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International Conference on the History of Cartography
CONFERENCE BY CONFERENCE SURVEY
13th International Conference on the History of Cartography
13de Internationale Conferentie voor de Geschiedenis van de Kartografie
June 26-July 1, 1989 Amsterdam
Held in the Aula (auditorium) of the University of Amsterdam, and in the Royal Library at The Hague, with the principal coordinators Willem Heinemeijer, Marc Hameleers, Paul van den Brink, Peter van der Krogt, Günter Schilder, Jan Smits, Dirk de Vries, Jan Werner, Kees Zandvliet. Attendance was over 200, from 26 countries, and the conference language was English.
The thematic sections were: "Cartography between Art and Science?," "Developments in Thematic Cartography in the 19th Century," "Innovations in Maritime Cartography between 1650-1880," "Knowledge and Market Mechanisms as Impulses for Map Publishing," "Cartography as an Element of Colonial Administration since 1750."
There were four exhibitions, for each of which was published a 120-page Catalog:
Excursions were a canal cruise to the Scheepvaart Museum, and an all-day optional outing through North Holland.
- "Gedrukt en gesneden in de Kalverstraat," at the Amsterdams Historisch Museum;
- "In de Gekroonde Lootsman," at the Nederlands Scheepvaart Museum;
- "Kaarten met geschiedenis 1550-1800," at the Museon; and
- "Kunst in kaart," at the Rijksprentenkabinet.
The conference included 35 papers and 31 poster presentations. This was the first conference where full texts were not distributed at the start, although individual speakers provided them at the time of their presentations if they so wished. It was also the first with a poster session, to avoid concurrent sessions. The poster session was held Friday, June 30. The idea was a good one, and the poster session has been retained in other ICHCs since. The 116-page book of abstracts was more substantial than had been previous abstracts books, and many abstracts are virtually complete papers, some even including notes (13th International Conference on the History of Cartography: Amsterdam and The Hague June 26 to July 1, 1989: Abstracts [Amsterdam, 1989]). The Wednesday meeting of the Standing Commission on the History of Cartography of the International Cartographic Association was in three parts: Cartochronology, Teaching the History of Cartography, and Cartobibliography.