USAOrganisation: The David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford LibrariesA conversation on the European and Asian contexts with Sara Caputo and Elke Papelitzky
Two leading experts will discuss the appearance and function of sea routes on European and East Asian maps, showing the interconnections of the early modern global maritime world.
We have all seen tracks marching across the oceans of a map. Have you ever wondered where they came from and why they are there? In this online event, Sara Caputo (Cambridge) and Elke Papelitzky (KU Leuven) will share their ongoing research on route lines on European and East Asian maps, respectively. They will each give a brief presentation, followed by a conversation moderated by Katherine Parker (BLR Antique Maps).
Trailblazers’ wakes: Ship tracks in Western imperial mapping, by Sara Caputo, University of Cambridge (UK)
In the ancient and medieval European world, the seas on maps were trackless. The few extant itinerary maps never seem to extend their lines onto the water. In the sixteenth century, however, European mapmakers began to include route lines on their representations of the oceans. These lines were closely linked to the navigational practice of pricking a course on portolan charts. They may have also drawn inspiration from the routes that had long featured in East Asian maritime mapping. However, in a Western context, tracks became a powerful tool to recount individual journeys and establish imperial claims, in relation to developing notions of ‘discovery’. This half of the talk will include some material from Caputo’s forthcoming book, Tracks on the Ocean (under contract with Profile Books).
Red lines in the ocean: Sea routes on early modern East Asian maps, by
Elke Papelitzky, KU Leuven
Many early modern Chinese, Japanese, and Korean maps draw lines in ocean areas that represent sea routes. These lines appear on maps of a single country, of a larger region, or on maps of the globe. They serve a range of different functions from providing information about (imagined) travel to visually integrating East Asia into global networks, reflecting a perception of East Asian mapmakers of their countries being integrated in these networks. Setting East Asian maps in conversations with European ones shows that when map images shift context between Western Europe and East Asia, the function of the route-lines changes. In the case of East Asian maps, these changes further promote the mapmakers’ narrative of early modern East Asia not being isolated but being a part of the global, maritime world.Time schedule: 12.00-13.30 PDTURL: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tracing-sea-routes-on-maps-tick[...]
GermanyOrganisation: Netzwerk topografische Bildmedien (NtB)A workshop/lecture by Christian Welzbacher, Technische Universität Berlin.
Topographic visual media have been and continue to be produced and used in a wide variety of fields, such as science, art, the military, administration, jurisdiction and tourism. Accordingly, the field of investigation includes maps and sea charts, topographic sketches, diagrams and plans, the mapping of planets and seas, and virtual spaces in computer graphics as well as landscape paintings, drawings and prints. There are many overlaps between these visual media in terms of techniques and types of spatial representation. Thus, we aim to understand and examine their functions and applications with regard to these interconnections.
The Network Topographic Visual Media aims to provide a public platform for academic debate and exchange between research projects and approaches from different disciplines, e.g. image, media and cultural studies, history of art or history of cartography. In our workshops, current research projects on topographic visual media are presented and discussed.
The meeting will take place online via zoom. If you wish to register for the entire series or a single event, please subscribe to our newsletter at https://www.arthistoricum.net/netzwerke/ntb/newsletter, or contact at email@example.comTime schedule: 14.00-15.30 CETURL: https://www.arthistoricum.net/en/networks/ntb
FranceOrganisation: Bibliothèque nationale de FranceA lecture by Catherine Hofmann, conservatrice générale, BnF, département des Cartes et plans.
Dans le cadre du nouveau cycle de conférences autour de l’histoire de la cartographie de l’Antiquité à nos jours, cette séance s’intéresse à la cartographie marine : des portulans à Beautemps-Beaupré (XIIIe-XVIIIe siècle).Venue: BnF, Richelieu – Salle des conférences, 5 rue Vivienne, ParisLanguage: FrenchTime schedule: 18.30 - 20.00Entry fee: Free entry.URL: https://www.bnf.fr/fr/agenda/cartographie-marine
The NetherlandsOrganisation: Jansonius Fonds voor Historische CartografieProgramma
13.30-14.00 - Inloop (Singelkerk)
14.00-15.00 - Welkom door Els van der Plas (directeur Allard Pierson), voordracht Madelon Simons over wandkaart Van Berckenrode, lezing over Open kaart door Reinder Storm, afsluitend woord door Kino Jansonius.
