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Spatial Humanities Moving Beyond the Dot on a Map

Baron, Nick; Carletti, Laura; Muñoz Civantos, Angeles; Coughlan, Tim; Allen, Robert; Lach, Pamella; Davies, Catherine; Tyler-Jones, Richard and Ferran, Bronac (2015). Spatial Humanities Moving Beyond the Dot on a Map. In: Proceedings of the Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts Conference, DRHA2014 (Maragiannis, Anastasios ed.), pp. 111–116.

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The rapid development of digital technologies for representing space combined with an ongoing explosion in potentially relevant data sources to which these technologies might be applied have led to a growing number of digital humanities projects that work at the nexus of space and experience. These bring together in new, creative and productive ways a wide array of source materials that illuminate relationships among place, event, and people. In order to inform the design and development of a new digital humanities platform that aims to provide a low-cost, sustainable solution to implementing projects, the People-Event-Place (PEP) project (2013-2014) surveyed the most commonly deployed features and functionalities that such a platform would need to incorporate, and interrogated the intellectual and practical issues that such a platform would need to address. This paper describes the PEP project’s core aims, activities and findings.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 The Authors
ISBN: 1-326-38858-4, 978-1-326-38858-4
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Data-Assets-Methods NetworkNot SetAHRC
Keywords: digital humanities; GIS; spatial humanities; platform; data; visualisation; maps
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
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Item ID: 44058
Depositing User: Tim Coughlan
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2015 13:32
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:34
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