Mapping Landscapes in Transformation

Thomas Coomans, Bieke Cattoor, Krista De Jonge

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Abstract

Innovation in mapping methods for historical landscape research is flourishing,
largely because this type of research is situated at the very fertile intersection of
ongoing technological development and sustained critical reflection. On the one
hand, the development of digital tools for data capturing, data analysis and data
structuring has revolutionised our ability to extract and plot out data of all sorts
and to combine, mix and re-mix these data in order to discover spatio-temporal
relationships that have previously remained hidden. On the other hand, the
humanities’ sustained interest in spatiality as well as its growing involvement with the new digital tools make for a continuous critical reflection accompanied by ongoing methodological experiments that stretch, morph and bend these digital tools in order for them to reflect context and source specificity, to include different theoretical perspectives on landscape, to enable narrative formats, etc.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMapping Landscapes in Transformation
Subtitle of host publicationMultidisciplinary Methods for Historical Analysis
EditorsThomas Coomans, Bieke Cattoor, Krista De Jonge
PublisherLeuven University Press
Pages9-14
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-6166-283-5
ISBN (Print)978-94-627-173-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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