I am working on a session on "cartographic engagement and the representation o place and space" for the AAG (Association of American Geographers) Conference next April in Washington DC. During the NACIS meeting in Sacramento I saw a lot of nice presentations and met many enthusiastic "mappists". I wonder if someone of you would be interested in presenting... Please, get in touch with me (see CFP below):
Best cartographic wishes
Jörn Seemann (email@example.com)
CFP AAG Conference, April 14-18, 2010, Washington D.C.
Paper Session: Cartographic Engagement and the Mapping of Place and Space
Organizer: Jörn Seemann, Louisiana State University
As research topic, maps and mappings within a cultural perspective have become increasingly popular along the last two decades. While the cultural turn in cartography has triggered a more detailed and conscious study of the cultural, political and economic contexts in the processes of mapmaking, many cultural geographers have followed a “cartographic turn”, conceiving maps both as material culture and as powerful spatial metaphors.
However, studies on the authorship and human agency in mapmaking and how mapmakers engage with place and space are still awaiting a closer look (Pearce 2008). How do we, as mapmakers in general and geographers in particular, engage with the representation of place and space? How do we represent our findings? How do we convert or translate information into maps and graphic representations? How can we experience geographies of human knowledge and place in the map? Where can we find ourselves in our maps?
These are only some of the questions to be addressed. The session seeks to explore a wide range of human and humanistic aspects of mapping and mapmaking (Wright 1942), taking into account that the use of one’s own drawings and mappings is not only a way of understanding landscapes, but also an act of “drawing out one’s ‘geographical self’, and gaining an experience of place and time”(Lilley 2000, p.382).
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- Cartographic solutions to map place and space
- Historical travel accounts and present-day spatial experience and their cartographic representation
- Insights into the processes of map production
- Production of place and space on the internet (e.g. OpenStreetMap, Google Earth)
- Affective GIS and emotional geovisualization
- Map biographies and the social life of maps
- Community-based mappings
- Maps and art
- Maps and movement
- Restorative cartography
- Indigenous cartographies
- Theoretical reflections on cartography and place
Please email the title and abstract of your paper (no more than 250 words) and your PIN number to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than October 23.
Lilley, Keith. 2000. Landscape mapping and symbolic form. Drawing as a creative medium in cultural geography. In Ian Cook et al., eds., Cultural turns/geographical turns. Perspectives on cultural geography. New York: Prentice Hall, pp.370-386.
Pearce, Margaret Wickens. 2008. Framing the days: Place and narrative in Cartography. Cartography and Geographic Information Science 35(1): 17-32.
Wright, J. K. 1942. Mapmakers are human - comments of the Subjective in Maps, Geographical Review 32: pp. 527-44.
CFP AAG Conference 2010 Washington DC
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