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International Conference on the History of Cartography
CONFERENCE BY CONFERENCE SURVEY
8th International Conference on the History of Cartography
VIII. Internationale Konferenz zur Geschichte der Kartographie
September 17-20, 1979 Berlin
Held in Berlin, under the auspices of the German Society for Cartography and Imago Mundi, with Wolfgang Scharfe the principal coordinator. Attendance estimates vary from about 120 to about 150, from 19 countries. Conference languages were German, French and English, and there was provided simultaneous translation, which promoted discussion, according to reports.
The thematic sections were five: "The works of a single cartographer," "Treatment of a single region," "Thematic maps," "Discussion of particular elements on a map," "Special questions."
Three exhibitions were shown,
There was a 2-day excursion to the Duke August Library at Wolfenbüttel, where there was also an exhibition, organized by A. W. Lang.
- "Prussia Represented in Maps," at the Privy State Archives, with items from the archives and from the State Library (catalog: Preussen im Kartenbild: Ausstellung des Geheimen Staatarchivs und der Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz im Geheimen Staatsarchiv, Berlin-Dahlem vom 17. September bis 31. Oktober 1979, by Werner Vogel, Lothar Zögner, Wolfgang Scharfe, et al. Berlin, 1979 (86pp));
- "The Maps of Wilmersdorf from the Beginning to the Present," at the Wilmersdorf Survey Office (catalog: Die geschichtliche Entwicklung Wilmersdordfs im Kartenbild. Ausstellung: Bezirksamt Wilmersdorf. Berlin, 1979);
- and an exceptional exhibition which gained considerable attention outside the conference, "Carl Ritter in His Time," at the State Library (catalog: Carl Ritter in seiner Zeit 1779-1859. Ausstellung der Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin. 1. Nov. 1979 bis 12. Jan. 1980, comp. Lothar Zögner. (Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz. Ausstellungskataloge, 11). Berlin, 1979. (128pp,61ill.)).
There were 43 papers, with evidently 41 distributed in full text, of which 26 were presented orally. There was a booklet with abstracts.