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London, UK
Organisation: Catherine Delano-Smith, Tony Campbell, Peter Barber and Alessandro Scafi
A lecture by Professor Martin Brueckner (English Department and Center for Material Culture Studies, University of Delaware, USA).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: Tony Campbell
Telephone: +44 20 8346 5112
E-mail: tony@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html
Brussels Map Circle event


Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
Annual General Meeting (AGM) open only for Brussels Map Circle active members.
All members are encouraged to become Active Member by applying to the President at least three weeks before the meeting: president@bimcc.org.
A personal invitation to this AGM with the agenda and the possibility of proxy vote will be sent out to all Active Members by separate mail at least two weeks before the meeting.
Venue: Royal Library of Belgium, Mont des Arts /Kunstberg, 1000 Brussels Boardroom / Raadzaal / Salle du conseil
E-mail: president@bimcc.org
Time schedule: 10.00 - 11.45
URL: http://www.bimcc.org/events
Brussels Map Circle event


Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
As usual, the MAPAF will be organised in close cooperation with the Maps and Plans Department of the Royal Library who will show some very interesting items from their collection. On the other hand, every participant is invited to bring along a map, object, book or anything else of cartographic interest of his own to be presented and discussed by the present fellow members.
As a preview on the programme we can tell you that Luis Roblès will comment a facsimile of Laurent Fries's Carta Marina from 1530 and Jacques Mille will bring maps from France during the Revolution and the Empire period. Rick Smit is discussing a map (1921) about the Germans and the so-called Polish Corridor, a consequence of World War I. The contribution of Gérard Bouvin (Department of Maps and Plans of the Royal Library of Belgium) is about inventorying French and English Marine Maps from the collection of Philippe Vandermaelen.
Always an excellent occasion to learn more in a convival atmosphere. If you have the intention to show an item of your collection, please let it know to the organising team with an e-mail at mapaf@bimcc.org.
You are kindly invited at 12.00 to start the afternoon with a reception and sandwich lunch plus dessert. Please register for this exclusive event via our website.
  • Public transport: Central Station and metro station Central Station / Centraal Station / Gare Centrale.
  • Public parking: Interparking Albertine-Square.
  • No entrance fee for members (reception and sandwich lunch offered by the Brussels Map Circle).
  • Entrance fee for non-members : EUR 15.00 (catering included).
  • Fees are to be prepaid on our bank account before the MAPAF : IBAN BE52 0682 4754 2209 BIC GKCCBEBB. No cash payments during the event please.
Venue: Royal Library of Belgium, Mont des Arts /Kunstberg, 1000 Brussels Boardroom / Raadzaal / Salle du conseil
Time schedule: 12.00 - 16.30
URL: http://www.bimcc.org/events
Brussels Map Circle event


Brussels, Belgium
Members of the Brussels Map Circle are kindly invited to visit the exhibition under the guidance of Jan De Graeve, member of the Circle and President of the Société royale des bibliophiles et iconophiles de Belgique (SRBIB) which organized the exhibition.
The exhibition highlights the illustrated book produced in the Low Countries and the Prince-Bishopric of Liège in the 15th-18th centuries. Its title loosely translates as speaking image and refers to a concept which originated in the Antiquity. Horace in particular in his Ars poetica that the human mind was more enticed by what it sees than by what it hears. Ever since, poets and artists took sides in this famous battle, and devised images in combination with texts sometimes with the images gaining importance compared to the text.
Although this exhibition is not exclusively focused on cartography, it presents many maps and atlasses of Ortelius, Mercator, Goos, Coignet and Verbist and should be of interest to our Members.
Venue: Bibliotheca Wittockiana, Rue de Bemel 23, 1150 Brussels
Telephone: +32 2 770 53 33
Time schedule: 10.30
Entry fee: Free access.


Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Organisation: Stedelijke musea Sint-Niklaas
Mercatorlezing door Colin Dupont.
Elk voorjaar organiseren de stedelijke musea drie Mercatorlezingen. De eerste in de rij, op dinsdag 26 maart 2019, gaat over de atlas van Jacob Van Deventer. Spreker is Colin Dupont, verantwoordelijke kaarten en plannen van de Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België. Social media sharing
Gedurende de tweede helft van de 16de eeuw heeft Jacob van Deventer meer dan 250 plattegronden van steden van de Lage Landen getekend. Aan de hand van een diepgaand onderzoek tracht Colin Dupont het 'hoe' en het 'waarom' van deze boeiende kaarten te achterhalen. Filips II van Spanje, opdrachtgever van Jacob Van Deventer, heeft duidelijk zijn stempel op dit cartografisch werk gedrukt. Deze voor de 16de eeuw moderne kaarten waren van uiterst militair belang voor hem. Maar bovenal weerspiegelden ze de macht die de Spaanse koning had over het grondgebied van de Lage Landen.
Na de lezing kan je genieten van een goed glas wijn aangeboden door Het Wijnhuis.
Venue: Mercatormuseum, Zamanstraat 49D, Sint-Niklaas
Telephone: +32 3 778 34 50
E-mail: stedelijkemusea@sint-niklaas.be
Time schedule: 20.00
Entry fee: Free access.
URL: https://www.sint-niklaas.be/actueel/mercatorlezing-door-coli[...]


