historical geography

Cover of 'The Eternal City: A History of Rome in Maps"

Review | The Eternal City: A History of Rome in Maps

G.T. Dempsey

When you finish this delight of a book, you feel that the history of the mapping of Rome can stand as the very paradigm of the history of pre-digital cartography itself.

Mapping the Transportation Network of the Roman World

Caitlin Dempsey

ORBIS is a mapping project developed by researchers at Stanford that reconstructs the financial and spatial challenges of transporting goods and people during Roman times about 200 CE.

Mapping Mediterranean UNESCO World Heritage Sea-level Rise Flood Risk

Olivia Harne

A Kiel University study has shown that some World Heritage Sites are at risk for damage in the face of changing sea level from climate change.

Review | Medieval Ireland

G.T. Dempsey

Medieval Ireland is Clare Downham's comprehensive synthesis of the current state-of-play of the history of medieval Ireland, 400-1500 A.D.

A map of China with region boundaries in teal.

Where to Find GIS Data for Historical Country Boundaries

Caitlin Dempsey

Finding historical GIS data can be hard to find. Listed here are available sites that offer historical country data in GIS file formats.

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