Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Digital Map Library of the ICC

The Digital Map Library of the Cartographic Institute of Catalunia (ICC) is now on thw web with some 4.000 documents online (antique maps and photographs).
The digitization is under progress and new entries will appear on bimonthly basis.

The ICC Digital Map Library on line

Contact: Rafael Roset

Monday, 29 October 2007

New issue: "e-Perimetron", Vol. 2, No.2 (Spring 2007)

The new issue of e-Perimetron the international web journal on sciences and technologies affined to history of cartography and maps is now on line (pp 178-252) with seven papers by M. F Davie & M. Frumin/ J. Alves Gaspar / E. Livieratos, A. Tsorlini & C. Boutoura / M. Orciani, V. Frazzica, L. Colosi & F. Galletti / J. J. Reyes Nunez / A. Wolodtschenko & T. Forner.
Table of Contents

The Mediterranean Map Library

The Mediterranean Map Library (MML) team is pleased to inform that a new version of MML site is online. There are references concerning Near-East countries: Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and the towns of Beirut and Damascus.
The Meditarranean Map Library is a project of the Maison MediterranĪ¹enne des Sciences de l'Homme (MMSH) in Aix-en-Provence. This project realizes a collective repertory and catalogue of maps and plans of towns of Mediterranean countries. This catalogue primarily consists of map series rather than in single maps or plans. Its main characteristic is a graphic interface allowing the access to information: documents are identified by their location. Each map series goes with a descriptive notice and is represented by a graphic index drawn on a background enabling location spotting.

Website address: http://cartomed.mmsh.univ-aix.fr

Mail address: cartomed@mmsh.univ-aix.fr

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Island Cartographies: Knowledge and Power

Hermoupolis, Island of Syros (Cyclades, Greece), 16-17 July 2007. A meeting on 'Island Cartographies' organized by the National Hellenic Research Foundation (G. Tolias) and the RAMSES 2 project (J.-L. Arnaud). Speakers: B. Bessi (Rome), N. Bouloux (Tours), T. Koutsogiannis (Athens), C. Zacharakis (Athens), E. Livieratos (Thessaloniki), C. Boutoura (Thessaloniki), P. Falchetta (Venice), D. Loupis (Cambridge, Ma.), G. Tolias (Athens), P. Militello (Catania), A. Stouraiti (Oxford), F. Lestringant (Paris).

Saturday, 12 May 2007

E. Livieratos new book

The new book by prof. Evangelos Livieratos A journey into the dominance of maps. Stories about the representation of the expansion of the World is the first in the series Journeys with maps in places and utopias an editorial project by Ziti Publications in cooperation with the author. A book series for the general public (but not only), journeys of acquaintance with the imaginary, the oneiric, the unreal and the real worlds of maps, the eternal and ephemerous, from Greece to the World and from the World to Greece, from the civilization of maps in clay to the civilization of maps in digits through people, lands and seas, cities, relieves, deserts and islands!
ISBN 978-960-456-050-9, 145X205mm, 142 p., 99 images.

Tuesday, 8 May 2007

Venice in Greece (17th - 18th cent.)

An impessive book by Guido Amoretti, Head of the Piemonte Region's Centro Studi e Ricerche Storiche sull'Architettura Militare del Piemonte is narrating with wonderful maps the Venetian presence in Greece during the 17th and 18th centuries. Under the title La Serenissima Repubblica in Grecia the book is illustrated with maps and images from the archive of Capitano Antonio Paravia and the archives of Venice.
269 pages (in italian and soon in english), 310X230 mm, Cover image, the city of Thessaloniki from the sea, 18th century (Museo Correr).

