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please note that the Doctoral College (Initiativkolleg): “Cultural Transfers and Cross-Contacts in the Himalayan Borderlands” has ended and our website will no longer be updated.

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Breier Markus

Markus Breier

Modelling of Historical Pilgrimage Routes in the Western Himalayans

Supervisors: Ass. Prof. Dr. Karel Kriz, Prof. William Cartwright, Univ.-Prof. DI. Dr. Wolfgang Kainz

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Markus Breier received his M.A. in Cartography and Geoinformation at the Department of Geography and Regional Research at the University of Vienna in 2009. He was involved in the project “Cultural History of the Western Himalayas from the 8th Century” from the beginning of the project in 2007. Work on this project and its subproject “Cultural History Information System” started his interest in interdisciplinary research. He gained further scientific experience at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna and during freelance work for the Institute of Byzantine Studies at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. His interest in interdisciplinary research led to an application to the initiative college. He is now working on his PhD thesis in Cartography and Geoinformation. His research deals with possibilities to use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to model historical pilgrimage routes, based on considerations from the various disciplines involved in the IK.