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The following themes have been agreed by the organizers and Imago Mundi Ltd

The 26th International Conference on the History of Cartography is organized under the main heading ‘Theatre of the World’. Inspiration was derived from the title of the very first modern atlas, which was published in 1570 by the Antwerp mapmaker Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598). Ortelius used the theatrum mundi metaphor which was a dominant image in Western thinking. The world of the stage, of roles, masks, parts to play has been one of the most enduring ways of speaking about life and the world we live in. This metaphor also inspired famous playwrights such as Shakespeare with All the World’s a Stage, Vondel with De wereld is een schouwtoneel or Calderon de la Barca with El gran teatro del mundo.

The four theatrical dimensions Space, Time, Imagination and Spectacle cover more specific topics in the history of cartography.

ICHC 2015 is being organized by the City of Antwerp, in collaboration with the University of Antwerp and Imago Mundi Ltd. Local organizers include the FelixArchief (City Archives Antwerp), MAS / Museum aan de Stroom, Museum Plantin-Moretus/Prentenkabinet, Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience, Museum Rockoxhuis, Antwerp Tourism & Congress. The official language of the conference will be English, and all abstracts and presentations must be in that language. There will be no simultaneous translation.

SPACE • • • •

Mapping the city/metropolis Maritime maps Exploration maps Atlas production

TIME

Further information will be available at www.ichc2015.be The Call for Papers will be issued in the summer of 2014.

• Mapping the past: historical maps and atlases • The history of longitude • Prime meridians

For any questions please contact: FelixArchief Oudeleeuwenrui 29 B-2000 Antwerpen BELGIUM +32 3 338 94 11 info@ichc2015.be

IMAGINATION • • • •

Mapping mythical and imaginary places Artistic decoration of maps Thematic mapping Map projections: the earth in two dimensions

SPECTACLE • Unlocking the treasure-houses of map collections to a large audience • Maps in all dimensions: globes, large wall maps, tiny maps in almanacs,… • Showing status: the use of maps for promotional reasons

V.U.: Inge Schoups, Oudeleeuwenrui 29, 2000 Antwerpen

THEATRE OF THE WORLD in Four Dimensions

The 26th International Conference on the History of Cartography Antwerp, Belgium | 12-17 July 2015

THEATRE OF THE WORLD IN FOUR DIMENSIONS SPACE - TIME IMAGINATION - SPECTACLE

… and VARIETY • Any other aspect of the history of cartography www.ichc2015.be

info@ichc2015.be

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ANTWERP, a pocket-sized metropolis 51° 13’ 17” N, 4° 23’ 50” E Antwerp is the real urban deal, a downto-earth yet vivacious cosmopolitan habitat. Antwerp is the largest city in Flanders, the northern part of Belgium, located in the centre of Europe, within easy reach, thanks to excellent access by air, train, motorway and even water.

designers. The cafes only serve the best beers and foodies can enjoy the most delicious traditional and multicultural cuisine in the city’s restaurants. Antwerp: a pocket-sized metropolis which is sure to conquer anyone’s heart in no time at all.

ICHC, the International Conference on the History of Cartography, is dedicated to advancing knowledge of the history of maps and mapmaking. It promotes global cooperation among cartographic scholars from any academic discipline, map curators, collectors, dealers and institutions. Conferences are held biennially and are administered by local organizers in conjunction with Imago Mundi Ltd. Each conference is sponsored by leading educational and cultural institutions.

Antwerp – city on the Scheldt, city of Rubens, of diamonds, of fashion, a port city... The sum of all these different aspects is what makes Antwerp into a real city: a vibrant, welcoming metropolis, which is also great fun and heart-warming, with green areas and peaceful corners where you can relax.

The academic programme of the conference is comprised of paper and poster presentations and exhibitions. The social programme includes receptions, a farewell dinner and postconference tours.

Antwerp is a veritable cultural capital, which prides itself on its impressive architecture and splendid art. Antwerp, home of the Flemish Baroque master Rubens, has a wealth of outstanding museums, picturesque galleries and sculpted streets.

