The Medea-chart research project announces the publication of a series of weekly outreach articles entitled Chart of the Week.

Every Thursday, a new chart, atlas or relevant actor on the History of Nautical Cartography, from Middle Ages to Early Modern times, will be featured at the Medea-Chart website and social media. 

The Medea-chart research project team invites you all to suggest articles, comments, suggestions and participation with your expertise. If any of you would like to contribute, the team most welcomes you to discuss it with them. The team considers this an opportunity to share with the wider public this amazing collection of charts and atlases.

Medea-Chart: The Medieval and Early Modern Nautical Chart: Birth, Evolution and Use is a research project on the History of Nautical Cartography, funded by the European Research Council. It was awarded to Dr Joaquim Alves Gaspar on September 2016 and will take place between June 2017 and May 2022 from the Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT) located at the University of Lisbon Faculty of Sciences​.

The main purpose of this project is to solve a series of crucial questions that have eluded the historians of cartography for a very long time, pertaining to the birth, technical evolution and use of nautical charts during the Middle Ages and Early Modern period. This goal is to be accomplished using innovative techniques – cartometric analysis, numerical modelling and the examination of the manuscript charts with multispectral analysis – which will complement the traditional methods of historical research. 

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