7.0071 Editorial Problems: Early Historical Atlases (1/50)

Thu, 24 Jun 1993 12:36:20 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0071. Thursday, 24 Jun 1993.

Date: Sun, 20 Jun 1993 20:24:49 -0400
From: warkent@epas.utoronto.ca (Germaine Warkentin)
Subject: Early Hist. Atlases

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The Twenty-Ninth Annual Conference on Editorial Problems


University of Toronto, November 5-6, 1993

With the anticipated completion of the publication of the three-volume
_Historical Atlas of Canada_ in 1993, it seems an opportune time to
look at aspects of the problems editors have had in dealing with
atlases from the very earliest times. The conference will include the
following papers:

WILLIAM G. DEAN, Director of the Historical Atlas of Canada project.
Keynote address on the structure of atlases and the way this has
influenced editorial decisions.

JAMES AKERMAN of the Smith Centre for the History of Cartography, the
Newberry Library, on the role of the editor in the creation of the
atlas idea.

MARY PEDLEY of the William L. Clements Library on problems in atlas
editing in Enlightenment France.

WALTER GOFFART of the Department of History, University of Toronto, on
the breaking of the Ortelian pattern in the editing of historical
atlases during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

ANNE GODLEWSKA of the Department of Geography, Queen's University, on
Edme Jomard and the development of facsimile atlases for the study of
the history of cartography.

R. COLE HARRIS, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia,
editor of Volume I of the _Historical Atlas of Canada_ on the impact
of editorial decisions on the atlas as a `text'.

Two exhibits: `The Atlas as a Book' (Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library,
and an exhibit on the production of the _Historical Atlas of Canada_
will be on view during the conference.

Registration: $65.00. For further information, contact:

Joan Winearls, Map Librarian, University of Toronto Library, Toronto
Ontario, Canada M5S 1A5.
Phone: (416) 978-1958; FAX: (416) 978-7653
Internet: winearls@vax.library.utoronto.ca