studies of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC)/Universität Hamburg
In the framework of our innovative interdisciplanry research project Coloured Maps we are organizing a workshop with a cross-cultural approach to discuss the material nature and meaning of colours on maps.
On the workshop we will discuss maps and colours, methods and discourses, dyes and analytrical approaches. We wil focus on European and Asian maps between 15th and 19th century.
Contact: Benjamin Vanderlinde
E-mail: benjamin.vanderlinde@hk24.de


Bucharest, Romania
The International Conference on the History of Cartography will be organised in Bucharest from 4 – 9 July 2021
The International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC) is the only scholarly conference solely dedicated to advancing knowledge of the history of maps and mapmaking, regardless of geographical region, language, period or topic.
The conference promotes free and unfettered global cooperation and collaboration among cartographic scholars from any academic discipline, curators, collectors, dealers and institutions through illustrated lectures, presentations, exhibitions, and a social programme. In order to expand awareness of issues and resources, each conference is sponsored by leading educational and cultural institutions.
Venue: Central University Library ”Carol I”, Bucharest
E-mail: ichc2021@gmail.com
URL: https://ichc2021.com/