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Konrad Türst: De situ confoederatorum descriptio [1495/97] ICHC2007 22nd International Conference on the History of Cartography, Berne, July 8-13, 2007 22. Internationale Konferenz zur Geschichte der Kartographie, Bern, 8.-13. Juli 2007 22e Congrès International de l'Histoire de la Cartographie, Berne, 8-13 juillet 2007 Logo ICHC2007

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ICHC2007 will include conference papers that will each last a maximum of 20 minutes. They will be followed by 5 minutes for discussion. No concurrent sessions will be scheduled. A poster session will be held in the morning of Tuesday, July 10, without concurrent paper sessions. Publishers and other commercial firms are welcome to participate.
3.1  Conference Themes
The ICHC2007 focuses on the four main themes that are briefly outlined below. However, any other aspect of the history of cartography can be proposed.
3.1.1  Mapping Relief
How have topographers and cartographers mastered the representation of relief? What are the peculiarities of high mountain cartography? What are the various non-European techniques for mapping relief? Is there already a history of submarine cartography? How has the surface of extra-terrestrial bodies been mapped? Etc.
3.1.2  Maps and Tourism
How has tourism influenced cartography and the map trade? Have tourist agencies of the 19th and 20th centuries created specific patterns of map use? Since when and how were tourist maps created and distributed as mass media? How was it commercially viable to create maps of regions that were unreachable to most people at the time? Etc.
3.1.3  Language and Maps
How did cartographers deal with translations and translators? Do the maps for different target groups or countries use the same geographical terms? When do they use exonyms or endonyms? Were the map publishers in any given country under pressure because of language politics? What are the specific problems of multi-lingual countries? Do we know the "language" of old maps? Etc.
3.1.4  Time as the Cartographic Fourth Dimension
When did maps start to represent our dynamic environment instead of a static or idealized situation? Does the answer differ when we think of medieval or thematic maps? How long were maps in use before they were replaced? What are the problems of map series whose creation took decades? Etc.
3.1.5  Any other aspect of the history of cartography
3.2  Conference Aims
The first aim of the conference is to foster discussion on the history of cartography in general, not necessarily the history of single maps. 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.
The presentations should be focused on the history of cartography and only deal with historical geography or the history of discoveries on the margins. Contributions on a topic from specialists in disciplines such as geodesy, tourism studies, linguistics, history of science, art history, etc., are very welcome.

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