4 JUNE |THURSDAY

09.00 – 09.30     Registration

0930 – 10.00      Welcome & Introduction

           

Session 1 | 10.00 – 11.00

Chair: Joaquim Alves Gaspar

10.00 – 10.30     Sandra Sáenz-López Pérez |Medieval nautical charts of terra firma: a look at their images

10.30 – 11.00     Ricardo Vaz | The MEDEA-CHART Database: an online tool for the study of medieval and early modern nautical charts

 

11.00 – 11.30     Coffee break

Session 2 | 11.30 – 13.00

Chair: Sandra Sáenz-López Pérez

11.30 – 12.00     George Tolias | Using nautical charts, 14th -16th centuries

12.00 – 12.30     Daniel Shelley | Pre-Columbian maps of the Caribbean

12.30 – 13.00     Vera Dorofeeva-Lichtman | Japan and East Asia in the earliest nautical chart with isogonic lines (drawn between 1572- 1592, attributed to Luís Teixeira)

13.00 – 14.30     Lunch break

Session 3 | 14.30 – 16.00

Chair: Corradino Astengo

14.30 – 15.00     Andrew Blackler | The roots of the portolan chart: a hypothesis for the eastern Mediterranean

15.00 – 15.30     Jacques Mille | The Avignon chart: probably the first attempt to show the Baltic Sea, about 1300-1310

15.30 – 16.00     Catherine Hofmann, Eve Netchine, E. Vagnon, Ruven Pillay| The Carta Pisana, between erudite tradition and new methods of analysis

16.00 – 16.30     Coffee break

 

Session 4 | 16.30 – 18.00

Chair: George Tolias

16.30 – 17.00     Corradino Astengo | Customers and patrons of medieval and Renaissance chart makers

17.00 – 17.30     Anabelle Kriznar | Pigments and inks applied in Juan Vespucci’s portolan chart (1520)

17.30 – 18.00     Anton Gordieiev | A statistical method for the analysis of portolan charts

20.00 – 23.00     Workshop dinner

5 JUNE |FRIDAY

Session 5 | 09.30 – 11.00

Chair: Bruno Almeida

09.30 – 10.00     Miguel Pacheco | Unveiling the geographic grid on latitude charts

10.00 – 10.30     Gregory McIntosh | A Cartometric analysis of the incorporation of latitudes into 16th century nautical cartography

10.30 – 11.00     Luís Robles | Reconciled at last? Grids of latitude and longitude on two Ottoman portolan charts

11.00 – 11.30     Coffee break

Session 6 | 11.30 – 13.00

Chair: Tony Campbell

11.30 – 12.00     Bruno Almeida | Drawing the lines: how sixteen-century cosmographers regarded rhumb lines on nautical charts

12.00 – 12.30     Michael Barritt | ‘to read the chart … to fix the position of a ship’ (Admiralty Manual of Navigation 1914): Some thoughts on the evolution of the use of the sea chart

12.30 – 13.00     Richard Pflederer | Mediterranean navigational techniques in the pre-magnetic compass period. Achievable accuracy and implications for chart-making in the lead-up to the portolan chart Era

13.00 – 14.15     Lunch break

14.15 – 15.00     Medea-Chart meeting with external advisors

 

Session 7 | 15.00 – 16.45

Chair: Piero Falchetta

15.00 – 15.30     Sima Krtalic | Geographical knowledge at sea in the pre-portolan chart period: some practical considerations

15.30 – 16.00     Joaquim Alves Gaspar| What do we know about the genesis of portolan charts?

16.00 – 16.45     Round table discussion | The origin of nautical cartography

16.45 – 17.00     Closing

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