The 29th International Cartographic Conference opened in Tokyo, Japan! After busy days with 13 pre-conference workshops, the main conference opened on Monday evening. Papers, proceedings and abstracts are available on the ICC2019 website:
Also, the 18th General Assembly of the ICA takes place in connection with ICC2019. The first day (discussion) was on Monday; the second day including voting and elections will take place on Friday. The results will be published on the ICA website soon.
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The Pre-Conference Workshop on Map Projections will be held on Sunday, 14 July 2019, 16:00-19:00 local time, in Teikoku-Shoin Co., Ltd. premises which is located three-minute walk from Exit A1 of Jimbocho Station on TokyoMetro Hanzomon line, Toei Shinjuku line or Toei Mita line. The latitude and longitude of the place is about 35 deg 41 min 40 sec and 139 deg 45 min 20 sec.
Teikoku-Shoin Co., Ltd is a leading company that publishes school atlases and textbooks on geography. The website of Teikoku-Shoin Co., Ltd is https://www.teikokushoin.co.jp/en/information/ A map and nearest station information are available on this site.
If you will be able to actively participate at the Workshop, with a short lecture or presentation, please let me know.
Everybody is welcome!
Chair of the ICA Commission on Map Projections
Location: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), Room Uranus
The workshop programme is provisional and might be subject to change. Check the workshop website for updates.
10:00–10:15 Walk in with coffee/tea
10:15–10:30 Opening address by the organizers
Session I – Eastern Cartographic Practices and their Echo in the West
10:30–11:05 World image of early modern Japan, Professor Hirotada Kawamura
11:05–11:40 Early modern maps of Japan as sources of Western cartography of East Asia during the 18th and 19th century, Professor Shigeru Kobayashi
11:40–12:15 Early Chinese Bronze Ritual Vessel Cartography: How Trees, Mounds, Spirals, and Ponds Were Used to Document Early China’s Landscape, Bruce Jones
12:15–13:30 Lunch break (on your own)
Session II – From Tradition to Modernity: Diverse Cartographic Cultures in India
13:30–14:05 Cartographic history of India: Mapping India from the early modern ages till 20th century, Ankita Medhi
14:05–14:40 The role of cartography in tiger conservation of Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, India, Bhanwar Vishvendra Raj Singh
14:40–15:00 Coffee break
Session III – Between the Old and The New World: A Cartographic Encounter
15:00–15:35 How East and West Cartographic Studies Influenced the Most Important 16th Century Ottoman Cartographer of Piri Reis and His World Maps, Aytaç Yürükçü
15:35–16.05 Jesuit View of Americas: A Cultural Encounter in the New World, Mirela Altić
16:05–16:15 Closing remarks
Two exhibitions concerned with the history of cartography are being held during the ICC in Tokyo. The first is an exhibit at the National Diet Library (NDL) located in the central part of Tokyo. On display are seven sets of maps which were selected from the collection of NDL as notable examples of Japanese early modern maps. Second is a special exhibition of maps of Japan by Sekisui Nagakubo (1717-1801) focusing on the role of his maps in the transition of the Western geographical image of Japan when they were brought to Europe. The exhibit is being held at the Koga Historical Museum, Koga City, Ibaraki Prefecture.
This issue features the final President’s Report by Menno-Jan Kraak, who in a truly cartographic fashion summarised his term
in office. We are reminded about the upcoming General Assembly and treated to another update on ICC 2019 in Tokyo.
– Igor Drecki, Editor ICA News
Igor will step down from his role as the editor of ICA News this year and we need to thank him for the wonderful work he did, but also for his efforts to preserve ICA’s past!
The Joint ICA/IGU Commission on Toponymy invites you to attend the GeoNames19 Symposium Place names and migration in Vienna, Austria from 6–8 November 2019.
Migration is a global and all-time phenomenon. Ever since humankind exists, people were migrating – individually or in groups. Concerning place names people can migrate to rather scarcely named areas but also to areas that have a densely and established namescape. Especially in the latter case it is interesting to look on how people – often with a different linguistic and cultural background – deal with the situation. Recent research shows that place names are clearly connected to personal and group identity. But research on how exactly migrants use, adapt and maybe change place names is a desideratum.
Related to place names, this prompts a number of delicate questions: How do migrants deal with place names? Do they accept the place names they find? Do they adapt them to their own language by translation, morphological or phonetic adaptation? Do they create new names of their own for already named places? And how do long-term residents of the place react to these attitudes?
Some of these questions get addressed already in traditional fields of onomastics. Additionally recent fields of study like “critical onomastics” and “colonial onomastics” give a new view on the same questions. The symposium intends to highlight in this respect various historical situations as well as recent migration events in all parts of the world.
Subthemes (with no claim to be exhaustive):
Place-name use in historical situations of migration
Place-name use in recent situations of migration
Reactions of long-term residents to the place-name use by migrants
Attempts (by migrants or the resident community) of integrating migrant place names into the official namescape
Place-name use of migrants by feature categories
Place-name use by kinds of migration
Transfer of place names from the former home to the new place
Use of exonyms of the local community by migrants
No participation fee is requested.
Symposion language: English
Venue: Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen (Federal Office of Metrology and Surveying), Schiffamtsgasse 1-3, 1020 Vienna
The ICA Commission on Art & Cartography invites you to participate in their Pre-Conference Workshop “Reclaiming through Mapping: Olympic Sites of Tokyo.” Some of these spaces, including the main conference venue, are on reclaimed land or artificial islands in Tokyo Bay built out of waste landfill. This workshop investigates the question of how place is constructed and mapped, using an experimental methodology developed by the artist-research collective Hamilton Perambulatory Unit, who will lead a participatory mapping walk in Tokyo that looks to uncover the layers of urban development history of the 2 Tokyo Olympics and the high-growth (1964) and post-growth (2020) periods they represent. This interdisciplinary workshop uses hybrid spatial and sensory ethnography and intermedial approaches to map a site and distinguish the layers of time, history, materiality, and digital city-image. Participants will be asked to contribute to the final multi-media strata-map of Tokyo’s Olympic sites.
To begin this two-day workshop, we will meet at the Tokyo Metropolitan University for short presentations to contextualize our experimental and sensory mapping methodologies, before continuing the discussion on the trains while heading towards the Toyosu fish market for lunch (45min from Akihabara). We will then visit the nearby construction site of the Athlete’s Village on Harumi Island while we give some background on the area, and spend some time mapping the site. On the second day, we will meet at one of the 1964 Olympic sites to further explore mapping methodologies before heading back to Tokyo Metropolitan University to share results. The data collected will help answer the following research questions: How does the official Olympic narrative affect the sites? How do experimental cartographies work to investigate how place is constructed?
The workshop is open to everyone with an interest in sensory mapping art practices and experimental cartographies. Registration is required and is free of charge. Please note that it is not necessary to be registered for the main ICC conference (which requires fees) to be able to attend the workshop.
For more information or to register, please contact Taien Ng-Chan taien [at] yorku.ca or Sharon Hayashi hayashi [at] yorku.ca. Please include a short bio and indicate your interest in the workshop.