digital humanities

GIS and Digital Humanities

Mark Altaweel

GIS significantly influences digital humanities with a spatial focus, increasingly important for various humanities scholars.

This 17th century road strip map was created by John Ogilby as part of his 1675 Britannia Atlas. The map shows the route from London to Winchester via Staines, Reading and Basingstoke.

Early Data Visualization Pioneers

Elizabeth Borneman

RJ Andrews created DataViz based on his collected notes to provide readers with insight into five of the earlier pioneers of data visualization.

Land cover of the area under study in the 1st Military Survey map in the lowland area of Nové Dvory and Zehusice, Czech Republic. Source: Skaloš et al., 2011.

GIS and Modern Research from Historical Maps

Mark Altaweel

While GIS offers a way to digitize detailed historical records and maps, it can also provide a new way to understand history and trends over time.

Explore the Geography of Poetry

Elizabeth Borneman

An app, called Poetic Places, has been created by Sarah Cole and uses data gathered from the British Library to create a system to identify locations in poems, paintings, and other works of literature.