Attending a number of conferences this spring, and spreading the word about the SIG, I have come to wonder how to explain this thing called GeoHumanities. What is it? Who are we?
We are happy to announce the GeoHumanities SIG will hold its inaugural meeting on July 8th at the Digital Humanities conference in Lausanne (DH 2014). The full-day program will include project presentations as well as discussions of proposed SIG collaborative projects and organizational matters.
Geography is an important aspect of many digital humanities research projects, and gazetteer access and development are often essential to them. In projects involving mapping or spatial analysis, named and/or unnamed places must be resolved to spatial locations described by a coordinate system. If we want something to appear on a map, we need to say where to place the marker, however it may be annotated for uncertainty.