UNGEGN Romano-Hellenic Division.
Special Presentation ”The Italian Geographic Institute and the Veneto Region for a new geographical names database”
From 26th to 28th September 2018 in Veneto Region Palace and in Palazzo Loredan, headquarter of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, the International Scientific Symposium “Toponymy and Cartography between History and Geography”. Meeting of the UNGEGN, Romano-Hellenic Division has been held, coordinated by Andrea Cantile of the Istituto Geografico Militare and Chairman of the UNGEGN Romano-Hellenic Division.
In the Veneto Region Palace the local session was chaired by Eng. Maurizio De Gennaro of Veneto Region. Andrea Cantile presented a paper on The standardization of the geographical names in Italy and the joint project IGMI – Veneto Region. Franco Alberti et alii, Veneto Region, Responsible for urban and regional planning (Italia) presented the project “The Italian Geographic Institute and the Veneto Region for a new geographical names database”.
In Palazzo Loredan in two Session 16 papers were discussed : on GIS in Cyprus ( Andreas Hadjiraftis); on the Colonial toponymy in the Portuguese America (Gil Tiago); on the activity of the IGU-ICA Joint Commission on Toponymy (Cosimo Palagiano); on On-board airline magazines and their route map toponymy (Helen Kerfoot); on Preservation vs. innovation in the toponymy of Europe (Alberto Nocentini); on Territorial Identity and Place Names (Laura Cassi); on Toponymy and colonization, the case of Italian villages in Lybia (Andrea Masturzo); on Urban Toponymy in Shangai and Tianjin before the Rise of the People’s Republic of China. The presence of Italian Road Names (Stefano Piastra); on Dialectical terms and geographical locations (Élisabeth Calvarin); on Vernacular places names in the Venetian cartography (XVII-XVIII century). A case study (Arianna Lorenzon); on The transformations of the place names of Naples in historical and contemporary cartography, between landscape changes and territorial identity (Silvia Siniscalchi); on Geographical aspects of the toponymy of Sardinia (Giuseppe Scanu et alii), on Place names as sources to identify landslides risk areas: a diachronic approach to the Trentino case study (Elena Dai Pra); on Topnymy, History and Geographical Systems of selected Place Names in the Cognomen of the Alaafin of Oyo (Ayokunmi Ojebode). This last report was transmitted through Skype.
Attendance: about 60 people.
I congratulate Adrea Cantile on the success of the symposium.