IMCOS Helsinki, August 22–24, 2023

Organised by Cartographic Society of Finland and Chartarum Amici
Sponsored by National Land Survey of Finland, City of Helsinki and John Nurminen Foundation

WELCOME

40th
IMCOS International Symposium
August 22-24, 2023
In Helsinki, Finland

Programme

Monday 21 August

Morning
Optional pre-conference tour of Helsinki

Afternoon
Pasila Office Center, Opastinsilta 12, Helsinki

17.00–19.00 Registration begins
Presentation on the History of Finland (optional)
Map exhibition and Reception by the National Land Survey of Finland

Tuesday 22 August

Theme: Mapping of Finland and the Baltic region 1

House of Science and Letters, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki

09.30–10.00 Registration

10.00–10.30 Opening ceremony

10.30–11.00 Mapping of Finland as part of Sweden and Russia (Antti Jakobsson)

11.00–11.30 Coffee break

11.30–12.00 Helsinki on maps (Martti Helminen)

12.00–12.30 Nordenskiöld and his maps (Leena Miekkavaara & Anna Vuolanto)

12.30–14.00 Lunch break at own cost

14.00–16.00 Visit to the National Library and the Nordenskiöld collection (Anna Vuolanto)

19.00– Reception by the City of Helsinki, Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13, Helsinki

Wednesday 23 August

Theme: Mapping of Finland and the Baltic region 2

House of Science and Letters, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki

09.30–10.00 Imagining, illustrating and defining the Baltic Sea region on maps – Examples from the Middle Ages to the present (Marjo Nurminen)

10.00–10.30 The Seventh Zone – Northern maritime history (Mikko Huhtamies)

10.3011.00 Coffee break

11.00–11.30 The 18th century Finnish reconnaissance mapping and its connection to the Central European cabinet maps (Erkki-Sakari Harju)

11.30–12.00 Russian mapping of Finland (Jan Strang)

12.00–13.30 Lunch at own cost

13.30 –16.00 Visit to the National archives, war maps (Ville Vuolle & Erkki-Sakari Harju), Rauhankatu 17, Helsinki

18.00– Reception by John Nurminen foundation, Pasilankatu 2, Helsinki

Thursday 24 August

Theme: Mapping Power and Propaganda

House of Science and Letters, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki

09.30–10.00 Mapping the Arctic War (Aleksi Rikkinen)

10.00–10.30 Maps in the British Empire: John Arrowsmith and the business of mapmaking in the mid-nineteenth century Britain (Johanna Skurnik)

10.30–11.00 Coffee break

11.00 –11.30 Mapping Indigenous Land: treatment of Sámi toponymy in the production of topographic maps in Norway as an example (Kaisa Rautio Helander)

11.30–12.00 Mapping propaganda (Katariina Kosonen)

12.00-13.30 Lunch at own cost

13.30–15.30 Visit to Helsinki City museum

18.00 Ferry to Suomenlinna, Kauppatori, Helsinki

19.00 – Closing dinner in Suomenlinna

Friday 25 – Sunday 27 August

Optional post-conference tour in Eastern part of Finland