Session Title

Mapping the Liquid Element: Water in Medieval Cartography

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Going Coastal; New York Map Society; Redstone Studios

Organizer Name

Chet Van Duzer

Organizer Affiliation

John Carter Brown Library

Presider Name

Chet Van Duzer

Paper Title 1

Defining a New Coastline: G.I.S. Reconstruction of Maillezais Abbey’s Hydraulic Drainage Program and the Coastline it Created

Presenter 1 Name

Mickey Abel

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of North Texas

Paper Title 2

Water in Medieval Arabic Cartography

Presenter 2 Name

Sally Abed

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Utah

Paper Title 3

Riverine Representation: The Fifteenth-Century Local Maps of Inclesmoor

Presenter 3 Name

Matthew Boyd Goldie

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Rider Univ.

Paper Title 4

Color, and Its Absence, as Signs for Water on Early Nautical Charts

Presenter 4 Name

Zhennya Slootskin

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Hunter College, CUNY

Start Date

8-5-2014 3:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 1005

Description

The papers in this session will explore the representation of water on medieval maps in a variety of contexts -- rivers and oceans, Western and Islamic maps -- and will also feature a GIS reconstruction of the coastline lost to an extensive medieval hydraulic system at Maillezais Abbey on the western coast of France.

Chet A. Van Duzer

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May 8th, 3:30 PM

Mapping the Liquid Element: Water in Medieval Cartography

Fetzer 1005

The papers in this session will explore the representation of water on medieval maps in a variety of contexts -- rivers and oceans, Western and Islamic maps -- and will also feature a GIS reconstruction of the coastline lost to an extensive medieval hydraulic system at Maillezais Abbey on the western coast of France.

Chet A. Van Duzer