Session1638
TitleMappings, II: Functions of Memory on Maps
Date/TimeThursday 5 July 2018: 11.15-12.45
 
OrganiserFelicitas Schmieder, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität in Hagen
Dan Terkla, Department of English, Illinois Wesleyan University
 
Moderator/ChairDan Terkla, Department of English, Illinois Wesleyan University
 
Paper 1638-a Memories of Antiquity: How Medieval Texts and Maps Remembered the Ancient Origin of the Concept of Continents
(Language: English)
Christoph Mauntel, Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index Terms: Geography and Settlement Studies; Learning (The Classical Inheritance)
Paper 1638-b The Ancient World on Medieval Maps: Cultural Memory at Work?
(Language: English)
Monika Schuol, Lehrstuhl für Alte Geschichte, Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt / Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften, Freidrich-Meinecke-Institut,Freie Universität Berlin
Index Terms: Geography and Settlement Studies; Learning (The Classical Inheritance)
Paper 1638-c The Monstra of Herzog Ernst B as Foundation of Ambiguous Storytelling and Remembrance
(Language: English)
Olivia Kobiela, Sonderforschungsbereich 1391 'Andere Ästhetik', Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index Terms: Geography and Settlement Studies; Language and Literature - German
 
AbstractMedieval maps have many functions; one of the most obvious, considering the typical interconnection of space and time on the maps, is memory: biblical, antique, 'legendary', and all other forms of traditional knowledge are combined to present a meaningful statement for the present. The papers of this session deal with the antique origins of the concept of continents, the influence of Christianization on antique cartographical features, and the interplay of a poetic traveler to the Orient and the marvels on the maps.