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International Conference on the History of Cartography

27th International Conference on the History of Cartography

July 9-14, 2017 Belo Horizonte

ICHC 2017 was organized by the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, the Government of Minas Gerais, the city of Belo Horizonte, Circuito Praça da Liberdade (Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Casa Fiat de Cultura, Espaço do Conhecimento UFMG and Espaço Cultura MTC), CAPES, CNPq and FAPEMIG, and Imago Mundi Ltd.
ICHC 2017 took place within or close to Liberty Square, the 19th-century administrative centre, which is now dedicated to culture. The paper and poster sessions will be housed in the up-to-date facilities of the Centro Cultural do Minas Tênis Clube / the Cultural Centre of the Minas Tennis Club, located at Rua da Bahia 2244. The Centre has a very modern and well equipped auditorium with room for 600 people and was opened in 2013. Sessions were held in the Bradesco theatre and the Multimeios Auditorium, and the poster session in the Ballroom, all in the Minas Tennis Club.
The official language of the conference was English. The main coordinator was Junia Furtado.

The opening ceremony was held in the auditorium on Sunday 9 July and a key note Brazil and the cartographic challenge of the new by Junia Furtado (UFMG - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais/ Brazil), and between the speeches Latin American Dances Variations by Bruno Castro and Robertinha Bastos.

A total of 156 people attended the conference. Photos and biographical information each presenter and abstracts of all papers in English were provided in a printed program, and all participents were presented a boo The Cartographic Challenge of the New, edited by Junia Ferreira Furtado and Valquiria Ferreira da Silva, which included several essays and the lists of exposed maps and documents at the three expositions.

Pre-conference meetings included the Annual General Meeting of the International Society for the History of the Map (ISHMap) on Saturday 8 July and the Meeting of the International Society of Curators of Early Maps (ISCEM) on Sunday morning 9 July.

The farewell dinner was in the Museu de Arte da Pampulha.

The one-day pre-conference tour was a touristic tour through Belo Horizonte (Praça da Liberdade, Mangabeiras Viewpont and Conjunto Moderno da Pampulha / Pampulha Modern Architectural Complex).

The two day post-conference tour went on Saturday to Ouro Preto, overnight there and on Sunday to Inhotim Contemporary Art Museum.

Conference theme

The Cartographic Challenge of the New / O desafio cartográfico do Novo


Three exhibitions were prepared in conjunction with the conference:

Museu Mineiro - Cartografar, pintar e desenhar Minas Gerais / Mapping, painting and delineating Minas Gerais
Displaying the cartographic evolution of the representation of Minas Gerais, from captaincy to province, during the 18th and 19th centuries. The region’s transformation was recorded on manuscript maps, showing the dynamics of its territorial expansion and growing population (from the centre outwards). Three separate areas evolved: the gold region (centre), the diamond region (northeast), and the backlands, still occupied by the Indians (east and west).

Centro Cultural do Minas Tênis Clube - Olhares sobre o globo: o desafio cartográfico do novo / Looking over the globe: The new cartographic challenge
The Brazilian National Library grew out of the collection that King Dom João [John] VI brought to Brazil when the Portuguese royal family fled to South America after the invasion of Portugal by Napoleon’s troops. Among the items saved is an illuminated manuscript of Ptolemy’s Geography. The Cartography division will display a representative sample of both precious and little known items from that collection, both manuscript and printed. These illustrate how the Portuguese represented their empire in maps.

Museu Histórico Abílio Barreto - Belo Horizonte: uma cidade planejada nos trópicos / Belo Horizonte: a planned city in the tropics
This exhibition features the collection of visual and cartographic representations (maps, panoramas, and blueprints of public and private constructions) from the period of the creation of the city of Belo Horizonte. The material belonged formerly to the committee charged with building the city and is now owned by the Abílio Barreto Historical Museum and the city archive.
The MHAB is part of the Municipal Foundation of Culture of the Municipality of Belo Horizonte. Its origins date back to 1935 when the journalist and writer Abilio Barreto was invited to organize the General Archive of the City Hall. He began collecting documents and objects for a future city museum of history, concentrating on two aspects: the former Curral Del Rei village and parts for the new capital (Belo Horizonte city). The house of the former Leitão farm, part of the museum, is the only architectural remnant of the surroundings of the Curral Del Rei village.


