Are The Classical Historical Geography Of The Byzantine World And Gis Technology A Contradiction? Cover Image

Да ли су класична историјска географија византијског света и GIS технологија противречност?
Are The Classical Historical Geography Of The Byzantine World And Gis Technology A Contradiction?

Author(s): Mihailo St. Popović
Subject(s): History
Published by: Vizantološki institut SANU
Keywords: Historical geography; Digital Humanities; GIS; Macedonia

Summary/Abstract: The article highlights the latest developments in the fi eld of Digital Humanities. It indicates in which ways these technologies are already used in the historical and geographical science throughout the world and how they could be integrated systematically into Byzantine Studies. In the fi rst part of the article international projects, which are based on GIS (Geographic Information Systems), and their links in the World Wide Web are presented. In the second part the author shows on the basis of his scholarly results on the historical geography of Byzantine Macedonia, how medieval written sources can be transferred into digital format in order to achieve a higher level of spatial data analysis. The neglect of this important and recent scholarly approach in the 21st century could lead to the marginalisation of Byzantine Studies in general, and of the historical geography of the Byzantine Empire in particular.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 50/2
  • Page Range: 1025-1039
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Serbian