Symposium : Mapping Asia : Cartographic Encounters between East and West

 

Programme

14 September 2017: Grand Opening Asian Library and informal gathering at IIAS

 

On September 14th 2017, Leiden University will celebrate the opening of the Asian Library, which holds the largest collection on Indonesia worldwide, and some of the foremost collections on South- and Southeast Asia, China, Japan and Korea.

During the opening ceremony from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, Her Majesty Queen Máxima will officially open the library in the Pieterskerk (Pieterskerkhof 1). The afternoon programme will be filled with all sorts of activities, such as lectures, exhibitions, tours, workshops, panel discussions and much more. Worth mentioning is the pop-up exhibition: ‘Maps and Atlases on Asia’, which will take place in the Dousa Special Collections Reading Room in the University Library, from 02:45 pm to 03:30 pm. A selection of maps and atlases of Western and Asian origin, selected by curator Martijn Storms, will be laid out on large tables for you to admire. He will be present as well to give a short introduction and to answer questions. The day will end with an after party and reception from 04:30 pm to 06.30 pm in the University Library.

It promises to be an interesting and entertaining day, so come celebrate the opening of the Asian library with us! Click on the link below to see the full schedule and to register for the event.

https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/events/extra/2017/09/grand-opening-asian-library

From 7.30 pm until 9.30 pm, the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) will host an informal gathering for participants of the symposium (Rapenburg 59, 2311 GJ Leiden).

 

15-16 September 2017: Mapping Asia symposium

During this symposium, thirty speakers will give presentations on varying topics in the field of historical cartography. The presentations will take place in two rooms: Vossius and Heinsius and will be organised in parallel sessions.

 

The programme of the symposium is available here.


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