Special Issue: Space/Time Practices
- Sebastian Dorsch: Space/Time Practices and the Production of Space and Time. An Introduction.
- Marian Füssel: Tote Orte und gelebte Räume. Zur Raumtheorie von Michel de Certeau S. J.
- Hagen Schulz-Forberg: The Spatial and Temporal Layers of Global History: A Reflection on Global Conceptual History through Expanding Reinhart Koselleck’s Zeitschichten into Global Spaces.
- Christiane Barth: In illo tempore, at the Center of the World: Mircea Eliade and Religious Studies’ Concepts of Sacred Time and Space.
- Harry O. Maier: Soja’s Thirdspace, Foucault’s Heterotopia and de Certeau’s Practice: Time-Space and Social Geography in Emergent Christianity.
- Sabine Schmolinsky: The Production of Future. Chronotope and Agency in the Middle Ages.
- Matthias Rekow: Gegenwart als ‚nahes Ende‘ – Apokalyptisches Denken in der Frühen Neuzeit. Der Entwurf eines apokalyptischen Chronotopos nach Bachtin.
- Reiner Prass: Die Etablierung der Linie. Grenzbestimmungen und Definition eines Territoriums: Sachsen-Gotha 1640-1665.
- Susanne Rau: The Urbanization of the Periphery: A Spatio-Temporal History of Lyon since the Eighteenth Century.
- Robert Fischer: Mobility and Morality at the Border – A Lefebvrian Spatio-Temporal Analysis in Early Twentieth-Century Ciudad Juárez and El Paso.
- Frank Wolff: The Home that Never Was: Rethinking Space and Memory in Late Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Jewish History.
- Alf Lüdtke: Writing Time – Using Space. The Notebook of a Worker at Krupp’s Steel Mill and Manufacturing – an Example from the 1920s.
- Heiner Stahl: Preparing for Landing, Ready for Take-Off. Zoning Noise Pollution as Spatio-Temporal Practices at Berlin-Tegel and Berlin-Tempelhof Airport (1965-1975).
- Diana Hitzke: Raumzeitliche Kartierungspraktiken. Karten und Mapping im theoretischen Diskurs und in den Texten von David Albahari.
Focus: Informetrics and Digital Libraries
HSR Vol. 38 (2013) No. 3:
Special Issue: Space/Time Practices
Sebastian Dorsch & Susanne Rau (Eds.): Space/Time Practices. Theories, Methods, Analyses from Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Whereas in cultural studies and the social sciences concerned with social dimensions of space and time the tendency to treat both dimensions separately has increased in recent years, this special issue brings together contributions from different disciplines in order to analyze spatial and temporal practices together. Its underlying thesis is that spatiality and temporality are inseparable within the lifeworld.
Along with a programmatic introduction, this issue contains three essays which critically address methodological and theoretical questions in the works of Michel de Certeau, Reinhart Koselleck and Mircea Eliade, and discuss their applicability. Ten additional essays, covering topics from antiquity to the twentieth century, analyze such concrete space-time practices as borders, memory, writing, cartography, interpretations of temporality, and processes of urbanization. Each essay takes relevant theoretical approaches into account. They all test and present the applicability of their methodological tools insofar as they start with specific questions within determinate contexts and situate them within more abstract discussions. They thereby contribute to current theoretical debates in cultural studies and the social sciences. Encompassing several epochs and regions, these multidisciplinary perspectives provide multifaceted insights into space-time practices. This HSR Special Issue is published in cooperation with the research unit “Erfurter RaumZeit-Forschung” of the University of Erfurt.
Focus: Informetrics & Digital Libraries
Philipp Schaer: Information Retrieval and Informetrics: The Application of Informetric Methods in Digital Libraries
Recent user studies in digital libraries show two weaknesses of the classical IR approach: ranking of retrieved documents and the language problem during the query formulation phase. Recent developments in the area of applied informetrics show very promising effects by using long-known informetric and bibliometric methods like the analysis of power-law distributions described by Lotka’s, Zipf’s or Bradford’s laws. This work will concentrate on the description of the open problems and the current approaches to surpass these by using applied informetrics methodologies.