Technology and the Making of Europe

WRR

The European Water, Road and Rail Infrastructure: A Geographical Information System for the History of the European Integration (1825-2010)

Project leader: Jordi Martí-Henneberg

This research will provide an empirical basis for multidisciplinary studies on the relationship between terrestrial infrastructures and the making of Europe. We will develop a comprehensive historical Geographical Information System (GIS) comprising the road, waterway and rail networks of Europe. This map series will be useful to analyze the socioeconomic role of transport infrastructures in Europe. To achieve this we will integrate other databases on Europe’s population and economy at the regional or municipal level. This will provide an unparalleled platform from which we will use cutting edge spatial analysis techniques to produce a historical narrative on European integration and the role of transport.

The dissemination of our materials is making an impact through the production and diffusion of scientific materials with a didactic focus via our website

Watch the introduction video of the project The European Water, Road and Rail Infrastructure by project leader Jordi Martí-Henneberg!

 

Key publications

  • The railways, urbanisation and local demography in England & Wales, 1825-1911, Social Science History, 2010, vol. 34: 2, (199-228).  I. Gregory and J. Marti-Henneberg.
  • A GIS reconstruction of the population of Europe, 1870 to 2000, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society A, 2009, 173 (31-50).  I. Gregory, J. Marti-Henneberg and F. Tapiador.
  • Tapiador F.J., K. Burckhart K., and Martí-Henneberg J., "Characterizing European high speed train stations using intermodal time and entropy metrics,"Transportation Research A, 43:6, 2009 (197–208).
  • Tapiador F.J., Mateos, A., and Martí-Henneberg J., "The geographical efficiency of Spain’s regional airports: A quantitative analysis", Journal of Air Transport Management, 14:4, 2008 (205-212).
  • Burckhart K., and Martí-Henneberg, J. "Cambio de hábitos y transformaciones territoriales en los corredores de alta velocidad ferroviaria. Resultados de una encuesta de viajeros en la línea Madrid-Barcelona," Scripta Nova”, 12:270, 2008 (1-13).
  • Kunz, A. "Fusing Time and Space: The Historical Information System HGIS Germany," International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, 1:2, 2007, 111-122.

 

Special Issue

Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Volume 42, Issue 1 - Summer 2011

  • Geographical Information Systems and the Study of History Jordi Martí-Henneberg Journal of Interdisciplinary History Summer 2011, Vol. 42, No. 1: 1–13.
  • Railways and Population Distribution: France, Spain, and Portugal, 1870–2000 no access Laia Mojica, Jordi Martí-Henneberg Journal of Interdisciplinary History Summer 2011, Vol. 42, No. 1: 15–28.
  • Population and Railways in Portugal, 1801–1930 no access Luís Espinha da Silveira, Daniel Alves, Nuno Miguel Lima, Ana Alcântara, Josep Puig Journal of Interdisciplinary History Summer 2011, Vol. 42, No. 1: 29–52.
  • Spatial History: Railways, Uneven Development, and Population Change in France and Great Britain, 1850–1914 no access Robert Schwartz, Ian Gregory, Thomas Thévenin Journal of Interdisciplinary History Summer 2011, Vol. 42, No. 1: 53–88.
  • Urbanization and Transportation in Finland, 1880–1970 no access Ossi Kotavaara, Harri Antikainen, Jarmo Rusanen Journal of Interdisciplinary History Summer 2011, Vol. 42, No. 1: 89–109.
  • Regional Transformations of a State under Construction: Bulgaria,1878–2002 no access. Kaloyan Stanev, Jordi Martí-Henneberg, Martin Ivanov Journal of Interdisciplinary History Summer 2011, Vol. 42, No. 1: 111–134.
  • The Effect of Railway Expansion on Population in Turkey, 1856–2000 no access Sedef Akgüngör, Ceyhan Aldemir, Yeşim Kuştepeli, Yaprak Gülcan, Vahap Tecim Journal of Interdisciplinary History Summer 2011, Vol. 42, No. 1: 135–157.

 

Working Papers

  • Jordi Martí-Henneberg, Jordi, et al. "The Development of European Waterways, Road and Rail Infrastructures: A Geographical Information system for the history of European Integration, 1825-2005." ToE/IE Working Paper 2008_4.