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International Conference on the History of Cartography
CONFERENCE BY CONFERENCE SURVEY
10th International Conference on the History of Cartography
August 29-September 2, 1983 Dublin
Held at Trinity College, with main coordinators J. H. Andrews and A. A. Horner. Attendance estimated at about 200.
Thematic sections were "The Cartographer's Sources and Methods," "Colonial Cartography," "Early Modern Cartography," "Agrarian Cartography," "The Methods and Work of Individual Cartographers," "Far Eastern Sources and Methods," "The History of Map Collecting." The conference ended with a discussion on the future of the history of cartography.
There were five exhibitions,
Two excursions were offered, one a full-day bus tour through County Kildare and parts of other counties, and a foot excursion on medieval and early modern Dublin.
- "Landed Estate Maps 1598-1900," at the National Library of Ireland;
- "The Dublin City Surveyor's Book of Maps," at Dublin City Hall;
- "The Irish Maps of Lord Carew," at Trinity College;
- "Travel Books and the Age of Discovery," at Marsh's Library; and
- "A Century and a Half of Irish Ordnance Survey Maps," at the office of the Ordnance Survey of Ireland in Phoenix Park.
This was also the first ICHC to host an ISCEM meeting (see introduction). There were 46 papers, 41 of which were distributed in advance, and also a booklet of abstracts. There was also a pre-conference meeting of the Commission on the History of Cartography of the International Cartographic Association, on the theme "Cartographic innovation, an historical perspective."