The University of Antwerp is characterized by its high standards in education, internationally competitive research and entrepreneurial approach. The University’s roots go back to 1852. The University of Antwerp has about 18,500 students, which makes it the third largest university in Flanders. The University forms the backbone of the Antwerp University Association (AUHA), a strategic collaboration with three university colleges located in Antwerp.

1964 – London 1967 – London 1969 – Brussels 1971 – Edinburgh 1973 – Warsaw, Jadwisin 1975 – Greenwich 1977 – Washington, D.C. 1979 – Berlin 1981 – Pisa, Florence, Rome 1983 – Dublin 1985 – Ottawa 1987 – Paris 1989 – Amsterdam, The Hague

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1991 Uppsala, Stockholm 1993 – Chicago 1995 – Vienna 1997 – Lisbon 1999 – Athens 2001 – Madrid 2003 – Cambridge (Mass.), Portland (Me.) 2005 – Budapest 2007 – Bern 2009 – Copenhagen 2011 – Moscow 2013 – Helsinki

Moreover, Antwerp is a fashionista’s dream destination thanks to the stores of its world-renowned

The City Campus of the University of Antwerp is situated in the old city centre. Its central 16th century building ‘Hof van Liere’ is part of the cultural-historical patrimony of Antwerp. The conference location is the Aula Rector Dhanis at the City Campus.

Exhibitions MAS A View of the Knowledge and Imagination of the World Focus on the evolution of the European worldview as it was presented in maps, manuscripts, prints, visual art, but also objects from the 15th until the 21st century.

ROCKOXHUIS Abraham Ortelius under the spell of Classical Antiquity With the help of his celebrated museum collection, Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) reconstructed ancient times in his Parergon, a collection of historical maps.

www.mas.be

www.rockoxhuis.be

MUSEUM PLANTIN-MORETUS / PRENTENKABINET The Image of the City Early city maps and views of Antwerp, built around three extraordinary documents: the first city profile (1515), Antwerp by Vergilius Bononiensis (1565) and the oldest known hand drawn city map (late 16th century).

UNIVERSITY LIBRARY ANTWERP & FELIXARCHIEF Geographical Initiatives in Antwerp (late 19th century) The very first International Geographical Conference (1871) took place in Antwerp. The people behind this conference were also the founding fathers of the Royal Antwerp Geographical Society (1876).

www.museumplantinmoretus.be

http://lib.ua.ac.be

HENDRIK CONSCIENCE LIBRARY Mapping the Seven Seas Highlights are the collection of maritime atlases of the former Maritime Museum and the pair of globes by Willem Blaeu, which has recently been restored.

FELIXARCHIEF Land Survey Maps and Atlases The archives of the city and its OCMW (Social Welfare Agency) contain several meticulously hand drawn surveyor maps showing land ownership.

www.consciencebibliotheek.be

www.felixarchief.be

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The following themes have been agreed by the organizers and Imago Mundi Ltd

The 26th International Conference on the History of Cartography is organized under the main heading ‘Theatre of the World’. Inspiration was derived from the title of the very first modern atlas, which was published in 1570 by the Antwerp mapmaker Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598). Ortelius used the theatrum mundi metaphor which was a dominant image in Western thinking. The world of the stage, of roles, masks, parts to play has been one of the most enduring ways of speaking about life and the world we live in. This metaphor also inspired famous playwrights such as Shakespeare with All the World’s a Stage, Vondel with De wereld is een schouwtoneel or Calderon de la Barca with El gran teatro del mundo.

The four theatrical dimensions Space, Time, Imagination and Spectacle cover more specific topics in the history of cartography.

ICHC 2015 is being organized by the City of Antwerp, in collaboration with the University of Antwerp and Imago Mundi Ltd. Local organizers include the FelixArchief (City Archives Antwerp), MAS / Museum aan de Stroom, Museum Plantin-Moretus/Prentenkabinet, Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience, Museum Rockoxhuis, Antwerp Tourism & Congress. The official language of the conference will be English, and all abstracts and presentations must be in that language. There will be no simultaneous translation.

SPACE • • • •

Mapping the city/metropolis Maritime maps Exploration maps Atlas production

TIME

Further information will be available at www.ichc2015.be The Call for Papers will be issued in the summer of 2014.

