Symposium participants in front of the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Lisbon (photo by Z. Török)
2016 ISHMap Symposium
'Encounters and Translations:
Mapping and Writing the Waters of the World'
Friday, 3rd and Saturday, 4th June 2016, Auditório, National Library of Portugal, Lisbon
Organized in cooperation with the Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT)
and the National Library of Portugal
Local Organizing Committee
Thomas Horst, Chair (Trustee and Postdoc at the Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology [CIUHCT], University of Lisbon)
Antonio Sánchez Martínez (CIUHCT, University of Lisbon)
João Carlos García (University of Porto and CIUHCT, University of Lisbon)
Maria Joaquina Esteves Feijão (Curator of the Maps at the National Library of Portugal)
Antti Jakobson (Trustee, Finland),
Júnia Ferreira Furtado (Trustee, Brazil),
Mary Sponberg Pedley (ISHMap member, USA)
Petra Svatek (Trustee, Austria)
Emmanuelle Vagnon (Trustee, France)
The programme is now online! Download here...
...or read it online below! By clicking the title of each of the papers you can read its abstract.
The ISHMap symposium will be followed by the First International Workshop On the Origin and Evolution of Portolan Charts, which will take place in the Navy Museum in Lisbon on 6‑7 June 2016. For more information see http://ciuhct.org/events/portmeeting/Index.htm
Download the 2016 ISHMap Symposium Practical arrangement doc here!
(or read it online below)
Friday, 3rd June 2016
09:30–10:15 Opening Session with Sarah Tyacke (Chair of ISHMap), Thomas Horst (Local Organizer and trustee of ISHMap) and keynote by Henrique Leitão: Moving beyond borders: from the history of cartography to the history of science
10:15–11:15 Session 1: Indigenous Cartography (Chair: Thomas Horst)
11:30–13:00 Session 2: Encounters and translations in overseas Cartography (Chair: Petra Svatek)
14:30–16:00 Session 3: Cartography of Rivers (Chair: Zsolt TÖRÖK)
Gonçalo Matos Ramos – André Oliveira-Leitão – Luís Ribeiro Gonçalves: The Muluya River as a millennia-old frontier: representations of the Algarve and the construction of geographic knowledge (14th–16th centuries)
16:00–16:45 Break (with the possibility to see cartographic treasures of the BNP)
16:45–18:00 ISHMap Annual General Meeting
Saturday, 4th June 2016
09:30–10:30 Session 4: Nautical Charts and the Cartography of the Ocean (Chair: Emmanuelle Vagnon)
11:00–12:30 Session 5: Cartography of coastlines (Chair: Catherine DELANO-SMITH)
14:00–15:30 Session 6: Mapping waters and space (Chair: Sarah Tyacke)
15:50–16:00 Final discussion and end of the Symposium
The ISHMap symposium takes place in the Auditório at the National Library of Portugal (Campo Grande 83, 1749-081 Lisbon). It is open to all interested in the subject.
Admission is free but, due to limited space, registration is required on the ISHMap website: http://ishm.elte.hu/lisbon/
Nearest underground stations (Linha Amarela/Yellow Line): Entre Campos (200 meters) and Cidade Universitária (500 meters). Train Station Entre Campos (500 meters). Access by buses, nr.°207; 701; 727; 736; 738; 744; 749 and 783.
Coffee and Lunch will be available on the premises, at the cafeteria and the restaurant of the National Library (at the cost of the participants). Further restaurants are in the region of Entre Campos and Campo Pequeno.
All papers on two days (morning and afternoon) will be given in English; each presentation will be allotted 20 minutes. Sufficient discussion time for the symposium participants will follow.
The Annual General Meeting of ISHMap will take place on Friday, 3rd June 2016 after the papers of the first day.
Local Organizers: Thomas Horst (Trustee of ISHMap and Postdoc at the Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology [CIUHCT], University of Lisbon), Antonio Sánchez Martínez (CIUHCT), João Carlos García (University of Porto and CIUHCT), Maria Joaquina Esteves Feijão (Curator of the Maps at the National Library of Portugal).
For further information write an email to ISHM_Symposium_Lisbon@gmx.com
Short list of hotels near the Conference venue
Hotel NH Lisboa Campo Grande ****
(Campo Grande 7, 1700-087 Lisbon)
[only 300 meters to the BNP!]
VIP Executive Villa Rica Hotel ****
(Av. 5 de Octubro 295, 1600-035 Lisboa)
[600 meters to the BNP]
Holiday Inn Lisbon – Continental ****
(Rua Laura Alves 9, 1069-169 Lisboa)
[1300 meters to the BNP]
Hotel 3K Barcelona ****
(Rua Laura Alves 10, 1050-138 Lisboa)
[1300 meters to the BNP]
Turim Iberia Hotel ****
(Av. 5 de Octubro 160, 1050-062 Lisboa)
[1300 meters to the BNP]
Sana Executive Hotel ****
(Av. Conde de Valbom 56, 1050-069 Lisboa)
[2000 meters to the BNP]
Hotel Alif – Campo Pequeno ***
(Campo Pequeno, 51, 1000-081 Lisboa)
[1400 meters to the BNP]
How to get there from the Airport
A simple and cheap way of getting from the airport to the city centre is by bus. The AeroBus departs from the airport every 20 minutes (from 7.00 am to 9.00 pm) to the city centre. The closest bus stop is Campo Pequeno. You can also take the metro (blue line) from the airport and change in Saldanha to the yellow line.
Going around in Lisbon
A cheap and quick way to get around the city is the subway (Metropolitano de Lisboa, http://metro.transporteslisboa.pt/). It runs daily from 6.00 am to 1.00 am and you can use it with the travel card. This rechargeable card can be purchased in all transport operators point of sale and in Payshop Agents. It can be charged with a minimum of 1,50 € and a maximum of 10,00 €.