Roundtable Discussion on the Pitt World History Center’s World-Historical Gazetteer Project

January 16, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location and Address

CL 602

Roundtable Discussion on the Pitt World History Center’s World-Historical Gazetteer Project with Ruth Mostern (History), Anne Knowles (University of Maine), Karl Grossner (World-Historical Gazetteer), and Ryan Horne (World History Center)

 

The World-Historical Gazetteer is a Digital Humanities infrastructure project now in development by the World History Center, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The gazetteer will support historical research and teaching by aggregating many thousands of place name references from multiple sources into a single index, and providing access to that index in graphical and programmatic interfaces. The system will significantly enhance our ability to study the spatial and "placial" dimensions of world history and to present research results in digital maps and atlases.  This event is an informal conversation about gazetteers as a genre, the place of place in the spatial humanities, and the promise of linked data to foster collaboration in this domain.