• Mapping the past: historical maps and atlases • The history of longitude • Prime meridians

For any questions please contact: FelixArchief Oudeleeuwenrui 29 B-2000 Antwerpen BELGIUM +32 3 338 94 11 info@ichc2015.be

IMAGINATION • • • •

Mapping mythical and imaginary places Artistic decoration of maps Thematic mapping Map projections: the earth in two dimensions

SPECTACLE • Unlocking the treasure-houses of map collections to a large audience • Maps in all dimensions: globes, large wall maps, tiny maps in almanacs,… • Showing status: the use of maps for promotional reasons

V.U.: Inge Schoups, Oudeleeuwenrui 29, 2000 Antwerpen

THEATRE OF THE WORLD in Four Dimensions

The 26th International Conference on the History of Cartography Antwerp, Belgium | 12-17 July 2015

THEATRE OF THE WORLD IN FOUR DIMENSIONS SPACE - TIME IMAGINATION - SPECTACLE

… and VARIETY • Any other aspect of the history of cartography www.ichc2015.be

info@ichc2015.be

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ANTWERP, a pocket-sized metropolis 51° 13’ 17” N, 4° 23’ 50” E Antwerp is the real urban deal, a downto-earth yet vivacious cosmopolitan habitat. Antwerp is the largest city in Flanders, the northern part of Belgium, located in the centre of Europe, within easy reach, thanks to excellent access by air, train, motorway and even water.

designers. The cafes only serve the best beers and foodies can enjoy the most delicious traditional and multicultural cuisine in the city’s restaurants. Antwerp: a pocket-sized metropolis which is sure to conquer anyone’s heart in no time at all.

ICHC, the International Conference on the History of Cartography, is dedicated to advancing knowledge of the history of maps and mapmaking. It promotes global cooperation among cartographic scholars from any academic discipline, map curators, collectors, dealers and institutions. Conferences are held biennially and are administered by local organizers in conjunction with Imago Mundi Ltd. Each conference is sponsored by leading educational and cultural institutions.

Antwerp – city on the Scheldt, city of Rubens, of diamonds, of fashion, a port city... The sum of all these different aspects is what makes Antwerp into a real city: a vibrant, welcoming metropolis, which is also great fun and heart-warming, with green areas and peaceful corners where you can relax.

The academic programme of the conference is comprised of paper and poster presentations and exhibitions. The social programme includes receptions, a farewell dinner and postconference tours.

Antwerp is a veritable cultural capital, which prides itself on its impressive architecture and splendid art. Antwerp, home of the Flemish Baroque master Rubens, has a wealth of outstanding museums, picturesque galleries and sculpted streets.

The University of Antwerp is characterized by its high standards in education, internationally competitive research and entrepreneurial approach. The University’s roots go back to 1852. The University of Antwerp has about 18,500 students, which makes it the third largest university in Flanders. The University forms the backbone of the Antwerp University Association (AUHA), a strategic collaboration with three university colleges located in Antwerp.

1964 – London 1967 – London 1969 – Brussels 1971 – Edinburgh 1973 – Warsaw, Jadwisin 1975 – Greenwich 1977 – Washington, D.C. 1979 – Berlin 1981 – Pisa, Florence, Rome 1983 – Dublin 1985 – Ottawa 1987 – Paris 1989 – Amsterdam, The Hague

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1991 Uppsala, Stockholm 1993 – Chicago 1995 – Vienna 1997 – Lisbon 1999 – Athens 2001 – Madrid 2003 – Cambridge (Mass.), Portland (Me.) 2005 – Budapest 2007 – Bern 2009 – Copenhagen 2011 – Moscow 2013 – Helsinki

Moreover, Antwerp is a fashionista’s dream destination thanks to the stores of its world-renowned

The City Campus of the University of Antwerp is situated in the old city centre. Its central 16th century building ‘Hof van Liere’ is part of the cultural-historical patrimony of Antwerp. The conference location is the Aula Rector Dhanis at the City Campus.

Exhibitions MAS A View of the Knowledge and Imagination of the World Focus on the evolution of the European worldview as it was presented in maps, manuscripts, prints, visual art, but also objects from the 15th until the 21st century.

