Frontiers in Spatial Humanities (video)

A video stream of the final event of our NEH-funded Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship (or #geoinst as it’s known on Twitter) is now available! Thanks to all our wonderful participants for making these lightning talks, collectively entitled “Frontiers in Spatial Humanities,” so thought-provoking.

The Scholars’ Lab/NEH Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship was held at the University of Virginia Library May 25-27, 2010 and concluded with a set of two-minute, three-slide lightning talks by Institute attendees on their own spatial humanities projects and works-in-progress.

Currently User Experience Web Developer, U.Va. Library and Scholars' Lab consultant. Joe's research interests include the scholarly implications of user interfaces, the ethical claims of American poetic discourse, and the cultural role of poetry in mid-20th-century America.

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  9. Perhaps Digital Mapmaking would be an important source for the officials in Greece who, without true boundaries, cannot assess property. An article just published says, that for centuries, up to present days, boundaries are described & written as [up to that stream or as far as that tower, fence, town, etc].
    Taxation becomes impossible because land boundaries cannot accurately be drawn. The article says this affects the Greek economy, and contributes to their current economic downfall, unemployment, etc. Greece has borrowed huge sums to correct this boundary catastrophe.
    It seems that the written, once visual land boundaries might be recreated with Digital Mapmaking, just as you have done with Gettysburg, the Dust Bowl, etc.With a 60% unemployment among Greek youths, the Greek economy also impacts European & worldwide economics.

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