Education  

Faculty of Humanities  

Course  Student research  

  • Old maps of the Netherlands

    • Education

    Selection of old georeferenced maps to showcase the difficulties of georeferencing old maps.

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  • Assessing the landscape

    • Course
    • Education

    Maps used in the Earth and Economics MSc course Assessing the landscape. The landscape is the visible result of human interaction with its physical surroundings. This subject introduces the concept of landscape, discuss various ways to classify and value landscapes and show how such values can be mapped and analyzed. 

  • Plakari

    • Course
    • Education
    • Faculty of Humanities

    Aerial photos and maps are available from the Plakari area in Greece that contain different types of information. This data is complementary and can help us to discover, capture and interpret certain features in the field. Students go into the field, equipped with iPads with which maps and photographs can be accessed.

     

  • Slave owners in Amsterdam 1863

    • Education
    • Student research
    • Faculty of Humanities

    During the abolition of slavery in 1863 slave owners and shareholders of slave operated plantations in Suriname and the Antilles received financial compensation. During this project the location of some of these individuals could be determined combining a historic map of Amsterdam with archived recordsof addresses.

  • The Art of Comparison: Cinematic City

    • Course
    • Education

    Maps used in the course "The Art of Comparison: The Cinematic City". Master Comparative Arts and Media Studies. The Cinematic City compares media and architecture from an actual and a historical perspective. Historic maps of Amsterdam are used to determine location and  to access information on cinemas in the past 100 century.

    Film in Rome / Rome in Film

    • Course
    • Education
    • Faculty of Humanities

    Maps used in the course: Film in Rome/Rome in de Film (2012). In the history of film Rome influenced cinematic imagination and the perception of the city was in turn formed by filmographic representation. This course used historic maps of Rome to create a link between film analysis, visual culture, urban affairs and history