Oct. 16: Mapping the Past

This week we will be discussing how historians can use maps and spatial visualizations for research and to help public audiences better understand history.

Have a look at Richard White’s project at Stanford: What is Spatial History?

Read the introduction to GIS: A Short Introduction by Nadine Schuurman (2004)

And read the introduction and peruse the rest of Ian N. Gregory and Alistair Geddes,  Toward Spatial Humanities: Historical GIS and Spatial History (Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2014). Library Proxy Required.

Katharyne Mitchell & Sarah Elwood, “Engaging Students through Mapping Local History, Journal of Geography (2012) (Through OWL)

Tiffany Earley-Spadoni, “Spatial History, deep mapping and digital storytelling: archaeology’s future imagined through an engagement with the Digital Humanities,” Journal of Archaeological Science, 84 (2017) (OWL)

Also, have a look at a previous GIS projects  and another by past Public History students

Have a look (and try out) at the newest platform for historical mapping: MapScholar

Next week we will visit the Map and Data Centre at Weldon Library for a hands on GIS workshop.

Here are some older links and projects that are still worth exploring if you have some extra time: