The Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe in cooperation with the CEU History Department organised a workshop on “history and cartography” in Marburg, Germany, from March 14 to 16, 2016. The Herder Institute houses a collection of over 40,000 topographic and thematic maps from the 16th to the 21st century, the majority of which depict today’s Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, the Baltic States and Western Russia.
This workshop represents a unique opportunity for CEU students from all departments to consult the map collection and gather material for seminar papers and MA theses. We strongly encourage you to consider the collection a resource for future PhD projects! The Herder institute also welcomes you to explore its library, document, newspaper, and photo collections!
Topics you may explore but are not limited to:
› Border changes since 1870
› The Paris Peace Treaties & German Revisionism since 1919
› Distribution of linguistic, ethnic, and religious minorities
› The Making of the Polish Nation
› International Geographic Congresses and the Assessment of Natural Resources
› Internationalization of border rivers (1813-1939)
› Transnational Environmental Policies: Gdańsk, the Vistula, and the League of Nations
› Cartography in the Cold War
» More on the map collection.