Geographic Information Systems in Digital Humanities Workshop

Date and Time: November 3, 2017 - 2:00am to 5:00am
Location: Computing Commons, room 207
Campus: Tempe campus
Price: Free

The “GIS in Digital Humanities” workshop introduces faculty and students to spatial analysis and Geographic Information Systems applications for historical research and teaching. GIS applications include mapping and other geospatial technologies; however, no previous GIS experience or advanced computing skills are required in order to attend. The workshop format will consist of two interactive sessions. We will begin with a general introduction to the technology and the ways historians have used it, including some of SHPRS’ own graduate students. This session will conclude with a discussion and Q&A, and we welcome input from participants who would like to discuss geospatial problems and possibilities with their own historical research or teaching.The second session involves a hands-on tutorial using historical data in a GIS. Participants in the second session are encouraged to familiarize themselves with The Geospatial Historian online tutorial before attending, particularly the ArcGIS lessons found at What to bring: • your questions about GIS • (optional) a laptop computer with ArcMap 10 • (optional) samples of your own historical sources or data for discussion RSVP appreciated, but not required. Please indicate the sessions you will attend. Those who RSVP will receive an email and recommended discussion reading leading up to the event. All members of the ASU community are welcome, although priority seating will be given to graduate students and faculty. 

Department: School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Contact: Lorena Cabrera