Karen Pinto presented a paper titled “Understanding Historically the Distribution of Places on Medieval Islamic Maps of the Mediterranean” at the 27th International Conference on the History of Cartography in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, July 9-14. In addition, Pinto initiated and organized a new discussion-based round table: “Prospects for the History of Cartography: A Conversation.” The round table brought together 10 major experts to participate in an active audience-based discussion on the future of the field.
Prior to this, Pinto teamed up with GIS expert, Kathleen Baker of Western Michigan University, to give a presentation on “Geodatabases Design for Medieval Islamic Maps: The Tomar Map” at the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, held May 11-14 at Western Michigan University. This was the first time Pinto and Baker presented publicly the collaborative work on the application of ArcGIS and Geodatabases to Islamic maps that they began last year.
More information is available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1054&context=medieval_cong_archive