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Stanford, USA
Organisation: David Rumsey Map Center
Talk with Chet Van Duzer.
Chet Van Duzer is an independent American historian of cartography specializing in medieval and Renaissance maps -- mappaemundi, nautical charts, and the maps in Ptolemy's Geography -- with an emphasis on determining the sources cartographers used for the texts, images, and geographical features on maps. He is also a board member of the Lazarus Project that focuses on multispectral imaging of cultural heritage objects. In 2018, he completed a three-month research fellowship at the David Rumsey Map Center and the John Carter Brown Library focused on the Urbano Monte planisphere. The fellowship was made possible by a donation from David and Abby Rumsey.
The talk will cover the context for Urbano Monte's interest in cartography generally, Japan specifically, and examine possible sources of Monte's place names in Japan.
Venue: Green Library 557 Escondido Mall Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Time schedule: 15.00 - 16.00
Entry fee: The talk is free but requires advance registration.
URL: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScPympOk-4V-CbP85_Z[...]


Stanford, USA
Conference on Mapping the Global Imaginary, 1500-1900'
On 14-15 February 2019 The David Rumsey Map Center will host a two-day conference on Mapping and the Global Imaginary, 1500 - 1900. The conference is co-sponsored by the Stanford History Department, Global History & Culture Centre at the University of Warwick, England, UK, and the David Rumsey Map Center.
When mapping on a global scale, the line between factual and fictitious landscape quickly blurs. The speakers of Mapping the Global Imaginary, 1500—1900 cross this blurry boundary into every continent, as well as purely speculative ones, to share a host of cartographic enterprises. From the imaginary Kobitojima Island propagated by Edo cartographers to the armchair geography seeking to define colonial Africa, to efforts at mapping airspace itself, topics probe the extent and diversity of challenge and license inherent in mapmaking from a (cognitive) distance.
Professor Sumathi Ramaswamy (Duke University), author The Lost Land of Lemuria: Fabulous Geographies, Catastrophic Histories, will present the keynote address. Panel speakers include Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi, Zoltán Biedermann, Nathan Braccio, Corin Braga, Jordana Dym, Matthew Edney, Quintana Heathman, David Lambert, Carla Lois, Ewa Machotka, Bertie Mandelblatt, Erika Monahan, Luca Scholz, Chet Van Duzer, and Bram Vannieuwenhuyze.
Attendance is free and open to the public and includes a reception at Green Library on Thursday 14 February 2019.
Entry fee: Pre-registration is required.
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/rumsey/events


Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Organisation: Université catholique de Louvain, Centre d'études sur le Moyen Âge et la Renaissance (CEMR)
Conférence de Sylvain Piron (EHESS, Paris).
Dans le cadre du cycle de conférences 2018-19, Topographies : représentations et transformation de l’espace.
Fonctionnaire de l’administration des papes d’Avignon, Opicinus de Canistris a produit, pour son propre compte, des diagrammes déconcertants où se mêlent cartes et corps, symboles astraux et religieux. Exhumés peu à peu au cours du siècle passé, ses manuscrits suscitent encore de nombreuses interrogations. L'un de ses gestes les plus étonnants consiste à superposer une carte sur une autre pour en tirer des enseignements. C'est sur le sens de cette opération que l'on s'interrogera.
Venue: Salle du Conseil FIAL - Place Blaise Pascal 1, Louvain-la-Neuve
E-mail: mattia.cavagna@uclouvain.be
Time schedule: 18.30
URL: https://uclouvain.be/fr/instituts-recherche/incal/cemr/evene[...]


Brugge, Belgium
Organisation: Cultuurbibliotheek
A lecture by Caroline Terryn.
Caroline Terryn is licentiate geschiedenis (UGent, 1986), wetenschappelijk medewerker van Musea Antwerpen tot 1996. Verhuis naar Damme en lid van verschillende heemkundige kringen. Stadsgids Brugge en Damme. Auteur van talrijke artikels.
De Lieve was het eerste grootschalige scheepvaartkanaal van Vlaanderen. Het kende zelfs haar weerga niet in 13 de eeuws Europa want het kanaal overschreed de waterschei tussen Gent en Damme. Rabotten hielden het water op een bevaarbaar peil. In 1251 gaf gravin Margaretha haar fiat voor de Gentse zeeverbinding. Het binnenvaartkanaaltje was amper 5 m breed, maar In het Brugse Vrije kocht Gent een strook op van 77 m breed. Dat was nodig voor de zeer brede Lievedijken of -bermen. In de 19 de eeuw werden de Lievebermen grotendeels hergebruikt voor de afwateringskanalen; enkel in Damme bleef 6 km intact. Na 750 jaar is de impact van de aanleg van de Lieve anno 1269 nog steeds zichtbaar. Een vergelijking van een DHM kaart met een 17 de eeuws landboek toont hoe veel er nog van de Lievebermen rest. De lezing maakt gebruik van vele verhelderende kaarten en plannen.
Venue: Cultuurbibliotheek, Sint-Lodewijkscollege, Magdalenastraat 30, 8200 Brugge
Language: Dutch
Telephone: +32 50 40 68 55
E-mail: info@cultuurbibliotheek.be
Time schedule: 20.00
Entry fee: EUR 5.00
URL: https://www.facebook.com/Cultuurbibliotheek/


