IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 607: Mappings, II: Mapping Contexts

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Felicitas Schmieder, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Moderator/Chair:Daniel Syrbe, Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum für Kultur & Geschichte Ostmitteleuropas e.V. (GWZO), Universität Leipzig
Paper 607-aCartography and Historiography: Mercator and the Medieval Tradition
(Language: English)
Martina Stercken, Historisches Seminar, Universität Zürich
Index terms: Art History - General, Geography and Settlement Studies, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 607-bThe Duchy of Cornwall and Hereford Mappaemundi: Heritage, Patronage, and Commemoration
(Language: English)
Dan Terkla, Department of English, Illinois Wesleyan University
Index terms: Art History - General, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Social History

‘Mapping Contexts’ falls under the ‘Mappings’ rubric that comprises it and two other sessions in a proposed series that aims to advance studies in the history of cartography. Papers in the ‘Mapping Contexts’ session contextualize select maps by examining their social, historical, and memorial functions and by weaving those understandings into new ideas about their makers, sponsorship, and patronage.