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16.09.2021 11:00 Uhr

Workshop of the "DigiKAR" project: Modeling and visualizing historical location data – experimental approaches to spatial concepts and mobility
The "DigiKAR" project (coordinator: IEG Mainz) organizes a workshop in two parts, which focuses on practical impulses from the project. With the "DigiKAR" project, granted by the Leibniz Association at the end of 2020, focusing on the explorative representation of spatial relations in two sample regions of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation (with a focus on the 17th and 18th centuries), the IEG, the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography Leipzig, the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies Regensburg, the EHESS Paris and the JGU Mainz are especially seeking to overcome the limitations of the common cartographic visualization of spaces and borders. This includes, on the one hand, an alternative collection and modeling of location data (from heterogeneous textual sources), and on the other hand, a combination of different visualization techniques beyond maps. The workshop consists of two parts (2 x 45 minutes with break) and combines practical impulses from the "DigiKAR" project with a discussion about methodologies. After highlighting the difficulties of data collection and structuring, the workshop will present possibilities of visualizing fragmented, ambiguous historical location data. In both parts of the workshop, a researcher from one DigiKAR partner institution will present a specific case study, which will be briefly discussed by a colleague from another institution. Afterwards, there will be a discussion with all workshop participants. The workshop is especially aimed at scholars from historical disciplines as well as staff in memory institutions who work with similarly complex location data and are also looking for sustainable solutions. The workshop will discuss, among other things, the extent to which existing geographic ontologies can be applied, the role of (historical) gazetteers in the collection and linking of place data, and the technical requirements for the experimental visualization of place data. The workshop is intentionally meant as a platform for critical reflection of new approaches and for networking of related projects. Registration at digikar(at)ieg-mainz.de Number of participants: max. 30 (with waiting list) Access data by mail Team: Monika Barget, IEG Mainz (@MonikaBarget) | Falk Bretschneider, EHESS Paris | Ingo Frank, IOS Regensburg | Jana Moser IfL Leipzig