Exploring approaches to maps, aerial photographs and spatial statistics
Christian Lotz, Dariusz Gierczak, Barbara Fichtl
Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe – Institute of the Leibniz Association
14/15 September 2017, Marburg (Germany)
Deadline: 3 August 2017
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provide a wide variety of opportunities for historical research. Gathering, exploring and visualizing large amounts of data, GIS open new perspectives on the spatial dimensions of history. At the same time, debates about the methodological frameworks and challenges of using GIS in the humanities are at high tide. Driven by the impulses of Critical Geography and Critical Cartography, the debates focus on the reliability and comparability of sources that were produced decades or even centuries ago, as well as the concepts and categories which are applied to phenomena of different time periods and regional contexts.
Taking up the challenge, the Herder Institute invites young scholars to present their own research projects at a workshop in Marburg, Germany. The presentations should focus on one or more of the following aspects:
The Herder Institute welcomes PhD- and postdoc-projects to be presented at the workshop. The projects may focus on East Central Europe or other regions in Europe or the World. The projects should deal with early modern or modern time periods, i.e., between 1500 and the present day.
Please send your proposal no later than 3 August 2017 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your proposal may be in English or German and should include the following information: your name; a project title; an abstract of about 200 words; a short biographical note of 100 words; and your contact details. All this information should be submitted in a single PDF.
We will notify all successful workshop participants about the workshop programme seven days after the deadline.
As the workshop is part of the project on "Conceptualizing digital access to aerial photography", generously funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Herder Institute will cover travel and accommodation costs for all workshop participants.