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DH@Lboro Talk: The role of maps in the digital humanities

  • 14 December 2020
  • 4pm-5pm
  • Online

About this event

Please join us for Prof Heike Jöns (SSH)’s talk at the invitation of the DH@Lboro group.

The objective of DH@Lboro is to celebrate Digital Humanities and encourage interdisciplinary dialogue across various departments and Schools at Loughborough.

Title of Heike Jöns’s talk: 'The role of maps in the digital humanities'

Historical geographers have used maps to analyse and present their research findings building on H. C. Darby’s comprehensive mid-twentieth century mappings of the Domesday Book geographies of 1086. This paper aims to explore the possibilities that emerge in historical geography and other humanities subjects, such as the history of science and the university, through the design and analysis of thematic maps on medieval, early modern, and modern locational, social, and epistemological geographies. Key questions to be explored are the qualitative epistemological similarities and differences between the analogue and digital production and presentation of maps in the context of a growing interdisciplinary interest in the digital humanities.

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Heike Jöns is Professor of Geography at Loughborough University. Her research has analysed the geographies of knowledge production and exchange, ranging from centres and spaces of interaction through church design in the European middle ages to a focus on academic mobilities and the research university during the twentieth century. She recently co-edited the book Mobilities of Knowledge (2017).

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Lise Jaillant
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