Have you ever wondered about the geographic and material aspects of your research? Have you ever been curious to find out what your data would look like when plotted on a map? As the “spatial turn” in history, the rise of interdisciplinary “area” studies, and the push for transnational, comparative and global approaches indicate, a concern with the (geo)spatial dimension of cultural data has long spread beyond the traditional domains of archaeology, geography and heritage studies.

The GIS Digital History Workshop is designed for all humanities scholars interested in the geographical / spatial aspects of their data. GIS stands for Geographic Information System: a wide array of computational techniques that allow scholars to statistically analyze, manage, map, manipulate and visualize geographical / geospatial data.

The sessions will be devoted to hands-on practice and discussion of the methodological implications of GIS software such as QGIS. Separate workshop announcements will follow.

Workshop dates
GIS #1: February 28, 2017
GIS #2: March 28, 2017
GIS #3: April 25, 2017

For further information please contact Hanna Jansen (h.e.jansen@uva.nl)