Crossing Boundaries: Using GIS in Literary Studies, History and Beyond

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620318
Title:
Crossing Boundaries: Using GIS in Literary Studies, History and Beyond
Authors:
Gregory, Ian; Baron, Alistair; Cooper, David; Hardie, Andrew; Murrieta-Flores, Patricia ( 0000-0001-9904-0288 ) ; Rayson, Paul
Abstract:
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) have become widely accepted in historical research and there are increasing calls for them to be used more widely in humanities disciplines. The difficulty is, however, that GIS comes from a quantitative, social science paradigm that is frequently not well suited to the kinds of sources that are widely used in the humanities. The challenge for GIS, if it is to become a widely used tool within the humanities, is thus two-fold. First, approaches need to be developed that allow humanities sources to be exploited within a data model that is usable by GIS. Second, and more importantly, researchers need to demonstrate that by adopting GIS they can make significant new and substantive contributions to knowledge across humanities disciplines. This paper explores both of these questions focussing primarily on examples from literary studies, in the form of representations of the English Lake District and history, looking at nineteenth century public health reports.
Affiliation:
Lancaster University; Lancaster University; MMU; Lancaster University; University of Chester; Lancaster University
Citation:
Gregory, I., Baron, A., Cooper, D., Hardie, A., Murrieta-Flores, P. & Rayson, P. (2014). Crossing boundaries: Using GIS in literary studies, history and beyond. In Juliette Hueber & Antonio Mendes da Silva (eds.) Keys for architectural history research in the digital era. Paris, France: l’Institut national d’histoire de l’art.
Publisher:
Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art
Publication Date:
5-Sep-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620318
Additional Links:
http://inha.revues.org/4931
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings
Language:
en
ISSN:
2108-6419
Appears in Collections:
History and Archaeology

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGregory, Ianen
dc.contributor.authorBaron, Alistairen
dc.contributor.authorCooper, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorHardie, Andrewen
dc.contributor.authorMurrieta-Flores, Patriciaen
dc.contributor.authorRayson, Paulen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-18T10:54:47Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-18T10:54:47Z-
dc.date.issued2014-09-05-
dc.identifier.citationGregory, I., Baron, A., Cooper, D., Hardie, A., Murrieta-Flores, P. & Rayson, P. (2014). Crossing boundaries: Using GIS in literary studies, history and beyond. In Juliette Hueber & Antonio Mendes da Silva (eds.) Keys for architectural history research in the digital era. Paris, France: l’Institut national d’histoire de l’art.en
dc.identifier.issn2108-6419-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620318-
dc.description.abstractGeographical Information Systems (GIS) have become widely accepted in historical research and there are increasing calls for them to be used more widely in humanities disciplines. The difficulty is, however, that GIS comes from a quantitative, social science paradigm that is frequently not well suited to the kinds of sources that are widely used in the humanities. The challenge for GIS, if it is to become a widely used tool within the humanities, is thus two-fold. First, approaches need to be developed that allow humanities sources to be exploited within a data model that is usable by GIS. Second, and more importantly, researchers need to demonstrate that by adopting GIS they can make significant new and substantive contributions to knowledge across humanities disciplines. This paper explores both of these questions focussing primarily on examples from literary studies, in the form of representations of the English Lake District and history, looking at nineteenth century public health reports.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitut National d'Histoire de l'Arten
dc.relation.urlhttp://inha.revues.org/4931en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectSpatial Humanitiesen
dc.subjectDigital Humanitiesen
dc.subjectGISen
dc.subjectHistoryen
dc.subjecthealthen
dc.subjectMedical Humanitiesen
dc.subjectLake Districten
dc.subjectliteratureen
dc.subjectLandscapeen
dc.titleCrossing Boundaries: Using GIS in Literary Studies, History and Beyonden
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.contributor.departmentLancaster University; Lancaster University; MMU; Lancaster University; University of Chester; Lancaster Universityen
dc.date.accepted2014-04-12-
or.grant.openaccessYesen
rioxxterms.funderEuropean research councilen
rioxxterms.identifier.project283850en
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2214-09-05-
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