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Social GIS: History and Migration

The SocialGIS workgroup is connected to the Historical Department and the Institute for Migration Studies and Intercultural Research (IMIS) at Osnabrück University and centers around the Chair for Modern History and Historical Migration Studies.

We explore new ways to visualise and analyse historical processes based on time- and georeferenced mass data, often from biographical datasets and often with regard to mobility and migration.

SocialGIS@uos: Prof. Dr. Christoph Rass, Dr. Sebastian Huhn, Dr. Frank Wolff, Dr. Sebastian Bondzio, Lukas Hennies

SocialGIS is also closely connected to the People on the Move-Consortium (PotM) formed by researchers at the Arolsen Archives (former International Tracing Service) at Bad Arolsen, the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam, and the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) at Osnabrück University as well as the Chair vor Contemporary History  at Vienna University.

PotM: Dr. Sebastian Bondzio (IMIS), Dr. Henning Borggräfe (Arolsen Archives), Dr. Christian Groh (Arolsen Archives), Lukas Hennies (IMIS), Dr. Sebastian Huhn (IMIS), Prof. Dr. Christoph Rass (IMIS),  Prof. Dr. Ismee Tames (NIOD), Christiane Weber (Arolsen Archives), Prof. Dr. Kerstin von Lingen (Vienna University).

This site features selected previews from ongoing projects and explorations of data.    

Transnational Remembrance of Nazi Forced Labor and Migration - A new interactive web portal


Follow People – Trace Art: Jewish Artists and the Shoah

Mapping the Production of Death in Mittelbau Dora

Mapping the Impact of War on Civil Society

Mapping Practices of Exclusion

Mapping Conflict Landscapes: Vossenack Ridge

Mapping the sociogeographic Profile of a Secret Service

1917: Missouri goes to War - Mapping the draft

Mapping Death, Mapping Loss. German infantry 1939-1944/45

"Écraser l’infâme!" - Mapping influences of persecution on art