* = not read, abstract in program book. NB: Session Bn were in the Bradesco Theater, and sessions Mn in the Multimeios Auditorium.
Session B1 was the opening session, M11 the poster session and B22 the Closing Ceremony.

    Sunday, July 9, 2017

    Session B2: City pictura and description (chair: Peter Barber)

  1. Creating vision? The case of the city maps of Jacob van Deventer (sixteenth-century) / Colin Dupont (Royal Library of Belgium/ Belgium)
  2. Images of towns in early cartography / Wojciech Iwańczak (Kielce University/ Poland)
  3. A commercial plan of Porto Alegre (RS), Brazil / Daniela Marzola Fialho (UFRGS - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul/ Brazil) and Jezabel Neubaeur Katz (UFRGS/ Brazil)

    Sunday, July 10, 2017

    Session B3: Mapping the waters: oceans and seas (chair Cláudia Damasceno)

  4. From sea voyages to global wars: The iconography of movement in European and American atlases (1837-1914) / Zef Segal (The Israeli Open University, and Tel-Aviv Jaffa Academic College/ Israel)
  5. Ibrahim Müteferrika's map of the Black Sea and its copies in Bibliothèque national de France / Kaan Üçsu (Istanbul University/ Turkey)
  6. Updating sea charts: (Re-)discoveries in the Naval Chronicle (1799-1818) / Yannan Ding (Shanghai Jiao Tong University/ China and University of Oxford/ United Kingdom)

    Session M3: Mapping nationhood (chair Eloi Ficquet)

  7. 'I make known the end from the beginning': Jaime Cortesão's courses at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the processes of producing historical atlases in Brazil / Renato Amado Peixoto (UFRN - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte/ Brazil)
  8. The Great Trigonometrical Survey in colonial India (1799-1866) and the imagination of Indian nationhood / Tarun Kumar Mondal (University of Kalyani/ India) The measure of the world: 'Comarca' as a category of special representation in the early modern Iberoamerican world/ Caio Figueiredo Fernandes Adan (Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana/ Brazil)

    Session B4: Mapping in the Middle Age (chair Francis Herbert)

  9. Certain aspects of al-Kharezmi's mapping (on the basis of the 'Surat al-arz') / Zokirjon Saidboboev (Center on Uzbekistan's Contemporary History/ Uzbekistan)
  10. Understanding Historically the Distribution of Places on Medieval Islamic Maps of the Mediterranean / Karen Pinto (Boise State University/ USA)
  11. How to draw the world: The mappaemundi of Guillaume de Saint-Cloud / Chet Van Duzer (Library of Congress/ USA)
  12. The 'Liber de existencia riveriarum' (c.1200) and the birth of nautical cartography / Joaquim Alves Gaspar (CIUHCT, Universidade de Lisboa/ Portugal)

    Session M4: Collecting war (chair Mirela Altic)

  13. Fatal panic: Military secret maps and Soviet-Japanese relations in Manchuria / Sunyoung Park (Sejong University/ South Korea)
  14. The cartographic construction of Europe during World War I at the University of Vienna / Petra Svatek (Woldan Collection/ Austrian Academy of Sciences/ Austria)
  15. Collecting from cutting to copying: Brazil in the Bodel Nijenhuis collection / Martijn Storms (Leiden University Libraries/ Netherlands)
  16. The liberation of Salvador da Bahia (Brazil, 1625) in brilliant disguise: Some reflections upon recycled and camouflaged maps / Bram Vannieuwenhuyze (University of Amsterdam/ Netherlands) and Martijn Storms (Leiden University Libraries/ Netherlands)

    Session B5: Cities and urbanism (chair Mary Pedley)

  17. Revealing peripheral urban places in the Spanish colonial world through cartography: rendering the Convent of the Discalced Carmelites of Saint Raphael, La Chimba, Santiago, 1773 / Catherine E. Burdick (Pontifícia Universidade do Chile/ Chile)
  18. *Creating urban spaces on the frontier of the Spanish empire: Galveztown, Louisiana (1779) and Nueva Orán, Argentina (1794) / Anthony Mullan (Library of Congress/ USA)
  19. Léon Jaussely's 1919 Plan d'extension (de Paris): Proposing a modern capital city / Kory Olson (Stockton University/ USA)
  20. The scale of two cities: Mapping the dimensions of London and Paris in the 1720s / Michael Heffernan (University of Nottingham/ United Kingdom)