Ninove, Belgium
Organisation: Bibliotheek Ninove en Geschiedkundige vereninging 'Het Land van Aalst'
Lezing door Georges Vande Winkel i.s.m. Het Land van Aalst.
Philips de Dijn was in zijn tijd niet alleen een bekende auteur van almanakken, uitgegeven in het Nederlands en het Frans in Gent en Antwerpen, maar vooral een zeer productief cartograaf. Een vijftigtal kaarten zijn bewaard gebleven, opgemaakt van 1618 tot 1662. Opdrachtgevers waren vooral Vlaamse en Brabantse abdijen (Ninove, Geraardsbergen, Gent met Groenenbriel en Nieuwenbos, Groot-Bijgaarden en Vorst), maar ook de Noord-Franse abdijen van Anchin en Vicoigne met grondbezit in het graafschap Vlaanderen.
Voor Ninove vermelden wij graag het kaartboek van de abdij van Ninove met alle bezittingen in het graafschap Vlaanderen en het hertogdom Brabant (1641-1654), de kaart van 1620 met een uniek zicht op de ruïnes van de middeleeuwse abdijkerk, een grondplan uit 1662 van Ninove met opgave van de huiseigenaars, …
Over de figuur van Philips de Dijn en over zijn werk geeft Georges Vande Winkel, redactieverantwoordelijke voor de publicatie Philips de Dijn (+ 1665) : cartograaf, landmeter, mathematicus, 2018, een lezing.
Venue: bibzaal Ninove, Graanmarkt 12, Ninove
Language: Dutch
E-mail: bib@ninove.be
Entry fee: Free. Gelieve om organisatorische redenen uw aanwezigheid te melden via bib@ninove.be
URL: https://www.ninove.be/historische-lezing---cartograaf-de-dij[...]


Cartagena and Bogotá, Colombia
Organisation: Instituto Colombiano de Antropología e Historia- ICANH, el Banco de la República, Museo Naval del Caribe, la Universidad Externado de Colombia, la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, la Escuela Taller Cartagena de Indias y la Dirección General Marítima
El III Simposio Internacional de Historia Marítima. Fuertes, Fortificaciones y Arquitectura Militar esta organizado por el Instituto Colombiano de Antropología e Historia- ICANH, el Banco de la República, Museo Naval del Caribe, la Universidad Externado de Colombia, la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, la Escuela Taller Cartagena de Indias y la Dirección General Marítima. El evento contará con la participación de ponentes de España, E.E.U.U, Holanda, Cuba, Chile, Suiza y Colombia. Entrada libre.
Fecha: 3, 4, 5, 6 y 8 de abril del 2019.
Venue:
Teatro Adolfo Mejía (Calle de la Chicheria # 38-10, Cartagena).
Museo Naval del Caribe (Calle San Juan de Dios # 3-62, Cartagena).
Universidad Externado de Colombia (Calle 12 # 1-17 Este, Bogotá)
URL: https://razoncartografica.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/simpos[...]


Kortrijk, Belgium
Organisation: Rijksarchief te Kortrijk
Lezing.
Het archief van de landmetersfamilie de Bersacques (16e-18e eeuw) is uniek in de Lage Landen. Recent werd het voor het eerst geïnventariseerd door Fons Verheyde. In deze lezing, die ook de boekvoorstelling is van de inventaris, vertelt hij hoe de prachtige figuratieve kaarten tot stand kwamen en (Zuid-)West-Vlaanderen letterlijk in kaart werd gebracht. Na afloop bieden we je een drankje aan.
Venue: Rijksarchief Kortrijk, Guido Gezellestraat 1, Kortrijk
Time schedule: 10.00 - 18.00
URL: http://arch.arch.be/index.php?l=nl&m=nieuws&r=agenda&e=erfgo[...]


