GeoHumanities SIG Meeting

The inaugural meeting of the GeoHumanities SIG will take place as follows:

  • Date: Tuesday, July 8, 2014
  • Time: 09:00 to 16:00
  • Location: Swiss Tech Convention Center, EPFL, Room 1C

The GeoHumanities SIG focus is on spatial, spatial-temporal and “placial” perspectives in the digital humanities. A major unifying theme of the SIG, and one emphasized in our founding document, is the topic of digital gazetteers and related issues of representing time.  The morning and early afternoon of our meeting day will be devoted to gazetteers and projects addressing their development, as several folks have indicated interest in presenting.  The contributors thus far include:

  • Stuart Dunn; Kings College London (Heritage Gazetteer of Cyprus)
  • Miranda Anderson and Beatrice Alex; University of Edinburgh (Palimpsest project)
  • Leif Isaksen, Rainer Simon, and Elton Barker; [University of Southampton, The Open University, Austrian Institute of Technology] (Pelagios 3)
  • Humphrey Southall; University of Portsmouth (PastPlace)
  • Petr Pridal; Klokan Technologies (Old Maps Online)
  • Susanna Ånäs; (Wikimedia Finland & Wikimaps project)
  • Eric Kansa and Ryan Shaw; [Alexandria Archive Institute, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill] (PeriodO)
  • Asanobu Kitamoto,  (Digital Silk Road)
  • Wolfgang Schmidle; German Archaeological Institute (DAI) (CIDOC-CRM and CRMgeo)
  • Kathy Weimer; Texas A&M University (Geographic name authority records)
  • Karl Grossner; Stanford University (Topotime)

In the mid-afternoon we will discuss the SIG’s role in creating a GeoDiRT resource and project clearinghouse, to be aligned with and supporting the Dariah/Bamboo DiRT project (noted on the GeoHumanities SIG website).  We also want to entertain suggestions for other activities, and time will be reserved for agenda items related to ADHO and SIG communications and organizational structure.

Your co-chairs would like to hear from you, whether attending DH or not, about potential future SIG initiatives, business and agenda items and/or other ideas for SIG engagement.  Join our mailing list (subscribe easily here), tweet @GeoHum_SIG, or email the co-chairs directly.

Best regards,

Kathy Weimer, k-weimer [at] library [dot] tamu [dot] edu
Karl Grossner, karlg [at] Stanford [dot] edu