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Open call: Modeling Travels in History: an ORBIS-esque Hackathon @ Uni Vienna (July 18-20, 2018)

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/)[1], which, one may put, applied the same geographical principles to a particular historical context. Dubbed “a Google Maps for the Roman Empire”[2], this model became a popular historical online resource and an object of envy for scholars working in other historical contexts.

CFP: Sites of Transit in Europe from WW2 to the present. History, Spaces, Memories (new deadline: June 17th)

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.

CFP: ISLPMC Meeting and Wilhelm-Keiffer Award, New Orleans, LA, Sept 2018

Colleagues, 

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. 

CFP: Cities in Crisis: Emergency Measures in Architecture and Urbanism, 1400—1700

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)

CONF: Narrating and Constructing the Beach, 14–16 June 2018 (Munich)

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.

CFP (conference): Sites of Transit in Europe from WW2 to the present. ​​​​​​​History, Spaces, Memories (deadline: 31 May)

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.

Help H-Net and H-HistGeog Prepare for our Next 25 Years!

Soon after H-HistGeog launched at H-Net in January 2002 its indefatigable editor Sam Otterstrom was moderating discussions of "GIS and segregation," “public and private space in places past,” and new queries for texts and resources.  The resulting threads illustrated the kind of helpful collaboration and information-sharing that have defined who we are at H-Net.

Schedule now out - Visualising Spatial Injustice and Exploitation, June 8th, University of Kent

The schedule is now available for Visualising Spatial Injustice and Exploitation, June 8th, University of Kent. Featuring keynotes by Miranda Pennell and Alberto Toscano. 

Please register for free here: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/visualising-spatial-injustice-and-exploitation-tickets-445513...

10.30-11.00 - Welcome

11.00-12.00 - Keynote 1: Miranda Pennell

12.00 - 12.15 - Tea/coffee break

12.15-13.45 - Panel 1

Chair: Patrick Brian Smith

Discussion about the geographical history of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Dear H-HistGeog members,

Those of you interested in the geographical history of the Mediterranean may be enjoy reading a couple of new papers. 

Recently the writing system of a Medieval manuscript was revealed to be proto-Romance: i.e. the ancestor to Spanish and the other modern Romance languages. In addition, it is written with a proto-Italic alphabet. It is the only known document of this kind and therefore has considerable linguistic and historic importance.

Twenty-Fifth series of J B Harley Fellowships in the History of Cartography

The Trustees of the J B Harley Research Fellowships Trust Fund are pleased to announce the twenty-fifth series of awards, offering support to assist research in the map collections of the United Kingdom. Awards have been made to: Phillip Koyoumjian (University of Rochester, USA), A geographer's world: Herman Moll and the British map trade, 1678-1732. Danielle Gravon (University of Manchester], The fabrica of Mercator's Atlas and the anatomy of the world. Ken Bauer (Dartmouth College, USA), Exploring Tibetan cartography through the Wise Collection, British Library.

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