UrbanMetaMapping 27 January 2020

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January 27, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Digital Humanities, European History / Studies, Historic Preservation, Urban Design and Planning, Urban History / Studies

UrbanMetaMapping research consortium (BMBF) is pleased to invite you to the launch of its research project:

Mapping and Transforming: An interdisciplinary analysis of city maps as a visual medium of urban transformation in Central and Eastern Europe, 1939–1949


on Wednesday, 27th January 2021 at 2.30 pm (CET) via Zoom


Meeting-ID: 978 5596 9282

Password: =5fjJ4


Please join our presentation and discussion on war damage maps as an interdisciplinary historical source, and learn how to engage and cooperate with our consortium.


The research consortium UrbanMetaMapping (BMBF):

  • gathers damage maps from the Second World War and other thematic urban maps covering Central and Central Eastern Europe
  • investigates urban mapping as a cultural practice of transformation
  • unlocks knowledge about the social and spatial development of post-war cities
  • observes how heritage was mapped and historical consciousness was formed
  • traces how maps were perceived and reinterpreted after the end of the war
  • explores the visual programme of maps and information graphics


The consortium, led by Dr. Carmen M. Enss (Heritage Conservation) - Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, includes:

Dr. Carol Ludwig (Social geography) - GESIS,

Dr. Elisa-Maria Hiemer (Eastern European Studies) - the Herder-Institut,

Dr. Piotr Kisiel (Planning History) - IRS,

Dr. Klaus Stein (Digital Humanities) - Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg and

Dr. Birgit Knauer (Heritage Conservation, cooperation) - TU Wien.


UrbanMetaMapping research consortium (BMBF) is funded by The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.


Should you have any questions about the event or the research consortium please don’t hesitate to write to us at info.urbanmetamapping@uni-bamberg.de

We look forward to seeing you on 27th January 2021