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Digital Spatial Infrastructures and Worldviews in Pre-Modern Societies

307 pages
Amsterdam University Press
The study of medieval and early modern geographic space, literary cartography, and spatial thinking at a time of rapid digitization in the Humanities offers new ways to investigate spatial knowledge and world perceptions in pre-modern societies. Digitization of cultural heritage collections, open source databases and interactive resources utilising a rich variety of source materials—place names, early modern cadastral maps, medieval literature and art, Viking Age and medieval runic inscriptions—provides opportunities to re-think traditional lines of research on spatiality and worldviews, encourage innovation in methodology and engage critically with digital outcomes. In this book, Nordic scholars of philology, onomastics, history, geography, literary studies, and digital humanities examine multiple aspects of ten large- and small-scale digital spatial infrastructures from the early stages of development to the practical applications of digital tools for studying spatial thinking and knowledge in pre-modern sources and societies.
Author Bio

Alexandra Petrulevich is Associate Senior Lecturer/Assistant Professor at Uppsala University, Sweden. Her scholarly interests include Scandinavian philology, onomastics, digital humanities, and spatial analysis of language data.

Simon Skovgaard Boeck is senior editor at the Society for Danish Language and Literature, where his work focuses on medieval and renaissance Danish language and literature.