7 JUNE | THURSDAY 

09.00 – 09.30 Registration

09.30 – 10.00 Welcome & Introduction

SESSION 1

 

10.00 – 11.00 Chair: Joaquim Alves Gaspar

10.00 – 10.30 Tony Campbell | How were the portolan charts created? The argument for a mental-map origin

10.30 – 11.00 Catherine Delano-Smith | Emergent Maps: Questioning the Rise and Function of the Portolan Chart and the Regional Map in the Middle Ages

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break

 

SESSION 2

 

11.30 – 13.00 Chair: Richard Pflederer

11:30 – 12.00 Jacques Mille | About a recently discovered portolan chart: the Avignon chart

12.00 – 12.30 A. Denisov & A. Podossinov | Rhipaean mountains on the early portolans: influence of ancient and medieval traditional cartography?

12.30 – 13.00 Andrew Blackler | Testing the practical application of the 13th and 14th century portolan charts within the historical framework of the Late Medieval period

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch break 

 

SESSION 3

14.30 – 16.00 Chair: Tony Campbell

14.30 – 15.00 Pietro Armienti | Portolan maps: an achievement of cutting edge knowledge in the Pisa maritime republic

15.00 – 15.30 Bruno Almeida | Famous charts and forgotten fragments: exploring correlations in early Portuguese nautical cartography

15.30 – 16.00 Henrique Leitão | Maps and charts as objects for the History of Science

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break

 

SESSION 4

16.30 – 18.00 Chair: Vladimiro Valerio

16.30 – 17.00 Laurent Monsaingeon | An enigmatic portolan chart by Baldasaro da Maiolo Visconte (1589)

17.00 – 17.30 Yossef Rapoport | Mediterranean Navigation Before the Portolan Charts: Representation of Maritime Space in the Fatimid Book of Curiosities

17.30 – 18.00 Wei-sheng Lin | Interpreting data from the portolan charts: the case of medieval Cilician coastline

20.00 – 23.00 Workshop dinner (Instituto Hidrográfico)

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8 JUNE | FRIDAY

 

SESSION 5

 

09.30 – 11.00 Chair: Henrique Leitão

09.30 – 10.00 Vladimiro Valerio | Why should Medieval Charts be drawn in a geographical projection?

10.00 – 10.30 Gonçalo Dias & Gregory McIntosh | A New, Further Method of Cartometric Analysis with Two Case Studies

10.30 – 11.00 Michael Barritt | On 'the mischief of an indiscriminate neglect of old sur- 3 veys' (Captain W. H. Smyth RN): the depiction of navigational hazards on portolan charts 

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break

 

SESSION 6

11.30 – 13.00 Chair: Catherine Delano-Smith

11.30 – 12.00 Roel Nicolai | The navigation data in the Compasso de Navegare: accuracy and provenance

12.00 – 12.30 Richard Pflederer | Portolan charts of the Mediterranean Sea: analysis of the correspondence with data from Lo Compasso de navigare

12.30 – 13.00 Joaquim Alves Gaspar | The Liber de existencia riveriarum and the genesis of nautical cartography

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch break

14.30 – 15.30 Visit to the Hydrographic Office and chart exhibition

 

SESSION 7

 

15.30 – 17.00 Chair: Tony Campbell & Joaquim Alves Gaspar

15.30 – 16.30 Round table discussion | Portolans and portolan charts: which came first?

16.30 – 17.00 Closure

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