IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 804: Mappings, IV: Regional Maps

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:FernUniversität Hagen
Organiser:Felicitas Schmieder, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Moderator/Chair:Arnold Otto, Erzbischöfliches Generalvikariat Erzbistumsarchiv, Paderborn
Paper 804-aCartographers, Copyists, and Conventions: The Portolan Chart
(Language: English)
Kevin E. Sheehan, Department of Italian, Durham University
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Onomastics
Paper 804-bCartography as a Means of Government: Maps in the Service of the Nuremberg City State
(Language: English)
Stefan Fuchs, Nationaler Forschungsschwerpunkt (NFS) Medienwandel-Medienwechsel-Medienwissen, Historische Perspektiven
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 804-cTerritorial Maps in German Regional Contexts
(Language: English)
Felicitas Schmieder, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Michael Rothmann, Historisches Seminar, Technischen Universität Hannover
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

‘Regional Maps’ falls under the ‘Mappings’ rubric that comprises it and other sessions in a proposed series that the organizers hope will become annualized and, in so doing, regularly advance studies in the history of cartography and space. Papers in ‘Regional Maps’ present different medieval ways of mapping regional contexts: -a the nautical maps developed from the 13th century onwards; -b regional mapping in the service of one especially powerful late medieval/ early modern German city state, while c- presents a project of a comparative approach towards late medieval (up to 16th century) regional maps in the different German regions. Taken as a whole, this session and its complementary series constitute a uniquely broad context that supports and encourages new work on medieval maps.