[ISHMap-List] Call for Papers, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May of 2016

Chet Van Duzer chet.van.duzer at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 06:12:46 CEST 2015

Dear Colleagues,

My colleague Laura Whatley and I are soliciting proposals for 20
minute papers for a panel on medieval maps at the International
Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, which will take
place May 12-15 of 2016. Here is a description of the panel:

Defining Otherness on Medieval Maps

Medieval maps – from mappaemundi to elaborately decorated nautical
charts – provide abundant and rich evidence for the ways in which
European cartographers viewed, framed and represented other peoples.
This panel seeks papers that bring new materials and new insights to
this field of study.  We hope for papers exploring depictions of
otherness, including foreigners and monsters, on medieval maps that
have not been examined from this point of view before, perhaps
including depictions of Europeans on Islamic maps.  We certainly
welcome papers that challenge current views and / or that bring new
critical or theoretical perspectives to bear on the medieval mapping
of otherness.

Papers are expected to be amply illustrated with high-quality images
of the maps discussed.

Please send your title and abstract (250 words), together with a short
CV focusing on your work in the history of cartography along with the
conference Participant Information Form, to chet.van.duzer at gmail.com
and LauraWhatley at ferris.edu by September 18, 2015. The Participant
Information Form can be found on the Congress website:

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,



Chet Van Duzer
12177 Winton Way
Los Altos Hills, CA  94024-6431

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