When we enter a map shop today, we would hardly find any map without colours. Colours and maps seem to have a strong relationship. Modern technical possibilities of designing and printing maps make it easy to create coloured maps. But our standard today is the result of a centuries long development of the practice of map production. Colours on printed (and hand-drawn) maps have been an additional element over a long period of time and were not a ‘natural part’ of the map like today.
In this sense, the colouring of maps provides insights into the production, use and interpretation of maps by their producers and users since the beginning of this process. Therefore, a multi-faceted approach is essential for a better understanding of hand-coloured maps. With a cross-cultural historical approach and a wide range of international speakers from different disciplines we will address and discuss the material, nature and meaning of colours on maps from their individual research perspectives.
Understanding Hand-Coloured Maps – or Why Maps and Colours Should Not Be Studied Separately
Colours in East Asian Celestial Charts and Cartographical Maps
Identifying Colourants – Non- and Minimal-Invasive Analysis of Pigments and Dyes
From Paint to Pixels: Pigment Analysis on the Mediaeval Gough Map of Great Britain
‚Till We Found a Sea of Green‘: Colour in Mediaeval Maps
Colour-Coding the Islamic World. How the Maps in the Book of Routes and Realms (10th c.) Transformed During Its Transmission
Green Pearls and Blue Waves: On the Iconography of Water in Early Colonial Maps from Mexico
German Paper, Islamic Colours? African Maps of Cameroon
The Meaning of Colours on Early Modern Property Maps
Colours on French Local Maps from 14th to 16th Century
- Senioren/-innen (Teilnehmende)
- Sonstiges Merkmal
- Einstieg bis Kursende möglich (Terminoption)
Unterrichtssprache ENGLISCH (Kursmerkmal)