    Session M5: Indigenous and native mapping (chair Jörn Seemann)

  21. Mapping the 'sertão': The significance of the presence and absence of indigenous populations on the cartography of Portuguese America / Amalia Cristovão dos Santos (USP - Universidade de São Paulo/ Brazil)
  22. Indigenous mapping: Culture creates cartography / Benjamin Olshin (The University of the Arts/ USA)
  23. Prince Peter Kropotkin's service in the Amur Cossack Army and his use of cartographic information from indigenous informants (1862-1867) / Alexey Postnikov (Russian Academy of Sciences Institute for the History of Science and Technology/Russia)
  24. Reading the landscape of San Pedro Teozacoalco, Oaxaca, México, from the codex 'Mapa de Teozacoalco' (1580): A cultural approach / Fátima Irasema Martínez Reyes (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México/ México)

    Session B6: Missionary maps and sacred places (chair Sebastian Diaz Angel)

  25. Mapping a tropical frontier: Cartography of the Jesuit province of Moxos / Mirela Altic (Institute of Social Sciences/ Zagreb, Croatia)
  26. Franciscan cartography of the Peruvian Amazon in the second half of the eighteenth century / Carme Montaner (Institut Cartografic i Geologic de Catalunya/ Spain)
  27. Sacred geography and sacred architecture in an unknown manuscript map by Paolo Luigi Gozzi, 1777 / Ariel Tishby (The Israel Museum/ Israel)

    Session M6: Voyages and mapping (chair Jordana Dym)

  28. Visualizing the voyage: Cartographic print and material culture of the Anson expedition (1740-44) from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries / Katherine Parker (Hakluyt Society/ United Kingdom)
  29. *Information that travels from map to map: The transfer of knowledge from the books of French travelers to Brazil to European maps of the New World (late sixteenth-seventeenth century) / Olga Okuneva (Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences/ Russia)
  30. Francesco Tosi Colombina's 1756 map and river routes in the Tibagy hinterland / Denise Aparecida Soares de Moura (USP - Universidade de São Paulo/ Brazil)

    Tuesday 11 July

    Session B7: Enigmatic cartographies (chair Joaquim Alves Gaspar)

  31. Caribana and Nova Albión: Geographical enigmas at the brink of the Spanish Empire / Sabrina Guerra Moscoso (Universidad San Francisco de Quito/Ecuador)
  32. Mapping Rome's Isola Tiberina: Ancient history, papal politics, and Pirro Ligorio's vision / Jeremy Brown (Royal Holloway, University of London/ United Kingdom)
  33. The Lord of the Rings' map and the construction of a fantastic world / Brenda Degger (Universidade Federal do Paraná- UFPR/ Brazil)

    Session M7: Mapping nationhood: Measuring Ethiopia (OR) geopolitics and maps in Africa (chair Michael Heffernan)

  34. Examining the developments of the Highland-Lowland territorial concepts in Northern Ethiopia / Fesseha Berhe (EHESS- Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales/ France)
  35. A new reading of old maps of northeastern Africa: Sources for local territorial, socio-political, and cultural concepts / Wolbert Smidt (Mekelle University/ Ethiopia)
  36. Of math and men: The multi-layered methodology of Antoine d'Abbadie's maps of Ethiopia published in the 1860s / Eloi Ficquet (EHESS- Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales/ France)

    Session B8: Historical maps in the age of digital tools (chair André Reyes Novaes)

  37. Project MAPPY: Towards a holistic understanding of the history of cartography / Ian Fowler (Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, University of Southern Maine/ USA) and Kristen Gwinn-Becker (CEO of technology and services company HistoryIT/ USA)
  38. Increasing access to maps of the American Revolutionary War era through digital tools and institutional collaboration / Evan Thornberry (Norman B. Leventhal Map Center/ USA)
  39. What else do we need? Presenting digitized historical map collections in the Netherlands / Reinder Storm (Amsterdam University Library/ Netherlands)
  40. Pelagios Commons and the Tabula Peutingeriana / Leif Isaksen (Lancaster University/ United Kingdom)

    Session M8: Politics, nation and nationalism (chair Roger Kain)

