“The Intermingling of Cartography and Literature in the Early Modern Period”

A CMRS-CEGS Conference, organized by Chet Van Duzer (Lazarus Project, University of Rochester) and Stephen P. McCormick (Romance Languages, Washington & Lee University).

Thursday, May 4, 2023 -- The Getty Museum
  • 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    Study Session and Tour

    Contact the program organizer, for more information.

Friday, May 5, 2023 - UCLA Royce 314
  • 10:15 AM
    Coffee, pastries, fruit
  • 10:45 - 11:00 AM
    Welcoming Remarks
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    SESSION 1 - Chet Van Duzer, chair

    Oury Goldman (École des hautes études en sciences sociales)
    “Naming and Ordering the World in the Era of Expansion: Location Places in 16th Century French Translations of Romances, Poems and Chronicles”

    Elke Papelitzky (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
    “The Real and Imagined Geography of Zheng He’s Travels in Late Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Century China” – via Zoom

    Tom Conley (Harvard University)
    “Cartographic Designs of Early Modern French Writing: A Preface”

  • 12:30 - 2:00 PM
    Lunch Break
  • 2:00 - 3:30 PM
    SESSION 2 - Stephen McCormick, chair

    Işın Taylan (Yale University)
    “Mount Qaf and Early Modern Ottoman Geographical Imagination”

    Chet Van Duzer (University of Rochester)
    “Monsters Traveling from Map to Book: An Unexpected Journey”

    Carolina Martínez (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas – CONICET)
    “Picturing Greenland: Cartographic Images and Geographic Knowledge in the Making of Boreal Utopia”

  • 3:30 - 3:45
  • 3:45 - 4:45 PM
    SESSION 3 - Chet Van Duzer, chair

    Stephen P. McCormick (Washington & Lee University)
    “Fifteenth-Century Florentine Merchants Reading at the Intersection of Cartography and Carolingian Epic”

    Sonia Favi (The University of Rochester)
    “Maps as Narratives of a ‘Closed-Off’ Japan: The Case of Tōkaidō bunken zu (Sectional Map of the Tōkaidō, 1690)”

  • 4:45 - 5:45 PM
    Discussion and Closing Remarks