North Space and Maps - December 5-7, Berlin

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(Re)Producing the North Space, Knowledge, and Maps is a workshop on December 5-7, 2014 in Berlin organized by the research project “Negotiating Space, Arranging the Land. This is a multidisciplinary, international network of researchers interested in the cultural and historical importance of mapping in the Nordic Countries. We will ask how maps and cartographic practices (re)produced, challenged and changed the knowledge of Europe´s Northern periphery. How did term and concept of the North change along with the development of maps? Which effects had increasing knowledge on the design of maps? How did maps draw the line between knowledge and nescience – and, as may be the case, to what extent did the North symbolize unknown space? Additional information from Prof. Dr. Ralph Tuchtenhagen, Nordeuropa-Institut, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin.