Mapping Global Theatre Histories
This project combines, in an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach, questions of global history and transnational theory with the methods and tools of Digital Humanities and adapts these to the analysis of theatre history
Its goal is to develop and implement a relational database on the basis of geo- and chronoreferencing. With aid of this database, one will be able to better collect, analyse and map the global exchanges and trans-local dynamics in the area of theatre during so-called first phase of globalisation (1850-1920).
This has proved to be crucial in further investigating theatrical phenomena in their relation to economic and cultural globalization – not only for historiographical projects, but also for contemporary phenomena.