Holocaust & Genocide Geographies 1: Methods

Type: Virtual Paper
Sponsor Groups: Historical Geography Specialty Group, Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/9/2021
Start / End Time: 9:35 AM / 10:50 AM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 16
Organizers: Anne Knowles
Chairs: Alberto Giordano


This session will be the first of two on the theme of Holocaust and genocide geographies. (See Holocaust and Genocide Geographies: Experience.) Its five papers will examine a range of basic and advanced methods for systematically collecting and analyzing geographical data related to major episodes of genocide in world history. The papers will also demonstrate the great range of sources researchers are drawing on to understand these complex events, from authoritative compendia of events and online gazetteers to historical archives, oral histories, and satellite imagery. Together, our methodological papers provide best practices for historical projects anchored in GIS but seeking to integrate complex qualitative data.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Justus Hillebrand*, History Department, Anne Kelly Knowles, University of Maine, Building an HGIS of Holocaust Ghettos: An Integrated, Interdisciplinary Model for Humanistic Database Construction 15 9:35 AM
Presenter Maja Kruse*, University of Maine, Infrastructure for Mapping Holocaust Ghettos 15 9:50 AM
Presenter Maël Le Noc*, Texas State University, Alberto Giordano, Texas State University, Tim Cole, Bristol University, Visualizing and Analyzing Family’s Trajectories in the Holocaust: Representational Models 15 10:05 AM
Presenter Dan Miller*, Columbia University, Anika Walke, Washington University in St. Louis, Levi Westerveld, GRID-Arendal, Places of Experience in Survivor Testimonies 15 10:20 AM
Presenter Siddharth Chandra*, Michigan State University, Soma Chaudhuri, Michigan State University, Kyle Evered, Michigan State University, The 1971 Genocide in Bangladesh: A Geospatial Approach 15 10:35 AM

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