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6 JUNE | MONDAY

09.00 – 09.30      Registration

SESSION 1        09.30 – 11.00

            Chair:       Joaquim Alves Gaspar

09.30 – 09.50      Welcome

09.50 – 10.45      Opening Talks

Evangelos Livieratos | ICA Commission "Cartographic Heritage into the Digital": tasks, tools and working methods

Tony Campbell| Recent research: evidence from the texts and charts themselves

Joaquim Alves Gaspar | Some historiographical notes on the origin of portolan charts

10.45 – 11.00      Discussion

11.00 – 11.30      Coffee break

SESSION 2        11.30 – 13.00

            Chair:       Ramon Pujades

11:30 – 12.00      Dmitri Shcheglov | Ptolemy’s map and ancient background of the portolan charts

12.00 – 12.30      Stefan Schröder | The Islamic hypothesis revisited: transcultural knowledge and late medieval portolan charts

12.30 – 13.00      Chet Van Duzer | Misplaced islands and the meridian of water: an unsuspected case of Islamic influence on nautical charts

13.00 – 14.30      Lunch break

SESSION 3   14.30 – 16.00

            Chair:       Chet Van Duzer

14.30 – 15.00      Harald Gropp | Portolan maps and mappae mundi from Llull to Martellus

15.00 – 15.30      Ramon Pujades | Genoa and the birth of medieval nautical cartography: the basic features of an exported pattern

15.30 – 16.00      Gregory McIntosh | After the compass and before the chart: considerations on the origin of the portolan chart

16.00 – 16.30      Coffee break

SESSION 4        16.30 – 18.00

            Chair:       Catherine Hofmann

16.30 – 17.00      Emmanuelle Vagnon | Cultural and commercial use of portolan charts: old debate, new evidence

17.00 – 17.30      Gregory McIntosh and Dick Pflederer| Proposal for genetic testing of medieval and Renaissance manuscript map parchments

17.30 – 18.00      Corradino Astengo | Manual of instructions not included

20.00 – 23.00      Workshop dinner

7 JUNE | TUESDAY

SESSION 5        09.00 – 10.30

            Chair:       Corradino Astengo

09.00 – 09.30      Juan O. Hernández | Name ‘deturpatio’ in portolan charts during Atlantic expansion

09.30 – 10.00      Krisztina Irás | Central Europe on portolan charts

10.00 – 10.30      Jacques Mille | The French coasts of the Mediterranean Sea on portolan charts

10.30 – 11.00      Coffee break

SESSION 6        11.00 – 12.30

            Chair:       Evangelos Livieratos

11.00 – 11.30      Roel Nicolai | Geodetic and methodological aspects of the research into the origin of portolan charts

11.30 – 12.00      Catherine Hofmann, Nathalie Buisson and Pascale Richardin | Is the Carta Pisana still the oldest known marine chart? The results of laboratory analysis and of radiocarbon dating  

12.00 – 12.30      Tony Campbell | What do we know historically about the origin of the portolan chart; how can we best fill in the gaps?

12.30 – 14.00      Lunch break

SESSION 7        14.00 – 15.30

            Chair: Emmanuelle Vagnon

14.00 – 14.30      Richard Pflederer | Portolan charts of the Mediterranean Sea: localized variation in indicated bearings between points

14.30 – 15.00      Kevin Sheehan | Construction and reconstruction: investigating how portolan maps were manufactured through experimental reproduction

15.00 – 15.30      Joaquim Alves Gaspar | Cartometric and modelling techniques in the study of portolan charts 

15.30 – 16.00      Coffee break

SESSION 8        16.00 – 17.30

            Chair:       Tony Campbell

16.00 – 16.15      Richard Pflederer | Comprehensive census of portolan charts: late 13th century to mid-18th century (short paper)

16.15 – 17.30      Round table discussion

                            Evangelos Livieratos | Analyzing the geometric content of old maps: smooth operational approaches and the Digital Humanities perspective

17.30 – 18.00      Closure