Event Information:

  • Mon

    ERC Summer School in GIS for the Digital Humanities

    Lancaster University

    This Summer School is an intensive, hands-on introduction to the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) aimed at PhD students and other junior researchers in the digital humanities. GIS is the field of geography devoted to the visualisation, in the form of maps, of non-visual data sources. These data sources can range from statistical databases to corpora of literary texts.

    Over four days, a series of intensive lab-based sessions will be used to introduce GIS, from the basic concepts, to the use of key software including Arc GIS, to a consideration of approaches for applying GIS in different kinds of humanities research. The aim is to give participants the skills needed to exploit GIS techniques in their own research – allowing the spatial dimension to emerge in the study of digital humanities.

    This Summer School event is free to attend, but registration in advance is compulsory, as places are limited. For more details, click here.