[Humanist] 27.337 a GeoHumanities SIG

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Sep 13 09:47:23 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 337.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 08:49:57 -0500
        From: Lisa Spiro <lisamspiro at gmail.com>
        Subject: ADHO Announces New GeoHumanities SIG

ADHO Announces New GeoHumanities Special Interest Group

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) is pleased to
announce the formation of a new ADHO  http://adho.org/sigs Special Interest
Group,  http://www.geohumanities.org GeoHumanities. The vision for the
GeoHumanities SIG began at the DH2013 conference in Lincoln, where a number
of panels and papers addressed questions of place and geographic
connections and contexts. The intent of the SIG is to be inclusive of
spatial, spatial-temporal and ‘placial’ perspectives, and the Geo-prefix
for its name reflects geography’s traditional attention to all of these.

The goals of the GeoHumanities SIG are to create a venue for pooling
knowledge and best practices for relevant existing digital tools and
methods, to foster the collaborative development of shared resources and
new tools and extensions to geospatial software, and to keep humanist
scholars at large informed about the possibilities and inherent pitfalls in
their use. To that end, a web site (www.geohumanities.org), twitter account
(@GeoHum_SIG <https://twitter.com/GeoHum_SIG>) and listserv for the
GeoHumanities SIG have been created to encourage and facilitate
communication among members. Please consider subscribing to the listserv to
stay informed as the SIG gets underway (subscribe at

A copy of the proposal as approved by the ADHO steering committee is
available at http://geohumanities.org/docs/GeoHumanitiesSIG_4Aug13.pdf. It
was co-authored by Kathy Weimer (Texas A&M University) and Karl Grossner
(Stanford) and co-signed by 15 individuals from 12 institutions in 4

The SIG encourages additional members from all fields and all regions of
the globe, and it is in the process of establishing a small steering
committee. Joining the SIG is a simple process. You can begin by visiting
http://geohumanities.org.  All interested members are welcome to contribute
ideas and help shape the SIG for shared benefit.

Lisa Spiro, Ph.D.
ADHO Communications Officer
Blog: http://digitalscholarship.wordpress.com/
Twitter: @lisaspiro
Phone: 832-341-0380

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