Stewardship, software, and scholarship. Two rounds, three tracks, one big goal.
Author Archives: Bethany Nowviskie
Welcome to Spatial Humanities, a website created by the Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia Library to open disciplinary conversations, foster crowdsourced resource-sharing, and contribute to methodological training and investigation into geospatial approaches to the humanities. We invite you to learn more about our NEH-supported Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship and to join our community of contributors.
Round 1 Participants Track 1: Stewardship Colleen R. Cahill Digital Conversion CoordinatorGeography & Map DivisionLibrary of Congress John Cosgrove Access Services & Humanities LibrarianLucy Scribner LibrarySkidmore College Gerald Hall Project ManagerDigital South Asia LibraryUniversity of Chicago Tracey Hughes GIS CoordinatorSocial Sciences & Humanities LibraryUniversity of California San Diego Jon Jablonski David & Nancy Petrone MAP/GIS [...]
Jo Guldi Jo Guldi Jo Guldi (PhD History, UC Berkeley, ’08) is a member of the Harvard Society of Fellows and teaches digital history at the University of Chicago. Her first book, The Necessity for Infrastructure (Harvard University Press, 2011) documents the rise of the modern infrastructure state in the building of Britain’s interkingdom highway [...]
James Boxall James Boxall is Director of the GIS Centre and Curator of the Map Collection at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dan Cohen Dan Cohen is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. Tom Elliott Tom Elliott is the Associate Director for [...]
Bethany Nowviskie Institute DirectorBethany Nowviskie is the Director of Digital Research & Scholarship at the University of Virginia Library and Associate Director of the Scholarly Communication Institute (SCI). Joseph Gilbert Director, Software TrackJoseph Gilbert is Web Developer for Public Services and formerly the Head of the Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia Library. Julie [...]
Because place and space, whether specifically geo-referenced or wholly conceptual, are common denominators in humanistic disciplines, we must make a concerted effort at supporting and understanding what it is that we do, when we “do GIS.”
In 2009 and 2010, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia Library hosted three tracks of an “Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship.” This website — which our participants dubbed not a clearinghouse but a “sharing-house” — was released in 2011 to serve as a community-driven resource for the spatial humanities.