- C. Abshire, D. Gusev, S. Stafeyev, M. Wang Enhanced Mathematical Method for Visualizing Ptolemy’s Arabia, 1-25 [pdf 2592 KB]
- Ε. Voulgarakis, A. Tsorlini, C. Boutoura Depicting the Greek communities in “Smyrna Zone”, Asia Minor at the beginning of 20th century (1919 – 1922), combining historical maps with textual data, 26-43 [pdf 2300 KB]
- Α. Koussoulakou, M. Dimitriadou, C. Kontozi, Y. Mitzias Telling of a city’s invisible past through georeferenced historical documents and web map technology, 44-56 [pdf 2997 KB]
Dear Mr. [...],
I’m writing you on behalf of the ICHC 2021 Bucharest organizing team with a kind request. As the pandemic has disrupted most of the traditional channels for academic interaction, we are worried that our CfP has not reached all those interested. Therefore, we kindly ask you to help us disseminate the information to all scholars that share an interest in the history of cartography (especially to those who don’t regularly use H-Map, Facebook, Twitter or similar).
The 29th International Conference on the History of Cartography will be taking place in Bucharest, from the 4th to the 9th of July. The conference is entitled ‘Conflict and Cartography’ and the deadline for submission of proposals is Monday, the 5th of October 2020. All further details are available on the conference website: https://ichc2021.com/call-for-papers/
Thank you for all you help and best wishes,
The ICHC 2021 local organizing team
For further details see here.
- New online early maps of Scotland
- Thomas Shier and his maps of planned villages and roads
- Peter Goldman and the earlier history of the Pont maps
- Recent NLS website additions
- Recent publications
- Online map workshops/events
- Seminar & Maps Reading Room updates
It’s time to end a confusing prescription good only for academic gate-keeping. Some years ago, I was in a meeting with a group of colleagues, most of them map historians of long standing, and all good friends (of mine and of each other). In the middle of some discussion, the one younger colleague in the room referred to our field of study as “historical cartography.” Immediately, all the rest of us shared a knowing look and re-asserted our communal superiority. None of us said anything to correct the speaker—that would have been too embarrassing. Rather, we sat secure and self-satisfied that we knew the proper term for the field: “the history of cartography.” To refer to the field as “historical cartography” meant that our young colleague was either intellectually conservative or unable to get with the line with several decades of conceptual change and debate (not the case) or a complete newb.
Read the full text here https://www.mappingasprocess.net/blog/2020/8/13/rehabilitating-historical-map.
You will find a complete inventory (on 50 pages) of the cartographic work of French engineers in the territories newly conquered by Louis XIV at the beginning of the 18th century.
These very detailed maps (scale of at least 1:30 000) provide historians with an accurate picture of the landscapes in the vicinity of Valenciennes, Mons, Maubeuge, Avesnes, etc., 300 years ago.
The article appeared in the latest issue of the bulletin of the Commission Historique du Nord which is available from the CHN secretariat (22 rue Saint Bernard, Lille or firstname.lastname@example.org, EUR 25.00 + postage).
Published Maps, 1947 - 2015, Records of the Central Intelligence Agency
This series consists of published maps (2975 items) of most countries and world regions. Included are base and briefing base maps; maps depicting terrain, sociological, transportation, political, and economic features; maps depicting administrative, military, and treaty boundaries; maps of urban areas; and maps showing ethnic distributions or narcotics trade routes. Also included are thematic maps, charts, graphs, and organization charts relating to various topics of the Cold War, including the Soviet Union, China, Cuba, and the Vietnam War.
See: the catalog
How do we better explain and advocate for the essential role played by archivists and information professionals in the Knowledge Societies of the 21st century? From paper to digital, how are you Empowering Knowledge Societies with your work? Let’s challenge what people think we do! Help us tell the world what archives in the Knowledge Societies are about!
From Monday 8 to Sunday 14 June 2020, in light of the health crisis that the world is going through, the International Archives Week will adapt and respect lockdown measures!
Web site: https://www.ica.org/en/international-archives-week-8-14-june-2020