20th International Conference on the History of Cartography
15-20 June 2003
Harvard Map Collection, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (15-17 June 2003)
Osher Map Library, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME (18-20 June 2003)
Call for Papers, Sessions, or Posters
The biennial international conferences on the history of cartography (ICHC), held under the auspices of Imago Mundi,Ltd., bring together a wide array of scholars who are interested in all aspects of the production and consumption of maps in all human cultures and periods: historians of cartography, historians of science, art historians, geographers, cartographers, literary scholars, librarians, archivists, other historians, students in other cognate disciplines, map collectors, and map dealers.
ICHC 2003 will feature sessions structured around specific themes:
cartography, states, and empires e.g., the production and use of maps by governments,cartography and representations of nationalism, cadastral
mapping, military mapping, rise of thematic mapping, etc.
cartographic literacy and culture e.g., patterns of map consumption, cultural understandings of the nature of maps, cosmographical and religious
mappings, intersections of graphic and non-graphic maps, reception of new cartographic concepts, cartography and mass literacy/popular culture, etc.
cartography and commerce e.g., conditions of the map trade, the marketing of maps, geographical knowledge as a commodity, interrelations of the map, print, and book trades, etc.
mapping the Americas e.g., the conceptualization of the New World, colonial
mapping projects, mapping frontiers of settlement and exploitation, representing the independent republics, etc.
any other topic in the history of cartography
Any questions about possible topics for papers, posters, or sessions should be addressed to Prof. Matthew Edney at the address below. Each session will comprise three papers, each twenty minutes long with five minutes of discussion. A separate poster session will permit presentation of posters up to 4' x 8' (1.2m x 2.4m) in size. A full complement of audio-visual equipment will be available: overhead projectors, slide projectors, and computer projectors (presenters will provide their own computers).
ICHC 2003 will also include three workshops on issues relating to the history of cartography, several associated cartographic exhibitions, an extensive social program, and activities for accompanying persons.
Full details of these activities, together with information about
conference fees, hotels and other accommodations, and the social program, together with registration forms, will be found at our website (constantly updated as details are finalized). Any questions about the conference as a whole should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
It is hoped that, as with recent conferences, some travel grants will be provided by the American Friends of the J. B. Harley Research Fellowships, Inc. For more information, refer to the conference website.
The official languages of ICHC 2003 will be English and French. There will be no simultaneous translation.
Previous conferences in the series were held in: London, 1964; London, 1967; Brussels, 1969; Edinburgh, 1971; Warsaw, 1973; Greenwich, 1975; Washington, DC, 1977; Berlin, 1979; Pisa, Florence, and Rome, 1981; Dublin, 1983; Ottawa, 1985; Paris, 1987; Amsterdam, 1989; Uppsala and Stockholm, 1991; Chicago, 1993; Vienna, 1995; Lisbon, 1997; Athens, 1999; and Madrid, 2001.
What to Submit
a single document containing presenterís name, affiliation, address (mail, email, telephone, fax), paper title, indication of relevant conference theme, and 250-word abstract.
a single document containing organizerís name, affiliation, address (mail, email, telephone, fax), session title, indication of relevant conference theme, 250-word abstract of the session, and a complete submission for
each of the three papers in the session.
a single document containing presenterís name, affiliation, address (mail, email, telephone, fax), poster title, and 250-word abstract.
Please note that session organizers can, of course, present their own papers in the sessions they organize. Participants will be limited to only one paper presentation in the course of the conference; participants will be able to present a poster as well as a paper, should they wish to do so.
Where to Submit
Send submissions, as a single document in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF format, either by email to email@example.com or on disk to ICHC 2003 Program Committee at the address below. Please do not send submissions directly to Prof. Edney.
When to Submit
Submissions must be received by 15 October 2002. Notification of
acceptance or rejection will be made by 15 January 2003.
The review of all submissions will be a ďblindĒ process, without any reference to the name and status of the author. Session proposals will be evaluated first, according to the merits and originality of their papers and to how well they constitute a whole. Individual paper proposals will then be evaluated, according to their merits, to their originality, and to how well they can be
assembled into sessions. Because of this review process, a submission must make clear its originality and significance.
Prof. Matthew Edney,
Chair, ICHC 2003 Program Committee
Osher Map Library
University of Southern Maine,
Portland, ME 04104-9301, USA.
Phone (207) 780-4767
Fax (207) 780-5310 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.ichc2003.org
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