Lectures and workshop
The different activities held the week will provide information on how to use datasets and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to analyse European Integration (EI) during the modern history. The main the organisers and participants have been working together on this project for the last five years on that subject.
Sessions open sessions to the public will be combined with group workshops. This will be an opportunity to show the progress made in using GIS to improve the analyses and research results associated with the EI process. In this way, we will contribute to an ongoing research project entitled “Historical GIS – Europe (HGISe)”. As a group we are developing a HGIS of Europe wich we shall use to analyse the different paths towards EI an extended period.
One recent shared output of this research has been a special issue of the Journal of Interdisciplinary History: “Railway networks and population distribution in Europe (1850-2000)”, summer 2011, vol. 42 (1).
We hope to reach a larger public will be achieved through:
- The participation of academics and students in the different activities.
- The dissemination of our results by using the new technologies highlighted by this dedicated website.