Historical GIS (HGIS): approaches and methodologies for digital humanities

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Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 5:00 PM / 6:40 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Delaware A, Marriott, Lobby Level
Organizers: Motti Zohar, Jane Zheng, Peiyao Zhang
Chairs: Motti Zohar

Call for Submissions

Abstracts from all over the world using Historical GIS (HGIS) to examine historical sources, phenomena or landscape/cityscape changes are mostly welcome to apply.


The use of GIS for the analysis of historical scenarios is rapidly growing. In a world of increasing digital data Historical GIS (HGIS) is a vital approach for digitizing historical geospatial features as well as bringing and analyzing together various sources of information (textual and visual). This session is focused on (1) the analysis of textual and visual historical sources using GIS in order to resolve past scenarios; (2) Methodologies, techniques and GIS-based tools for temporal and spatial examination of historical data; and (3) Presentation of historical scenes and landscape changes using GIS.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Antonio Barocci*, University of Connecticut, Masculine dictatorship. A spatial and gender analysis of the fascist repression in Italy, 1922-1928 20 5:00 PM
Presenter Hui Lin*, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Jane Zheng, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Peiyao Zhang, Lyon University, Zhen Fan, Fudan University, Yuesang Leung, Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Formation and Transformation of the Modern Urban Art Scene in Shanghai: A Historical GIS Approach, 1912-1948 20 5:20 PM
Presenter Peiyao Zhang*, , ning Bao, The Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China , Kai Cao, National University of Singapore, Singapore, A Review on the Current Progress in Chinese Historical GIS Research 20 5:40 PM
Presenter Motti Zohar*, , HGIS for evaluating routes development in the Negev region (Israel) during the 20th century 20 6:00 PM
Presenter Kelly Measom*, University of Denver, Using Historic Maps to Characterize Medieval Field Patterns in the Czech Republic 20 6:20 PM

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