Five College Digital Humanities

2013 - 2014 Academic Year

ETS Seminar: Mapping and Learning: October 2, 2013 4:00 - 5:30 pm, Paradise Room, Smith College Conference Center (Register at

Mapping projects and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a learning tool.
Presenters: Jon Caris, GIS Specialist; Jina Kim, East Asian Studies; Jack Loveless, Geosciences, Plus a mapping and learning hands-on workshop. 

All 5-College faculty and staff are invited; bring a friend.  Bringing your own laptop or tablet would be very helpful but not required.  Food and beverages provided.  Sponsored by Committee on Educational Technology and Educational Technology Services.

Anne Knowles: Visualizing Historical Space: Friday, November 8, 2013, 12:00 pm (Noon) Carroll Room, Smith College Campus Center

The many modes of mapping enable one to visualize and explore the spatial realm of experience throughout human history. This presentation will explain how geographic methods, including GIS, can provide fresh, provocative perspectives on seemingly well-worn subjects.  Examples including the battle of Gettysburg, American industry, and the Holocaust suggest how much digital mapping can reveal about human perception, blindness, movement, control, and agency.

Jointly presented by the Kahn Institute short-term project Digital Humanities and the yearlong project Placing Space. Free pizza for the first 50 attendees. Open to the public.

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