The GeoHumanities Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations focuses on spatial, spatial-temporal and "placial" perspectives in the digital humanities. We host a mailing list (subscribe easily here) and tweet and re-tweet items we think will interest to our members, as @GeoHum_SIG.


The SIG organizes a meeting at DH2018 in Mexico City, Tuesday, June 26, 14:00 - 16:00 (local time), at Imperio C room. Everyone is welcome and it will be a great opportunity if you want to find more about what the SIG is about, how you can collaborate, or want to network with people interested in all related to Spatial Humanities.

Updates about the new SIG leadership 


The GI_Forum 2018 the Austrian Center for Digital Humanities together with the GIScience Commission of the Austrian Academy of Sciences organize a 2-day (3 - 6 July) special symposium in Salzburg exploring the state of the art and discussing future research directions leveraging the role of geoinformation in the humanities. 

The Spatial Humanities 2018 conference will be held on September 20-21st 2018 in Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK. The conference concerns with exploring what geospatial technologies such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS) have to contribute to humanities research. See the CFP on the conference site.

The ACM SIG SPATIAL Spatial Computing for the Digital Humanities workshop will be held November 7th in conjunction with the ACM SIGSPATIAL 2017 conference in Redondo Beach, California, USA. The workshop concerns the use of geographic information systems and other spatial technologies in humanities research. Information about the program.

The APlace4Places workshop was held July 11th in conjunction with the 2016 Digital Humanities conference in Kraków, Poland. Presenters and participants discussed the latest developments in geo-historical gazetteers, and their impact in natural language processing and digital humanities studies. Information about the program and slide for most of the talks.

SURVEY RESULTS SUMMARY: We have compiled responses to our recent member survey, presented in this blog post.

Seeking New Resource Listings, for GeoDiRT and GIS Projects

The GeoHumanities SIG is developing GeoDiRT, extending the DiRT Directory with an enhanced catalog of geospatial software tools and descriptions of projects which use them, tutorials relating to the tools and tool reviews. The first step is creating a list of them. If you know of tools and related resources you would like added, please submit them for review on this short form. You can use the same form to suggest addition to our Humanities GIS Projects list.

GeoHumanities Resources

The GeoHumanities SIG has begun developing GeoDiRT, based on a feed of geographically-related resources listed in the DiRT Directory, a web-based registry of digital research tools for scholarly use. A team of GeoDiRT editors has begun reviewing items in that feed, and soliciting new listings to supplement it (details on this page and in this blog post). We expect GeoDiRT will be in shape to publish on this site in early 2016. In the meantime, here are a few lists and clearinghouses of GeoHumanities-related resources we're aware of. Please let us know of others, with a tweet (@GeoHum_SIG) or message on the SIG mailing list.