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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

GIS 5590 - Spatial Digital Humanities

A NEW GRAD COURSE, GIS 5590: Spatial Digital Humanities is being offered this Spring on Mondays from 5:30 – 8:00pm. The course will include a basic overview of GIS and other mapping techniques and how the can be implemented in humanities research and scholarship. See below for full course description.

Spatial Digital Humanities.

Experience with geographic information science (GIS) is not required to take the course. Rather, the course is designed for students from other disciplines who would like to incorporate some kind of geographical visualization into their coursework and/or research, as well as students who are familiar with GIS.

Here is a brief description of the course:

GIS 5990 will include a basic overview of desktop GIS (both Esri and open source), as well as an introduction to a number of other mapping techniques (such as Esri Maps for Office, ArcGIS Online, web mapping basics, georeferencing historical maps, etc) in addition to digital scholarship techniques (such as Omeka/Neatline, data visualization, etc). The lab component will involve assignments that will familiarize you with these techniques. The typical student taking the class will 1) have experience using GIS but, would like to explore non-traditional uses of GIS or, 2) will not have much (if any) experience with GIS, but would like to explore how GIS can benefit their chosen research area.

The full (tentative) syllabus is also available to view.