Oct. 24: Introduction to GIS for Public History

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