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Spatial Resource Mashup For the Classroom

Instructors who are interested in applying Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to history teaching in the classroom can do so through integrating web based activities. Classes designed in this way would consist of two components – a lecture and computer lab time. In providing students with an introduction to GIS and geospatial data, learning concepts involving…

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Teaching Spatial Theory Through Music

The sensory and emotive associations of place hold the most immediate connection for people when they think of a familiar landscape setting.  In teaching spatial theory, music about place can be an excellent pedagogical tool that instructors can use to engage students in thinking about the way space is constructed in the songwriter’s mind. This…

GIS Capabilities for Teaching and Research

So you want to integrate the uses of GIS into your research and teaching? Great! Let’s look at the ways a GIS works. Exploring the potential of GIS technologies is a first step in approaching how spatiality can intervene and create new knowledge in our work. Many scholars (and students) are often tied to interpreting…

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Imagining and Narrating Space

I had the recent opportunity of facilitating a GIS teaching session for the Digital Humanities Bootcamp at the University of Nebraska Lincoln in April of this year. The Digital Humanities Bootcamp is put on by UNL’s Center for Digital Research in the Humanities and explores technologies and recurrent tools in the DH world in an…