Gregory, Ian (2009) A Place in the Digital Humanities : Using GIS to better understand humanities geographies. In: 1st International Symposium on Digital Humanities for Japanese Arts and Cultures, 2009-02-272009-02-28, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto.Full text not available from this repository.
The use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) has become well established in historical research, especially in those aspects of history concerned with the analysis of statistical sources such as the census, or cartographic ones such as old maps. This work has had a number of successes in demonstrating the importance of geography in historical analyses. More recently there have been calls for GIS to be used across the humanities. If this is to happen approaches to GIS need to be developed that allow it to be used with texts, the type of source most widely used in the humanities. This paper will review how GIS has been used in historical research to date and demonstrate how it can be applied to new disciplines such as Literary Studies.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||1st International Symposium on Digital Humanities for Japanese Arts and Cultures|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > History|
|Deposited By:||Dr Ian Gregory|
|Deposited On:||11 Mar 2009 11:35|
|Last Modified:||07 Jan 2015 23:25|
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