Spatial Humanities

As an emerging field, spatial humanities depends upon the ability of researchers from many disciplines to learn from each other and to use a team-based approach to solving problems. One way in which we strengthen our international collaboration is through the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative, a global consortium of universities, research institutions, and libraries that share a vision of creating a virtual library of cultural information with a time and place interface.

We’re developing research partnerships with a variety of institutions focused on advancing GIS is the humanities including Meertens Institute in the Netherlands, Lancaster University in the United Kingdom, and Queensland University in Australia. Polis serves as the central node of this international network.

Intnl collab

As potential partners in this emerging network, each institution will host expert workshops in 2013 on methods and tools, leveraging existing institutional resources, in order to generate opportunities for developing externally funded projects.

Outcomes of the workshops will be published in the form of a special issue of the International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing and possible volumes in the spatial humanities book series (IU Press).

Related blog: Collaborative Strategies for the Spatial Humanities