Geospatial Methods for e-Humanities Research

May 7, 2009 at 5:21 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Here’s an interesting workshop being held across the pond that touches on the proposed focus of the group’s application development work:

Announcing a DHO Workshop: Introduction to Geospatial Methods for e-Humanities Research

Date: 21 May 2009, 11:00-16:00

Venue: Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

To Register:

Presenters: Mr Anthony Corns (Discovery Programme), Mr Shawn Day (Digital Humanities Observatory), and Dr Rob Sands (University College

In the very recent past, geospatial methods and the use of GIS in particular was limited to a very small group of scientists and researchers in the environmental sciences and remote sensing. In the past few years, humanities scholars have begun to adopt similar tools and methods and apply them to the areas of classics, languages, history, literature, the performing arts and others to visualise complex datasets or those of larger magnitudes. This visualisation has provided intriguing new perspectives for both analysis and presentation of research in the humanities. “An Introduction to Geospatial Methods for e-Humanities Research” is a workshop designed for researchers engaged with digital humanities projects. It will provide examples of how visualising textual, numerical, social data can aid in the analysis and presentation of humanities research. Led by Anthony Corns of the Discovery Programme, Rob Sands of the UCD School of Archaeology and Shawn Day from the Digital Humanities Observatory, the workshop will provide opportunities for learning through lecture, group discussion, and hands-on exercise. Specific topics will include the variety of formats and standards that exist for working with geospatial data as well as some of the more popular tools that are applicable for humanities researchers.

This workshop is aimed at the absolute beginner, and there will be plenty of time scheduled for questions and discussion.

Registration is required and a limited number of places are available.

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