“Beyond GIS: The Promise of Spatial Humanities”
The use of spatial theories and technologies within the spatial humanities has led to creative scholarship that has reinvigorated our understanding of space and place in history, literature, archaeology and allied disciplines. More recently, spatial humanities promises to develop a unique postmodern scholarship that accommodates the contingent, fluid and ambiguous nature of human memories, beliefs and actions. The goal here is not to sacrifice the rational, logical and empirical approach to knowledge that has been the hallmark of scholarship, but rather to complement it with different ways of discovery.
This presentation explores what we have learned from our application of geospatial technologies to problems of interest to humanists. It also suggests an agenda for the future of this work, which increasingly will witness the convergence of technologies within new formats, such as virtual reality. One result is likely to be deep mapping, an innovative form of mapping with an emphasis on experiential knowledge that will open scholarship to non-expert audiences.
Livestream Link: https://vimeo.com/356698115
October 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm