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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 823: Mappings, IV: Connecting Ideas - Medieval Mapping / Maps as Sources of Information Exchange

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Felicitas Schmieder, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Dan Terkla, Department of English, Illinois Wesleyan University
Moderator/Chair:Felicitas Schmieder, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Paper 823-aThe Vercelli Mappa Mundi: Analogue Networks and Not-So-Digital Interfaces
(Language: English)
Heather Gaile Wacha, School of Library & Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Helen Davies, Department of English, University of Rochester, New York
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 823-bNascent Nissology: Mapping the Self in the Liber insularum Archipelagi by Cristoforo Buondelmonti
(Language: English)
Beatrice Blümer, Historisches Institut, Universität Kassel / Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Learning (The Classical Inheritance)
Paper 823-cNoah's Sons on Maps as Clues to the Circulation of Manuscripts and Geographical Knowledge in the 8th-12th Centuries
(Language: English)
Julie Richard Dalsace, Laboratoire de Médiévistique Occidentale de Paris (LaMOP - UMR 8589), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Manuscripts and Palaeography

Medieval maps show much more than geographical understandings of the world. They also reveal networks used to disseminate traditions, beliefs, and what we might now call data about and among people. Taking very different approaches, and working with maps from different periods, the speakers in this session provide access to such information.