Das deutsche Studienzentrum in Venedig veranstaltet vom 9. bis 17. September 2018 (An- und Abreisetag) einen interdisziplinären Studienkurs.
Die wissenschaftliche Leitung liegt bei Prof. Dr. Albrecht Berger (Byzantinistik, München) und Prof. Dr. Markus Koller (Osmanistik, Bochum). Continue reading →
Ancient & Modern Prize 2017/18 Deadline:Feb 28, 2018
Ancient & Modern: A Prize for Original Research
The 2017/18 Ancient & Modern Prize, an award of £1,000, will be given to a candidate aged under 27 or over 60 for a research project. The Godfrey Goodwin Prize of £500, in honour of the distinguished Ottoman architectural historian Godfrey Goodwin (1921–2005), will be awarded to the runner-up.
Sponsored by HALI and CORNUCOPIA
and by BONHAMS, CHRISTIES and SOTHEBY’S
Call for Papers Cartography between Europe and the Islamic World 1100 – 1600
London, Queen Mary, University of London, September 8-9, 2014
Deadline: 21 February 2014
The Leverhulme Network ‘Cartography between Europe and the Islamic World’ aims to promote comparative, cross-disciplinary scholarship on Islamic and European cartography by bringing together experts in these two fields for a two-day symposium to be held at Queen Mary, University of London, on September 8-9, 2014. Participants are invited to explore moments of contact between traditions (e.g. twelfth-century Spain; the court of Roger II of Sicily; fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Italian cartography; Piri Reis and post-Columban cartography of the early sixteenth century) as well as differences and divergences. Reflections on the methodology of the comparative study of maps are also welcome.
Papers may wish to address some of the following topics, but need not be restricted to them:
the contexts – material, political, spiritual, artistic – of mapmaking in Europe and the Islamic world
audiences for maps; ‘cartographic literacy’
interactions between European and Islamic mapmaking: exchange, influence, borrowing
reception of classical texts, e.g. Ptolemy’s Geographia/Jugrafiya
the cartography of al-Idrisi
nautical mapmaking in the Mediterranean
cartography in the Ottoman empire (up to c. 1600)
comparative histories of cartography
Please send proposals consisting of an abstract of c. 300-500 words for 20-minute papers to Matthew Champion (firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 21, 2014. Proposals are encouraged from doctoral students, early-career and established scholars, and travel and accommodation for speakers will be funded.