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)
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:
- Leung, “Life Murder and Bootleggers: Every House Tells a Story,” Toronto Globe and Mail (19 October 2007)
- Arnoud de Boer, Processing old maps and drawings to create virtual historic landscapes
- Dylla, Kimberly, Bernard Frischer et al., 2010. “Rome Reborn 2.0: A Case Study of Virtual City Reconstruction Using Procedural Modeling Techniques,” in CAA 2009. Making History Interactive. 37th Proceedings of the CAA Conference March 22-26, 2009, Williamsburg, Virginia (Archaeopress: Oxford, 2010) 62-66. View Document (.pdf)
- Miriam Posner “How did they make that?
- Virtual Newcastle 1800-1830
- Rebuilding the entire world in 3D? Google Maps: The many dimensions of a modern map
Rome Reborn, with Bernard Frischer
Frischer and Zucker, A Tour through Ancient Rome in 320 C.E.
- BBC, How 3D imaging is helping preserve history