Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) Workshop, February 2013, on Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


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Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) Workshop, February 2013, on Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Acord, Sophia K.
Taylor, Laurie N.
George A. Smathers Libraries
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Wednesday, 27 February 2013 1 3pm Marston Science Library 308 Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) Workshop Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GI S) Instructor: Dr. Joe Aufmuth, Geo Spatial Librarian DHWG Conveners Laurie Taylor, Digital Humanities Librarian, UF Libraries, Sophia K. Acord, Associate Director, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, Have you ever used or browsed web sites that map historical events or topics, such as the spread of yellow fever or the printing press? Or, have you ever wanted to animate and compare an historic or archival map with contemporary or other geographies? If y ou are interested in getting your research or for the humanities. Part spreadsheet, part map, GIS refers to a useful suite of software programs that affor d new opportunities for humanities scholars to visualize and map historic, archival, and cultural data. This introductory hands on workshop to GIS is taught by Dr. Joe Aufmuth, the UF Smathers Library GIS Librarian. The workshop will explore basic concepts of GIS software, highlight its basic functions, and illustrate the potential of data driven mapping in the digital humanities for use in research and a wareness of space and place for studying cultural phenomena. For information about using GIS in the humanities, see the following readings and projects: Spatial Humanities an NEH funded project at the Uni versity of Virginia Historical Maps in GIS a chapter by David Rumsey and Meredith Williams Mapping the Republic of Letters a project at Stanford University Digital Humanities Working Group The UF Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) is a group of academic and library faculty, staff, and graduate students who meet monthly to discuss current projects and topics at the in tersection of digital technologies and core research needs and questions in the humanities disciplines. The Spring 2013 working groups will include workshops in the use and application of several different software programs for creating and using virtual archives. We will discuss curation as a scholarly activity, and how scholars can collaborate with librarians and archivists to think critically and productively about making archival materials digitally usable by scholarly communities and wider publics. For more information on the Digital Humanities at UF, see our Digital Humanities grants and resources page For more information, contact humanities


U F Resources/Websites for the Digital Humanities Humanities Center: Lib Guide: Ongoing DHWG Projects The DHWG is sharing related teaching resources and syllabi: To include your syllabus, email L aurie Taylor. Supporting Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age: Needs and Recommendations from the DHWG mail for access to the Google document Recent Events in the Digital Humanities : THATcamp Florida (The Humanities And Technology camp) C onference report by UF Dhanashree Thorat : florida 2013/ Upcoming Events in the Digital Humanities March 8 10 2013 Georgia Tech ( Atlanta, GA ) THATcamp Southeast (The Humanities And Technology camp) : March 13, Wednesday, 10am 12pm Library West 211 DHWG Hands On Workshop, Register March 27, Wednesday, 12:00pm 1:30pm Pugh Hall 210 DHWG Discussion No need to register April 25, Thursday, all day Smathers Library 1A Interface + Digital Humanities Day! on the event TBD. May 8 Wednesday, 11:30 am 12 pm (lunch) and 12 4 pm (workshop) Pugh Hall 120 Stylish Academic Writing : Faculty & Graduate Workshop with Helen Sword To reserve a seat, please contact humanities