Berlin 2022

Revolutionizing Maps & Charts in the 18th and 19th Centuries

9th International Symposium on the History of Cartography
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (SBB), Berlin, Germany
24-26 October 2022

From Monday 24 October till Wednesday 26 October 2022 the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin jointly hosted the 9th International Symposium on the History of Cartography. The venue was the recently renovated old main building of the Staatsbibliothek in the heart of Berlin on the boulevard Unter den Linden (subway stop) within sight of the iconic Brandenburg Gate. To explore the city and its cartographic heritage, there were tours of the Staatsbibliothek’s map collections and exhibits, as well as a guided walking tour of the city.


The symposium’s main theme was the global “surveying turn” in cartography, hinting to the increasing professionalization and mechanization to gather base data for drawing ‘ever truer to nature’ maps, especially during, but not limited to, the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Explore the full conference programme here.