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Tracking in a New Territory: Re-Imaging GIS for History

von Lunen, Alexander (2013) Tracking in a New Territory: Re-Imaging GIS for History. In: History and GIS: Epistemologies, Considerations and Reflections. Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, pp. 211-239. ISBN 978-94-007-5008-1

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This chapter argues that it is not the historians' fault that GIS is not used more often in historical research projects, but rather the unappealing methodology that GIS—both historical and "normal" GIS—offer. However, it is not called for new software, but a new approach to GIS in history. Taking the "clue paradigm" of Italian historian Carlo Ginzburg as point of departure, this chapter looks at GIS as a tool to create alternative scenarios for "tracking" history.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > C Auxiliary sciences of history (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography
Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
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Depositing User: Alexander Von Lunen
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2015 10:59
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 11:45


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