IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 634: Mappings, II: What Can a Map Show?

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Felicitas Schmieder, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Dan Terkla, Department of English, Illinois Wesleyan University
Moderator/Chair:Christoph Mauntel, Graduiertenkolleg 1662 'Religiöses Wissen im vormodernen Europa (800–1800)', Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Paper 634-aFrankfurt and Its Hinterland in the 16th Century on Maps by Lukas Böttcher
(Language: English)
Sabine Hynek, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 634-bVisualised Evidence: Visualising Space at the Imperial High Courts in the 16th Century
(Language: English)
Anette Baumann, Institut für Geschichte Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 634-cThe 'Genoese World Map' as an Example of the Transformation of Media?: Map-Making in the Middle of the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Gerda Brunnlechner, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Geography and Settlement Studies
Abstract

From the 15th century onwards in Latin Europe, new types of maps emerged, regional and portolan, for instance. This occurred as new types of spatial visualization and graphic representation came into play. Consequently, maps came to be used more than descriptive texts when spatial representations were required. Speakers in this session discuss these novel processes and their consequences, not the least as used by the creators and sponsors of the maps.