Within the framework of the research work Coloured Maps (2018-2021) financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), several institutions in Hamburg organize a conference to deal with the material substrate and the meaning of colours from different cultural approaches in cartography.

We will talk about maps and colours, methods and discourses, colourants and analytical approaches. The debate will focus on European and Asian cartography between the 15th and 19th centuries. Other cases of interest will also be welcome.

The conference will take place on November 5 and 6.

The deadline for submitting work proposals is March 1, 2020. The proposals must be in English, about 500 words maximum, along with a one-page curriculum. They should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more details you can consult the announcement or download the Call for papers.