Session1738
TitleMappings, III: (Re)contextualising Maps
Date/TimeThursday 5 July 2018: 14.15-15.45
 
OrganiserFelicitas Schmieder, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität in Hagen
Dan Terkla, Department of English, Illinois Wesleyan University
 
Moderator/ChairArnold Otto, Stadtarchiv, Nürnberg
 
Paper 1738-a Explanations of Grid-Maps: Johannes Poloner, Maurice Paris, and Marino Sanudo
(Language: English)
Susanna E. Fischer, Abteilung für Griechische und Lateinische Philologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Index Terms: Geography and Settlement Studies; Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 1738-b Expert Culture in Regional Cartography, 1500-1650
(Language: English)
Sabine Hynek, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität in Hagen
Index Terms: Genealogy and Prosopography; Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 1738-c Using GIS to Illustrate and Understand the Influence of St Æthelthryth of Ely
(Language: English)
Ian David Styler, Independent Scholar, Bottnaryd
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Geography and Settlement Studies
 
AbstractThe corpus of preserved medieval maps - and more broadly the geographical knowledge they present - can be contextualized in very different ways in order to help us better understand that knowledge. This session's speakers demonstrate multiple methods of unlocking that knowledge: through the interpretation of medieval textual evidence, by connecting the people behind the maps to medieval geographical strategies, and via current digital technology. The papers in this session deal with maps that are only described in travel texts, with the network of people involved in cartographical innovations in German lands around 1500, and with the possibilities of GIS in reconstructing the impact of a medieval saint.