Book presentation: S. Dunn, A History of Place in the Digital Age
Monday 8 April 2019
Swedish Institute at Athens, Mitseon 9, Athens
The Swedish Institute at Athens invites you to a book presentation by Stuart Dunn: A History of Place in the Digital Age. The event takes place at the Swedish Institute at Athens, Mitseon 9, Monday April 8, at 17.00.
A History of Place in the Digital Age explores the history and impact of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related digital mapping technologies in humanities research. Providing a historical and methodological discussion of place in the most important primary materials which make up the human record, including text and artefacts, the book explains how these materials frame, form and communicate location in the age of the internet. This leads in to a discussion of how the World Wide Web distorts and skews place, amplifying some voices and reducing others.
Drawing on several connected case studies from the early modern period to the present day, the spatial writings of early modern antiquarians are explored, as are the roots of approaches to place in archaeology and philosophy. This forms the basis for a review of place online, through the complex history of the invention of the internet, in to the age of the interactive web and social media. By doing so, the book explores the key themes of spatial power and representation which these technologies frame. (Routledge Publishing, https://www.routledge.com/A-History-of-Plac…/…/9781138223578).
Attached file: Invitation