GEOHISTINT

The Geohistorical Intelligence Project (GEOHISTINT) is my initiative to find ways of enhancing intelligence historiography by encouraging intelligence specialists and historians to embrace the 21st-century ‘spatial turn’ that has touched the methodology of many nonhistorical research disciplines and to add the illustrative and analytical power of Historical Geographic Information Systems (HGIS) to their professional or scholarly investigations.

To demonstrate how geoinformatics may be applied to intelligence history, the GEOHISTINT website (in progress) will feature an extensive synchronic case study: the visualisation of the landscape of Nazi foreign intelligence within Greater Germany at the zenith of Hitler’s continental power immediately before the Battle of Stalingrad during the winter of 1942-43. The geospatial range and reach of the two principal German clandestine foreign-intelligence services (Abwehr and RSHA Amt VI) in their administrative and operational functions will be depicted.