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14.09.2017 - 15.09.2017

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as an opportunity and a challenge for digital history

Exploring approaches to maps, aerial photographs and spatial statistics

Workshop, September 14-15, 2017

Please register via E-mail until September 13th to Dariusz Gierczak (dariusz.gierczak@herder-institut.de)

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.

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