[Humanist] 24.884 new on WWW: Spatial Humanities

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Apr 15 10:14:25 CEST 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 884.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 20:14:41 +0000
        From: "Nowviskie, Bethany (bpn2f)" <bpn2f at eservices.virginia.edu>
        Subject: community-driven "Spatial Humanities" resource

Over the past two years, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia Library has hosted an Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship. Today we're pleased to announce the launch of "Spatial Humanities," a community-driven resource for place-based digital scholarship:


This site responds to needs identified in conversation with our 21 Institute faculty members and 56 participants (humanities scholars, software developers, and map & GIS librarians).  It includes:

    * an evolving, crowdsourced catalog of research resources, projects, and organizations;
    * a set of framing essays on the spatial turn across the disciplines by Dr. Jo Guldi of the Harvard Society of Fellows;
    * GIS-related feeds from Q&A sites and other forms of social media;
    * and a peer-reviewed, occasional publication for step-by-step tutorials in spatial tools and methods.

Please help us keep this resource current by contributing to it! You can:

    * use Zotero to freely upload research citations, projects, and links to groups;
    * contribute your own tutorials and helpsheets in “Step By Step” format for peer review and formal publication;
    * adopt the #geoinst hashtag on Twitter and Delicious;
    * ask related questions and offer help on DH Answers or the GIS Stack Exchange;
    * and post your commentary on the essays we’ve shared.

Learn more about our past NEH Institute:


and about how you can contribute to the "Spatial Humanities" site:


With thanks to the NEH, the staff of the Scholars’ Lab, our Institute advisory board and faculty, and the scores of Institute participants and fellows who helped to define the project,

-- Bethany Nowviskie

Bethany Nowviskie, MA Ed, Ph.D
Director, Digital Research & Scholarship, UVA Library
Associate Director, Scholarly Communication Institute
Vice President, Association for Computers & the Humanities

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