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CALL FOR PAPERS – Mapping Empires: Colonial Cartographies of Land and Sea (13-15 September 2018, Oxford, UK)

The ICA Commissions on the History of Cartography and Topographic Mapping and the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford will jointly host the 7th International Symposium on the History of Cartography from 13 till 15 September 2018 in Oxford. The organizers invite contributions (papers and posters) investigating the cartography of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas as influenced by cosmopolitan exploration and imperialistic activity during, but not limited to, the ‘long nineteenth century’ (mid-18th to mid-20th centuries). The rise of European hegemony coincided with a scientific turn that underpinned the evolution of topographic mapping and hydrographic charting, and led to the emergence of thematic mapping. These colonial cartographies brought forth a rich legacy of mapping that continues to influence the aesthetics and authority of mapmaking today.

More information about this 7th International Symposium on the History of Cartography (including the abstract submission system) can be found on the conference website: http://mappingempires.icaci.org/

 

The Proceedings of the Commission’s 6th International Symposium which was held in Dubrovnik in October 2016 are now published.

Dissemination of Cartographic Knowledge
Series: Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography
Subseries: Publications of the International Cartographic Association (ICA)
Mirela Altic; Imre Josef Demhardt; Soetkin Vervust (Eds.)