CARTOGRAPHY AS A CULTURAL ENCOUNTER:
How East and West have Mapped and Influenced Each Other
Workshop held before the 29th International Cartographic Conference (ICC)
15 July 2019
In conjunction with the 29th International Cartographic Conference that will be held in Tokyo 15-20 July 2019 (http://www.icc2019.org/), the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography and ICA Commission on Topographic Mapping take pleasure in inviting you to their joint international preconference workshop: ‘Cartography as a Cultural Encounter: How East and West have Mapped and Influenced Each Other’. The workshop will be held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, on 15 July 2019. The workshop is open to all cartographers, geographers, historians, map collectors, academics and lay persons interested in the diverse aspects of the history of cartography and topographic mapping.
Although the Symposium will primarily focus on these themes, submissions of high quality on endeavors in other fields of cartographic history and topographic mapping will also be considered.
|10:00‑10:15||Walk in with coffee/tea|
|10:15‑10:30||Opening address by the organizers|
|10:30‑12:15||Session 1: Eastern Cartographic Practices and their Echo in the West
Professor Hirotada Kawamura - World image of early modern Japan
Professor Shigeru Kobayashi - Early modern maps of Japan as sources of Western cartography of East Asia during the 18th and 19th century
Bruce Jones - Early Chinese Bronze Ritual Vessel Cartography: How Trees, Mounds, Spirals, and Ponds Were Used to Document Early China’s Landscape
|12:15‑13:30||Lunch break (on your own)|
|13:30‑14:40||Session 2: From Tradition to Modernity: Diverse Cartographic Cultures in India
Ankita Medhi - Cartographic history of India: Mapping India from the early modern ages till the 20th century
Bhanwar Vishvendra Raj Singh - The role of cartography in tiger conservation of Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, India
|15:00‑16:05||Session 3 : Between the Old and The New World: A Cartographic Encounter
Aytaç Yürükçü - How East and West Cartographic Studies Influenced the Most Important 16th Century Ottoman Cartographer of Piri Reis and His World Maps
Mirela Altić - Jesuit View of Americas: A Cultural Encounter in the New World
Both exhibitions are announced on the ICC homepage as Technical Visits on Wednesday 17 July as T-Course B. For more information on the exhibitions see http://www.icc2019.org/technical_visits.html
You can register for the workshop here.
Mirela Altic – Vice-Chair ICA Commission on the History of Cartography: mirela.altic(at)gmail.com
Alexander Kent – Chair ICA Commission on Topographic Mapping: alexander.kent(at)canterbury.ac.uk