Mapping Landscapes in Transformation

Multidisciplinary Methods for Historical Analysis

Edited by Thomas Coomans, Bieke Cattoor, and Krista De Jonge

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The relational complexity of urban and rural landscapes in space and in time

The development of historical geographical information systems (HGIS) and other methods from the digital humanities have revolutionised historical research on cultural landscapes. Additionally, the opening up of increasingly diverse collections of source material, often incomplete and difficult to interpret, has led to methodologically innovative experiments. One of today’s major challenges, however, concerns the concepts and tools to be deployed for mapping processes of transformation—that is, interpreting and imagining the relational complexity of urban and rural landscapes, both in space and in time, at micro- and macro-scale.

Mapping Landscapes in Transformation gathers experts from different disciplines, active in the fields of historical geography, urban and landscape history, archaeology and heritage conservation. They are specialised in a wide variety of space-time contexts, including regions within Europe, Asia, and the Americas, and periods from antiquity to the 21st century.

Contributors: Karl Beelen (Karlsruhe IT), John Bintliff (Leiden University / Edinburgh University), Bieke Cattoor (TU Delft), Jill Desimini (Harvard University), Cecilia Furlan (TU Delft / KU Leuven), Ian Gregory and Christopher Donaldson (Lancaster University), Joanna Taylor (University of Manchester), Piraye Hacigüzeller, Frank Vermeulen and Devi Taelman (Ghent University), Ralf Vandam and Jeroen Poblome (KU Leuven), Reinout Klaarenbeek (KU Leuven), Sanne Maekelberg (KU Leuven), Steffen Nijhuis (TU Delft), Cristina Purcar (TU Cluj-Napoca), Changxue Shu (KU Leuven, FWO), Bram Vannieuwenhuyze (University of Amsterdam), May Yuan and Arlo McKee (University of Texas, Dallas)

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270 pages

ISBN: 9789461662835

Publication: June 24, 2019

Languages: English

Bieke Cattoor is tenure track professor of landscape architecture at the Department of Urbanism, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft.
Krista De Jonge is professor of architectural history and head of the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering Science, KU Leuven.
Thomas Coomans is professor of architectural history and heritage conservation at the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering Science, KU Leuven

‘The aim is to advance cartographic practices. Collectively, the essays make a major contribution to the literature. Most valuable is their variety, which range from conceptual/theoretical to methodological. Most essays focus on a project and discuss relevant applications in enough detail and with enough well-chosen illustrations that readers will gain an appreciation of the value of an approach.’ – Professor David J. Bodenhamer – IUPUI