Date: 3. October 2021


Issue 3/2021, vol. 70, of the Journal of East Central European Studies has just been published

It features the special issue „Embracing Digital Methods: Towards a New History of Space in Central and Eastern Europe”, edited by Katja Wezel and Peter Haslinger. Please find here [] all articles and reviews. Please visit our full text archive of Zeitschrift für Ostforschung 1952–1994 ( and Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung since 1995 (


Read in the introduction:

“The articles of this special issue were first presented at the conference ‘New Approaches in Central and East European History: The Digital and Spatial Turn’ in 2019. This special issue unites the articles dealing with the Digital Turn. All articles provide a hands-on approach by discussing the projects of researchers who have faced a challenge that they were able to overcome using digital methods. On top of that, the authors also introduce readers to the processes behind their digital technology, and thus provide insight into how their data became capta. Moreover, all five articles address the question of why and how going digital profited their project and/or why this kind of project would not have been feasible without the application of digital technology.”



Issue 3/2021 includes, along with numerous book reviews, the following articles:


Katja Wezel, Peter Haslinger: Embracing Digital Technology—New Methods for the Critical Analysis of Sources from Central and Eastern Europe (309–323)


Niels Petersen, Bart Holterman, Angela Huang: Digitale Werkzeuge zur Analyse von Straßen und Wasserwegen als Rückgrat eines vormodernen Märktenetzwerks in Zentral- und Ostmitteleuropa (325–356)


Jan-Hinnerk Antons: Historisch-Geografische Informationssysteme (HGIS) in der Tourismusgeschichte: Transnationale Besucherströme des Ostseetourismus im 19. Jahrhundert (357–388)


Katja Wezel: The Most Successful Trading Hub in Late Imperial Russia: Using Historical GIS to Map Riga as a Global Port City (389–415)


Susan Grunewald: Digital Spatial Methods for Soviet-German History: An Investigation of German Prisoners of War in the Soviet Union, 1941–1956 (417–438)


Jan Vondráček: War Economy, Local Administration and Everyday Life under German Occupation in Bohemia and Moravia: New Approaches for Digital Humanities through Digitization, Databases and Digital Analysis (439–465)