11 Jun Workshop ‘Finding the Way through Historical Data. The use of GIS on historical databases’. 25 – 26 June 2018, Lisbon
The workshop will be held in the Nova Facultade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Lisbon, and it is organised by International Institute for Social History, KNAW, Instituto de História Contemporânea, NOVA-FCSH and CHAM — Centre for the Humanities, NOVA-FCSH.
During the last decade, the field of Digital Humanities has grown, with multiple projects seeing the light of day and more in the pipeline. The use of digital tools in humanities and social sciences is becoming the norm for both younger and senior researchers. It is a field with wide-open opportunities to be explored and where multidisciplinary research comes naturally. The full potentialities of Digital Humanities comes, however, with a cost. The more elaborate the outcome, the more complexity it implies in choosing the tools and in defining the methodology.
This workshop intents to create a place of discussion and promotion of ideas, presentation of past experiences and guidelines for future research projects that combine spatial and historical analysis. We invite all researchers, data managers and students to participate in this discussion and bring new ideas, problems and possible solutions. At the end, a feedback session will take place where early stage researchers can present their ideas and get some help and comments to improve their projects.