Mapping in times of war — Military cartography through the ages up to World War I
The symposium will consist of three events, each hosted by one of the contributing partners and is open to all cartographers, geographers, historians, map collectors, academics and lay persons interested in the history of cartography and map production.
The Brussels Map Circle (BIMCC) will host its annual International Conference, themed Mapping in times of war – military cartography through the ages up to World War I.
- Cartography during sieges of cities in the 16th and 17th century: Northern France and the Low Countries by Prof. Piet Lombaerde, Universiteit Antwerpen
- The map as war correspondent. Maps and news prints from 16th century Italy, by Dr. Karen De Coene, researcher at the Geography Department of Universiteit Gent
- The remains of the portfolio with personal maps of Vauban in Lille by Prof. Philippe Bragard, Université catholique de Louvain
- Scenes of the War to Come: French Military Mapping and the Iconography of Mock Sieges in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries by Prof. Emilie d'Orgeix, Université Bordeaux-Montaigne
- Men, Maps, Myths - The U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers by Prof. Imre Demhardt, University of Texas at Arlington