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From Promise to Practice: Methods of Spatial History (talk + digital mapping mini-workshop)

When: Monday, April 29, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Central

Where: Harris Hall, #108, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jill Mannor   (847) 467-3970

Group: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Category: Lectures & Meetings


With Andrew Britt, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities, and Kelsey Rydland, Geospatial Analyst, Mudd Library.

The so-called "spatial turn in history" has promised historians compelling, possibly new modes of collection, analysis, and narrative. Pioneering scholars of this latest turn readily admit, however, that much remains to be understood about the outcomes of a spatial history approach relative to the necessarily substantial investment of time and financial resources. Co-led by historian and a geographer, this workshop will critically examine the promise of spatial history through concrete examples of its practice. Students at any skill level and from any discipline are welcome!

Andrew Britt will discuss his fieldwork on race/ethnicity and urban space in São Paulo, Brazil, followed by a mini-workshop of digital map-making and spatial history in practice, led by Britt and Kelsey Rydland.

RSVP by Thurs., April 25 via this form.
Bring your own lunch and your computer (if desired) for the mini-workshop element.

For ArcGIS Pro Software
If you would like to follow along from your own computer, you will need to have downloaded ArcGIS Pro onto your PC before the event. To gain credentials for the software, please fill out the information in the RSVP form. You will then receive a link to download the software. If you do not have a PC or would prefer to watch the examples before doing them on your own, we still welcome your attendance and we will discuss resources for developing your project going forward.

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