Paris 2011

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP AT THE BIBLIOTHÈQUE NATIONALE DE FRANCE

HELD BEFORE THE 25TH INTERNATIONAL CARTOGRAPHIC CONFERENCE (ICC)

PARIS, FRANCE

2 July, 2011

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Apart from participating in the Technical Sessions of the ICC2011 and having a Business Meeting during the week of 3-8 July, the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography held a one-day Workshop at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris (Richelieu site) on Saturday 2 July 2011. The Programme was as follows:

09:00 – 09:30: Arrival of participants

09:30 – 13:00:

  • A demonstration of the capability and potential of the software package “MapAnalyst” by Dr.Alastair Pearson of Portsmouth University, UK. This computer programme was developed by Dr Bernhard Jenny of the Kartographisches Institut in Zürich and is known as “The Map Historian’s Tool for the Analysis of Old Maps”.
  • A PowerPoint presentation by Dr Paul van den Brink of the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, on “The Internet as a resource for carto-bibliographic research”.
  • A PowerPoint presentation by Lucia Lovison-Golob on the “The Exploration of African Cartography at the Afriterra Foundation”. The speaker is Project Director of the Afriterra Foundation, a non-profit cartographic library and archive in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and Chairperson of the ICA Working group on Open Access Data and Intellectual Property Rights.

13.00 – 14.30: Lunch

14.30 – 16.00: Visit to the Map Department where a selection of particular maps of Africa from the colonial period were presented and commented on.

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Olivier Loiseaux of the BnF shows some 18th and 19th century atlases of Africa to Workshop attendees.

Attendance of the Workshop was free and open to everybody, including people who had not registered for the main Conference.


EXHIBITION AT THE BNF FROM 21 JUNE TO 21 AUGUST 2011  

Carnets de Route des Explorateurs d’Afrique (African Explorers’ itineraries)
 
Bibliothèque Nationale de France, François Mitterand site, Quai François-Mauriac, Paris 13e. Everyday from 09:00 to 20:00, admission free. Métro Line 6 (Quai de la Gare), Métro Line 14 and RER (Bibliothèque François Mitterand). www.bnf.fr, Tel +(01)-53.79.59.59
 
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