Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship: Track 3

Through the generosity of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Scholars' Lab will host a three-track Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship at the University of Virginia Library in November 2009 and May 2010. This Institute will bring scholars, cultural heritage professionals, and software developers together to support and develop geospatial projects and methods in the digital humanities. The NEH's Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities program will support travel and lodging for 40 attendees as well as Institute faculty members. Dedicated funding is available for graduate students as well as faculty attendees. The Scholars' Lab will provide $40,000 in funding for short-term scholar- and developer-in-residencies in humanities GIS to complement the Institute.

The Scholars' Lab also will develop and host an online information clearinghouse and fund visiting fellows in an effort to promote ongoing scholarly engagement, software development, and information sharing by Institute attendees around the theme of Enabling Geospatial Scholarship.

Round 1 November 15-18, 2009 Charlottesville, VA

  • Track 1: Stewardship: for library, museum, GIS and digital humanities center professionals. Rich geospatial content and open, flexible access in support of humanities scholarship
  • Track 2: Software: for Web developers, designers, systems administrators, and information scientists. Spatially enabling web projects and building service-oriented GIS infrastructure

Round 2 May 25-28, 2010 Charlottesville, VA

  • Track 3: Scholarship:for humanities scholars and advanced graduate students. Space and place in next-generation digital humanities scholarship

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