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HOW TO REPRESENT MAPMAKING. SOME REMARKS ON THE ICONOGRAPHY OF GEOGRAPHY Dr. Michael Bischoff
Berlin 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) Dr. Wolfram Dolz
Wolfram Dolz is senior curator of the collection of globes and geodesic instruments at the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon of the State Art Collections, Dresden (located within the Zwinger Palace). He has produced many publications about historical cartography and geodesy and serves as an expert committee member of the German Society for Cartography (DGfK) and Vice-President of the International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes
WELCOME ABOARD! A Century of Airline Souvenir Route Maps Ralph Ehrenberg
Dr Ralph Ehrenberg, Chief of the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division (retired). As well as directing two of the world’s most important map collections – the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress and the Cartographic Records Division of the U. S. National Archives – he has served on the prestigious United States Board on Geographic Names and produced numerous publications about cartographic collections, the history of cartography, and geographical exploration.
TITLE T.B.C Professor Ulrike Gehring / University of Trier 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).
ON CELESTIAL MAPS Robert van Gendt / University of Leiden.
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.
PUBLISHER, CARTOGRAPHER, AND SPIN-DOCTOR OF THE WEST INDIA COMPANY: CLAES JANSZ VISSCHER AND THE MAKING OF DUTCH BRAZIL. Michiel van Groesen / University of Leiden.
Michiel van Groesen is Professor of Maritime History at Leiden University, the Netherlands. His first book, Representations of the Overseas World in the De Bry Collection of Voyages, 1590-1634 (Brill, 2008), discusses the intricate ways in which the famous De Bry publishing family from Frankfurt manipulated texts and images of European travelers to legitimate European colonialism. His second book Amsterdam’s Atlantic: Print Culture and the Making of Dutch Brazil (Penn Press, 2017), argues that the struggle for Dutch Brazil between the Dutch Republic and Habsburg Spain can be understood as a modern ‘media war’, in which the efforts of printers, artists, and mapmakers were every bit as important as those of sailors and soldiers. Currently he is interested in early printed newspapers and maritime maps of the Low Countries.
LÜBECK Stephan Hormes / Lübeck
Stephan Hormes is director of the Lübeck-based publishing company Kalimedia. Most famous for his Atlas of True Names, a map substitutes place names around the world with glosses based on their etymological roots. A specialist in digital processing of old maps, he intends to present IMCoS members with an interesting cartographical rendering of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s travel itineraries. See www.cartotainment.de or www.kalimedia.info for more information.
ON THE HANSEATIC LEAGUE Dr. Angela Huang / University of Copenhagen
Dr. Angela Huang is an expert in Economic History. Poised to take over as Chief Curator at the Hanse Museum in Lübeck, her research interested include Early Modern History, the Hanseatic League and (Medieval) Social and Economic History.
ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF SEA-CHARTS FROM THE UPPER PART OF THE RIVER ELBE TO THE GERMAN BIGHT Michael Recke / Emden
Michael Recke is Vice President of the Freundeskreis für Cartographica (Friends of Cartography), part of the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz e.V. (Foundation for Prussian Cultural Heritage).
TITLE T.B.C Professor Burghart Schmidt / University of Vechta
Professor Burghart Schmidt is the President of the University of Vechta (Lower Saxony). After completing his studies of History, Geography and Philosophy at the University of Bordeaux in France, he completed a PhD at the University of Hamburg about Hamburg during the French Revolution. His fields of research include Early Modern Europe and the history of crime, sorcery and witch-hunts.
A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN HISTORY Wolfgang Sarges / Hamburg
Wolfgang Sarges studied Art History, Philosophy and Musicology at the Universities of Marburg and Hamburg. He has led the antique map department at Dr. Götze Land & Karte, Germany’s largest geographical book store, since 2006.