London, UK
Organisation: Catherine Delano-Smith, Tony Campbell, Peter Barber and Alessandro Scafi
A lecture by Jeremy Brown (PhD student, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London, and the British Library).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: Tony Campbell
Telephone: +44 20 8346 5112
E-mail: tony@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


Thessaloniki, Greece
Organisation: Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital of the International Cartographic Association in partnership with the AUTH - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, supported by the MAGIC - Map & Geoinformation Curators Group
The Programme is organised in thematic sessions dedicated to issues relevant to the subjects usually treated in the Conferences of the ICA Cartoheritage Commission, according to its Terms of Reference (2015-2019) and the topics treated by its Working Units. This is the second ICA DACH Conference with a special interest reserved to the contribution of Cartoheritage to Digital Humanities:
  • Digitisation - Georeference.
  • Content analysis in terms of geometry and thematics of cartodiversity (Cartodiversity: manuscript and printed maps -loose and/or bound-, books with maps, map atlases, globes and related cartographic representations in 2D and 3D, depicted in a variety of supporting material like e.g. parchment, paper, wood or other writable/engravable media).
  • Landscape change studies based on map-archival sources.
  • Visualisation of Cartoheritage, including thematic portals.
  • Interconnection of cartographic archival sources, especially map and textual data.
  • Historical terrestrial and aerial photography, including photo-related post-cards and relevant material - cartographic parametrisation.
  • Cartoheritage web providing issues.
  • Interaction of cartoheritage with map and geoinformation curatorship of cartodiversity.
  • Development of cartoheritage as a cultural issue, within the context of GLAM (the acronym for Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums), addressed to education and to the general public.
  • Geographic affinities with Cartoheritage.
  • Cartoheritage and Digital Humanities.
  • Other relevant issues of the Cartoheritage ecosystem.
The presented papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings (ISSN-2459-3893) available in digital form during the Conference. The Conference is kindly hosted by the AUTH Library & Information Centre (see venue) and by the Museum of Byzantine Culture of Thessaloniki (see venue). The Conference Board is advising and implementing the overall organisation
Venue: Museum of Byzantine Culture Auditorium 'Dragoumis' and Aristotle University Central Library
Contact: Dr. Angeliki Tsorlini
E-mail: atsorlin@auth.gr
URL: http://cartography.web.auth.gr/ICA-Heritage/Thessaloniki2019[...]
Brussels Map Circle event


Zuid Holland, The Netherlands
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
The Brussels Map Circle is having the opportunity to visit the large private HEK collection in the Netherlands.
Hans Kok will be our guide. Hans is a long time Member of our Circle. He is also Chairman of the Executive Committee of IMCoS (The International Map Collectors’ Society, based in London). He completed his initial professional training as a commercial pilot in 1959, also holding a long-range navigator`s licence. After joining KLM – Royal Dutch Airlines, he has been flying in world-wide operations until his retirement in1996 as Commander on Boeing 747-400. He was also charged with a great number of managerial tasks during that period, both abroad and in the Netherlands. As commander on the last intercontinental airliner with piston engines and propellers (DC-7c), where celestial navigation and other — now superseded — techniques were still of essence, his interest in maps and charts has developed out of necessity. Hans was also a captivating speaker in many Brussels Map Circle Study Sessions and Conferences.
The program starts at 14.00 after lunch in the village it will include 17th century atlases,  maps and some associated items like octant, compass, sextant, copperplates, etc.
After the visit we’ll have a friendly drink in a place, still to be decided.

Access by train and bus from Belgium
Time schedule: SNCB Europe / NMBS Europe. No train service is available to the village but there exist frequent bus services from Schiphol Airport, from Leiden Central Station and from Haarlem Train Station; these run several times an hour. Detailed information will be made available to the participants of the visit at a later time.
Access by car
By car from Brussels: 210 km. Parking available across the street. Estimated travel time from Brussels: 2.30 h to 3.00 h max.
Restaurant for lunch
We propose to meet not later than 12.00 for a 15 minute walk to the restaurant. At 14.00 departure from the restaurant for the visit. Restaurant expenses are borne by each participant. Estimated budget: EUR 30.00 without drinks.
Brasserie for an after-drink
We propose to meet after the visit for a drink; details are still to be decided.
Other recommended visits
In case you plan to spend more time in the area of the Hague, Leiden or Haarlem, boat tours, city walks or excellent museums could attract you. There are two museums in the village proper, one on bulb growing and one modern art (Andy Warhol etc.), both interesting. The Leiden and Haarlem and the Hague museums are more prestigious. Amsterdam is 35 km away with the Rijksmuseum presenting a Rembrandt exhibition, celebrating the painter's birth in 1619.
Locations
The venue locations addresses, contact telephone numbers, etc. will be communicated to the participants in due time due to security considerations.
Participation fee
Free for Members | accompanying persons EUR 20.00.
IBAN BE52 0682 4754 2209 | BIC: GKCCBEBB
Registration
If you would like to join this guided tour please register here.

Time schedule: 14.00 - 17.00


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


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/


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/