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History and GIS : epistemologies, considerations and reflections, Alexander von Lünen, Charles Travis, editors

Label
History and GIS : epistemologies, considerations and reflections
Title
History and GIS
Title remainder
epistemologies, considerations and reflections
Statement of responsibility
Alexander von Lünen, Charles Travis, editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) - either as 'standard' GIS or custom made Historical GIS (HGIS) - have become quite popular in some historical sub-disciplines, such as Economic and Social History or Historical Geography.'Mainstream' history, however, seems to be rather unaffected by this trend. Why is it that computer applications in general have failed to make much headway in history departments, despite the first steps being undertaken a good forty years ago? With the 'spatial turn' in full swing in the humanities, and many historians dealing with spatial and geographical questions, one would think GIS would be welcomed with open arms. Yet there seems to be no general anticipation by historians of employing GIS as a research tool. As mentioned, HGIS are popular chiefly among Historical Geographers and Social and Economic Historians. The latter disciplines seem to be predestined to use such software through the widespread quantitative methodology these disciplines have employed traditionally. Other historical sub-disciplines, such as Ancient History, are also very open to this emerging technology since the scarcity of written sources in this field can be mitigated by inferences made from an HGIS that has archaeological data stored in it. In most of Modern History, however, the use of GIS or its intellectual benefit is rarely seen. This book investigates and discusses this controversy. Why does the wider historian community not embrace GIS more readily? While one cannot deny that the methodologies linked with a GIS follow geographical paradigms rather than historical ones, the potential of GIS as a 'killer application' for digital historical scholarship should be obvious. This book brings together authors from Geography and History to discuss the value of GIS for historical research. The focus, however, will not be on the "how", but on the "why" of GIS in history
Dewey number
900.285
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1971-
  • 1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lünen, Alexander von
  • Travis, Charles
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Historical geographic information systems
Label
History and GIS : epistemologies, considerations and reflections, Alexander von Lünen, Charles Travis, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Place in Time: GIS and the Spatial Imagination in Teaching History
  • Detlev Mares, Wolfgang Moschek
  • "Thou Shalt Make No Graven Maps!": An Interview with Gunnar Olsson
  • Alexander von Lünen, Gunnar Olsson
  • Vernacular GIS: Mapping Early Modern Geography and Socioeconomics
  • Alexi Baker
  • Mapping Miracles: Early Medieval Hagiography and the Potential of GIS
  • Faye Taylor
  • The Role of Knowledge Spaces in Geographically-Oriented History
  • Monica Wachowicz, J.B. Owens
  • Beyond GIS: Geospatial Technologies and the Future of History
  • Writing Visual Histories: An Interview with David J. Staley
  • Charles Travis, David J. Staley
  • GIS and Research Into Historical "Spaces of Practice": Overcoming the Epistemological Barriers
  • Sam Griffiths
  • GIS and History: Epistemologies, Reflections, and Considerations
  • Charles Travis
  • Maps of Change: A Brief History of the American Historical Atlas
  • Edward L. Ayers, Robert K. Nelson, C. Scott Nesbit
  • Tracking in a New Territory: Re-imaging GIS for History
  • Alexander von Lünen
  • David J. Bodenhamer
  • Immobile History: An Interview with Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie
  • Alexander von Lünen, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie
  • The Dawn of a Golden Age? Historical GIS and the History of Choropleth Mapping in the Netherlands
  • Onno Boonstra
  • (In)Digitizing Cáuigú Historical Geographies: Technoscience as a Postcolonial Discourse
  • Mark H. Palmer
Control code
ocn822231090
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 242 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789400750098
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)822231090
Label
History and GIS : epistemologies, considerations and reflections, Alexander von Lünen, Charles Travis, editors
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Place in Time: GIS and the Spatial Imagination in Teaching History
  • Detlev Mares, Wolfgang Moschek
  • "Thou Shalt Make No Graven Maps!": An Interview with Gunnar Olsson
  • Alexander von Lünen, Gunnar Olsson
  • Vernacular GIS: Mapping Early Modern Geography and Socioeconomics
  • Alexi Baker
  • Mapping Miracles: Early Medieval Hagiography and the Potential of GIS
  • Faye Taylor
  • The Role of Knowledge Spaces in Geographically-Oriented History
  • Monica Wachowicz, J.B. Owens
  • Beyond GIS: Geospatial Technologies and the Future of History
  • Writing Visual Histories: An Interview with David J. Staley
  • Charles Travis, David J. Staley
  • GIS and Research Into Historical "Spaces of Practice": Overcoming the Epistemological Barriers
  • Sam Griffiths
  • GIS and History: Epistemologies, Reflections, and Considerations
  • Charles Travis
  • Maps of Change: A Brief History of the American Historical Atlas
  • Edward L. Ayers, Robert K. Nelson, C. Scott Nesbit
  • Tracking in a New Territory: Re-imaging GIS for History
  • Alexander von Lünen
  • David J. Bodenhamer
  • Immobile History: An Interview with Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie
  • Alexander von Lünen, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie
  • The Dawn of a Golden Age? Historical GIS and the History of Choropleth Mapping in the Netherlands
  • Onno Boonstra
  • (In)Digitizing Cáuigú Historical Geographies: Technoscience as a Postcolonial Discourse
  • Mark H. Palmer
Control code
ocn822231090
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 242 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789400750098
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)822231090

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