2022, Publikationen

Alain Corbin (2022): Terra Incognita: A History of Ignorance in the 18th and 19th Centuries. Polity Press: Cambridge.

Identifying gaps in knowledge is the first duty of any historian who sets out to understand the past. It is impossible fully to understand our forebears without some idea of what they did not know: the history of ignorance is an indispensable part of history itself. Here Alain Corbin focuses on our planet, exploring its… Read More Alain Corbin (2022): Terra Incognita: A History of Ignorance in the 18th and 19th Centuries. Polity Press: Cambridge.

2022, Publikationen

Simona Boscani Leoni, Sarah Baumgartner, Meike Knittel (eds.) (2022): Connecting territories: exploring people and nature, 1700-1850. Brill: Boston, Leiden.

The book analyses from a comparative perspective the exploration of territories, the histories of their inhabitants, and local natural environments during the long eighteenth century. The eleven chapters look at European science at home and abroad as well as at global scientific practices and the involvement of a great variety of local actors in the… Read More Simona Boscani Leoni, Sarah Baumgartner, Meike Knittel (eds.) (2022): Connecting territories: exploring people and nature, 1700-1850. Brill: Boston, Leiden.

2022, Publikationen

Riccardo Bavaj, Konrad Lawson, Bernhard Struck (eds.) (2022): Doing Spatial History. Routledge: New York..

This volume provides a practical introduction to spatial history through the lens of the different primary sources that historians use. It is informed by a range of analytical perspectives and conveys a sense of the various facets of spatial history in a tangible, case-study based manner. The chapter authors hail from a variety of fields,… Read More Riccardo Bavaj, Konrad Lawson, Bernhard Struck (eds.) (2022): Doing Spatial History. Routledge: New York..

2022, Publikationen

Catherine Gibson (2022): Geographies of Nationhood. Cartography, Science, and Society in the Russian Imperial Baltic (= Oxford Studies in Modern European History). Oxford University Press: Oxford

Geographies of Nationhood examines the meteoric rise of ethnographic mapmaking in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as a form of visual and material culture that gave expression to territorialised visions of nationhood. In the Russian Empire’s Baltic provinces, the development of ethnographic cartography, as part of the broader field of statistical data visualisation, progressively… Read More Catherine Gibson (2022): Geographies of Nationhood. Cartography, Science, and Society in the Russian Imperial Baltic (= Oxford Studies in Modern European History). Oxford University Press: Oxford

2022, Publikationen

Eavan O’Dochartaigh (2022): Visual Culture and Arctic Voyages Personal and Public Art and Literature of the Franklin Search Expeditions. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.

In the mid-nineteenth century, thirty-six expeditions set out for the Northwest Passage in search of Sir John Franklin’s missing expedition. The array of visual and textual material produced on these voyages was to have a profound impact on the idea of the Arctic in the Victorian imaginary. Eavan O’Dochartaigh closely examines neglected archival sources to… Read More Eavan O’Dochartaigh (2022): Visual Culture and Arctic Voyages Personal and Public Art and Literature of the Franklin Search Expeditions. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.

2021, Publikationen

Nanna Katrine Lüders Kaalund (2021): Explorations in the Icy North. How Travel Narratives Shaped Arctic Science in the Nineteenth Century. University of Pittsburgh Press: Pittsburgh.

In this study of the making of Arctic science, Nanna Katrine Lüders Kaalund’s originality lies in her attention to Greenland as well as the Canadian archipelago and the shores of the Arctic Ocean; the role of narratives in shaping knowledge; and the role of the Inuit, who have too often been ignored by historians. She… Read More Nanna Katrine Lüders Kaalund (2021): Explorations in the Icy North. How Travel Narratives Shaped Arctic Science in the Nineteenth Century. University of Pittsburgh Press: Pittsburgh.

2022

Norman Henniges: Die Macht der Landkarten: Ist Putin ein Getriebener der „Zwänge der Geographie“, der in die Ukraine einmarschieren musste? In: Berliner Zeitung, Nr. 85, Dienstag, 12. April 2022, S. 19. (Open Source, im Druck), Online-Veröffentlichung, Dienstag, 5.4.2022 – 10:12 Uhr

Ist Putin ein Getriebener der „Zwänge der Geographie“, der in die Ukraine einmarschieren musste? Das legen Bücher von Tim Marshall nahe. Ein Widerspruch. >Volltext  [überprüft zuletzt am 10.4.2022] Norman Henniges ist Sprecher des Arbeitskreises Geschichte der Geographie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie.  

2021, Publikationen

Patrick Kupper (2021): Umweltgeschichte (=Einführungen in die Geschichtswissenschaft ; 3). UTB: Göttingen.

Umweltgeschichte gewinnt in Lehre und Forschung immer mehr an Bedeutung. Das Buch führt in Konzepte, Felder und Methoden des Faches ein. Es behandelt die großen Themen der neueren europäischen Geschichte wie Industrialisierung, Urbanisierung oder Imperialismus aus umwelthistorischer Perspektive. Geeignet für Lehrende und für Studierende vom Bachelor- bis zum Master-Niveau.

2020, Publikationen

Ernesto Capello (2020): Mapping Mountains. Brill: Boston, Leiden.

Mountains appear in the oldest known maps yet their representation has proven a notoriously difficult challenge for map makers. In this essay, Ernesto Capello surveys the broad history of relief representation in cartography with an emphasis on the allegorical, commercial and political uses of mapping mountains. After an initial overview and critique of the traditional… Read More Ernesto Capello (2020): Mapping Mountains. Brill: Boston, Leiden.

2021, Publikationen

Ernesto Capello and Julia B. Rosenbaum (eds.) (2021): Cartographic Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Nineteenth-Century Americas. Routledge: New York.

During the nineteenth century, gridding, graphing, and surveying proliferated as never before as nations and empires expanded into hitherto „unknown“ territories. Though nominally geared toward justifying territorial claims and collecting scientific data, expeditions also produced vast troves of visual and artistic material. This book considers the explosion of expeditionary mapping and its links to visual… Read More Ernesto Capello and Julia B. Rosenbaum (eds.) (2021): Cartographic Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Nineteenth-Century Americas. Routledge: New York.