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Comprehensive Memory Portal and Historic Towns Atlas of Slovakia (Bratislava and Košice)

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Research Programme: APVV-16-0383
Term: July 2017 June 2021


The point of this interdisciplinary team of historians, archaeologists, monument preservationists, and human geographers is the creation of a new platform for urban history – an online accessible and multilingual COMPREHENSIVE MEMORY PORTAL on town history (in first phase dealing with Bratislava and Košice). This applied digital output innovatively connects three approaches: (1) cartography, (2) encyclopaedia, and (3) database (a test version has already been created by the principal investigator of the project, doc. Juraj Šedivý, PhD.  – However, without the support of APVV funding it cannot be technically completed and filled with a supercritical amount of sources (in 2021 we guarantee GIS-located digital items with metadata for 100.000 memory units!) Two research sub-teams will work also on creating classical HISTORICAL ATLASES of Bratislava and Košice. These are among the principal outputs of European urban historiography (e.g. Germany nearly 300 such atlases, Austria nearly 100, there are such atlases in all of Slovakia’s neighbouring countries). Despite its traditions, Slovak urban historiography has become a “lonely island”. But we can make up for lost time by using digitization and a unique innovative approach – we will incorporate the results of historical topography into the form of classical atlases (on a modern digitized form in Slovak/English/German), and create a comprehensive memory portal (CMP) and significantly fill it with content. This joint objective will require two research teams (in Bratislava and in Košice); each team will create the materials for an online accessible historical town atlas with maps and 3D visualizations (!), which have been prepared by a joint technical team, who will also add this material to the PamMap application. In addition to the PORTAL with incorporated historical ATLASES, the project outputs will include a methodological handbook, several monographs (on historical topography), and scientific studies published both domestically and abroad.


Research Institutions

Bratislava: Comenius University, Faculty of Arts, Deaprtment of Archiving and Auxiliary Sciences of History (the main director of the project: doc. Juraj Šedivý, PhD. and other researchers)

Košice: Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, Faculty of Arts, Department of History (prof. PaedDr. Martin Pekár, PhD., doc. PhDr. Ľubomíra Kaminská, DrSc., Mgr. Peter. Fedorčák, PhD., Mgr. Drahoslav Magdoško, PhD.)


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