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Exhibition | Representing the far away: an European view

Published on July 19, 2023 Updated on March 27, 2024

Exhibition organized at the Municipal Library of Lyon, as part of the "International Conference on the History of Cartography" (ICHC) 2024.

What is the far away?
Another world, a country, a piece of land or sea, a piece of the universe that is difficult - sometimes impossible - to reach and grasp.

The way it is perceived changes over time, depending on lifestyles, political plans and the technical resources of those who come into contact with it.

We will take a look at the distant seen from Europe and by Europeans from 1450 to 1950 and consider the critical dimension of these representations.

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ICHC 2024 website: https://ichc2024.univ-lyon3.fr/