Bucharest 2021

4 – 9 July 2021

‘Conflict and Cartography’: Call for papers for 29th International Conference on the History of Cartography.  Deadline for submission of proposals is Monday, the 5th of October 2020. All further details are available on the conference website: https://ichc2021.com/call-for-papers/

Imago Mundi Ltd. in close collaboration with the National Museum of Maps and Old Books in Bucharest and the University of Bucharest invite applications for the 29th International Conference on the History of Cartography, July 4–9, 2021 Bucharest.

The conference is entitled ‘Conflict and Cartography’ and proposals for individual papers, poster presentations and workshops are welcomed on various aspects of the history of cartography, under the following themes:

  1. Imperial and Anti-Imperial Cartographies
  • Questioning the interrelation of mapping and imperialism, with a special focus on cartography as a hegemonic or a counter-hegemonic discourse.
  1. Frontier Cartographies
  • Exploring the role played by mapmaking and cartographic knowledge in imagining and building barriers, edges, boundaries, limits and frontiers.
  1. Cartographies of Nostalgia and Imagination
  • Focusing on cartography as an exercise in wish-fulfilment, in which deceptive, consoling or anticipative fantasies are projected onto maps.
  1. Cartographies of Difference and Map Consumption
  • Aiming to investigate the world of map consumption and cartographic fashions in driving the market, as well as in shaping the actual form and content of maps.
  1. Any other aspect of the history of cartography