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You are welcome for his lecture (in English) on Thursday 6 February at 17.30 in the Map Room of the Royal Library of Belgium in Brussels.
Le Quesnoy, France
The Atlas of Jacques de Deventer
In the second half of the 16th century, Jacques de Deventer, at the request of Philip II, produced plans for more than 250 cities in the Spanish Netherlands. The book explains how this atlas, generally interpreted as a military document, was in reality influenced by political questions. Profile of the cartographer, urban franchises and political organization of the former Netherlands played an essential role in the construction of this urban cartography. The characteristics of these plans are also studied in order to better understand the place they occupy within the history of cartography. Vision of the city, perception of space or processes of representation are all aspects analyzed. They allow us to understand that, despite a disturbing result of modernity, this collection is largely dependent on the codes of its time and is more a political document than a military one.
Zoals gewoonlijk is er ook een kleine tentoonstelling met bronnen (kaarten, atlassen, boeken, …) uit onze collectie en sluiten we de avond af met een drankje.
Ter info: vóór en na de lezing worden dubbele exemplaren over allerlei onderwerpen uit onze collectie te koop aangeboden.
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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:
- Automatic text recognition
- Symbol recognition
- Pattern recognition (pattern fill, dashed lines, etc.)
The registration is free of charge until 25 February, 2020. Registration form Registration at the venue may be restricted depending on seating capability.
According to the Statutes, only Active Members have a vote.
All members are encouraged to become Active Member by applying to the President at least three weeks before the meeting: email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Between 12.00 and 14.00, there is an opportunity to share lunch (at own expenses) in the KBR restaurant (level 5).
- 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.
8º Simposio Iberoamericano de Historia de la Cartografía (8 SIAHC)
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.
Los idiomas oficiales del Simposio son el castellano y el portugués.
Mapping the Ottoman Realm: Travelers, Cartographers and Archaeologists
8th International Symposium on the History of Cartography
The symposium will focus on two main themes:
- 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
- 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
Join for refreshments in the Weston Café from 15.45.
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.
Telephone: +41-26-670 10 50
After several meetings to evaluate various options, the city of Venice was selected as the venue for a conference to be held in October 2020. Venice is the city of many famous cartographers, such as Fra Mauro, Forlani, Bertelli, Gastaldi and Coronelli. The libraries such as Marciana, Correr, Querini, of the Universities and State archives have very interesting map collections. The conference would focus on the interaction between cartographers of Italy and the Netherlands during the period 1550 to 1750, regarding exchanges, copying and pirating, which took place extensively (and without shame). The idea is to start on a Thursday afternoon, end on Saturday afternoon and alternate between lectures and visits to famous libraries.
For the organisation a small team has been composed of the president of Roberto Almagià, Emilio Moreschi, Prof. Vladimiro Valerio and Alex Smit. Emilio Moreschi lives part of the year in Venice and is very well introduced in different associations there. Many thanks to Prof. Vladimiro Valerio, who has volunteered to take care of the scientific aspects of the conference. Until recently he lectured at Venice University and is internationally recognised as a leading expert in Italian history of cartography. He is very well known in academic circles in Venice and lives there since many years.
Participants in the Mapping Africa conference in December 2019 will recall that, when presenting the Venice project, Alex Smit hoped that it could be hosted in the beautiful conference facility with rooms of the CINI Foundation on the Isola San Giorgio. Unfortunately this will not be possible. The Circle is investigating other potential conference facilities in the centre of Venice. The recent frequent flooding of Venice, which created widespread damage, is making things more difficult.
The dates will be confirmed as soon as a suitable conference centre has been reserved. And the Circle will make recommendations to organise the participants’ lodging in the vicinity. This will be announced on our website, by e-mail and in the next issue of Maps in History.
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.
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.