Welcome at the Cartographiae Historicae Cathedra

The Cartographiae Historicae Cathedra (CHC) Foundation was established in 2005 to organize the Explokart Chair of Historical Cartography. The Foundation also provides secretarial support, a scientific staff member and other academic staff. It is important to maintain the field of Historical Cartography and also to encourage and support young talent. Since 2015 Prof. Dr. Bram Vannieuwenhuyze has occupied the Chair.

The Foundation has been designated as a Dutch ANBI foundation, which means that, under certain conditions, private donations are deductible for income tax purposes.

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Story maps

Old maps not only present data about spatial objects. More than one would suspect, countless old maps offer a glimpse of events and stories that have taken place in the charted area or territory.

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Education about historical cartography

Education about historical cartography is provided by Prof. dr. Dr. Bram Vannieuwenhuyze and Jansonsius curator Peter van der Krogt and is part of the study programmes of the Department of Book Studies, part of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam.

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Explokart fellowships are granted yearly to scholars who want to study the history of cartography and explore the rich map collec tions in Amsterdam and beyond, in close collaboration with the Explokart chair of historical cartography at the University of Amsterdam and Allard Pierson.

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