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Digital Humanities Tools and Resources

Use this guide to learn about the field of Digital Humanities, software tools for humanist research, and resources to get started on new projects.

GIS & Mapping

Introduction

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. 

Tools

Readings

Elliot, T., & Gillies, S. (2009). Digital geography and classics. Digital Humanities
 
Gregory, I., Donaldson, C., Murrieta-Flores, P., & Rayson, P. (2015). Geoparsing,
GIS, and textual analysis: Current developments in spatial humanities research. International Journal Of Humanities & Arts Computing: A Journal Of Digital Humanities, 9(1), 1-14.
 
Pavlovskaya M. (2016) Digital place-making: Insights from critical cartography
and GIS. In: Travis C., von Lünen A. (eds) The Digital Arts and Humanities. Springer Geography. Springer, Cham. Retrieved from https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-40953-5_9
 
Mullen, L. (n.d.). Spatial Humanities Workshop. Retrieved from
 
Sizemore, M. (n.d.). Mapping the humanities: A guide to GIS and mapping tools for
digital humanities scholarship. Retrieved from https://wikis.utexas.edu/display/MappingHumanities 
 

 

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