Doing Spatial History
Editing Workshop 24-25 August 2017 St Andrews

24 August

Riccardo Bavaj, Konrad Lawson & Bernhard Struck (St Andrews): Welcome & Introduction

I: Sources

  • Bernhard Struck (St Andrews): The Map as Spatial Text
  • James Koranyi (Durham): Travel Guides
  • Jordan Girardin (St Andrews): Itineraries
  • Despina Stratigakos (Buffalo): Visiting Adolf Hitler’s Berghof: The Floor Plan as Historical Source

10:20-10:50: Susanne Rau (Erfurt): Comments

10:50-12:30: Discussion of draft chapters

12:30-13:30: Lunch

II: Themes & Approaches

  • Michael Talbot (London): Maritoriality
  • Frithjof Benjamin Schenk (Basel): Infrastructure and Spatial/Territorial Integration
  • Dawn Hollis (St Andrews): Lefebvre in the Landscape: A Spatial Approach to the History of Mountain Experience
  • Antonis Hadjikyriacou (Istanbul): Visualising Patterns of Economic Production
  • Tim Cole (Bristol) & Alberto Giordano (San Marcos, Texas) / Konrad Lawson (presenter): Digital Mapping

14:00-14:30: Christoph Nübel (Potsdam): Comments

14:30-15:20: Discussion of draft chapters
15:20-15:45: Coffee
15:45-17:00: Discussion of draft chapters

25 August

III: Spaces

  • Stéphane Van Damme (Florence): Metropolises: Rematerializing Science, Nature and the City
  • Kate Ferris (St Andrews): Everyday Spaces: Subjectivity, Experience and Practice – A Case-Study of Bars in Fascist Italy
  • Sarah Easterby-Smith & Matt Ylitalo (St Andrews): Ships, Space and Sources: Heterotopia on the High Seas
  • Mark Harris (St Andrews): Rivers
  • Adam Cathcart (Leeds): Visualizations of Yanbian and Transborder Spaces in Northeast China

10:00-10:30: Diarmid Finnegan (Belfast): Comments

10:30-11:20: Discussion of draft chapters
11:20-11:45: Coffee
11:45-13:00: Discussion of draft chapters

13:00-13:30: Concluding discussion

The chapter drafts will be pre-circulated to participants of the workshop. If you would like to attend, please send an email to

The location of the sessions will be, unless otherwise noted, in the New Seminar Room, St John’s House, 69 South Street.

For the schedule of the first 2016 preliminary workshop, please refer to this page.