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International Conference on the History of Cartography
CONFERENCE BY CONFERENCE SURVEY
21th International Conference on the History of Cartography
21. Nemzetközi Kartográfiatörténeti Konferencia
July 17-22, 2005 Budapest
The conference was held in the Northern Building on the Lágymányos campus of the Eötvös Loránd University. The main coordinator was Zsolt Török, assisted by Krisztina Irás as secretary. A total of 196 people attended the conference, with 39 accompanying persons (numbers from the program, the actual number can be different).
A total of 60 papers and 37 posters were presented. Biographical statements for each presenter, and abstracts of all papers in English were provided in a printed program.
The overriding conference theme was Changing Borders, other conference themes were (1) mapping the Habsburg Empire, (2) the history of military mapping, (3) Old World - New Worlds, and (4) any other aspect of the history of cartography.
Three exhibitions were prepared in conjunction with the conference:
On Saturday, 23 July, 2005 there was a tour to Pannonhalma Benedictine Archabbey, to vist the exhibition "Sacred Places on Maps".
- "Margaritae Cartographicae: Treasures of the National Library" at the National Széchényi Library.
- "Earth and Sky: Astronomy and Geography at the University" at the Eötvös University Library.
- "Military maps in Hungary from the 16th to the 20th century" at the
Military Historical Institute and Museum.
On Saturday, July 16, the International Society of Curators of Early Maps held its biennial meeting during a special tour in the town of Kalocsa, combined with a tour and visit of the Archdiocesan Library.
The standing commission on the History of Cartography of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) was held on 19 July.
The Farewell dinner was at Lazar Horse Park, Gödöllö.
Sunday, 17 July, 2005
Session I: Medieval Maps, Chair: Paul D. Harvey
- Florian Mittenhuber, The New Edition of Ptolemy's Geography
- David J. Wrisley, Lebanon Mapping Space and Power in Jean Germain’s Mappemonde Spirituelle (1449)
- Alfred Hiatt, UK The world map of Macrobius before 1200
Session II: From Stars to Mars: Celestial Cartography in the Telescopic Era , Chair: Uta Lindgren, organized by Anna Felicity Herlihy
- Anna Felicity Herlihy, Johannes Hevelius and the Value of Celestial Representation in Astronomical Observation
- Robert H. van Gent, The Netherlands Mapping the Lunar Shadow: The Earliest Maps of Solar Eclipse Paths (not read)
- K. Maria D. Lane, The Lost Planet: Maps of the Planet Mars, 1877-1910
Session III: Changing Borders, Chair: István Klinghammer
- Ariel Salzmann, Frontiers of Sovereignty: Ambiguous Boundaries of the Ottoman
- Kirsten Butler, Exploring Legal Boundaries and Resource Rights: Cartography of US Appalachian Lumber, Coal & Mining Rights
- Sylvia Schraut, European and World History Conveyed by Historical School Atlases (Germany and Great Britain, 1870-1960)
Monday, 18 July, 2005
Session IV: Maps of the Holy Land, Chair: Kenneth Nebenzahl
- Paul D.A. Harvey, Maps of the Holy Land, circa 1200: Europe’s oldest sheet map
- Alessandro Scafi, Mapping Eden in the Holy Land: The Changing Borders of a Never-Ending Cartographical Enterprise
- Rehav Rubin, Stephan Illes and his 3D map of Jerusalem (1873)
Session V: The History of Cartography Project: An Update and Overview of Current Work, Chair: Catherine Delano-Smith, organized by Matthew Edney
- Leimer, Jude. Introduction: Current Status of The History of Cartography
- Matthew H. Edney, Designing the Structure for Cartography in the European Enlightenment
- Mary S. Pedley, The Nature of Cartography in the European Enlightenment
- Mark Monmonier, Cartography after 1900 and the Design of Cartography in the Twentieth Century
Session VI: David Woodward Memorial Session, Chair: Matthew Edney, organized by Catherine Delano-Smith
- Catherine Delano-Smith & Alessandro Scafi, "Painted Surface to Bounded Line" (Woodward, 2001): Cartographical Representation in Manuscript and Print
- Jessica Maier, An Important Moment in the History of City Atlases and a Quagmire in Renaissance Map Publishing: The Venetian Town Books of the 1560s
- Adele J. Haft, Maps in Twentieth-Century Poetry: Another of Legacy of Brian Harley and David Woodward
Session VII: Round Table Discussion: Promoting the Use of Historic Maps in Schools, Chair: Ed Dahl, co-organized by James Akerman and Yolanda Theunissen.
James R. Akerman, George S. Carhart, Ronald E. Grim, Yolanda Theunissen.
Tuesday, 19 July, 2005
Session VIII: Map Tales, Chair: David Cobb
- Rose Mitchell, The case of the crafty prior and other tales from early English legal maps
- Evelyn Edson, The Case of the Missing Map: reconstruction and recreaction of lost maps
- Dennis Reinhartz, Ephemeral Cartography?
