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Between the Imperial Eye and the Local Gaze

Entre la surveillance impériale et le regard local

Cartographies of Southeast Europe

Cartographies de l'Europe du Sud-Est

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Published on Monday, August 13, 2018 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

The Association international d’études du sud-est européen is happy to invite you to the 12th Congress of South-East European Studies, taking place in Bucharest, from the 2nd to the 7th of September 2019. One of the conference panels, organized by Robert Born (Leipzig) and Marian Coman (Bucharest), is dedicated to the cartographic history of south-eastern Europe. Proposals for individual papers are welcome on various aspects of the history of south-eastern Europe cartography, from the Ottoman period to the post-communist era. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: Renaissance and Early Modern maps of the Ottoman Empire, Enlightenment cartographies of Eastern Europe, the birth of national cartography, war and peace cartographies, historical and propaganda maps, national and local surveys, Cold War cartographies.

Announcement

Panel of the 12th Congress of South-East European Studies. Bucharest, 2-7 September 2019

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Argument

The Association international d’études du sud-est européen is happy to invite you to the 12th Congress of South-East European Studies, taking place in Bucharest, from the 2nd to the 7th of September 2019. One of the conference panels, organized by Robert Born (Leipzig) and Marian Coman (Bucharest), is dedicated to the cartographic history of south-eastern Europe.

Cartography was an instrumental tool in devising and disseminating the concept of South-Eastern Europe, both amongst the “Westerners” and “Easterners”. Turkey in Europe, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the countries behind the Iron Countries, the EU’s newcomers were constructs of cultural geography that successively reinforced and reshaped the idea of a different, second class Europe, as the Other to the West. The colonial view modelled the local gaze, as the 19th and the 20th century national cartographies emerged as an alternative to the imperial discourses. Nevertheless, the Western cartography remained the yardstick against which maps were judged, for both those who advocated modernization and for those who promoted autochthonism. 

Proposals for individual papers are welcome on various aspects of the history of south-eastern Europe cartography, from the Ottoman period to the post-communist era. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: Renaissance and Early Modern maps of the Ottoman Empire, Enlightenment cartographies of Eastern Europe, the birth of national cartography, war and peace cartographies, historical and propaganda maps, national and local surveys, Cold War cartographies.

Submission guidelines

Please submit 200-500 word abstracts of paper proposals to robert.born@leibniz-gwzo.de or marian.coman@istorie.unibuc.ro by the 20th of September 2018. The conference accepts papers in English and French. Further details, including the registration fee, are available on the Congress website: http://www.congresaiesee2019.acadsudest.ro/

Deadline: 20th of September 2018

Selection Committee

  • Dr. Andrei Timotin, Directeur de l’Institut d’Études Sud-est Européennes de l’Académie Roumaine
  • Dr. Robert Born, Chercheur associé, Leibniz-Institut für Geschichte und Kultur des östlichen Europa (GWZO)
  • Dr. Marian Coman, Lecteur, Faculté d’Histoire, Université de Bucarest

Places

  • Bucharest, Romania

Date(s)

  • Thursday, September 20, 2018

Keywords

  • surveillance, empire, cartographie

Contact(s)

  • Marian Coman
    courriel : marian [dot] coman [at] istorie [dot] unibuc [dot] ro

Information source

  • Marian Coman
    courriel : marian [dot] coman [at] istorie [dot] unibuc [dot] ro

To cite this announcement

« Between the Imperial Eye and the Local Gaze », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, August 13, 2018, https://calenda.org/465268

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