  41. Spatial cognition between (pre)modern regimes: A case study of North Taiwan (1785-1910) / Sen-hao Yang (National Taiwan University/ Taiwan)
  42. Dictatorship and art: The maps of Horacio Zabala in the Argentine military regime / Carla Sales (UERJ - Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro/ Brazil)
  43. Maps and politics: The São Paulo Provincial Legislative Assembly and its project of territorial construction during the Regency period (1831-1840) / José Rogério Beier (USP - Universidade de São Paulo/ Brazil)
  44. Bureaucracy, cartography, and the Hydrographic Office of the British Admiralty, 1825-1855 / Megan Barford (National Maritime Museum, Greenwich/ United Kingdom)

    Session B9: Travel accounts, narratives and people (chair Carla Lois)

  45. Nineteenth-century travelers' maps: Following the trail from sketch to publication / Jordana Dym (Skidmore College/ USA)
  46. The lost nineteenth-century American road map: Rehabilitating an overlooked genre / James Akerman (Newberry Library/ USA)
  47. The South Atlantic slave trade in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century cartography / Iris Kantor (USP - Universidade de São Paulo/ Brazil)
  48. The 1919 geological sketch of Southern Antioquia by Robert Scheibe: A vantage from which to see German cartographic influences on the development of geology in Colombia in the early twentieth century / Pablo Castro (Universidad EAFIT/ Colombia)

    Session B10: Illusions, accuracy and dimensions (chair Matthew Edney)

  49. Look but don't touch: Cartographic illusions of tactility / David Weimer (Harvard Library/ USA)
  50. The journeys of the vertical dimension: Altitude mapping as statecraft in nation making (Argentina, 1901-1914) / Graciela Favelukes (CONICET - Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Técnicas, UBA - Universidad de Buenos Aires/ Argentina) and Malena Mazzitelli Mastricchio (CONICET, Universidad Autónoma de Entre Rios, Argentina)
  51. *In the shadow of Enlightenment: Geometric accuracy, thematic content, use of maps, and Marsigli's cartography / Török Zsolt (Eötvös Loránd University/ Hungry)

    Session M10: Indigenous mapping in Americas (chair David Palacios)

  52. Guarani cartography as an instrument of autonomy / Artur Henrique Franco Barcelos (FURG - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande/ Brazil)
  53. The Taino portolan: Pre-Columbian cartography of the Caribbean / Daniel Shelley (IACA - International Association of Caribbean Archaeology/ USA)

    Wednesday 12 July

    Session B12: Early Modern cartography: people, lands and aeter (chair Neil Safier)

  54. Reliqua australis orae etiamnum in obscuro latent: Hidden yet in obscurity, the southern lands on sixteenth-century world maps / Robert J. King (National Library of Australia/ Australia)
  55. Apocalypse redux: The toponym of enclosed Jews in early modern cartography / Ruth Watson (University of Auckland/ New Zealand)
  56. Circulation and Collection of Selenographic Knowledge in the 17th Century / Nydia Pineda De Avila (Queen Mary University of London/ United Kingdom)
  57. Pictorial citations in Pierre Descelier's mappamundi (1553) and the "Figure des Brazilians": Painterly imitation, political implications, performative complications / Daniel Ruppel (John Carter Brown Library, Brown University / USA)

    Session B13: Where was Asia in the Early Modern period? (chair Iris Kantor)

  58. Where was Asia in the Early Modern period? Perspectives from Japan / Kären Wigen (Stanford University/ USA)
  59. Where was Asia in the Early Modern period? Perspectives from Northern Europe / Charlotta Forss (Stockholm University/ Sweden)
  60. Where was Asia in the Early Modern period? Asia in China, Russia and the in-between: perspectives from Central Asia / Lisa Hellman (University of Tokyo/ Japan)

    Session B14: The History of Cartography Project
    Matthew Edney (Director, History of Cartography Project)

    Thursday 13 July

    Session B15: Imaginary and desired hydrography in the Americas (chair James Akerman)

  61. Imagining water in the desert, a late example in the American Great Plains / Quentin Morcrette (Université Lumière Lyon 2/ France)
  62. A 'South American Great Lakes System': Cartographies of a geographical engineering program in Latin America to contain Communism / Sebastian Diaz Angel (Cornell University/ USA)
  63. Rivers of doubt: Naming practices, narrative cartographies, and textual geographies of the Amazon and its tributaries in the early twentieth century / Jörn Seemann (Ball State University/ USA)

