MAPPING ASIA: Cartographic Encounters between East and West
Regional Symposium on the History of Cartography
University Libraries, Leiden, The Netherlands
15-16 September 2017
Leiden University Libraries and the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography teamed up to organize a joint international symposium on ‘Mapping Asia: Cartographic Encounters between East and West’. This International Symposium was held in Leiden (The Netherlands), on Friday, 15 September, and Saturday, 16 September 2017.
The symposium was held within the framework of the Leiden Asia Year. Throughout 2017 Leiden is the leading center for Asia in terms of research, teaching, collections and expertise. The Leiden Asia Year 2017 was prompted by the building of the Asian Library on the roof of the University Library. Conference participants were invited to the official opening of the Asian Library by Queen Maxima on 14 September 2017.
The new Asian Library on top of the main library building