Our reading seminar on the 15th of May will be organised in cooperation with Prof. Ruth Mostern. Join us at 10 am at KU Leuven LETT. 00.18 as we discuss the readings on Introduction to the Study of Place: A Digital History Perspective.

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  • Tim Cresswell, “Introduction: Defining Place,” in Place: An Introduction (Wiley, 2014).
  • Jo Guldi, "Critical Search: A Procedure for Guided Reading in Large-Scale Textual Corpora," Journal of Cultural Analytics (2018).
  • Ruth Mostern and Ryan M. Horne, “Appendix: Tracking Yu: Developing a Data System for Yellow River History,” in Ruth Mostern, The Yellow River: A Natural and Unnatural History (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2021)