    Session B16: Merging scales and representations (chair Carme Montaner)

  64. A game of snakes and ladders: The elusive history of "map scale" / Matthew Edney (Universities of Southern Maine and Wisconsin/ USA)
  65. A world-passage at different scales: The Strait of Magellan as a constructor of territoriality in the sixteenth century / Mauricio Onetto (Universidad Autónoma de Chile/ Chile)
  66. Choosing scales: Space and time in Michaele Colinio's map (ca. 1620) / Andréa Doré (UFPR - Universidade Federal do Paraná/ Brazil)
  67. Pilgrimage in the Andean valleys: Cosmographical and historical scales in the 'Carta corografica' related to Juan de Castellano's chronicle (1589-1601) / Andres Velez Posada (Universidade EAFIT/ Colombia)

    Session B17: Mapping the waters: Rivers and hydrography (chair Andrea Doré)

  68. Mapping Amazonia: The cartographic work of the explorers Henri and Octavie Coudreau and their collaboration with Elisée Reclus (1882-1906)/ Federico Ferretti (University College Dublin/ Ireland)
  69. The mapping of the Putumayo River and the Luso-Hispanic struggle in the Amazon Basin during the eighteenth century / Sebastian Gomez (Universidad de Antioquia/ Colombia)
  70. Mapping an Amazon river: The case of Ikê / Patricia Aranha (UFRJ - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro/ Brazil)
  71. The president and the Cartographerc Rafael Reyes, Vergara y Velasco, and the Colombian National and Putumayo River Maps / David Alejandro Ramirez Palacios (UNAM - Universidade Nacional Autônoma do México/ México)

    Session B18: Entangling systems of knowledge: Japan and China (chair Kären Wigen)

  72. The first printed European map of China (Ortelius 1584): Confusions over its authorial attribution (Luis Jorge de Barbuda, fl. 1575-1599?) and traces of Chinese cartographic influence / Vera Dorofeeva-Lichtmann (EHESS- Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales/ France)
  73. Transcultural exchange on a recently discovered, seventeenth-century Japanese cartographic folding screen / Angelo Cattaneo (CHAM, Universidade Nova de Lisboa/ Portugal)
  74. Cannibals on European and Japanese maps of South America: An intriguing case of iconographic dissemination / Radu Leca (International Institute for Asian Studies/ Netherlands)

    Friday 14 July

    Session B19: Mapping America (chair Markus Heinz)

  75. Translating travel narratives into cartographic images: Representations of America in Guillaume Le Testu's Cosmographie Universelle (1556) / Carolina Martínez (Universidad de Buenos Aires, CONICET/ Argentina)
  76. The dominant depiction of South America on the brass globes of 1566 and 1568 by Johannes Praetorius: A major leap in the cartographic representation of the New World as manifested in the globes held by the Germanisches Nationalmuseum (Nuremberg) and the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon (Dresden) / Wolfram Dolz (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden/State Art Gallery/ Germany)
  77. Maps as commodities: The economic history of Heinrich Berghaus's 'Chart of the World' / Alexander Sievers (University of Mannheim/ Germany)

    Session B20: Theoretical aspects of the History of Cartography: Twenty years later (chair Ed Dahl)

  78. On alternative concepts of time in the history of cartography / André Reyes Novaes (UERJ - Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro/ Brazil)
  79. Renewing the debate about theoretical frameworks, conceptual networks, and methodological approaches in maps and mapping history / Carla Lois (Universidad de Buenos Aires, CONICET/ Argentina).

    Session B21: Prospects for the History of Cartography: A Conversation (chair Karen Pinto)
    Panelists: Carla Lois, Kären Wigen, Jordana Dym, James Akerman, Matthew Edney, Chet Van Duzer

Poster Presentations, Wednesday 12 July

  1. Mapping the city through its hospital: The Hôtel Dieu in Lyon (France) / Enali de Biaggi (Université de Lyon Jean Moulin Lyon 3/ France) and Virginie Chasles (Université de Lyon Jean Moulin Lyon 3/ France)
  2. Fortification projects in Burgos (Spain), 1834-1858 / Bárbara Polo Martín (University of Barcelona/ Spain)
  3. Eighteenth-century cartography in two maps: The cover illustrations for Volume Four of The History of Cartography / Mary Pedley (The University of Michigan/ USA)
  4. "Extracted from the original": Art, science, and technique on the map of Portuguese America by Father Cocleo / Valquiria Ferreira da Silva (UFMG - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais/ Brazil)
  5. German cartographers in nineteenth-century Minas Gerais, Brazil / Friedrich Renger (UFMG - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais/ Brazil) and Maria do Carmo Andrade Gomes (Fundação João Pinheiro/ Brazil)
  6. The Branco River maps surveyed for the Santo Ildefonso Treaty in the Biblioteca Nacional, Brazil / Uilton dos Santos Oliveira (Fundação Biblioteca Nacional/ Brazil) and Maria Dulce de Faria (Fundação Biblioteca Nacional/ Brazil)
  7. Project for a country project: Brazil's first republican map / Rildo Borges Duarte (Instituto Federal do Sul de Minas Gerais/ Brazil)
  8. *A study of topographic surveying and mapping of the Lower Yangtzi Region in the early Tongzhi period / Wang Yifan (Ningbo Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University/ China) Jiajing Zhang (Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, CAS/ China)
  9. *The representation and the construction of the Urban and Urbanity in the work of Anhaia Mello and Prestes Maia (1918-1934) / Larissa de Carvalho Nascimento (USP - Universidade de São Paulo/ Brazil)
  10. Surveying and selling: Cadastral maps and land development in the Windward Islands (1764-1776) / Guillermo Arturo Medina (Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana - Universidad ESAP/Colombia)
  11. How the heavens were invaded: Religion and science in the atlas Coelum Stellatum Christianum / Sabrina Mota Marcondes (Universidad Federal do Paraná/ Brazil)
  12. Indigenous populations of the New World in European renaissance cartography: The case of Sebastian Cabot's world map (1544) and Diogo Homem's map of South America (1558) / Lucas Montalvão Rabelo (USP - Universidade de São Paulo/ Brazil) and Luciana de Queiroz Pinto (UERJ - Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro/ Brazil)
  13. A special way of the ethnolinguistic cartography: The application of the isoline method in the Hungary Atlas of the Naval Intelligence Division of British Admiralty (1919) / Dániel Zoltán Segyevy (Leibniz-Institute for Regional Geography, Leipzig University, GSGAS / Germany)
  14. Mobility in São Paulo in the first half of the twentieth-century: A geo-historical approach / Luciano Zoboli (USP - Universidade de São Paulo/ Brazil) and Fernando Padavesi Fonseca
  15. Discovering and analysing early Portuguese cartography in Germany (1778-1884) / Thomas Horst (CIUHCT, Universidade de Lisboa/ Portugal) and João Carlos Garcia (Universidade do Porto, CIUHCT, Universidade de Lisboa / Lisboa)
  16. Eighteenth-century Qing imperial cartography and its European connection / Mario Cams (University of Macao/ China) Minas Gerais captaincy on the Colombia Prima map: a comparative study of cartographic sources/ Carmem Marques Rodrigues (UFMG - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais/ Brazil)
  17. Geodesign, innovation and Geography in Brazil: a discussion on epistemology and paradigms and an effort to list and characterize the Brazilian production/ Rafael Lara Mazoni Andrade (Government of Minas Gerais/ Brazil)
  18. 'Where Pirates and Cannibals Meet: Exploring Colonial Brazil / Lena Denis (Harvard Map Collection)

Organizing Committee

  • Júnia Ferreira Furtado (Professor of Modern History, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais/UFMG) – President
  • Maria do Carmo Andrade Gomes (History Researcher, Fundação João Pinheiro)
  • Thais Pimentel (Professor of Brazilian History, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais/UFMG)
  • Iris Kantor (Professor of Modern History, Universidade de São Paulo/USP)
  • Andrea Dore (Professor of Modern History, Universidade Federal do Paraná/UFPR)
  • Rene Lommez (Professor of Museology,Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais/UFMG)


  • Valquiria Ferreira da Silva (History PHD student, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais/UFMG)
  • Carmem Marques Rodrigues (History Master student,Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais/UFMG)


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