ANN: Online Workshop Series of the Network Topographic Visual Media: Autumn / Winter 2022/23

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Topographic visual media have been and continue to be produced and used in a wide variety of fields, such as science, art, the military, administration, jurisdiction and tourism. Accordingly, the field of investigation includes maps and sea charts, topographic sketches, diagrams and plans, the mapping of planets and seas, and virtual spaces in computer graphics as well as landscape paintings, drawings and prints. There are many overlaps between these visual media in terms of techniques and types of spatial representation. Thus, we aim to understand and examine their functions and applications with regard to these interconnections.

The Network Topographic Visual Media aims to provide a public platform for academic debate and exchange between research projects and approaches from different disciplines, e.g. image, media and cultural studies, history of art or history of cartography. In our workshops, current research projects on topographic visual media are presented and discussed.

Fr., 07. October 2022, 14.00-15.30 (CET)
Vera Dorofeeva-Lichtmann (CNRS, Paris), Ekaterina Simonova-Gudzenko (Institute of Asian and African Studies, Moscow State University)

The Maps of Japan drawn for the Other: The Case of Daikokuya Kōdayū 大黒屋 光太夫 (1751–1828)

Fr., 04. 
November, 14.00-15.30 (CET)
Johannes Fischer (Deutscher Alpenverein, Bundesverband, München)

Alpenvereinskarten aus Sicht der Hersteller

02.December, 14.00-15.30 (CET)
Finnian Ó Cionnaith (Dublin)

Book Presentation: Land Surveying in Ireland, 16901830, Dublin: Four Court’s Press, 2022

13. January, 14.00-15.30 (CET)
Christoph Mauntel (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)

Diagram – Map – Miniature. Visualising the Continents in Medieval Europe

10. February, 14.00-15.30 (CET)
Oliver Sukrow (Technische Universität Wien)

Panorama, Map of the Surroundings, Guest List – 19th-Century Spa Towns and their Topographical Media


The meetings will take place online via zoom. If you wish to register for the entire series or a single event, please write us at:

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Concept and Organization: Tabea Braun, Ulrike Boskamp, Amrei Buchholz and Annette Kranen