ROCKOXHUIS Abraham Ortelius under the spell of Classical Antiquity With the help of his celebrated museum collection, Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) reconstructed ancient times in his Parergon, a collection of historical maps.

www.mas.be

www.rockoxhuis.be

MUSEUM PLANTIN-MORETUS / PRENTENKABINET The Image of the City Early city maps and views of Antwerp, built around three extraordinary documents: the first city profile (1515), Antwerp by Vergilius Bononiensis (1565) and the oldest known hand drawn city map (late 16th century).

UNIVERSITY LIBRARY ANTWERP & FELIXARCHIEF Geographical Initiatives in Antwerp (late 19th century) The very first International Geographical Conference (1871) took place in Antwerp. The people behind this conference were also the founding fathers of the Royal Antwerp Geographical Society (1876).

www.museumplantinmoretus.be

http://lib.ua.ac.be

HENDRIK CONSCIENCE LIBRARY Mapping the Seven Seas Highlights are the collection of maritime atlases of the former Maritime Museum and the pair of globes by Willem Blaeu, which has recently been restored.

FELIXARCHIEF Land Survey Maps and Atlases The archives of the city and its OCMW (Social Welfare Agency) contain several meticulously hand drawn surveyor maps showing land ownership.

www.consciencebibliotheek.be

www.felixarchief.be

14/05/13 11:00


ANTWERP, a pocket-sized metropolis 51° 13’ 17” N, 4° 23’ 50” E Antwerp is the real urban deal, a downto-earth yet vivacious cosmopolitan habitat. Antwerp is the largest city in Flanders, the northern part of Belgium, located in the centre of Europe, within easy reach, thanks to excellent access by air, train, motorway and even water.

designers. The cafes only serve the best beers and foodies can enjoy the most delicious traditional and multicultural cuisine in the city’s restaurants. Antwerp: a pocket-sized metropolis which is sure to conquer anyone’s heart in no time at all.

ICHC, the International Conference on the History of Cartography, is dedicated to advancing knowledge of the history of maps and mapmaking. It promotes global cooperation among cartographic scholars from any academic discipline, map curators, collectors, dealers and institutions. Conferences are held biennially and are administered by local organizers in conjunction with Imago Mundi Ltd. Each conference is sponsored by leading educational and cultural institutions.

Antwerp – city on the Scheldt, city of Rubens, of diamonds, of fashion, a port city... The sum of all these different aspects is what makes Antwerp into a real city: a vibrant, welcoming metropolis, which is also great fun and heart-warming, with green areas and peaceful corners where you can relax.

The academic programme of the conference is comprised of paper and poster presentations and exhibitions. The social programme includes receptions, a farewell dinner and postconference tours.

Antwerp is a veritable cultural capital, which prides itself on its impressive architecture and splendid art. Antwerp, home of the Flemish Baroque master Rubens, has a wealth of outstanding museums, picturesque galleries and sculpted streets.

The University of Antwerp is characterized by its high standards in education, internationally competitive research and entrepreneurial approach. The University’s roots go back to 1852. The University of Antwerp has about 18,500 students, which makes it the third largest university in Flanders. The University forms the backbone of the Antwerp University Association (AUHA), a strategic collaboration with three university colleges located in Antwerp.

1964 – London 1967 – London 1969 – Brussels 1971 – Edinburgh 1973 – Warsaw, Jadwisin 1975 – Greenwich 1977 – Washington, D.C. 1979 – Berlin 1981 – Pisa, Florence, Rome 1983 – Dublin 1985 – Ottawa 1987 – Paris 1989 – Amsterdam, The Hague

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1991 Uppsala, Stockholm 1993 – Chicago 1995 – Vienna 1997 – Lisbon 1999 – Athens 2001 – Madrid 2003 – Cambridge (Mass.), Portland (Me.) 2005 – Budapest 2007 – Bern 2009 – Copenhagen 2011 – Moscow 2013 – Helsinki

Moreover, Antwerp is a fashionista’s dream destination thanks to the stores of its world-renowned

The City Campus of the University of Antwerp is situated in the old city centre. Its central 16th century building ‘Hof van Liere’ is part of the cultural-historical patrimony of Antwerp. The conference location is the Aula Rector Dhanis at the City Campus.

