This week we will be visiting the Map and Data Centre at D.B. Weldon Library for a introductory workshop on using GIS (Geographic Information System) for historical research and presentation.
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.
Also, have a look at a previous GIS projects and another by past Public History students
The newest platform for historical mapping: MapScholar