London, UK
Organisation: Catherine Delano-Smith, Tony Campbell, Peter Barber and Alessandro Scafi
A lecture by Dr Elizabeth Haines (Department of Geography, University of Bristol).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: Tony Campbell
E-mail: tony@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


Stanford, USA
Talk with Betsy Mason: All Over the Map.
The David Rumsey Map Center will host a talk with Betsy Mason about All Over the Map: A Cartographic Odyssey.
Betsy Mason is an award-winning science journalist who writes about everything from animal behavior to particle physics. She also writes about maps and has co-written a cartography blog at Wired and National Geographic with Greg Miller for five years. Mason and Miller's new book All Over the Map: A Cartographic Odyssey (National Geographic) is a gorgeously illustrated collection of intriguing stories about maps, mapmakers, and cartography. It features more than 200 maps from all over the globe and throughout history, including the original plans for Washington D.C., 19th-century maps of neural circuits, and the elusive schematics for the Death Star. Betsy will share the stories behind several of her favorite maps in the book, including some from the David Rumsey Map Center.
Time schedule: 15.00 - 16.00
Entry fee: The talk is free but requires advance registration.
URL: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5UiuGvX8VC7Jq6jHO[...]


Regensburg, Germany
Organisation: The Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) in cooperation with the Chair of Southeast and East European History of the University of Regensburg
The Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) in cooperation with the Chair of Southeast and East European History of the University of Regensburg invites paper proposals for the workshop “Maps in Libraries 2019” to be held in Regensburg (Germany) on 13 and 14 March 2019.
The advancing digitization of library holdings allows easier access to resources that were previously poorly represented by the traditional catalogue. This also includes map collections: In digital environments, they are searchable beyond verbal indexing. Crucial for this is adding geographical coordinates as new values to the map metadata (via georeferencing). With the help of coordinates not only the retrieval of cartographic documents can be improved by visual geosearch systems, they can also be linked to other information – outside of the catalogue.
Meanwhile we look back on about 15 years of mass georeferencing in libraries. Various applications have been established to unlock map content with public participation (e.g. the Georeferencer by Klokan Technologies or the Map Warper by Tim Waters) and make it available in portals.
The workshop “Maps in Libraries” provides a forum to discuss the results and perspectives of these developments. How is the response to new access points to map content? How are the data used - and do we even know about it? How are map documents found in a diversified landscape of portals and digital libraries? Who belongs to the target group of these new services - and is there one at all?
We welcome papers from map librarians, curators, information scientists, but also scholars from other fields who use, create or research maps. We encourage young librarians and graduate students (LIS, DH, geoinformatics) to send applications.

Relevant topics are (but not restricted to) the following:
  • Development and management of digital map libraries and portals
  • Experiences and best practices in georeferencing and enhancing digitized map collections
  • New solutions for retrieval
  • Concerns and desiderata of the users
  • Public Participation and Open Science
  • Integrating and working with authority files, metadata, and wikidata
  • Persistence and documentation of geodata from georeferencing projects (research data)
  • Library and GIS: Applications and services for analysis and visualization

We anticipate the publication of the contributions in an edited volume.

Georeferencer User Group
The workshop will be followed by a User Group Meeting for libraries implementing the Klokan Technologies' georeferencer on 14 March 2019. The aim of the meeting is a general exchange of experiences. In addition, however, we also want to encourage the audience to formulate questions and objectives that can contribute to the further development of georeferencing applications.
Venue: Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung (IOS) Veranstaltungen im Wintersemester 2018/19 Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung Landshuter Straße 4, 93047 Regensburg
E-mail: info@ios-regensburg.de
URL: https://www.ios-regensburg.de/en/institute.html


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.
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


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[...]


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/


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
Telephone: +43 1 53410 / 298