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Spatial History Project

Spatial History Project
The Spatial History Project at Stanford University, a part of the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA), is made possible by the generous funding of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE), DoResearch, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and The Wallenberg Foundation Media Places Initiative. The Spatial History Project at Stanford University is a place for a collaborative community of students, staff, and scholars to engage in creative spatial, textual and visual analysis to further research in the humanities. We are part of the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA) along with Humanities+Design and the Literary Lab on the top floor of Wallenberg Hall. We continually seek fruitful collaborations with faculty at Stanford and beyond, and hire motivated students year round. Related:  Historical GIS

Historical GIS Research Network This list is not exhaustive but we aim to include all of the major historical GIS websites plus additional relevant websites. Other portals are also available such as those from: the GeoHumanities Special Interest Group of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations, the Humanities GIS Zotero Library, and the University of Saskatchewan's HGIS Lab. Resources are classed under: National Historical GISs Other online Historical GIS projects Historical map servers and other data sources Organisations Software Other useful sites National Historical GISs: Other online Historical GIS projects: European Communications and Transport Infrasturctures: Performance and potentials, 1825-2000: Digital Atlas of the History of Europe since 1500: Mapping Decline: St. Virtual Kyoto: Euratlas: Imagining London: Back to top Organisations:

"Horrible Massacre of Emigrants!!" The Mountain Meadows Massacre in Public Discourse "Horrible Massacre of Emigrants!!": The Mountain Meadows Massacre in Public Discourse is a digital history project that examines public discourse surrounding the mass murder of 120 Arkansas emigrants by Mormon settlers in southwest Utah in September 1857, and how the creators of these texts represented the event and its aftermath. This project seeks to give users new tools to explore these hotly contested and often problematic representations that played a crucial role in shaping the public memory (or public forgetting) of the event. The project's advanced functions enable users to begin to develop their own understanding of the ways the massacre was reported on, ignored, contextualized, and reinterpreted. This is a work-in-progress designed to be built in two phases. If you have information to share about the contents of this digital archive, please contact: Douglas Seefeldt, Ph.D. Project Staff Graduate Research Assistants Undergraduate Research Assistants Consultant

Locating London's past: a geo-referencing tool for mapping historical and archaeological evidence, 1660-1800 Locating London´s Past has created an intuitive GIS interface that enables researchers to map and visualize textual and artefactual data relating to seventeenth and eighteenth-century London against a fully rasterised version of John Rocque´s 1746 map of London and the first accurate modern OS map (1869-80). More than this, it makes these data and maps available within a Google Maps container, allowing for the analysis of the data with open source visualization tools. The interface is readily expandable to include additional data sets and maps (both modern and historic). Building on the partnerships created through the JISC funded Connected Histories project, and through a new collaboration with the Museum of London Archaeological Service (MOLA), Locating London´s Past has produced a working GIS-enabled public web environment that allows existing electronic historical data about London to be repackaged and organised around space. The project incorporates four elements.

Envisaging the West: Thomas Jefferson and the Roots of Lewis and Clark Welkom op de HisGIS site! — HisGIS Pullman: Labor, Race, and the Urban Landscape in a Company Town | Home Though located more than fifteen miles from Chicago's "Loop," the neighborhood of Pullman in many ways stands at the center of American history. For over a hundred years, Pullman has embodied and reflected many of the social and economic developments that have shaped America. Built in 1880 by the Pullman Palace Car Company to house its factory workers, the community became the site of one of the largest labor conflicts in American history in 1894. Throughout the twentieth century, Pullman was one of the largest employers of African Americans in the country. The company, however, only hired African Americans to do menial service work on its trains as porters and maids, thereby segregating them from the town and its factories. It was not until the 1960s that significant numbers of African American would reside in Pullman at a time when the company, like many northern industries, was in decline.

Humanities & GIS Tutorials A Place in History: A Guide to Using GIS in Historical Research Data Archives AHDS: Arts and Humanities Data Service Includes training materials and a large number of case studies in a wide variety of subjects. Other Resources Census Data at Stanford Information on how to find and use Census data from 1790 to the present. Last modified: October 7, 2008 City Nature Home | LOCATING LONDON'S PAST Small Town Noir | Small-time true crime from New Castle, Pa. DECIMA: The Digitally Encoded Census Information and Mapping Archive, and the Project for a Geo-Spatial and Sensory Digital Map of Renaissance Florence