2020, Publikationen

Metcalf, Alida C. (2020): Mapping an Atlantic World, circa 1500, John Hopkins University Press: Baltimore.

Beginning around 1500, in the decades following Columbus’s voyages, the Atlantic Ocean moved from the periphery to the center on European world maps. This brief but highly significant moment in early modern European history marks not only a paradigm shift in how the world was mapped but also the opening of what historians call the… Read More Metcalf, Alida C. (2020): Mapping an Atlantic World, circa 1500, John Hopkins University Press: Baltimore.

2020, Publikationen

Mona Domosh, Michael Heffernan, Charles W. J. Withers (eds.) (2020): The SAGE Handbook of Historical Geography. Sage: Los Angeles u.a.

Historical geography is an active, theoretically-informed and vibrant field of study within modern geography, with strong interdisciplinary connections with the humanities and the social sciences. The SAGE Handbook of Historical Geography provides an international and in-depth overview of the field with chapters that examine the history, present condition and future significance of historical geography in… Read More Mona Domosh, Michael Heffernan, Charles W. J. Withers (eds.) (2020): The SAGE Handbook of Historical Geography. Sage: Los Angeles u.a.

2020, Publikationen

Kathleen A. Brosnan, James R. Akerman (eds.) (2020): Mapping Nature across the Americas, University of Chicago Press: Chicago.

Maps are inherently unnatural. Projecting three-dimensional realities onto two-dimensional surfaces, maps are abstractions that capture someone’s idea of what matters within a particular place; they require selections and omissions. It is these very characteristics, however, that give maps their importance in understanding how humans have interacted with the natural world and that give historical maps… Read More Kathleen A. Brosnan, James R. Akerman (eds.) (2020): Mapping Nature across the Americas, University of Chicago Press: Chicago.

2020, Publikationen

Martina Kölbl-Ebert (2020): From Local Patriotism to a Planetary Perspective. Impact Crater Research in Germany, 1930s-1970s. Routledge, London and New York.

The Nördlinger Ries and Steinheim Basin, two conspicuous geological structures in southern Germany, were traditionally viewed as somewhat enigmatic but nevertheless definitely volcanic edifices until they were finally recognized as impact craters in the 1960s. The changing views about the origin of the craters mark an important paradigm shift in the Earth sciences, from an… Read More Martina Kölbl-Ebert (2020): From Local Patriotism to a Planetary Perspective. Impact Crater Research in Germany, 1930s-1970s. Routledge, London and New York.

2020, Publikationen

Thomas Lahusen and Schamma Schahadat (eds.) (2020): Postsocialist Landscapes. Real and Imaginary Spaces from Stalinstadt to Pyongyang, transcript: Bielefeld.

Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, formerly socialist countries have gone through manifold transformations, whilst remnants of socialism remain ubiquitous. The volume explores various spaces of the postsocialist landscape, presenting a mixture of real and imaginary spaces, of memory and nostalgia, of aesthetic and political symbolism, of the global East and the global South,… Read More Thomas Lahusen and Schamma Schahadat (eds.) (2020): Postsocialist Landscapes. Real and Imaginary Spaces from Stalinstadt to Pyongyang, transcript: Bielefeld.

2020, Publikationen

Jutta Faehndrich (2020): Als Künstler und Kartograph im Heiligen Land (1851/52): Die drei Palästina des C.W.M. van de Velde, D. Reimer: Berlin.

Als sich der niederländische Kartograph und Landschaftsmaler Charles William Meredith van de Velde 1851 nach Palästina einschiffte, plante er nichts Geringeres, als eigenhändig das Heilige Land zu vermessen. Lange schon hatte die christliche Welt eine Karte auf Grundlage moderner Vermessungstechnik gefordert. Doch das Osmanische Reich, zu dem Palästina seit Ende der Kreuzzüge gehörte, hatte wenig… Read More Jutta Faehndrich (2020): Als Künstler und Kartograph im Heiligen Land (1851/52): Die drei Palästina des C.W.M. van de Velde, D. Reimer: Berlin.

2020, Publikationen

Bruno Schelhaas, Federico Ferretti, André Reyes Novaes, Marcella Schmidt di Friedberg (2020): Decolonising and Internationalising Geography. Essays in the History of Contested Science, Springer: Cham.

International scholarship is increasingly aware that the ‘geographical tradition’ is a contentious and contested field: while critical reflections on the imperial past of the discipline are still ongoing, new tendencies including de-colonial studies and geographies of internationalism are focusing on the progressive aspects of plural geographical traditions. This volume contains selected papers presented at two… Read More Bruno Schelhaas, Federico Ferretti, André Reyes Novaes, Marcella Schmidt di Friedberg (2020): Decolonising and Internationalising Geography. Essays in the History of Contested Science, Springer: Cham.

2020, Publikationen

Silvia Elena Piovan (2020): The Geohistorical Approach. Methods and Applications, Springer: Cham.

This book gives a comprehensive view of the strengths and limits of the interdisciplinary methods that work together to form the geohistorical approach to geographical and geological sciences. The geohistorical approach can be synthetically defined as a multi- and interdisciplinary approach that uses techniques and perspectives, mainly from geography, history, and natural sciences, to examine… Read More Silvia Elena Piovan (2020): The Geohistorical Approach. Methods and Applications, Springer: Cham.

2020, Publikationen

Robert J. Mayhew and Charles W. J.Withers (eds.) (2020): Geographies of Knowledge: Science, Scale, and Spatiality in the Nineteenth Century (Medicine, Science, and Religion in Historical Context), Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore.

Over the past twenty years, scholars have increasingly questioned not just historical presumptions about the putative rise of modern science during the long nineteenth century but also the geographical contexts for and variability of science during the era. In Geographies of Knowledge, an internationally distinguished array of historians and geographers examine the spatialization of science… Read More Robert J. Mayhew and Charles W. J.Withers (eds.) (2020): Geographies of Knowledge: Science, Scale, and Spatiality in the Nineteenth Century (Medicine, Science, and Religion in Historical Context), Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore.

2020, Publikationen

Oliver Kann (2020): Karten des Krieges. Deutsche Kartographie und Raumwissen im Ersten Weltkrieg. Ferdinand Schöningh: Paderborn.

Krieg und Karten gehören untrennbar zusammen. Sie sind dabei nicht bloß militärische Instrumente, sondern transportieren stets auch politische Raumbilder. Diesen bislang wenig beachteten Aspekten des Ersten Weltkriegs geht die Untersuchung nach. Der Erste Weltkrieg wurde wie kein anderer Konflikt zuvor in allen räumlichen Dimensionen geführt. Karten trugen ihren entscheidenden Anteil dazu bei. Die deutschen Operationsplanungen… Read More Oliver Kann (2020): Karten des Krieges. Deutsche Kartographie und Raumwissen im Ersten Weltkrieg. Ferdinand Schöningh: Paderborn.