This chapter aims aims to present the theoretical and methodological foundations of the project Digital Map of Iberian Literary Relations (1870-1930). First, it offers an overview of the geocultural reflections underlying this project, from the general ‘spatial turn’ of the Humanities to the reformulation of Area Studies (more specifically, of the field of Iberian Studies, in which this project is inscribed), and also the development of digital cartography. Secondly, it explains the specific methodology applied in this project, from the selection of data and their codification into a database, to possible problems and options of visualisation through interactive digital maps.
Digital Humanities. Iberian Studies. Literary geography. Digital cartography. GIS.