15.00-17.00 - Aansluitend bezoek tentoonstelling Open kaart en borrel in het Allard Pierson.
Reinder Storm (conservator cartografie, geografie en reizen bij het Allard Pierson) vertelt over inhoud, achtergronden en totstandkoming van de cartografische tentoonstelling Open kaart – van atlas tot streetmap die tot en met 16 juli in het Allard Pierson te zien is. Hij gaat daarbij in op de bijzondere objecten die er te zien zijn, met speciale aandacht voor het bruikleen van het Koninklijk Nederlands Aardrijkskundig Genootschap. Het 150-jarig jubileum van dit genootschap is mede aanleiding geweest voor het organiseren van de tentoonstelling.
Daarnaast geeft Madelon Simons (docent Kunstgeschiedenis aan de UvA) een voordracht over de spectaculaire aanwinst van de uitzonderlijke wandkaart van Amsterdam uit 1625 van Balthasar Florisz. Van Berckenrode door het Allard Pierson. Simons behandelt de kaart vanuit kunsthistorisch perspectief. De nieuwe aanwinst is hét topstuk van de tentoonstelling Open kaart die u kunt bezoeken na de lezing.
De Jansoniuslezing wordt afgesloten door Kino Jansonius, oprichter van het Jansonius Fonds voor Historische Cartografie. Venue: Singelkerk, ingang via Herengracht 431, AmsterdamLanguage: DutchTime schedule: 13.30URL: https://explokart.eu/activiteiten/jansoniuslezing/
BelgiumOrganisation: Centre national d’histoire des sciences et Bibliothèque des Riches ClairesA lecture by Colin Dupont.
À sa fondation en 1882, l’Institut national de géographie, société privée, réunit d’éminentes figures des sphères politiques et financières belges, jusqu’au Roi Léopold II. En plein triomphe de la géographie (Driver, 2001), l’Institut publie de nombreux travaux (monographies, cartes, globes), édite un périodique et va même jusqu’à financer une expédition au Congo. L’exploration et les visées du Roi sur cette région constituent en effet un des centres d’intérêt de la société. L’histoire de la cartographie – emprunte de patriotisme – ou l’enseignement de la géographie en sont d’autres. À l’aide d’archives jusqu’à présent peu exploitées, cette conférence explore l’histoire de cet institut, témoin de l’imbrication entre géographie, capitalisme et politique dans notre pays. Venue: Bibliothèque des Riches Claires, Rue des Riches Claires 24, BruxellesLanguage: FrenchTime schedule: 18.30 - 19.30URL: https://www.astrolabium.be/spip.php?breve41
BelgiumOrganisation: The Brussels Map CircleThe Annual General Meeting (AGM) opens 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.
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: Map Room / Cartes et Plans / Kaarten en Plannen, KBR (Royal Library of Belgium), Mont des Arts /Kunstberg, 1000 Brussels
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgTime schedule: 10.00 - 11.45Brussels Map Circle event
BelgiumOrganisation: The Brussels Map CircleThe MAPAF will be organised in close cooperation with the Maps and Plans Department of the Royal Library of Belgium 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 from his own collection to be presented and discussed by the present fellow members. Always an excellent occasion to learn more in a convivial atmosphere. If you have the intention to show an item, please let it know to Henri Godts at email@example.com
Public transport: Central Station and metro station Central Station / Centraal Station / Gare Centrale.
Public parking: Interparking Albertine-Square.
No entrance fee for Members.
Entrance fee for non-Members: EUR 5.00.
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: Map Room / Cartes et Plans / Kaarten en Plannen, KBR (Royal Library of Belgium), Mont des Arts /Kunstberg, 1000 Brussels
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgTime schedule: 14.00-16.00
UKOrganisation: The Warburg InstituteA lecture by Laura Lee Brott (PhD Candidate in Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison).
Lectures in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research), Peter Barber (formerly Map Library, British Library), Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute) and Philip Jagessar (King’s College London). Meetings are normally held on selected Thursdays at the Warburg Institute at 17.00 (admission free). Meetings are followed by refreshment. All are welcome. Enquiries: email@example.com.Time schedule: 17.00Entry fee: Admission fee. Please register.URL: https://warburg.sas.ac.uk/events/maps-and-society-graphics-k[...]
