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ISHMap Council 2016-17

Officers: Zsolt G. Török (Chair), Leif Isaksen (Treasurer), Merve Arkan (Secretary)

Trustees: Thomas Horst (PT), Antti Jakobsson (FIN), Petra Svatek (A), Sonali Siriwardena (UK), Matthew Edney (USA), Gilles Palsky (F),  Junia Furtado (BRA), Emmanuelle Vagnon (F)

Co-opted Members: Domonkos Hillier (Membership Secretary), Ádám Bérces (Webmaster)

2016-17 ISHMap Council (with former Trustees) at Lisbon AGM

Zsolt Győző Török

Chair of the Founding Group for ISHM (2009-2011) and Founder and Chair of the society from 2011 to 2015. Assoc- Professor of Cartography and Geoinformatics, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, and Director of Imago Mundi Ltd.. He graduated in cartography (MSc) and philosophy (MA,) and received his PhD in 1990. His research interests lie in Renaissance and Enlightenment cosmography, science and technology and cartography (in the context of Habsburg Empire and the Turkish Wars), early modern and Enlightenment cartography in Central Europe; and the 19-20th century exploration and mapping of the Libyan Desert. As a pioneer of experimental map history he revived the art of map and globe making in his provate workshop and created original technology editions of important early maps and the 42" Coronelli globe. He organized international conferences, symposia and exhibitions, including the International Map Collectors’ Society’s International Symposium (1997), the 21st International Conference on the History of Cartography (2005) and the ‘Sacred Places on Maps’ exhibition in (2005). He is a contributor to the History of Cartography series. He was David Woodward Research Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison (2007-2008); Mellon Fellowship at the Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Florence (2008-2009), received the IMCoS Helen Wallis Award  in 2009.

Merve Senem Arkan
Merve Senem Arkan (Cyprus) is a PhD student in the History of Cartography Department in Eötvös Lorand University, Budapest where she works under the supervision of Dr. Zsolt Török. Her current research interest is in urban maps of Cyprus between sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. She holds a Master's degree in Eastern Mediterranean Studies where she also graduated from Archaeology and Art History Major in Eastern Mediterranean University in Cyprus.

Matthew Edney

Matthew Edney is Osher Professor in the History of Cartography at the University of Southern Maine, and director of the History of Cartography Project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently president of the American Friends of the J.B. Harley Research Fellowships, Inc., a director of Imago Mundi Ltd, and a trustee of both the J. B. Harley Research Fellowship Trust and the International Society for the History of the Map.

Junia Furtado
Full Professor of Modern History at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais / Brazil. Master degree and Ph.D. in Social History, at Universidade de São Paulo/Brazil.Visiting Professor in the History Department, at Princeton University, spring 2001 and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, year 2008. Visiting scholar at Princeton University, year 2000; Newberry Library, September/October, 2007; Instituto de Ciências Sociais at Universidade de Lisboa, from January to March 2010; year Nominated to Joaquim Nabuco’s Chair, at Stanford University in 2012. Has several books and articles about Colonial Brazil and slavery.

Thomas Horst
Dr. Thomas Horst studied History and Anthropology in Munich. After his PhD he specialized in the analysis of old globes. His book about Gerhard Mercator (1512-1594), which was translated into French and Dutch, has been distinguished by the Société de Géographie in Paris with a special prize in 2012. Since September 2013 he has been working on a Postdoctoral Project about ‘Maps, Globes and Texts: Cosmographical knowledge in early Modern Europe’ at the CIUHCT in Lisbon, Portugal.

Antti Jakobsson
Chief Engineer at the National Land Survey of Finland and the chairman of the Cartographic Society of Finland. Previously he has worked as Programmes Manager at EuroGeographics, the association of National Mapping and Cadastral Authorities during 2008-2012. He is currently the Technical Coordinator of the European Location Framework (ELF) project (2013-2016), which is creating a technical infrastructure for sharing authoritative reference datasets in Europe. As a Chief Engineer at the National Land Survey of Finland, he has been working in development of national mapping and National Spatial Data Infrastructure. He is recognised universally for his extensive knowledge of quality assurance principles and practice. He is a regular contributor to the development of ISO and CEN standards. For the History of Mapping he has been writing papers on history of topographic mapping and he has organized the 25th International Conference on History of Cartography 2013 in Helsinki.

