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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
Hightower Fund

Wednesday, September 23


"Mapping the Discipline, Plotting the Data of the History of Art"

Nancy Um
Professor of Art History, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Inclusion, Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, Binghamton University

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January 30, 2020

"Art History Now: Map and Territory, Image and Object"

Emily Pugh
Getty Research Institute

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February 25, 2019

"Mapping the Manual of Birds: A New Approach to Understanding Chinese Natural History Painting"

Daniel Greenberg
Columbia University

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March 28, 2019

"Visualizing Krakow under Nazi Occupation: Exploring Digital and Analog Methods to Analyze the Built Environment of the Holocaust"

Paul Jaskot
Duke University

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February 1, 2018

"Design for Humanistic Inquiry"

Nicole Coleman
Stanford University

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"

Jodi Cranston
Boston University

November 13, 2017

"Digital Development: Mapping Kenya's 'Silicon Savannah'"

Lisa Poggiali
Price Center for Digital Humanities
University of Pennsylvania

January 25, 2016

"Tracing The Arctic Regions: Mapping Nineteenth-Century Photographs of Greenland"

George Philip LeBourdais
Stanford University

February 1, 2016

"Enchanting the Desert: Visualizing the Production of Space at the Grand Canyon"

Nicholas Bauch
Stanford University

February 15, 2016

"Seeing Sound: Mapping Florentine Soundscapes"

Niall Atkinson
University of Chicago

March 1, 2016

"The Potential of Historical GIS and Spatial Analysis in the Humanities"

S. Wright Kennedy
Rice University

March 28, 2016

"Mapping the Commercial Gallery System in Nineteenth-Century London"
Pamela Fletcher
Bowdoin College

April 11, 2016

"A Modern Old Master? Using Historical GIS to Chart El Greco's Influence on the French Avant-Garde"

Ellen Prokop
Frick Art Reference Library

November 10, 2016

"Computing with Genre in Paintings, Prints, and Purchases: Questions of Category and Measure"

Matthew Lincoln
Getty Research Institute