Session IX: Coordinates, Projections and Spherical Harmonics, Chair: Mark Monmonier
- Ruth Watson, Reclassifying the heart: Johannes Stabius and the invention of the cordiform projection
- Kurt Brunner & Gustav Forstner. Errors of Longitude and Prime Meridians in Old Maps and Geographical Tables
- John Hessler, Perturbing the Globe: Spherical Harmonics, the Three-Body Problem and the Search for Conformality in Satellite Mapping
Session X: Verbal and Textual Maps, Chair: Adele Haft, organized by Daniele Dueck
- Daniela Dueck, Roman Verbal Cartography through the Prism of Giovanni Boccacio
- Ekaterina Simonova-Gudzenko, A 9th century Textual Map of Japan
- Vera V. Dorofeeva-Lichtmann, Reconsidering Reconsidered Loss of Ancient Chinese Maps
Wednesday, 20 July, 2005
Session XI: Asia Mapped: Historical Dynamics and the Power of Cartography, Chair: Palmira Brummett, Organized by Caverlee Cary
- Dawn Rooney, The European Mapping of Southeast Asia
- Caverlee Cary & Surat Lerltum. Cartographic Encounter: A Comparison of Tradition and European-style Historic Map in Pre-modern Thailand
- Caverlee Cary, Exploring Edo : Urban dynamics and GIS in Japanese Historic Maps
Session XII: Habsburg Cartography, Chair: Ingrid Kretschmer
- Ron E. Hassner, Maps of the Turkish Sieges of Vienna, 1529 and 1683
- Charles van den Heuvel, Lines and links. Changing borders between military and urban cartography in the Low Countries in the 16th and 17th centuries
- Steven J. Seegel, Some Parallels in 19th Century Habsburg and Russian Imperial
Cartography vis-à-vis Poland-Lithuania
Session XIII: Ottoman Cartography, Chair: Peter Barber, Organized by Palmira Brummett
- Karen Pinto, Maps and Exaggeration: Fatih’s Territorial Ambitions Revealed (presented digitally)
- Kathryn A. Ebel, To Buda and Beyond: Mapping the European Frontiers of the Ottoman Empire in the Reign of Süleyman the Magnificent
- Palmira Brummett, Severed Heads, Fortresses, and the Iconography of Submission in Marking the Ottoman-Hapsburg Frontiers
Session XIV: New Worlds, Chair: Elri Liebenberg
- Júnia Ferreira Furtado, Portuguese Cartography in Eighteenth-Century Brazil: Paradise Lost
- Lindsay Frederick Braun, Native Space in the Cartography of the Transvaal, 1830-1910
- Martin Warnke, EbsKart: A Digital Reproduction of the Ebstorf World Map
Thursday, 21 July, 2005
Session XV: Map, Text, Images, Chair: Joseph H. Fitzgerald
- René Tebel, Austria Ship images on early modern maps from the 10th to the 16th centuries as a tool to help dating and arranging the regional origin of anonymous maps
- Angelo Cattaneo, From Texts to Images: Asia in Fra Mauro's Mappamundi (c. 1450) and the Narrative of Marco Polo (c. 1300) and Niccolò de’ Conti (1444)
- Zoltán Krasznai, The Rhetoric of Maps. Reconsidering Maps in the Decision-making Process at the Paris Peace Conference After World War I.
Session XVI: Military Cartography, Chair: László Zentai
- John Cloud, The Cartographic Route Paved by the Charts of the Pathfinder
- Wang Zilan and Wang Kelin, Military Elements of Ma Wang Dui Maps 2100 years ago: Discussion of Cartographic Generalization according to Archaeological Materials and
- Balázs Mihályi, Hungary The role of maps in the Battle of Budapest 1944-45
Session XVII: Reconnaissance Maps, Chair: Alexey V. Postnikov
- Mitia Frumin, Road to war: Colonel Lvov’s reconnaissance mission in Syria (1834-1835)
- Ralph E. Ehrenberg, Aerial Navigation Strip Maps in the United States, 1918-1923 A Military Response to the Emergence of Cross-country Flying
- Peter Collier, The Air Survey Committee and the development of military mapping in Britain between the 1st and 2nd World Wars
Session XVIII: Atlases, Chair: Peter van der Krogt
- Ferjan Ormeling, Bosatlas 1877-2005: 52 consecutive editions of a school atlas
- Gyuri Danku, Establishing the time of publication of the Danckerts Atlas’s maps. Epitome of a research relating to the Danckerts Atlas.
- Patrick McGlamery, Building a Globally Distributed Historical Sheet Map Set (belonging to session XXI)
Friday, 22 July, 2005
Session XIX: Thematic Maps, Chair: Ferjan Ormeling
- Diana Webster, Across Borders: Some Examples of 19th Century Scottish-German Cartographic Collaboration, Held in the Bartholomew Archives
- Antal András Deák, Unsurpassed level river mappation: Hydrographic surveys and maps of rivers in the Carpathian Basin in the first half of the 19th century
- Philippe Forêt, The discovery of climate change: The mapping of the Edsin-Gol River (Inner Mongolia) and the political significance of the work done by the Sino-Swedish Expedition (1927-1935)
Session XX: Towns and Cities, Chair: Günter Schilder
- Peter van der Krogt, Joan Blaeu and his Town Atlases
- Andréa Doré, The Habsburgs’s plans of the Portuguese fortifications in India: a cartography with military and urbanistic interest
- Kory Olson, Transforming Paris and Mapping the Republic: Atlas des travaux de Paris 1789-1889
Session XXI: Old Maps Digital, Chair: Hans-Uli Feldmann (see also Session XVIII)
- Martin Rickenbacher, DigiMeyer – a digitizing project for the large-size map of the Basel territory from the 1680s
- Elger Heere & Martijn Storms, Dutch estate atlases and historical GIS. Functions, use and digital cataloguing of manuscript property mapping (16th-19th century)
After the meeting the touristic program started with a lunch in a typical Hungarian atmosphere. Afterwards first the Kalocsa folklore museum was visited. Then a special organ concert in the baroque main cathedral. Finaly, one could visit the Paprika House, where the procedure of the cultivation and the processing of the world famous spice, the paprika (red pepper) of Kalocsa, could be seen.