The Key Topic Mapping is to integrate discussions on maps in a wider sense, i.e. the representation of spatial entities or conceptual entities and theirs interrelations in physical or mental diagrams, maps, and images.
This may include …
- Topographical maps (in a wider sense): Modern topographical maps, GIS, 3D models, e.g. or ancient topographical maps.
- Topological diagrams/plans/maps like the route map of the BVG, also Mental Maps (German Kognitive Karte) of, e.g., cities.
- Diagrammatical iconographic analysis of ancient images.
- Thematic diagrams, e.g., Mind Maps.
- Genealogical stemmata.
- Diagrammatical structure of texts, e.g., deixis, narrative frame structure, …
- Diagrammatical structure of language, e.g., Semantic Maps
- Metaphorical mapping (Blending Theory).
The Key Topic Mapping helps to build connections between research projects concerned with “Mapping” in ancient cultures and modern research
The Topoi Lab coordinator of Area C, Daniel A. Werning, offers individual meetings on issues of
A newsletter informs about events on maps and diagrams in Topoi and in Berlin
- Annotated Topoi-Bibliography Mental Mapping, available as PDF and BibTex-Database, compiled by Martin Thiering, 2014
- Annotierte Topoi-Forschungsbibliographie Antike Karten und Diagramme, available as PDF compiled by Rainer Streng, 2013
(For a access to the bibliographies, please contact D. A. Werning)
—> Topoi I research group (B-IV) Historical Geography
—> Topoi I research group (D-III-1) Diagrams
—> Hosting research group (C-5) Common Sense Geography
—> Forums Geodata and Spatial Data Analysis and Computer Modeling
—> Key Topic Mapping on the Topoi community website (For access, please contact D.A. Werning)
—> Daniel A. Werning, Essay “Diagramme in Antike und Forschung – Das Key Topic Mapping”, in: Raumwissen 15 (Juni 2015), 14-25.