Inspired by the August 2014 Kress Summer Institute on Digital Mapping and Art History at Middlebury College and the April 2015 Association of American Geographers annual meeting, assistant professor of art history Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi conceived and designed the MAP IT lecture series in the spring of 2016. This ongoing series investigates how digital mapping and other computer-based methods offer humanists fresh tools to develop research questions, analyze data, and publish findings. The cutting-edge projects featured in the series offer the Emory community and people across Atlanta an opportunity to consider a variety of approaches to the joining of geo-spatial analysis and humanistic inquiry. For more information about the initial MAP IT series, see Gagliardi's 2016 Southern Spaces article, "MAP IT | Little Dots, Big Ideas: Transforming the Humanities with Geo-Spatial Analysis."
Past and Present Co-Sponsors Include:
|Anthropology Department||History Department|
|Art History Department||Institute of African Studies|
|Center for Digital Scholarship||Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods|
|Center for Faculty Development and Excellence||Laney Graduate School New Thinkers/New Leaders Fund|
Environmental Sciences Department
|Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program|
|Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry||Sociology Department|
|French and Italian Department||Spanish and Portuguese Department|
January 30, 2020
"Art History Now: Map and Territory, Image and Object"
Getty Research Institute
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February 25, 2019
"Mapping the Manual of Birds: A New Approach to Understanding Chinese Natural History Painting"
March 28, 2019
"Visualizing Krakow under Nazi Occupation: Exploring Digital and Analog Methods to Analyze the Built Environment of the Holocaust"
February 1, 2018
"Design for Humanistic Inquiry"
April 16, 2018
"METAscripta: Continuing a Legacy of Shared Cultural Heritage"Debra Taylor Cashion
Saint Louis University
September 20, 2017
"Mapping Paintings: Or How to Breath Life into Provenance"
November 13, 2017
"Digital Development: Mapping Kenya's 'Silicon Savannah'"
Price Center for Digital Humanities
University of Pennsylvania
January 25, 2016
George Philip LeBourdais
February 1, 2016
February 15, 2016
University of Chicago
March 1, 2016
S. Wright Kennedy
March 28, 2016
"Mapping the Commercial Gallery System in Nineteenth-Century London"
April 11, 2016
"A Modern Old Master? Using Historical GIS to Chart El Greco's Influence on the French Avant-Garde"
Frick Art Reference Library
November 10, 2016
"Computing with Genre in Paintings, Prints, and Purchases: Questions of Category and Measure"
Getty Research Institute