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Work in Progress – Catherine Nygren – Text Mining British Travel Literature

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In 1710, Joseph Addison wrote that “There are no books which I more delight in than in Travels.” He was not alone in his preference, as during the eighteenth century, travel literature proliferated and was second only to the novel

Work in Progress – Felix Racine “GIS, Ancient Geography and Poetry” and Andrew Dial “Using the British Prize Papers and CartoDB to chart the French Atlantic”

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This week we’re hosting a double header focus on GIS and History. We have two shorter papers, with open ended discussion and questions that will focus on different uses of GIS for Historical research. Felix Racine – GIS, Ancient Geography

Work in Progress – Renee Sieber – Geography for DH without a Map

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Sometimes the Spatial Digital Humanities appears to be no more or less than putting dots on maps. But there’s rich geographic research opportunities in SDH and the spatial social sciences that don’t result in a map. I’ll talk about my

Victoria Slonosky: Canada’s Climate History: Weather Observations from the St-Lawrence Valley, 1742-2010

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In conjunctions with our colleagues in Geography, through the Geospectives Speaker Series, Victoria Slonosky will be at McGill to present her research on the St Lawrence. Systematic climatic and daily instrumental weather observations in Montreal and Québec City were kept

Barbara Piatti – Lecture: From Texts to Maps or How to Visualize Literary Landscapes

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Dr. Piatti will give a Public Lecture on how geospatial analyses are altering and transforming literary theory and its notions of landscape & spatiality. All are welcome!