CONQUERING THE WORLD THROUGH CARTOGRAPHY:
The Imperialist Turn in 19th and 20th Century Mapping
International Symposium on the History of Cartography
Palace of the Academies, Brussels, Belgium
30-31 May 2023
From Tuesday 30 May till Wednesday 31 May 2023 the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography and the Belgian Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences jointly hosted an international conference on colonial cartography. This was organized as a hybrid event, both face-to-face at the Palace of the Academies in Brussels and via livestream.
THEME and PROGRAMME
Explore the full conference programme here.
The conference’s scientific programme of lectures took place all day on Tuesday 30 May and on Wednesday morning 31 May. On Wednesday afternoon, conference participants had the opportunity to join a free excursion to the AfricaMuseum in Tervuren, for a guided visit to see some of the museum’s cartographic treasures.
Participants who were still in Brussels on Thursday morning 1 June at 9:30 am were able to also enjoy a visit to the Map room of the Royal Library of Belgium, themed “Not just Congo. Belgian colonial mapping in the 19th and 20th centuries”.
Imre Demhardt – ICA Commission on the History of Cartography: demhardt(at)uta.edu
Philippe De Maeyer – Belgian Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences: philippe.demaeyer(at)kaowarsom.be