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HOW TO REPRESENT MAPMAKING. SOME REMARKS ON THE ICONOGRAPHY OF GEOGRAPHY
Michael Bischoff Berlin
Dr. Michael Bischoff is an art historian and curator at Museum Schloss Brake Lemgo (North Rhein-Westphalia). His research interests and publications include: Graphic Arts, Cartography and Early Modern Architecture in Central Europe. In 2014, he curated the international conference Kartographie der Frühen Neuzeit – Weltbilder und Wirkungen, („Cartography of the Early Modern Period – Views of the World and Impacts“). A year later, in 2015, he oversaw the Weltvermesser – Das Goldene Zeitalter der Kartographie (Measuring the World – The Golden Age of Cartography) exhibition at the Weserrenaissance-Museum in cooperation with Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. See www.weltvermesser.de for further details.
MAPPING SAXONY IN THE 16th – 18th CENTURY Mapping Saxony under Elector August (1526-86) & Adam Friedrich Zürner (1679-1742) Wolfram Dolz
Wolfram Dolz is senior curator at the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon, the royal cabinet of mathematical and physical instruments at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (State Art Gallery). He studied cartography from 1979 until 1984 at the Technical University of Dresden. He has published several articles on the history of Cartography and Geodesy. Wolfram Dolz is one of the Vicepresidents of “The International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes”.
HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY IN NORTHERN GERMANY Jens Ahlers
Dr Jens Ahlers is Director of the Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesbibliothek.
TITLE T.B.C Ulrike Gehring / University of Trier Professor
Professor Ulrike Gehring is a German art historian. She has been a Professor of Art History at the University of Trier since 2003. As part of her research into the Early Modern Era, she came up with the concept of the Mapping Spaces: Networks of Knowledge in 17th Century Landscape Painting exhibition which was held in 2014 at the ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art in Karlsruhe (North Rhine-Westphalia).
TITLE T.B.C David Goldthorpe
Dr David Goldthorpe is Senior Director and Head of Department of Books & Manuscripts at Sotheby’s London
ON CELESTIAL MAPS Robert van Gendt / University of Leiden.
Dr Robert van Gent is an historian of astronomy associated with the Institute for History and Foundations of Science at Utrecht University. After obtaining his PhD in Utrecht, he worked as curator of astronomy at the Museum Boerhaave in Leiden between 1989 and 1999. He has published on the history of astronomy, celestial cartography, and astronomical instruments.