Drawing Colonial Lines: Between Armchair Cartography and On-Site Observation || Mapping Africa and Asia

On May 16, 1893, the cartographer Paul Langhans (1867–1952) wrote to German explorer Joachim Graf von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (1857–1924), a former farmer in the Orange Free State and colonial politician: “Highly esteemed Count! […] The crossing of Neu-Mecklenburg in 1:200,000 is now in autography, […]. I request a short text for the map, according to which also the lettering...

CFP: ‘Mapping Asia: Cartography and the Construction of Territoriality’. Conference hosted by the Centre for Transcultural Studies and the Gotha Perthes Collection, Erfurt University. || Mapping Africa and Asia

Location: Centre for Transcultural Studies, Gotha Research Campus Dates: 24th-25th November 2022. This conference will explore cartography and the construction and contestation of territoriality in Asia from the late eighteenth to the twentieth century...