Friday, February 2, 2018

The aim of this short course is to introduce the cartometric methods of geometrical analysis and numerical modelling applicable to the study of old charts and maps. Although it is primarily meant for the MEDEA-CHART research team, all professors, researchers and studen...

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Durante os séculos XVI e XVII, as cartas náuticas eram a mais importante fonte de informação geográfica para a imagem do Mundo que era exibida nos mapas e atlas europeus. Contudo, pouco se sabia, até há bem pouco tempo, sobre a geometria destes notáveis artefactos. A p...

Friday, November 10, 2017

The origin of the medieval portolan charts, which have been called the “first true maps,” is shrouded in mystery. Historians of cartography have long struggled with vexing questions about who, how, when, and from where these modern-looking charts came. In my presentati...

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Gregory McIntosh will talk about his recent work at Canada before Confederation Meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia, 13-14 Nov, 2017.

More information on the official website.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A recently rediscovered Portolan Chart is now able to be studied by scholars. The Portolan Chart here mentioned was kept at the Archives Départementales de Vaucluse in Brussels since 2002, at the time discovered by a local amateur intrigued by the drawings and colors o...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Spanish National Library in Madrid will showcase an exhibition on maps and charts from several periods, between  November 3rd and January 28th, 2018. 

For more information visit the official website.

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