Section C
C05
Research Area
Human Geography / Cartography

Maps and Atlases as Mediators and Producers of Spatial Knowledge under the Global Condition

The project examines maps and atlases as effective media for the imagination of spatial images. Investigating the communication of spatial knowledge under the global condition, we are interested in processes of standardization in the visual representation, the formatting, and the notion of space in different societies. For this purpose, we investigate “map languages”, atlas construction principles, transnational harmonization of the educational goals of cartographers, as well as the international networks of atlas makers. For the second funding phase, we add the aspect of the digital transformation of society.

Team

Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Sebastian
Lentz

Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde (IfL)
Schongauerstraße 9
04328 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 6005-5107
Principal Investigator

Dr. Jana
Moser

Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde (IfL)
Schongauerstraße 9
04328 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 6005-5133
PhD Candidate

Philipp
Meyer

Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde
Schongauerstraße 9
04328 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 600 55-137
PhD Candidate

Sofia
Gavrilova

Researcher

Prof. Dr. Francis
Harvey

Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde
Schongauerstraße 9
04328 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 600 55-111
Researcher

Birgit
Hölzel

Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde
Schongauerstraße 9
04328 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 600 55-185