Exhibitions MAS A View of the Knowledge and Imagination of the World Focus on the evolution of the European worldview as it was presented in maps, manuscripts, prints, visual art, but also objects from the 15th until the 21st century.

ROCKOXHUIS Abraham Ortelius under the spell of Classical Antiquity With the help of his celebrated museum collection, Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) reconstructed ancient times in his Parergon, a collection of historical maps.

www.mas.be

www.rockoxhuis.be

MUSEUM PLANTIN-MORETUS / PRENTENKABINET The Image of the City Early city maps and views of Antwerp, built around three extraordinary documents: the first city profile (1515), Antwerp by Vergilius Bononiensis (1565) and the oldest known hand drawn city map (late 16th century).

UNIVERSITY LIBRARY ANTWERP & FELIXARCHIEF Geographical Initiatives in Antwerp (late 19th century) The very first International Geographical Conference (1871) took place in Antwerp. The people behind this conference were also the founding fathers of the Royal Antwerp Geographical Society (1876).

www.museumplantinmoretus.be

http://lib.ua.ac.be

HENDRIK CONSCIENCE LIBRARY Mapping the Seven Seas Highlights are the collection of maritime atlases of the former Maritime Museum and the pair of globes by Willem Blaeu, which has recently been restored.

FELIXARCHIEF Land Survey Maps and Atlases The archives of the city and its OCMW (Social Welfare Agency) contain several meticulously hand drawn surveyor maps showing land ownership.

www.consciencebibliotheek.be

www.felixarchief.be

14/05/13 11:00


The following themes have been agreed by the organizers and Imago Mundi Ltd

The 26th International Conference on the History of Cartography is organized under the main heading ‘Theatre of the World’. Inspiration was derived from the title of the very first modern atlas, which was published in 1570 by the Antwerp mapmaker Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598). Ortelius used the theatrum mundi metaphor which was a dominant image in Western thinking. The world of the stage, of roles, masks, parts to play has been one of the most enduring ways of speaking about life and the world we live in. This metaphor also inspired famous playwrights such as Shakespeare with All the World’s a Stage, Vondel with De wereld is een schouwtoneel or Calderon de la Barca with El gran teatro del mundo.

The four theatrical dimensions Space, Time, Imagination and Spectacle cover more specific topics in the history of cartography.

ICHC 2015 is being organized by the City of Antwerp, in collaboration with the University of Antwerp and Imago Mundi Ltd. Local organizers include the FelixArchief (City Archives Antwerp), MAS / Museum aan de Stroom, Museum Plantin-Moretus/Prentenkabinet, Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience, Museum Rockoxhuis, Antwerp Tourism & Congress. The official language of the conference will be English, and all abstracts and presentations must be in that language. There will be no simultaneous translation.

SPACE • • • •

Mapping the city/metropolis Maritime maps Exploration maps Atlas production

TIME

Further information will be available at www.ichc2015.be The Call for Papers will be issued in the summer of 2014.

• Mapping the past: historical maps and atlases • The history of longitude • Prime meridians

For any questions please contact: FelixArchief Oudeleeuwenrui 29 B-2000 Antwerpen BELGIUM +32 3 338 94 11 info@ichc2015.be

IMAGINATION • • • •

Mapping mythical and imaginary places Artistic decoration of maps Thematic mapping Map projections: the earth in two dimensions

SPECTACLE • Unlocking the treasure-houses of map collections to a large audience • Maps in all dimensions: globes, large wall maps, tiny maps in almanacs,… • Showing status: the use of maps for promotional reasons

V.U.: Inge Schoups, Oudeleeuwenrui 29, 2000 Antwerpen

THEATRE OF THE WORLD in Four Dimensions

The 26th International Conference on the History of Cartography Antwerp, Belgium | 12-17 July 2015

THEATRE OF THE WORLD IN FOUR DIMENSIONS SPACE - TIME IMAGINATION - SPECTACLE

… and VARIETY • Any other aspect of the history of cartography www.ichc2015.be

info@ichc2015.be

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