IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 704: Mappings, III: Map Questions

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Dan Terkla, Department of English, Illinois Wesleyan University
Moderator/Chair:Jens Schneider, Laboratoire 'Analyse Comparée des Pouvoirs', Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
Paper 704-aLocal Maps on Medieval Seals
(Language: English)
Paul D. A. Harvey, Department of History, Durham University
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Numismatics
Paper 704-bMaps on Ottonian Charters? Unnoticed 10th-Century Drafts
(Language: English)
Thomas Wozniak, Institut für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Philipps-Universität, Marburg
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 704-cThe Peutinger Map between Antiquity and the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Daniel Syrbe, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 704-dThe Medieval Peutinger Map
(Language: English)
Emily Albu, Department of Classics / Department of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of California, Davis
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography

‘Map Questions’ falls under the ‘Mappings’ rubric that comprises it and complements other sessions in a proposed series that will advance studies in the history of cartography. Papers in ‘Map Questions’ deal with lesser-known places to look for maps, with definitions of ‘map’, and with the parameters of such definitions – and in this context with the long discussed question of whether graphic representations of maps must necessarily have existed in antiquity at all (specified on the famous example of the ‘Roman’ Peutinger Map). Taken as a whole, the ‘Mappings’ series of sessions constitutes a uniquely broad context that supports and encourages new work on medieval maps.