Digital Periegesis

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  • Nasrin Mostofian


Taken from the project website (Accessed 2020-09-29):

The Periegesis Hellados is the title of a work by a certain Pausanias of Magnesia, who was writing in the second century CE/AD. Known in English as the Description of Greece, the term periegesis derives from the verb periēgeisthai, “to lead or show around”. It is this double sense of movement (through space) and description (of place) that we wish to explore in this digital periegesis.

In this project we aim to trace, map and analyse Pausanias’s spatial (re)imagining of Greece: both his representation of the (human) geography of Greece and the spatial structure, or place-boundedness, of his text.

The research project is hosted by Humlab at Umeå University. Humlab is a unit and a research infrastructure at the Faculty of Arts. The team consists of three researchers currently located at Umeå and Uppsala University, Sweden, and Open University, Great Britain. The project is generously funded by the Marcus and Amalia research foundation for three years (2018-2021).