Final line up, AAG 2010 Territory and Cartography II

Title: Territory and Cartography: Politics, History, Techniques II
Description: Territory and Cartography: Politics, History, Techniques

The relation between cartography and territory seems well-known. State territories are one of the key objects of cartographic work, both in terms of their depiction on geopolitical maps and in terms of the state agencies that produce maps of their territory. Here we want to reverse the question: to what extent is cartography productive of territory? If territory can be understood as a political technology, comprising a range of techniques for the measurement of land and the control of terrain, then cartography, alongside land surveying and the military, is one of those techniques; part of what might be conceived of as state territorial strategies.

These three sessions aim to bring together papers analysing maps politically in terms of their relation to the state and its territory, drawing on a range of historical and geographical contexts. The principle question is: if we know that the map is not the territory, to what extent is it still productive of it?

This second session deals with historical issues of territory.

Anticipated Attendance: 50
Jeremy Crampton
Stuart Elden
Jeremy Crampton
Presenter: Scott Kirsch, The Invention of Territory
Presenter: John Hessler, Economic Foundations of Roman Cartography: Law, Territory, and Epigraphy, 100 BC-300 AD
Presenter: Michael Heffernan, Maps and the City: Paris and the 18th Century Cartographic Imagination
Presenter: Catherine Dunlop, Borderland Cartography from Below: The Role of Civil Society in Mapping Alsace-Lorraine, 1860-1918
Presenter: Nessa Cronin, The Jurisdiction of the Map: Official and unofficial productions of imperial space in the Ordnance Survey of Ireland, 1824-46
Sponsorships: Cartography Specialty Group
Historical Geography Specialty Group
Political Geography Specialty Group

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