The ICA Commission on the History of Cartography together with the ICA Commission on Map Production and Geoinformation Management, the ICA Commission on Use, User, and Usability Issues, and the Institute of Social Sciences “Ivo Pilar” (Zagreb, Croatia) would like to invite you to attend and/or consider submitting a presentation for their joint International Symposium on ‘The Dissemination of Cartographic Knowledge’. This International Symposium will be held in Dubrovnik (Croatia), a medieval port city on the coast of the Adriatic and UNESCO World Heritage Site, on Thursday, October 13, Friday, October 14, 2016, and Saturday 15 October 2016. The symposium and planned optional technical and social excursions on October 15 & 16 are open to geographers, historians, map collectors, academics and everyone with an interest in maps and the diverse aspects of the history of cartography.
The joint organizers invite contributions (papers and posters) on the historical dimension (18th to 20th centuries) of the dissemination of cartographic knowledge and the effectiveness thereof in diverse cartographic cultures and their related user groups around the globe. This includes the technological and conceptual aspects of cartographic production (maps, charts, globes, atlases, educational tools etc.), the usability of these techniques and the resulting products, as well as the conditions of the map trade as a changing network of private enterprises and official institutions, and the role of diverse audiences in the creation, circulation, consumption and ultimate preservation of knowledge.
Although the Symposium will primarily focus on these themes, submissions of high quality on endeavours in other fields of cartographic history will also be considered, as well as contributions on the sharing of cartographic knowledge during earlier centuries (pre 18th century), as they often formed the background for later important developments.
When? 13-15 October 2016
Where? Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik (IUC), Croatia