Geoparsing, GIS, and Textual Analysis:Current Developments in Spatial Humanities Research

UNSPECIFIED (2015) Geoparsing, GIS, and Textual Analysis:Current Developments in Spatial Humanities Research. International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, 9 (1). pp. 1-14. ISSN 1753-8548

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Abstract

The spatial humanities constitute a rapidly developing research field that has the potential to create a step-change in the ways in which the humanities deal with geography and geographical information. As yet, however, research in the spatial humanities is only just beginning to deliver the applied contributions to knowledge that will prove its significance. Demonstrating the potential of innovations in technical fields is, almost always, a lengthy process, as it takes time to create the required datasets and to design and implement appropriate techniques for engaging with the information those datasets contain. Beyond this, there is the need to define appropriate research questions and to set parameters for interpreting findings, both of which can involve prolonged discussion and debate. The spatial humanities are still in early phases of this process. Accordingly, the purpose of this special issue is to showcase a set of exemplary studies and research projects that not only demonstrate the field's potential to contribute to knowledge across a range of humanities disciplines, but also to suggest pathways for future research. Our ambition is both to demonstrate how the application of exploratory techniques in the spatial humanities offers new insights about the geographies embedded in a diverse range of texts (including letters, works of literature, and official reports) and, at the same time, to encourage other scholars to integrate these techniques in their research.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > History
Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 81428
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 12 Sep 2016 13:50
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2020 02:34
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/81428

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