Topographic visual media are produced and used in a wide variety of fields, such as science, art, the military, administration, jurisdiction and tourism. The Network Topographic Visual Media aims to understand and examine the functions, applications, and interconnections of topographic representations. Thus, it provides a public platform for academic debate and exchange between research projects and approaches from different disciplines. In our workshops, current research projects are discussed.
Netzwerk topografische Bildmedien (NtB) / Network Topographic Visual Media
Topographic visual media have been and continue to be produced and used in a wide variety of fields, such as science, art, the military, administration, jurisdiction and tourism. Accordingly, the field of investigation includes maps and sea charts, topographic sketches, diagrams and plans, the mapping of planets and seas, and virtual spaces in computer graphics as well as landscape paintings, drawings and prints. There are many overlaps between these visual media in terms of techniques and types of spatial representation. Thus, we aim to understand and examine their functions and applications with regard to these interconnections.
The Network Topographic Visual Media aims to provide a public platform for academic debate and exchange between research projects and approaches from different disciplines, e.g. image, media and cultural studies, history of art or history of cartography. In our workshops, current research projects on topographic visual media are presented and discussed.
Fr., 24. March 2023, 14:00 CET
Christian Welzbacher, Technische Universität Berlin
Building administration (Office of public works) in Prussia and the use of plans, maps and topographical drawings.
Fr., 21. April 2023, 14:00 CET
Anette Baumann, Justus Liebig Universität Gießen
Visualisierte Evidenz. Inaugenscheinnahmen und Augenscheinkarten am Reichskammergericht (1495-1806) (auf Deutsch/in German)
Fr., 26. Mai 2023, 14:00 CET
Camille Serchuk, Southern Connecticut State University
Mutation, Mediation, Meditation: Early Modern World Maps and their Frames
Fr., 30. June 2023, 14:00 CET
Petra Svatek, Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Cartography and Politics at the Department of Geography of Vienna University 1900-1945
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Concept and organization: Tabea Braun, Ulrike Boskamp, Amrei Buchholz, and Annette Kranen