[GeoHumanities SIG] Fwd: CFP for Coordinates: Digital Mapping and 18th C Visual, Material, and Built Cultures issue in Journal 18

Kathy Weimer khw2 at rice.edu
Thu Dec 8 01:43:09 CET 2016





Of potential interest -
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From: *Alicia Peaker* <apeaker at brynmawr.edu <mailto:apeaker at brynmawr.edu>>

Dear Colleagues,

Below please find the CfP for a special issue of Journal 18, a new 
online journal dedicated to 18th C art and culture. "Coordinates: 
Digital Mapping and 18th C Visual, Material, and Built Cultures" will 
feature projects and essays that examine the potential of digital tools 
for visualizing spatial data in the long eighteenth century. For more 
information, go to http://www.journal18.org/future-issues/ 

Please circulate this announcement widely. We invite all expressions of 

With best wishes,

Carrie and Nancy

*Coordinates: Digital Mapping and 18th C Visual, Material, and Built 

Art history’s digital turn has been stimulated by the possibilities of 
spatial research.  Spurred by the collection, preservation, and 
distribution of art historical data in digital space—practices that have 
both collapsed and expanded our own discursive geographies—scholars have 
exploited the potential of geospatial analysis for art historical study. 
These new methods are particularly promising for the study of the early 
modern world, which has been fruitfully understood through the prisms of 
connections and exchanges that crossed world regions and defied the 
boundaries drawn on static maps. Digital mapping platforms and 
applications like CartoDB, Neatline, ArcGIS, Leaflet, and MapBox have 
made it possible, for example, to visualize the movement of people, such 
as artists, through temporal and geographic space, thus allowing us to 
reimagine personal and material contacts in tangible ways. Moreover, the 
dynamic lives of mobile and fungible objects can be displayed in 
extended and often circuitous trajectories, thus encouraging the kind of 
nonlinear visual analysis that is foundational to the practice of art 
history. Georectification tools have further facilitated the 
reconciliation of historical figurations of space with contemporary 
visualizations, which allows competing spatial narratives to coexist 
productively in a digital realm, while also challenging the magisterial 
view offered by modern cartography.

In this issue of /Journal18/, we seek to feature current scholarship 
that relies on the analytical power provided by digital mapping 
interfaces for the study of visual, material, and built cultures during 
the long eighteenth century. How do digital humanities methods and tools 
shape our understanding of space and place in the early modern period? 
What impact might digital mapping have on our historical investigations 
of people, objects, and their environments? Submissions may take the 
form of an article (up to 6000 words) or a project presented through a 
digital platform that takes full advantage of /Journal18/’s online 
format. We also welcome proposals for shorter vignettes (around 2,500 
words) that reflect on projects in progress or consider the potential 
for particular mapping methodologies for eighteenth-century art history.


*Issue Editors*

Carrie Anderson, /Middlebury College/

Nancy Um, /Binghamton University/

*Proposals for issue #5 /Coordinates /are now being accepted. Deadline 
for proposals: April 1, 2017.*

To submit a proposal, send an abstract (200 words) and a brief CV to 
editor at journal18.org <mailto:editor at journal18.org> and 
carriea at middlebury.edu <mailto:carriea at middlebury.edu>. Articles should 
not exceed 6000 words (including footnotes) and will be due on *November 
1, 2017*. For further details on the submission process see 
http://www.journal18.org/info/ <http://www.journal18.org/info/>.

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