Gilles Palsky
Professor of Geography at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and member of the research unit Epistemology and History of Geography. He chaired the History of Cartography Commission of the French Committee of Cartography (1999-2007). His research revolves around the role of images in the building of geographical knowledge and development of thematic mapping. He is also engaged in theoretical issues in cartography: visualization of spatial Dynamics, participative mapping, mapping and semiology of graphics. He is in charge of the Twitter presence of the Society. 

Sonali Siriwardena
Solicitor based in London and a Vice President in Morgan Stanley. She is also a qualified lawyer in her native Sri Lanka. She completed her postgraduate degree in International Law at the University of Bristol in 2006. Sonali’s interest in the history of cartography began with her curiosity in ancient maps of Ceylon. She has completed the course on A History of Maps and Map-making conducted by the London Rare Books School of the University of London and she is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Map Collector’s Society.

Petra Svatek
Petra Svatek (Austria) studied history and geography at the University of Vienna (main emphasis on history of sciences and cartography). Since 2010 she is a scientific university assistance and lecturer on the history of cartography. Her researches focus on the history of thematic cartography in Austria from 1500 to 1950and the history of spatial research during the 19th and 20th centuries. 

Emmanuelle Vagnon
Emmanuelle Vagnon (France) completed a PhD in Medieval History at University Pantheon-Sorbonne in Paris: Cartography and representations of Eastern Mediterranean in the West at the end of the Middle Ages, submitted in 2007 and published in 2013 (Brepols, Terrarum Orbis 11). She then took a post-doctoral position for the research project Median (The Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean, from Antiquity to the Renaissance), and became associate researcher for the Bibliotheque Nationale de France and was one of the four curators of the exhibition The Golden Age of Maritime Charts (Paris, B nF, October 2012‐ January 2013), and one of the editors of the exhibition catalogue. Together with Catherine Hofmann she organized the symposium in December 2012 and edited the proceedings: ‘D'une technique une culture: les cartes marines  du XIIIe  au  X VIIIe  siecle’  Cartes &Geomatique (revue du CFC), n° 216, juin 2013. Since 2013 she is a researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris, specializing in the History of cartography and History of geography in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. She contributed to the book La Terre. Connaissance, representations, mes ure, dir. P. Gautier Dalche, Turnhout, Brepols, 2013. She has been a member of the C omite Français de Cartographie since 2010 and contributed to the organization and the pu blication of several meetings and symposiums. She contributes to several cartographic websites in the field of the History of Cartography ‘Cartes et Figures du Monde’ (http://cartogallica.hypotheses.org); Median (http://median.hypotheses. org); Menestrel for “Medieval Cartography” (http://www.menestrel.fr).

Ádám Bérces
Founding student member, the Webmaster and co-opted member of the Society.  Received his MSc in Cartography in 2012 and is currently a PhD student in the Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest.

Domonkos Hillier
Domonkos Hillier received his MSc in Cartography in 2010 and is currently a PhD student in the Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. His research project explores the possibilities of modern cartographic visualization methods for the historical study of early cartographic works. He was the secretary of the 2012 Budapest ICA Symposium. He is co-opted member and Membership Secretary of the Society. 

Dávid Derzsenyi
Art historian attending the Renaissance Studies Master Programme at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. In 2013 he was a visiting student at Leiden University and a trainee in its Library’s map collection; his tasks included the describing and cataloguing of maps in the Bodel Nijenhuis Collection and the Isaak Vossius Sub-collection. He then interned at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest. His major fields of interest are the history of cartography, map collection and Renaissance art. He is in charge of Facebook page of the Society.


