23rd International Conference on the History of Cartography

Venue: The Black Diamond, Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Event Date/Time: Jul 12, 2009
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The International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC) is the only scholarly conference solely dedicated to advancing knowledge of the history of maps and mapmaking, regardless of geographical region, language, period or topic. The conference promotes free and unfettered global cooperation and collaboration among cartographic scholars from any academic discipline, curators, collectors, dealers and institutions through illustrated lectures, presentations, exhibitions, and a social programme. Conferences are held biennially and are administered by local organizers in conjunction with Imago Mundi Ltd.

We call for papers and posters that propose or demonstrate new concepts, patterns, conditions, techniques, relations and interpretations. We also welcome contributions on newly discovered, important maps or map types as well as examinations of regional themes of wide interest. Contributions on a topic from specialists in disciplines such as geodesy, tourism studies, linguistics, history of science, art history, etc., are very welcome.

The ICHC2009 focuses on the four main themes that are briefly outlined below. However, contributions on any other aspect of the history of cartography are very welcome.

- Cartography of the Arctic, North Atlantic and Scandinavian regions
- Cross-cultural cartographies
- Mapping mythical and imaginary places
- Maps and the written word

and any other aspect of the history of cartography.