Universität Wien FIND

290179 VO History of Cartography I - From the prehistoric time to the 16th century (2016W)

2.50 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie

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Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 14.10. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Friday 21.10. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Friday 28.10. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Friday 11.11. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Friday 18.11. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Friday 25.11. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Friday 02.12. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Friday 09.12. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Friday 16.12. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Friday 13.01. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Friday 20.01. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The course "History of Cartography I" deals with the period from the prehistoric time up to the end of the 16th century. The main focus will be on Cartography of the prehistoric time, the advanced civilisation, the ancient world (Greek and Roman cartography, e. g. Claudius Ptolemy) and the Middle Ages (T and O maps, portolan maps) and the cartography in the 15th and 16th century (Renaissance of Ptolemaic cartography, development of map reproduction, Austrian and German cartography, production of globes and atlases).
The objective of the course is to teach the basics of the history of cartography up to the 16th century. After completion of the course the students should be able to
- interpret old maps and use as sources
- divide maps into different periods of time
- understand the development of world and regional maps
- name scientific centers of map productions
- overview the development of Austrian and German cartography during the 15th and 16th century
- know the methodological innovations

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam at the end of the semester.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Lectures and lecture notes on "Moodle".

Reading list

Harley John B. / Woodward David (Hrsg.), Cartography in prehistoric, ancient and medieval Europe and the Mediterranean. The History of Cartography I (Chicago 1987).
Harley John B. / Woodward David (Hrsg.), Cartography in the European Renaissance. The History of Cartography III (Chicago 2007).
Horst Thomas, Die Altkarte als Quelle für den Historiker. Die Geschichte der Kartographie als Historische Hilfswissenschaft. In: Archiv für Diplomatik, Schriftgeschichte, Siegel- und Wappenkunde 54 (Köln / Weimar / Wien 2008), S. 309-377.
Kupčík Ivan, Alte Landkarten. Von der Antike bis zum Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts. Ein Handbuch zur Geschichte der Kartographie (Stuttgart 2011).
Wawrik Franz, Von den Anfängen der österreichischen Kartographie bis zur Zweiten Türkenbelagerung Wiens (1683). In: Kretschmer Ingrid / Dörflinger Johannes / Wawrik Franz, Österreichische Kartographie. Wiener Schriften zu Geographie und Kartographie 15 (Wien 2004), S. 11-73.

Association in the course directory

(MK2b) (L2-FW)
BA Geschichte: Weitere Zugänge, ZWM1 und ZWM2, EC-Geschichte

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