Everyone is familiar with Google Maps—all of us are using it on a daily basis. In 2012 a group of researchers at Stanford (led by Walter Scheidel), developed Orbis (http://orbis.stanford.edu/), which, one may put, applied the same geographical principles to a particular historical context. Dubbed “a Google Maps for the Roman Empire”, this model became a popular historical online resource and an object of envy for scholars working in other historical contexts.
The H-HistGeog network is a forum for geographers, historians, and all others who have an interest in the intricate relationship between space and time.
Sites of Transit in Europe from WW2 to the present.
History, Spaces, Memories
Fondazione Campo Fossoli (Carpi, Modena - Italy)
October 4-5, 2018
The conference aims to analyse the roles and uses of transit camps and sites in the European historical, geographical and cultural context from WW2 to today from a multidisciplinary and comparative perspective. The two-day conference is organized by the Fondazione Campo Fossoli, whose mission is to preserve and transmit the history and memories of this Italian site of transit.
The International Society for Landscape, Place, and Material Culture (formerly Pioneer America Society) will be holding its 50th Annual Meeting from September 26-29 in New Orleans. Please join us! This group seeks inclusion of scholars from a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to History, Geography, Preservation, Material Culture, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Studies, Archeology, Sociolog providing strong participation.
Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History (Rome, Italy), September 6 - 07, 2018
Deadline: Jul 1, 2018
Organizers: Danielle Abdon (Temple University/Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History) and Margaret Bell (UC Santa Barbara/Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence)
The Class of Literature at the Graduate School Language & Literature Munich (LMU Munich), in partnership with the Amerikahaus Munich and Bavarian American Academy, cordially invites you to the interdisciplinary and international Conference Narrating and Constructing the Beach.