magazén International Journal for Digital and Public Humanities

Journal | magazén
Monographic journal issue | 3 | 1 | 2022
Research Article | Measuring Urban Change in Travel Texts Using the Example of the City of Graz in the Long Nineteenth Century

Measuring Urban Change in Travel Texts Using the Example of the City of Graz in the Long Nineteenth Century

Historic urban space with its formations, changes and dissolutions can be represented in various ways. This paper focuses on narrative spatial representations of the city of Graz in 19th-century guidebooks. In these texts the subjective in the individual accounts interweaves with historical reality. Two methods to reconstruct perceptions and experiences of historical spaces and spatial relationships in travel texts are presented, with the aim of making aspects of urban change measurable.


Open access | Peer reviewed

Submitted: Feb. 1, 2022 | Accepted: April 11, 2022 | Published: June 30, 2022 | Language: en

Keywords Spatial analysis 19th century Urban History Maps Travel Literature

Subtags Textual data Analysis Geo-referenced data Image data Technology Visualisation Publication Documents Society Environment


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