THE DISSEMINATION OF CARTOGRAPHIC KNOWLEDGE:
Production – Trade – Consumption – Preservation
6th International Symposium on the History of Cartography
Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia
13-15 October 2016
From Thursday 13 October till Saturday 15 October 2016 the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography held its 6th International Symposium in Dubrovnik (Croatia). It was jointly organized with the ICA Commission on Map Production and Geoinformation Management, the ICA Commission on Use, User, and Usability Issues, and the Institute of Social Sciences “Ivo Pilar” (Zagreb, Croatia).
The symposium was held in the Inter-University Centre in Dubrovnik, a medieval port city on the coast of the Adriatic and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
THEME and SESSIONS
The general theme of the Symposium was the dissemination of cartographic knowledge and the effectiveness thereof in diverse cartographic cultures and their related user groups around the globe. This included the technological and conceptual aspects of cartographic production (maps, charts, globes, atlases, educational tools etc.), the usability of these techniques and the resulting products, as well as the conditions of the map trade as a changing network of private enterprises and official institutions, and the role of diverse audiences in the creation, circulation, consumption and ultimate preservation of knowledge.