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The Spatial Humanities: GIS and the Future of Humanities Scholarship
 
 

The Spatial Humanities: GIS and the Future of Humanities Scholarship [Kindle Edition]

David J. Bodenhamer , John Corrigan , Trevor M. Harris

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"An exciting and useful collection that offers great potential to shape the humanities. In many important ways the volume succeeds in showing how spatial analysis might be essential for humanities scholarship and more specifically what some of the possibilities might be." Will Thomas, University of Nebraska

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Geographic information systems (GIS) have spurred a renewed interest in the influence
of geographical space on human behavior and cultural development. Ideally GIS enables humanities
scholars to discover relationships of memory, artifact, and experience that exist in a particular
place and across time. Although successfully used by other disciplines, efforts by humanists to
apply GIS and the spatial analytic method in their studies have been limited and halting. The
Spatial Humanities aims to re-orient—and perhaps revolutionize—humanities
scholarship by critically engaging the technology and specifically directing it to the subject
matter of the humanities. To this end, the contributors explore the potential of spatial methods
such as text-based geographical analysis, multimedia GIS, animated maps, deep contingency, deep
mapping, and the geo-spatial semantic web.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 222 pages
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press (10 Jun 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FAQKFRW
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5.0 out of 5 stars Taking GIS in new directions 20 Dec 2010
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This book proposes the development of a spatial humanities that would revitalize and redefine scholarship by (re)introducing geographic concepts of space to the humanities. The power of GIS for the humanities, the editors propose, lies in its ability to integrate varied kinds of information from a common location, regardless of format, and to visualize the results in combinations of transparent layers on a map of the geography shared by the data. The authors propose taking what GIS offers in the way of tools, while urging new agendas upon GIS that will shape it for richer collaborative engagements with humanities disciplines. For example, the chapter, "The potential of spatial humanities" discusses how one researcher used GIS to rebut the standard Dust Bowl narrative that blamed farmers in Oklahoma and Kansas in the 1920s and 30s for using ruinous, ecologically insensitive agricultural practices, thus turning a pristine prairie into wasteland. It also illustrates how another researcher re-mapped Europe from AD 300 to 900 to show the connection between developments in communication and transportation that scholars previously had studied in isolation. The editors conclude with a discussion of six themes that mark the nascent field of spatial humanities.
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