Étiqueté : maps

Conférence en ligne : What Is a Map? The Case of Fra Mauro’s Mappamundi, Londres, The Warburg Institute, le 27 mai 2021, à 17h00

Dr Angelo Cattaneo (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome): ‘What Is a Map? The Case of Fra Mauro’s Mappamundi: Author’s Intentions, Modern Receptions’ Lectures in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), Peter Barber (Visiting Fellow, History, King’s College, formerly Map Library, British Library) and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). Meetings in London, when these are physically possible, are generously supported by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association....

Conférence en ligne : Mapping Worlds: Medieval to Modern, Londres, The Warburg Institute, le 12 avril à 15h

Alessandro Scafi (Senior Lecturer in Medieval and Renaissance Cultural History) The aim of this course is to explore how maps have served to order and represent physical, social and imaginative worlds from around 1200 to 1700. The focus is on the iconographic character of maps and the complex relation between art and science that is found in mapmaking throughout history. The students will be introduced to a wide range of images from different time periods...

Parution : Maryanne Cline Horowitz et Louise Arizzoli (dir.), Bodies and Maps, Leyde, Brill, 2020

Since antiquity, artists have visualized the known world through the female (sometimes male) body. In the age of exploration, America was added to figures of Europe, Asia, and Africa who would come to inhabit the borders of geographical visual imagery. In the abundance of personifications in print, painting, ceramics, tapestry, and sculpture, do portrayals vary between hierarchy and global human dignity? Are we witnessing the emergence of ethnography or of racism? Yet, as this volume...

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