The Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT) – Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon – announces the


International Workshop​


at the Instituto Hidrográfico, in Lisbon, on 4-5 June 2020

This meeting aims to further the discussion opened in two previous workshops held in Lisbon in 2016 and 2018, and attended by leading experts on the History of Cartography.

Since the preceeding workshops, considerable progress has been made on critical questions pertaining to the origins of European nautical cartography. The theme of this third workshop has been broadened to encompass a greater chronological and topical scope.

As in the previous editions, the workshop focuses on key issues surrounding the genesis and evolution of the medieval portolan chart. In addition, the meeting will emphasize new methods for the study of old nautical charts in general, including cartometric techniques of geometrical analysis and material examination.

Important dates

  • November 2019: call for papers launched

  • December 31st, 2019: deadline for the submission of abstracts

  • January 2020: announcement of accepted papers

  • February 2020: announcement of the programme