FranceOrganisation: Bibliothèque nationale de FranceA lecture by Isabelle Warmoes, ingénieure d’études, musée des Plans-reliefs.
Dans le cadre du nouveau cycle de conférences autour de l’histoire de la cartographie de l’Antiquité à nos jours, cette séance s’intéresse aux rapports entre cartographie et art militaire du XVIIe au XIXe siècle.Venue: BnF, Richelieu – Salle des conférences, 5 rue Vivienne, ParisLanguage: FrenchTime schedule: 18.30 - 20.00Entry fee: Free entry.URL: https://www.bnf.fr/fr/agenda/cartographie-et-art-militaire-x[...]
UKOrganisation: The National Library of Wales and The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of WalesThis year’s symposium will be exploring the work of the Ordnance Survey, how approaches to mapping the landscape have changed over time, and how historical OS maps can help us to understand our physical environment both past and present.
Also on-line.Venue: National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, CeredigionURL: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/llgcnlw/ar-lein-carto-cymru-s[...]Brussels Map Circle event
The NetherlandsOrganisation: The Brussels Map CircleYour cartographic circle proposes to go to Amsterdam on Saturday 13 May 2023 to see the Open kaart – van atlas tot streetmap exhibition at the Allard Pierson museum.
It will show seven centuries of cartography in Nederland and cast a glance into the future.
The exhibition starts in Amsterdam, where cartography took off in the seventeenth century, and zooms out through Nederland and Europe to the world with special attention to Indonesia, Surinam and the Antilles.
Old and more recent maps will testify to colonial relations and their interpretations, geographical developments, the Netherlands’dealings with water and changing borders. A presentation is dedicated to the future of cartography in collaboration with the Amsterdam-based technology company TomTom.
All the maps, including works by Blaeu, Ortelius, Ptolemaeus and Bos, belong to the cartography collection of the Allard Pierson, one of the most important in Europe.
The Brussels Map Circle will offer the visit to members.
If you wish to register for this visit on Saturday 13 May 2023 in Amsterdam please let it know before Wednesday 15 March 2023 (The deadline for the registration has been extended!) to Marie-Anne Dage, Brussels Map Circle Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For practical details (communications, parking), see the exhibition web site.
Venue: Allard Pierson, Oude Turfmarkt 127-129, Amsterdam Contact: Marie-Anne Dage
E-mail: email@example.comTime schedule: 14.00-17.00
UKOrganisation: The Warburg InstituteA lecture by Dr Leonardo Ariel Carrió Cataldi (CNRS Researcher, LARHRA, Lyon).
Lectures in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research), Peter Barber (formerly Map Library, British Library), Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute) and Philip Jagessar (King’s College London). Meetings are normally held on selected Thursdays at the Warburg Institute at 17.00 (admission free). Meetings are followed by refreshment. All are welcome. Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org.Time schedule: 17.00Entry fee: Admission fee. Please register.URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html
PortugalOrganisation: The Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT)This meeting aims to further the discussion opened in two previous workshops held in Lisbon in 2016 and 2018, and attended by leading experts on the History of Cartography.
Since the preceding workshops, considerable progress has been made on critical questions pertaining to the origins of European nautical cartography. The theme of this third workshop has been broadened to encompass a greater chronological and topical scope.
As in the previous editions, the workshop focuses on key issues surrounding the genesis and evolution of the medieval portolan chart. In addition, the meeting will emphasize new methods for the study of old nautical charts in general, including cartometric techniques of geometrical analysis and material examination.
This will also be the opportunity for sharing some results of the Medea-Chart Project, which officially ends in May 2023.
Venue: Instituto Hidrográfico, LisbonURL: https://www.portmeeting.org/
BelgiumOrganisation: Belgian Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences and ICA Commission on the History of CartographyThe 21st century map image of continents beyond Europe is still decisively shaped by inherited aesthetics and content dating back to the turn from explorative to imperialist cartography. The symposium welcomes contributions (papers and posters) to analyse aspects of the imperialist Global North hegemony by investigating topographic mapping, hydrographic charting, and thematic mapping in personal, institutional, and regional case studies. The regional scope of the conference are overseas continents and seascapes within the time frame from about the Napoleonic wars to the European de-colonization in the mid-twentieth century (1940s to 1960s).
