DHM-710 Mapping Time, Space, and Identity

Geographic information system (GIS) technology offers a means for understanding how human beings inhabit and construct identities across time and space. Mapping Time, Space, and Identity explores how practitioners in the field of digital humanities deploy GIS tools to capture, analyze, and present data that illuminates how humans understand and create location in relation to selfhood. Students analyze scholarship based on nonlinear models of historical change, models that can be expressed in the spatial logics of trees, graphs, and maps. Considering such models of analysis, students will implement GIS and visualization technologies to conduct and support their investigations. Students will emerge from the course with a better understanding of how GIS mapping tools can be applied to the study of the humanities as well as in personal narrative.

Credits: 3

Offered in Jul 2020, Oct 2020

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