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A Place in the Digital Humanities : Using GIS to better understand humanities geographies.

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.

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Abstract

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
ID Code: 26117
Deposited By: Dr Ian Gregory
Deposited On: 11 Mar 2009 11:35
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 02:02
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/26117

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