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Mercator Revisited – Cartography in the Age of Discovery

Ghent University and the Cultural Heritage Cell Waasland are pleased to announce that registration for the international conference ‘Mercator Revisited – Cartography in the Age of Discovery’ is now open.

The conference will take place from April 25th till 28th, 2012 in the city of Sint-Niklaas (Belgium). It focuses on the place of cartography in general and of Mercator in specific in the 16th century, and on different approaches to historical cartography of the Early Modern Period. Key-notes will be given by Prof. Jerry Brotton (Queen Mary, University of London), Prof. Mark Monmonier (Syracuse University), Prof. Georg Gartner (Vienna University of Technology) and Dr. Thomas Horst (Universität der Bundeswehr München).

Registration for the conference is possible through the website: On the site you can also find information on themes, venue, social events, suggestions for lodging and (over the next months) the preliminary programme.