Humanities GIS Projects

This catalog was seeded from John Levin's Anterotesis DH GIS Projects list. We would like to improve the interface and functionality in 2016. Please contact us if you are able to help!

Digital Harlem

Very fine website focusing on Afro-Americans in inter-war Harlem, New York. Putting Harlem on the map.

Where: New York

Digital Karnak

Interesting site mapping -- in 2 and 3 dimensions -- the Temple complex at Karnak, Egypt.

Where: Egypt

Digital Literary Atlas of Ireland, 1922-1949

Back from the dead

Where: Ireland

Dislocating Ulysses

Visualizing Joyce's Dublin text in 3D. Two URLS:

Where: Dublin

Down Survey of Ireland

Taken in the years 1656-1658, the Down Survey of Ireland is the first ever detailed land survey on a national scale anywhere in the world. The survey sought to measure all the land to be forfeited by the Catholic Irish in order to facilitate its redistribution to Merchant Adventurers and English soldiers. Copies of these maps have survived in dozens of libraries and archives throughout Ireland and Britain, as well as in the National Library of France. This Project has brought together for the first time in over 300 years all the surviving maps, digitised them and made them available as a public online resource.

Where: Ireland

Driving Through Time

The landscape of the Blue Ridge Parkway, USA, a 469 mile ‘elongated park.'

Where: United States

Edmonton Pipelines

Very interesting collection of projects centered on Edmonton, Canada.

Where: Canada

Enchanting the Desert

Enchanting the Desert is a regional portrait of the Grand Canyon that creatively interprets the space produced by a series of landscape photographs. Building cartographic portraits of the photographs—a spatial-analytic achievement—affords the opportunity for a place-based portrait of human inhabitation here—a humanistic achievement. The project is the first in Stanford University Press series of "interactive scholarly publications."

Exploring the Vilnius Ghetto

reVilna is a digital mapping project dedicated to understanding how the residents of the Ghetto lived, how the ghetto functioned — even, given the circumstances, flourished — how it emerged, and how, ultimately, it was liquidated. Using geographical science and technology, reVilna seeks to reimagine the Vilna Ghetto.

Where: Vilnius

Falmouth Project

Architecture and history of the town of Falmouth, Jamaica.

Where: Jamaica

French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe

Excellent site mapping the trade of the Société Typographique de Neuchâtel (STN), a celebrated Swiss publishing house that operated between 1769 and 1794.&#8221

Where: Europe

Gazetteer of Sixteenth Century Florence

A database of some 750 items, plotted on the 1584 Buonsignori Map of Florence.

Where: Florence