CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
MAPPING THE OTTOMAN REALM:
Travelers, Cartographers and Archaeologists
8th International Symposium on the History of Cartography
German Archaeological Institute (DAI), Istanbul, Turkey
21-23 April 2020
Update 12/03: The Turkish Council for Higher Education advises that meetings with international participation are postponed. In addition, the Turkish Ministry of Health confirmed the first case of Coronavirus and, for now, advises but may make mandatory that every foreign visitor to Turkey stays in a 14-day voluntary quarantine upon arrival.
Therefore the organizers call off the 8th International Symposium on the History of Cartography on April 21-23 in Istanbul. However, this is not a complete cancellation but a postponement, because it is intended to reconvene the Symposium sometime later this year.
Presenters are notified that accepted presentations are regarded as qualified for the reconvened Symposium. Negotiations on how to deal with the Conference Volume and finances are pending. Details on the new date for the Symposium and the Conference Volume will be communicated once they are available.
The symposium is open to everyone with an interest in the cartography of the (former) Ottoman countries during, but not limited to, the 16th to 20th centuries. The symposium will focus on two main themes:
1) Cartography of the Ottoman Countries in Europe, Asia and Africa
- Ottoman cartography (maps and charts, city and cadastral plans, thematic maps)
- Foreign cartography of Ottoman countries
- Geodesy and surveying methods developed under Ottoman rule and by foreign cartographers working in these areas
- The impact of the military on the development of cartography
- Cartographic collections in the former Ottoman countries and around the world
2) Mapping Archaeological Sites, Landscapes and Excavations in the Ottoman Empire in the 19th and 20th Centuries
- Technical and conceptual development of archaeological cartography, from the earliest site plans to the introduction of GIS and 3D reconstructions
- Dichotomy between “accurate” cartographic representation and archaeological interpretation when mapping manmade artefacts, features and landscapes
- Relationship between cartography, archaeology and the military
Imre Demhardt – ICA Commission on the History of Cartography: demhardt(at)uta.edu
Andreas Schachner – German Archaeological Institute (DAI), Department Istanbul: andreas.schachner(at)dainst.de