Welcome to the site of the 29th International Conference on the History of Cartography 2021 – ICHC 2021. The Conference will take place in Bucharest, Romania, in 4 – 9 July 2021.
The conference is being organized by the National Museum of Maps and Old Books in Bucharest and the University of Bucharest, in collaboration with Imago Mundi Ltd. The main venue will be Aula Magna of the Central University Library “Carol I” of Bucharest, with some sessions to be held in the amphitheaters of the Faculty of History, University of Bucharest. Both venues are located close to Bucharest’s historical centre. The conferences will be accompanied by a suite of map exhibitions showcasing the collections of several Bucharest institutions.
The main conference theme, ‘Conflict and Cartography’, aims to explore the intricate conflictual content of mapping and mapmaking in fields such as war, politics, ideology, cultural or intellectual history. The themes of the conference are (1) Imperial and Anti-Imperial Cartographies, (2) Frontier Cartographies, (3) Cartographies of Nostalgia and Imagination, (4) Cartographies of Difference and Map Consumption.
As always, papers on any other aspect of the history of cartography will be also considered.
The official language of the conference will be English, and all abstracts and presentations must be in that language. There will be no simultaneous translation.
Further information will be soon available.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Bucharest in 2021!