IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1112: Mappings, II: Producing and Reproducing Local Maps

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:'Cities of Readers: Religious Literacies in the Long 15th Century' Project
Organisers:Margriet Hoogvliet, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Felicitas Schmieder, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Dan Terkla, Department of English, Illinois Wesleyan University
Moderator/Chair:Paul D. A. Harvey, Department of History, Durham University
Paper 1112-aThe Traditions of Geometrical Representation and the Rise of Local Mapmaking during the 14th Century and the 15th Century: Italy and South of France
(Language: English)
Paul Fermon, Section des Sciences Historiques et Philologiques, École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), Paris
Index terms: Mentalities, Science, Technology
Paper 1112-bMy Plot, Your Plat, Our Inhabited Landscape: Early Modern Land Surveyors and the Record of European Physical and Social Space
(Language: English)
Desiree Krikken, Vakgebied Vroegmoderne Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Index terms: Mentalities, Science, Social History, Technology
Paper 1112-cUsing Historical Maps for GIS-Based Analysis: Religious Books in Amiens and in Nearby Towns
(Language: English)
Margriet Hoogvliet, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Geography and Settlement Studies, Technology
Abstract

Medieval mapmaking is often thought to have been above all ‘unscientific’ and ‘symbolic’. Recent publications have, however, revived the interest in local maps and plans from the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period by unearthing forgotten documents from the archives that are sometimes the result of advanced land-measuring techniques. Local maps are also important records of the representation of identities, or of changing spatial conceptualizations. Finally, digital techniques such as GIS and His-GIS offer exciting new possibilities for reproducing and re-using these historical documents for spatial analyses.