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Michał Gochna currently works at the Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences. He works in ‘The Historical Atlas of Poland’ project (www.atlasfontium.pl). His research focuses on early modern fiscal studies, historical geography and Digital Humanities.
Ever since the beginnings of the modern historiography, the court books have posed a challenge for editors in Poland, both due to their number and variety. They constitute one of the richest sources enabling a variety of historical research. The publication of the sources’ content can be shared owing to new approaches stemming from constant develop...
Jorunal: Studia Geohistorica The paper describes how GIS was used to prepare the electronic edition of historical sources of tax registers of the Kalisz voivodeship in the second half of 16th century. Source data from the tax registers were typed out into spreadsheets. Different sources, like parochial visitations, king’s domain’s inspections and o...
Its main goal is the elaboration of a database and a web map application for the settlement network and religious and administrative divisions in the Crown od Poland in the second half of the 18th century. The team will also prepare a monography on the census and cartographical activities and their connection to the reforms in the times of the Polish Republic and its dawn. Project website: https://perthees.ihpan.edu.pl/?page_id=593&lang=en
The aim of the project is to complete the series "Detailed Maps of the 16th Century" of "The Historical Atlas of Poland". Currently two historical regions are being examined: Podlachia and Kujavia along with the Dobrzyń land. Additionally, yet published volume of "Atlas" dedicated to Royal Prussia in the 2nd half of the 16th century, which were published in other series, will be adjusted to the current one. As it is the last stage of preparing this series, works on merging previous published volumes are also being conducted.
Main goal is to elaborate a full cartographic reconstruction of settlement network and administrative borders of 16th c. Poland. The work is based on 16th c. tax registers and 18th/19th c. maps and placed on a digital map in GIS environment.