Berlin 2022

THE SURVEYING TURN IN CARTOGRAPHY:
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 will jointly host the 9th International Symposium on the History of Cartography. The venue will be 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, technical tours are planned.


THEME

The joint organizers encourage contributions investigating 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.


CALL FOR PAPERS

The organizers invite the submission of abstracts for papers and posters. These need to reach the organisers by the 1st of June 2022.
You can submit your abstract here.


REGISTRATION

Registration will open in the summer of 2022.


CONTACT

Questions regarding the symposium can be directed to:
Imre Demhardt – ICA Commission on the History of Cartography: demhardt(at)uta.edu