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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 528: Mappings, I: Between Medieval and Early Modern

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Dan Terkla, Department of English, Illinois Wesleyan University
Moderator/Chair:Felicitas Schmieder, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Paper 528-aSouth-East Africa, 1514 and Beyond: From a Special Scout's Know-How to a General Mapmaker's Knowledge
(Language: English)
Thomas Wozniak, Seminar für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 528-bImperial Diets as Places of Intensive Communication on 'Divers' Topics: Exchange of Cartographic Knowledge, Augsburg 1518
(Language: English)
Sabine Hynek, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 528-cOrtelius's Map of Ireland in the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 1573: Reviving Gerald of Wales
(Language: English)
Diarmuid Scully, School of History, University College Cork
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Learning (The Classical Inheritance)

Map historians have long understood the time around 1500 as one of epochal change, as even a sharp break, in cartographical methods ocassioned by the so-called 'Age of Exploration'. Speakers in this session strengthen the argument against misconception by showing how medieval knowledge was preserved and re-integrated into new mapping genres and contexts.