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Digital Humanities: Mapping Space, Sense, and Time

Digital Humanities: Mapping Space, Sense, and Time

This group brings together people who are working on diverse interdisciplinary projects that have to do with digital mapping. The individual mapping projects span time and space, and aim in many instances to layer varieties of social data, movement, sensory information (sound, smell, sight), literature, architectural/artistic creation, and temporal change to create wide-ranging visualizations of cities and regions as active social and sensory spaces. Their principals are aiming to develop these maps as research tools. The projects are not limited to tabulation or storage of data (though this may be one of their functions), but aim to promote new ways of understanding fields, problems, and disciplines in the humanities.  

Our sessions will address the issues around mapping literary narratives, visual sources, and historical data, using both commercial software like Arc-GIS and also open-source, freely available digital tools such as Omeka and Neatline. The sessions will also touch on ways to integrate digital projects with the UofT digital librarians' work on curating scholarly data. The Working Group will provide a forum for consultation and collaboration on both theoretical frameworks, practical programming issues, and pedagogy.

Nicholas Terpstra, UTSG History

Faculty at the University of Toronto
Suzanne Akbari, UTSG English and UTSG Medieval Studies
Laurie Bertram, UTSG History
Frances Garrett, UTSG Study of Religion
Alexandra Guerson, Lecturer, UTSG New College
Alexandra Gillespie, UTM English
Pamela Klassen, UTSG Study of Religion
Sally-Beth MacLean, UTSG English
Bertie Mandelblatt, Lecturer, UTSG History
Byron Modlovsky, UTSG Geography
Natalie Rothman, UTSC Historical & Cultural Studies

Postdoctoral Fellows at the University of Toronto
Alexandra Bolintineanu, UTSG Medieval Studies

Librarians at the University of Toronto
Marcel Fortin, UTSG Map & Data Library

Graduate Students at the University of Toronto
Eduardo Fabbro, Medieval Studies
Leah Fabisoff, Medieval Studies
Olenka Horbatsch, Art
Daniel Jamison, Medieval Studies
Sarah Loose, History
Colin Rose, History
Steven Teasdale, History

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