The David Rumsey Map Center, of Stanford University, is preparing the meeting Mapping and the Global Imaginary, 1500-1900 that will take place in February, 14 and 15 of 2019.
The David Rumsey invites to participate with presentations that focus on authors and maps that propose alternative representations of the reality, based on social or personal imaginary, local level as well as global level.
Presentations must have specific maps, made between 1500 and 1900. Possible themes of exploration include utopias and distopias, power projections and territorial reclamations, future or past alternative maps, territories not represented, monsters and magic places, etc.
Papers will be sent before June, 1st of 2018 and they have to have an abstract of 300 words, high quality images and a curriculum vitae.