Jens Ahlers • Kiel
HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY IN NORTHERN GERMANY
Dr. Jens Ahlers is Director of the Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesbibliothek.
Michael Bischoff • Berlin
HOW TO REPRESENT MAPMAKING: SOME REMARKS ON THE ICONOGRAPHY OF GEOGRAPHY
Dr. Michael Bischoff is an art historian and curator at Museum Schloss Brake Lemgo. 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.
Vladimir E. Bulatov • Moscow
HOW THE RUSSIANS CHARTED THE BALTIC SEA
Dr. Vladimir E. Bulatov leads the Cartographic Department at the State Historic Museum of Moscow, Russia. He will be presenting a paper about how the Russians and Swedes charted the Baltic Sea and the role these charts played in the strategy of the Russian-Swedish War of 1788-1790.
Wolfram Dolz • Dresden
MAPPING SAXONY IN THE 16th – 18th CENTURY: MAPPING SAXONY UNDER ELECTOR AUGUST (1526-1586) & ADAM F. ZÜRNER (1679-1742)
Wolfram Dolz is senior curator at the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon at Dresden (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 Vice Presidents of “The International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes”.
Ulrike Gehring • Trier
ON THE WAKE OF THE HYDROGRAPHERS
COASTAL REPRESENTATIONS IN DUTCH PILOT GUIDES AND PAINTINGS IN THE 1600s
Dr. Ulrike Gehring is 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 – Zentrum für Kunst und Medien (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Karlsruhe.
Robert van Gent • Utrecht
CELESTIAL CARTOGRAPHY AND THE SEAMAN
Dr. Robert van Gent is an historian of astronomy and senior scientific researcher at the Mathematical Institute of 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.
David Goldthorpe • London
COLLECTING ATLASES AND MAPS: AN AUCTIONEER’S PERSPECTIVE
Dr. David Goldthorpe is Senior Director and Head of Department of Books & Manuscripts at Sotheby’s in London.
Michiel van Groesen • Leiden.
PUBLISHER, CARTOGRAPHER, AND SPIN-DOCTOR OF THE WEST INDIA COMPANY: CLAES JANSZ VISSCHER AND THE MAKING OF DUTCH BRAZIL.
Dr. 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 travellers 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.