This chapter argues that it is not the historians' fault that GIS is not used more often in historical research projects, but rather the unappealing methodology that GIS-both historical and normal GIS-offer. However, it is not called for new software, but a new approach to GIS in history. Taking the clue paradigm of Italian historian Carlo Ginzburg as point of departure, this chapter looks at GIS as a tool to create alternative scenarios for tracking history.
|Title of host publication||History and GIS|
|Subtitle of host publication||Epistemologies, Considerations and Reflections|
|Editors||Alexander von Lünen, Charles Travis|
|Number of pages||29|
|ISBN (Print)||9400750080, 9789400750081|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Dec 2012|