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.


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.

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