In this presentation and workshop, we’ll explore the use of mapping in introductory courses in the humanities.
CATL Guest Speaker – Meredith Goldsmith: What Can We Learn from a Map? Using GIS in the Humanities Classroom
Monday, April 18, 12:15-1:25 p.m.
Belk Pavilion 208
Goldsmith will give a brief demonstration of a project developed as part of her Humanities Writ Large Fellowship at Duke, an interactive map of Edith Wharton’s New York. Focusing on process rather than product, she’ll discuss how her understanding of and argument about the text changed through creating the map. Together, you’ll consider the “so what” of using GIS in the humanities classroom: Why might GIS and other spatial tools be useful in humanities courses? Why think about humanities texts as data sources? How might such an approach affect students’ and faculty’s perceptions of the humanities? Please bring a laptop (not a tablet or phone) so you can develop your own map.
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