Friday, 20 April 2007

Workshop programme, Athens 18-19 May

The Programme of the Joint International Workshop on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage: The 2nd International Workshop on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage "Digitization of and access to Map Collections: Problems, Solutions, Implementation" and "A Digital look at Righas Charta, 1796-97", organized by the International Cartographic Association Working Group on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage, is now available in pdf [Click here].
Admission free
Info: E. Livieratos / G. Tolias

Thursday, 12 April 2007

A new gateway for historical GIS from Germany

A new gateway is available at your service: http://www.his-GIS.net. This gateway should become a Gateway for Historical Geographical-Information-Systems (GIS) in history, Historical Cartography and Historical Geography. At his-GIS.net you can publish the dates of events like exhibitions or conferences. Projects can be presented, like conference proceedings or reviews as well. Opportunities for jobs or fellowships can be added also. The forum is open for academic discussion. Contact: Joachim Laczny

Monday, 19 March 2007

Imago Mundi Prize to George Tolias

The Directors of Imago Mundi Ltd are delighted to announce that the second Imago Mundi Prize has been awarded to George Tolias for 'Nikolaos Sophianos's "Totius Graeciae Descriptio": the resources, diffusion, and function of a sixteenth-century antiquarian map of Greece,' which appeared in Imago Mundi 58, no. 2 (2006): 150-182. Dr Tolias is Research Director of the Institute for Neohellenic Re-search, The National Hellenic Research Foundation, in Athens.
The judges considered this article to be "a most accomplished work of historical and cartobibliographical scholarship. Dr Tolias has provided a coherent argument for the importance of this map of ancient and modern Greece, deftly placing it within the contemporary contexts of European humanism and the Reformation. In particular, he has elucidated the connection of the work to the era's ideological-religious crisis through his skilful examination of the reading of the map by contemporaries and demonstrated its influence in both Roman Catholic and Protestant Europe. The result is an essay that marshals an impressive array of evidence to give a well rounded and complete cartographic analysis, an analysis that significantly expands our understanding of the place of cartography in early modern culture."
The prize is offered every two years. This award covered Volumes 57 (2005)and 58(2006). The winning article is the one judged 'to have made the most significant contribution to the discipline'. Full length articles are eligible for the prize but not short articles, since it is only full length articles that are automatically subjected to the (anonymous) external refereeing process before acceptance for publication.
The winner […] qualifies for a J.B. Harley Travel Award to the next biennial Interna-tional Conference on the History of Cartography (Berne, 8-13 July 2007).

Tuesday, 6 February 2007

International Workshop on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage

Athens, Greece, 18-19 May 2007
The 2nd International Workshop on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage:
Digitization of and Digital Access to Map Collections: Problems, Solutions, Implementation
organized by the International Cartographic Association Working Group on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage, jointly with the Meeting dedicated to the Righas Velestinlis Charta:
A Digital look at Righas 'Charta' 1796-97

More information: Workshop Web site

Wednesday, 17 January 2007

The 'strange maps' blog!

A website called strange maps is a collection of web maps that its editor found weird, strange, and interesting. So far about 60 are listed. Worth to visit and comment.

Thursday, 11 January 2007

Digitized Holy Land Maps

The JNUL (Jewish National and University Library), David & Fela Shapell Family Digitization Project is pleased to announce the opening to the public of the digital collection: Holy Land Maps. This project, based on the Eran Laor Cartographic Collection at the JNUL, contains over 1,000 maps dating from 1462 through the early 20th century.
Each map is presented in a variety of image formats, including the zoomable MrSid format (which requires a special plug-in, available atthe project site). The maps are arranged both chronologically and by persons (cartographers, engravers, etc.). A number of maps are arranged by specific locations such as Acre or Mount Tabor (maps of Jerusalem arein a separate, previous, site). The bilingual site also contains an introduction and links to relatedsites. Each map is accompanied by detailed bibliographic data.
Information by: Elhanan Adler

Tuesday, 9 January 2007

Antonio Millo Isolario

A fresh publication from Greece:
The manuscript Isolario by Antonio Millo, dedicated to Signor Sforza Palavicino (1582) was recently published in Greece, thanks to the collector Sylvia Ioannou, possesor of the original.
In the 300 pages high quality volume, Millo's isolario is reproduced in facsimile (the original italian text is transcribed for easier reading), with translations in Greek and in English. Agamemnon Tselikas, made the Italian transcription and the translation in Greek; Eleni Agathou the translation in English. With contributions by George Tolias, Leonora Navari and Artemis Scutari.
A real jewel! (Try a view of sample pages)
ISBN 978-960-87792-2-8, Athens 2006, 205x280 mm.
Conctact: Artemis Scutari