Event of the Digital Lab. In the format Method Bazaar, digital methods and tools of the Digital Humanities will be presented and discussed. The method presentation is aimed at all those interested in learning about such tools and methods or integrating them into their research.
Antje Dietze (Research Centre Global Dynamics)
Exploring the History of the Entertainment Industries with GIS-based Mapping
My research project investigates how the emergence of modern entertainment industries in the 19th and 20th centuries intersected with processes of nationalization and globalization. I explored GIS-based mapping to analyse the spatial organization of these expanding industry networks. Creating maps allowed me to uncover and compare different geographies of cultural production, but I also encountered conceptual and practical limitations in the process.
Antje Dietze is a researcher in the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB 1199) “Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition”. She is deputy director and coordinator of the Leipzig Centre for the Study of France and the Francophonie and speaker of the Franco-German graduate school „Transferts culturels / Kulturtransfers“.
Her field of research is the social and cultural history of Germany, Europe and North America in the 19th and 20th centuries. She focuses on the history of artistic movements, cultural organizations, and the cultural and media industries, using approaches from transnational history and transregional studies, in particular intercultural transfer analysis and GIS-based mapping.
She is currently writing her second book on the entrepreneurs and transnational connections of the entertainment industries in North America and Europe from the 1880s to the 1920s.
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