Report: Spatial Techniques for the Digital Humanities: Workshop Recap!

On Monday and Tuesday, August 13-14, the Smith Spatial Analysis Lab teamed up with Amherst College to host a workshop for Five College faculty entitled Spatial Techniques for the Digital Humanities. We had a great two days of discussion, learning, and collaboration, as workshop participants and instructors alike worked through eight themed sessions focusing on a variety of resources and methodologies in the spatial humanities. The event was attended by 22 faculty members with research interests ranging from ancient architecture to Chinese literature to new media. Additionally, Lex Berman from the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis joined us to share his thoughts on the history and future directions of spatial thinking in the Digital Humanities, as well as his own research experience with the China Historical GIS project, as the keynote speaker for the event.