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290362 VO History of Cartography II - From the 17th to the 19th century (2017W)

2.50 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie

Details

Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 05.10. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Thursday 12.10. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Thursday 19.10. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Thursday 09.11. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Thursday 16.11. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Thursday 23.11. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Thursday 30.11. 08:00 - 10:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Thursday 07.12. 08:00 - 10:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Thursday 11.01. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Thursday 18.01. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course “History of Cartography II” deals with the period from the end of the 16th century up to the 20th century. The main focus will be on Dutch Cartography of the 17th century, the French cartography of the 17th and 18th century (Cassinis, Guillaume Delisle, Rigobert Bonne etc.), the German Atlas-cartography (Homann and Homännische Erben), the methodic innovations of the 18th and 19th century, the thematic cartography and the Austrian cartography (Georg Matthäus Vischer, Peter Anich, Military cartography, map-publishing houses etc.).
The objective of the course is to teach the basics of the history of cartography. 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
- 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

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.
Kretschmer Ingrid / Dörflinger Johannes / Wawrik Franz, Österreichische Kartographie. Wiener Schriften zu Geographie und Kartographie 15 (Wien 2004).
Kupčík Ivan, Alte Landkarten. Von der Antike bis zum Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts. Ein Handbuch zur Geschichte der Kartographie (Stuttgart 2011).
Monmonier Mark (Ed.), The History of Cartography 6. Cartography in the Twentieth Century (Chicago 2015).

Association in the course directory

(MK2b-NPI)

BA Geschichte: Weitere Zugänge, ZWM1 und ZWM2, EC-Geschichte

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