organized by Eötvös
with the support of the Hungarian Society for Geodesy, cartography and
Remote Sensing and in cooperation with Imago
London. ICHC 2005 took place
Hungary and was run from Sunday, July
to Friday, July 22, 2005.
were held in the Northern Building on the
campus of the Eötvös
2005 co-ordinator was Dr. Zsolt
assisted by Ms.
as secretary of the ICHC 2005 Academic Secretariat.
accomodation, travel and logistics was arranged by the Mrs. Ilona Módli
Conference Secretariat staff at Aktiv Tours Kft..
The academic programme was
organized with the support of the Academic
Programme Committee, headed by Prof.
Klinghammer, Rector of the
Eötvös University. Special thanks to Tony Campbell, Chairman of Imago
Mundi Ltd. and the IM Directors who contributed to the Budapest
197 participants attended
the conference (USA:
45, UK: 16, Hungary: 20,
European Union: 103 people), with 42 accompanying
number of conference participants is 235 (not including the
staff members), which is a new European ICHC record (more on ICHC
overriding conference theme was Changing
Borders, other conference
themes were (1) mapping the Habsburg Empire, (2) the history of
military mapping, (3) Old World - New Worlds, and (4) any other aspect
of the history of cartography.
to the stated conference
themes, the organisers have decided to invite proposals for papers that
make central reference to the inspiration provided by the ideas and
of Prof. David Woodward.
2005 Staff (with volunteer students,
from left): Szilvia
Bobák, Eszter Dombóvári,
Nóra Valyon, Krisztina Irás, Zsolt
Somogyi, Nyerges János,
János Balázs, Katalin Bite
The papers and poster in the
the ICHC 2005 International Paper
Selection Committee, chaired by Prof. Roger Kain (see
were organized into 21 sessions, including two
discussion sessions (The History of Cartography Project, and Promoting
the Use of Historic Maps in Schools), altogether 60 papers were
presented (including one voice PowerPoint paper). On July 19 we had the
traditional Poster Day, with no concurrent sessions, in the Harmony
Hall. A total of 34 posters were presented.
Thank you for the contributors, we are especially grateful to the session Chairs (listed in the programme) for their excellent work!
The abstracts of the papers and posters, with a short curriculum vitae
of the presenter(s) (and some illustrations) were published in English
in the printed program, 'Changing Borders'.
(For a free copy of the
volume please, contact the ICHC 2005 co-ordinator.)
The special workshops organized for
groups of conference participants
map exhibitions were prepared in conjunction with the
- Early Map Printing Workshop,
Zsolt Török (Gastaldi
copper plate printing) and George Carhart (Ramusio: wood block
printing, video presentation arranged by Béla
Kovács, printing with the
help of József Szekerka). The ICHC 2005 conference map was a
edition of the oval world map of the Gastaldi Ptolemy (Venice, 1546),
engraved into coper by Zsolt Török. Workshop
participants could print
their own copy (more)
- Plane Table Topographic Survey,
by Zsuzsa Draskovits,
Zsolt Török, László Buga.
Participants in the two morning groups were
instructed by Zsuzsa Draskovits, Zsolt Török,
József Szekerka, as well
as our guest-instructors: Alexey Postnikov and Peter Collier.
the opening of ICHC 2005 and following the special exhibitions
participants and guest were invited for refreshments and snacks. We are
grateful for the support received from our sponsors, whose
generousity made these receptions possible: the Office of the Minister
President, Republic of Hungary, The Columbia Gazetteer of the World-
Online, Mr. Tamás Korányi map collector and the
- "Margaritae Cartographicae:
the National Library" at the National Széchényi
- "Earth and Sky: Astronomy and
the University" at the Eötvös University Library.
- "Military maps in Hungary from
the 16th to
the 20th century" at the Military Historical Institute and Museum.
The standing commission on the History of Cartography of the
Cartographic Association (ICA) was held on 19 July,
chaired by Prof. Alexey Postnikov. This morning there was a special
presentation on the history of maps of Iran, delivered by Mr. Mohammed
On Saturday, July 16, the International
Society of Curators of Early
Maps held its biennial meeting during a special tour in the
Kalocsa, combined with a tour and visit of the Archdiocesan Library.
After the conference there was a special Blue Danube Post
Conference Tour, organized for participants. Visits included
Benedictine Archabbey (map exhibition "Sacred Places on Maps"), the
Vienna Historical Museum, The Map Collection, Austrian National
Library, (Vienna), The Danube Museum (Esztergom).
