By the end of this course, students will…
- Discover the kinds of research data humanists in the 21st century gather.
- Explore the spatial dimensions of knowledge in various branches of the humanities.
- Learn to structure data relevant to spatial humanities projects.
- Learn how to make, and critique, digital maps and 3d spatial content.
- Analyze maps and spatial content as material objects, with both a social and ideological context.
- Learn some basic aspects of digital production (digitization, data formats, simple customization, simple code, automatic geoparsing, etc.)
- Understand technology and new media as historical rather than simply recent phenomenon (Cordell).
- Participate collaboratively, and democratically, in project-based research about space, place and location.
- Gain an appreciation for openness and transparency in research, as well as the growing importance of infrastructures for sharing data.
- Practice publishing one’s results in a research blog in a web hosting, and a poster presentation, balancing discussion of process and product.