MDPI AG - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2016.
Título de la serie/colección:Humanities. ISSN 2076-0787,
Colección: Directory of Open Access Books
Resumen (en inglés): This is a proposal for a Special Issue of the journal, Humanities, on the theme of “deep mapping”. For some time, there has been much discussion of the impacts of a “spatial turn” in arts and humanities disciplines. The more far-reaching these impacts have become, the broader the scope of what a more “spatially inflected” humanities might, and indeed does, look like. Yet, while the breadth of scholarship to which we can attach the provisional label “spatial humanities” has, not surprisingly, foregrounded issues of space and place, questions of time and temporality equally underpin theoretical and practical interventions that are advancing research in this area. The idea of “deep mapping”, which, as a term, has its origins in the writings of William Least Heat-Moon (but as an idea, “deep mapping” has a much deeper provenance), is one that finds resonance across spatial humanities research more generally. While not necessarily couched in such terms, deep mapping speaks to a rich profusion of perspectives that are, in some shape or form, engaged with the mapping or tapping of a layered and multifaceted sense of place, narrative, history, and memory. From Historical GIS, to developments in literary or cinematic geography, or work on popular music heritage and the characterization of place, to approaches that fall under a more generic banner of “psychogeography”, deep mapping encompasses a loose set of orientations and practices that give fuller expression to what we have come to understand as “spatial humanities”. Contributions for this Special Issue are therefore sought from a wide range of fields that address questions that engage with or respond to a conceptual focus on “deep mapping”. Papers that more specifically explore themes of cultural memory in relation to deep mapping or spatial humanities research are particularly welcomed.