Cartography as a Cultural Encounter: How East and West have Mapped and Influenced Each Other
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.