ICHC Map Curators Meeting in Paris, June 29, 2024

The map curators will gather in Paris at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (site Richelieu) for a day long meeting leading up to the International Conference on the History of Cartography, with the support of the Comité français de cartographie. 


9:00-9:45   9:45-10:00Registration, coffee   Welcome, Eve Netchine, Head of the Maps Department, BnF

Introduction, Marcy Bidney
10:00-11:00Identifying fakes: Presentation and discussion   Dr. Thomas Horst, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
11:00-12:00Born Digital Maps:   Marcy Bidney, American Geographical Society Library – Considerations in Collecting Born Digital Maps.   Pierre Bonneau, Bibliothèque Nationale de France – Keeping Pace: Exploring New Methods to Preserve Today’s Digital Maps at the Bibliotheque Nationale de France.
12:00-1:00Tours of the BnF Richlieu Site
1:00-2:00Lunch in the BnF cafeteria
2:00-3:00The Use of AI for Map Collections: Katherine McDounough, Senior Research Fellow, The Alan Turing Institute – Machines Reading Maps – Unlocking Unique Information From Large Collections of Historical Maps Using AI
3:30-5:00Tours of the cartographic collections held in the Archives Nationales and Service Historique de la Défense

About the tours
Everyone will participate in the tour of the BnF as it can be broken up into two groups.

For the tours of the Archives Nationales and the Service Historique de la Défense, you will need to choose one, there is not the possibility to do both tours.

The tour of the Archives Nationales at the Pierrefite-sur-Seine site will highlight the facilities dedicated to the conservation of maps.

The tour of the Service historique de la Défense will highlight the military cartographic archives

Please register for the meeting here: https://forms.gle/NvhBveAWzfkwEuBRA


If you will be staying in Paris, you are urged to make your hotel booking as soon as possible as hotels are booking up quickly due to the Summer Olympics. Here are three suggestions for hotels which are located near Gare de Lyon.

CitizenM Paris Gare de Lyon165€https://www.citizenm.com/hotels/europe/paris/paris-gare-de-lyon-hotel
Hotel Mercure Paris Bastille Saint Antoine150€https://all.accor.com/hotel/8652/index.en.shtml
Hotel des Arts-Bastille145€https://paris-hotel-desarts.com/en/

Trains run regularly between Paris and Lyon. The train ride between the cities is approximately 2 hours, with an additional 30 minutes or so to arrive at the BnF in Paris.


Bibliothèque nationale de France, site Richelieu
Département des Cartes et plans
5 rue Vivienne 75002 Paris
See the location map below

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Catherine Hofmann (2024, 13 février). ICHC Map Curators Meeting in Paris, June 29, 2024. Cartes et figures du monde. . Consulté le 18 juin 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/vtsd

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