ISHMap Council 2015-16

Officers: Sarah Tyacke (Chair), Sonali Siriwardena (Treasurer), Merve Senem Arkan (Secretary),

Trustees: Thomas Horst, Antti Jakobsson, Petra Svatek, Matthew Edney, Gilles Palsky, Catherine Delano-Smith, Junia Furtado, Emmanuelle Vagnon


ISHMap Council from June 13, 2014

Honorary Officers and Trustees:

  • Zsolt G. Török (Hungary), Trustee and Chair,
  • Sarah Tyacke (UK),Trustee and Secretary, 
  • Sonali Siriwardena (UK),Trustee and Treasurer

Trustees

  • Catherine Delano Smith (UK),
  • Matthew Edney (USA),
  • Junia Furtado (Brasil)
  • Thomas Horst (Portugal),
  • Leif Isaksen (UK)
  • Antti Jacobson (Finland)
  • Gilles Palsky (France)

ISHM Council from 2013


ISHM Council from June 30, 2012

Honorary Officers and Trustees:

  • Zsolt G. Török, Trustee and Chair,
  • Sarah Tyacke,Trustee and Secretary, 
  • Sonali Siriwardena,Trustee and Treasurer

Trustees

  • Catherine Delano Smith (UK),
  • Joost Depuydt (Belgium), 
  • Matthew Edney ( USA),
  • Thomas Horst (Germany),
  • Gilles Palsky ( France),
  • Leif Isaksen (UK)

 


The ISHM Executive Committee from December 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 (biographical details are below)

Chair: Zsolt G. Török

Secretary: Sarah J. Tyacke

Treasurer: Sonali Siriwardena

Here we go ....

The above are Honorary Trustees who were elected by the Founding Meeting on December 1, 2011 for the period up to the first Annual General meeting, to be held in Budapest on 30 June 2012, at which time Trustees and Officers will be elected for the following full period.

 

Zsolt Győző Török

Associate Professor of Cartography and Geoinformatics, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, and Director of Imago Mundi Ltd.. He Graduated in cartography (MSc) and philosophy (MA,) and received his PhD in 1990. His research interests lie in Renaissance cosmography and cartography ( in the context of Habsburg border defence during the Turkish wars); early modern and Enlightenment cartography in Central Europe; and the 19-20th century exploration and mapping of the Libyan Desert. In his private workshop he revived the art of map and globe making and created original technology editions of important early maps and globes. He organized international conferences, symposiums and exhibitions, including the International Map Collectors’ Society’s International Symposium (1997), the 21st International Conference on the History of Cartography (2005) and the ‘Sacred Places on Maps’ exhibition in (2005). He is a contributor to the History of Cartography series. His recent fellowships and awards: David Woodward Research Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison (2007-2008); Mellon Fellowship at the Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Florence (2008-2009), he was presented with the IMCoS Helen Wallis Award  in 2009.He has been Chair of the Founding Group for ISHM since 2009.

 

Sarah J. Tyacke

Former Chief Executive of the National Archives of England and Wales 1992-2005. She began her career in maps as Assistant Keeper in the Map Room of the British Museum and later became director of Special Collections in the British Library. She is now an international archival consultant and runs the annual map seminars for the London Rare Book School with Catherine Delano Smith. She is also an associate editor of volume 4 of the History of Cartography, chair of the Harley Trustees which funds researchers in map history, a director of Imago Mundi Ltd and President of the International Map Collectors Society (IMCoS). She writes on English chart making 1550-1750 and specifically on the charts in the Arcano del Mare drawn and published by Robert Dudley in 1648.

 

Sonali Siriwardena

Solicitor based in London and a Vice President in Morgan Stanley. She is also a qualified lawyer in her native Sri Lanka. She completed her postgraduate degree in International Law at the University of Bristol in 2006. Sonali’s interest in the history of cartography began with her curiosity in ancient maps of Ceylon. She has completed the course on A History of Maps and Map-making conducted by the London Rare Books School of the University of London and she is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Map Collector’s Society.