The Farewell dinner was held at Lazar Equestrian Park,
Gödöllö (96 people participated).
The final ICHC 2005 conference
programme can be downloaded from the
conference web site.
- Zsolt Török,
Borders. Programme, Absrtracts of Papers and Posters, Curricula Vitae,
and List of Participants.
ICHC 2005 Academic Secretariat, Budapest, 2005, 157 p.
No. 9, 2005.
magazin- Magazine for Map History (Balatonkenese
: Szathmáry Tibor),
Különszám- Special Issue. 28 p. The
conference issueof the private magazine included the summaries of
published in Cartographica Hungarica (1992-2004) in English and in
Hungarian, the Indexes and a short history of Hungarian
Novissima Regni Hungariae potamographica et telluris productum Tabula-
Wasser und Producten Karte der Koenigreichs Ungarn-
explanatory notes on 'Jonannes Korabinsky and his map', the first
thematic country map, by Zsolt Török. Published and
printed by the
Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics, Eötvös
Budapest, 2005. Original map size, c. 60 x 46 cm, one-colour offset
print, limited edition.
- Török Zsolt (ed.): Szent helyek a
kiállítás a Pannonhalmi
Fõapátság és a Schottenstift
(Bécs) anyagából / Sacred
places on maps : a cartographic exhibition from the collections of
Pannonhalma (Hungary) and Schottenstift (Vienna).
Pannonhalma : Pannonhalmi Fõapátság, 2005.
Introduction: Török Zs.: Szent helyek a
térképeken (p.7-18)/ Sacred
places on maps
(p.19-31); explanatory essays: C. Delano Smith & A. Scafi Szent
földrajz (p.33-54)/ Sacred
geography Holy places on
maps of Palestine
(p.141-154); R.E. Hassner:‘Helytelen’ nevek :
hogyan ‘találták fel’ a szent
helyeket a zarándokok és a
térképészek (p.71-93)/ (p.155-176);
Ego sum via : keresztény utak a modern európai
kialakulásában (p.95-119)/ Names without places :
how pilgrims and mapmakers invent sacred placesEgo sum via : Christian
itineraries in the evolution of modern European cartography
(p.177-202); Katalógus = Catalogue (p.-) [Biblical
religious maps, views and globes from anon. ‘Tabula
4th century AD in ed. Karacs, Buda, 1825) and ‘Secu[n]da etas
(etc.) in Liber cronicarum . . . of H. Schedel (Augsburg : J.
Schönsperger, 1497), Ziegler: Terrae Sanctae (Strasbourg,
Bünting: Itinierarium Sacrae Scripturae (Magdeburg, 1597),
Theatrum Terrae Sanctae (Cologne, 1584). to Sieber: Reise von Cairo
nach Jerusalem (Prague, 1826) and ‘Palesztina : a biblai
színhelye’ of Kogutowicz at scale 1:200
000 (Budapest : Magyar
Földrajzi Intézet [after 1901]). Other remarkable
Münster's 'Heydelberger Becirk' (1537), Eckebrecht 1658 world
Nolli's map of Rome, Scherer famous Atlas Novus volumes (e.g. Atlas
Marianus), Kino's report on California as peninsula etc.ISBN
hadi térképek a XVI.
századtól a II.
világháborúig = Hungarian military
maps from the 16th century to the Second World War
/ A kiállítás anyagát
válogatta, a katalógust
készítette: Dr. Jankó
Annamária és a Hadtörténeti
Térképtár munkatársai . . .
= Choosing of maps of the exhibition and elaboration of the catalogue
by: Dr. Jankó Annamária and colleagues of the
Maproom . . .”. - Lists and describes 42 MS & printed
items (including aerial photogr.) Budapest
Hadtörténeti Intézet és
Múzeum [, 2005]. - 23p. : ill., maps (chiefly col.,
including on front cover) ; 17 x 24 cm. - In E & Hu.
The list of items dispalyed at other ICHC 2005 exhibitions can be
found on this web page.
Thank you for the support and contribution of all who helped us in
organizing this conference.
Hope we see you all again at the next ICHC conferences,
next time in Berne in 2007.
December 31, 2005,
ICHC 2005 Co-ordinator
2005 Academic Secretariat
Zsolt Török, ICHC 2005
Krisztina Irás, Secretary
Department of Cartography
and Geoinformatics, Eötvös Loránd
(36)-1- 372-2975, Fax: (36)-1-
Budapest, Pázmány Péter
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