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International Conference on the History of Cartography
CONFERENCE BY CONFERENCE SURVEY
15th International Conference on the History of Cartography
June 21-25, 1993 Chicago
Centered at the Newberry Libray, conference was dedicated to the memory of John Brian Harley, "who contributed so much to our field and who cherished the idea of convening this body in the American Middle West." Principal coordinators were David Buisseret, James Akerman, David Woodward, Michael Conzen, Robert Karrow. Attendance was more than 260, and conference languages were English, French and Spanish.
The thematic sections were "Commercial and Philanthropic Cartography," "Cartography and Religion," "Cartography and Statecraft," "Indigenous Cartography of America and Australia," "The Mapping of America," "Aesthetics and Cartography," "Cartography as Representation."
There were four exhibitions
- "Two by Two: Twenty-two Pairs of Maps from the Newberry Library Illustrating 500 Years of Western Cartographic History" (catalog, 48pp), at the Newberry Library;
- "Cartographic Encounters," at the Newberry Library, designed to accompany the Nebenzahl Lectures, which followed the conference. A catalog for this exhibit was also issued, later, as Mapline, special no. 7 (Sept.1993).
- of celestial cartography at the Adler Planetarium, and
- on the Chicago architect and planner Daniel Burnham, at the University of Illinois at Chicago Library.
Excursions included a walking tour of Downtown Chicago, a bus tour of "Early Chicago," and a lengthier trip to the American Geographical Society Collection, at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.
There were 54 papers plus 19 poster presentations, and a booklet of abstracts was distributed (53pp). As with the 14th Conference, the proceedings of the seminar on teaching the history of cartography were published (Proceedings of the Seminar on Teaching the History of Cartography II Held at the Newberry Library, Chicago, June 23, 1993, eds. F. Ormeling and T. Bouma (Utrecht, International Cartographic Association, 1994). A selection of papers was included in Cartographica 35, Nos 3-4 (1998) - Monograph 52: James R. Akerman (ed.) 'Cartography and Statecraft: Studies in Governmental Mapmaking in Modern Europe and its Colonies'.