Creating and showing maps to support research and pedagogy has always been an important part of humanist practices. Today, digital humanities mapping tools allow scholars to tell more complex stories with the maps they create by adding elements such as layering, annotations, and qualitative and quantitative analysis of GIS data to gain complex understandings of spaces. Mapping in the digital humanities is about recognizing the social constructions of place, re-thinking the power structures that have historically been a part of cartography, and re-imagining how we tell stories about time and place in humanist scholarship.
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