Project ihGeo – Islamic History Geodata Initiative

Basic data

Acronym:
ihGeo
Title:
Islamic History Geodata Initiative
Begin:
01/07/2014
Abstract / short description:
The Islamic History Geodata Initiative (ihGeo) seeks to stimulate scholarship on the role of places and spaces in the history of the Middle East during the Islamic period. Established by a research unit at the University of Tübingen, it provides a forum for international exchange and envisages collaborative projects in the Spatial Humanities. Another aim is to develop novel research tools for use in the public domain, in particular the online Geographic Information System (Web-GIS) "Mamâlik". As ihGeo connects History, Geoinformatics and Cartography, ihgeo enables a new understanding of how the region’s societies have been geared to the making and re-making of human landscapes.
Keywords:
Spatial Humanities
Islamischer Vorderer Orient (Islamic Middle East)
Geographisches Informationssystem
Web-GIS (Geographical Information System)
historical geography
Historische Geographie
medieval times
Mittelalter
history
Geschichtswissenschaft
Middle East
Vorderer Orient
Islam
Islam
cartography
Kartographie
historical cartography

Involved staff

Managers

Oriental and Islamic Studies Section
Department of Asian and Oriental Studies, Faculty of Humanities

Other staff

Oriental and Islamic Studies Section
Department of Asian and Oriental Studies, Faculty of Humanities
Oriental and Islamic Studies Section
Department of Asian and Oriental Studies, Faculty of Humanities

Local organizational units

Oriental and Islamic Studies Section
Department of Asian and Oriental Studies
Faculty of Humanities

Funders

Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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