The symposium will be held in English only and organized as a hybrid event both face-to-face at the Palace of the Academies in Brussels and via Livestream.Venue: Rue Ducale / Hertogstraat 1, BrusselsURL: https://history.icaci.org/brussels-2023/
GermanyOrganisation: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG)A two-day Workshop (10-11 July 2023) for early career professionals (scholars, curators, archivists, and librarians) working in the history of cartography, will precede the Symposium. Hands-on activities led by four experts in the field may include work with the MPIWG’s collection of Chinese maps and discussions on developing digital humanities projects, as well as sessions focusing on the themes of color in map scholarship.
The Symposium (12 July 2023 keynote; 13-14 July 2023 sessions), focusing on Intersections in Map History, particularly welcomes proposals that connect to two themes that benefit from the research context and facilities of the MPIWG: “materiality” and cross-cultural research. The first theme calls attention to the importance of material attributes of maps, such as constraints that may be overlooked as scholars work increasingly with digitized sources. The second encourages dialogue and exchange between scholars working with comparable questions, sources or methodologies across different geographic spaces and contexts.URL: https://ishmap.wordpress.com/ishmap-2023-berlin-symposium-an[...]
USAOrganisation: Society for History of DiscoveriesThe James Ford Bell Library, with its extensive collection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, and archival collections, documenting the history and impact of trade and cultural exchange before the nineteenth century, offers an ideal venue to host the 2023 Society for History of Discoveries conference. This year’s conference locale aligns with the global breadth of the Society’s mission by supporting research into expeditions, biographies, cartography, cultural interaction, technologies of travel, and myriad other aspects of geographic discovery. With its expansive resources, the Bell Library, and other University of Minnesota library collections, offers members of the Society and presenters an ideal opportunity to conduct research prior to and after the conference. The rich and fascinating collections embolden the inspiration for our conference.Venue: James Ford Bell Library, University of MinnesotaURL: https://discoveryhistory.org/event-5153853
GermanyOrganisation: The International Coronelli-Society for the Study of Globes and the Map Department of the Staatsbibliothek zu BerlinIn Berlin, the production of globes only began in the late eighteenth century, but developed into a very successful international production in the nineteenth century. The publishing houses of Dietrich Reimer, Ernst Schotte, Julius Heymann and - for the twentieth century - Columbus are particularly worthy of mention. This lively, but perhaps still somewhat under-researched publishing activity and the reopening of the Staatsbibliothek building Unter den Linden in 2021 are the reason to invite researchers of globe studies and all those interested to Berlin again after 25 years. The conference will take place in the Humboldt Hall of the Staatsbibliothek (Unter den Linden 8).
Two years ago, the Map Department was reunited in this building for the first time since the Second World War. The Map Department sees itself as one of the most active collections of cartographic works in Germany. While hardly any globes were included in the collection until the Second World War, it expanded thereafter to include significant objects (for example, the Sanuto brothers’ globe from the 1570s). Particularly in recent years, the focus of the collection has been on the Berlin production. Currently, the collection comprises about 280 globes produced up to the end of the Second World War.
The Schnermann Collection, which comprises over 200 everyday objects of the twentieth century in the form of globes, also has a globe-relevant, if slightly curious, yet cultural-historical significance.Venue: Humboldt Hall of the Staatsbibliothek (Unter den Linden 8), BerlinLanguage: German and English
E-mail: email@example.comURL: https://coronellidotorg.wpcomstaging.com/symposien/
MaltaOrganisation: The Malta Map SocietyThe Malta Map Society has been honoured to host the 41st International IMCoS Symposium in Malta. This will be the second time that the Society will be hosting the IMCoS International Symposium which was last held in Malta in 2011. The Symposium which will be named Imago Melitae 2024: 41st IMCoS International Symposium is scheduled for 16 – 19 October 2024.
Six lectures by well-known figures in the cartographical world will be given along with visits to the National Library, MUZA, and Lascaris War Rooms in Valletta, the Maritime Museum and the Inquisitors Palace in Vittoriosa and the National and Ecclesiastical Archives in Rabat and Mdina.URL: https://maltamapsociety.mt/imago-melitae-2024-41st-imcos-int[...]