Module Six: Spatial Histories
25 February 2021
Welcome back from Reading Week!
This week we look at spatial histories, with an eye on the following key points:
- What are spatial histories?
- What have other historians done with this approach? What can we do with it?
- How could we do this ourselves?
Readings for this Week
- Richard White, “What is Spatial History?” Spatial History Project, 2010. https://web.stanford.edu/group/spatialhistory/cgi-bin/site/pub.php?id=29.
- Stephen Robertson, “Putting Harlem on the Map,” in Writing History in the Digital Age, eds. Jack Dougherty and Kristen Nawrotzki (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013). https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/1030718.
- Jennifer Bonnell and Marcel Fortin, eds. Historical GIS Research in Canada. Free PDF at https://press.ucalgary.ca/books/9781552387085/. Read Introduction - Chapter Five inclusive, and then pick two additional ones.
- Explore the following projects:
Our Discussion for this Week
In our discussion, we will cover the following topics:
- What is spatial history? What have projects done with this method?
- Take your most recent research project and think about what a spatial approach would add. Come up with a mockup – on paper is fine – about what it might look like. What might you map? What issues would you run into? Would a spatial approach add to the project or not?
See you all then!
Want to Meet with Me?
This will create a Microsoft Teams appointment. The URL for the Teams link will be in the calendar invitation e-mailed to you.