Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship
Round 1 — November 15-18, 2009 — Charlottesville, VA
- Track 1: StewardshipLibrary, museum, GIS and digital humanities center professionalsRich geospatial content and open, flexible access in support of humanities scholarship
- Track 2: SoftwareWeb developers, designers, systems administrators, and information scientistsSpatially enabling web projects and building service-oriented GIS infrastructure
Round 2 — May 25-27, 2010 — Charlottesville, VA
- Track 3: ScholarshipHumanities scholars and advanced graduate studentsSpace and place in next-generation digital humanities scholarship
Through the generosity of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Scholars' Lab will host a three-track Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship at the University of Virginia Library in November 2009 and May 2010. This Institute will bring scholars, cultural heritage professionals, and software developers together to support and develop geospatial projects and methods in the digital humanities. The NEH's Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities program will support travel (up to $800) and lodging for 40 attendees as well as Institute faculty members. Tuition is free. The Scholars' Lab will provide $40,000 in funding for short-term scholar- and developer-in-residencies in humanities GIS to complement the Institute.
The Scholars' Lab also will develop and host an online information clearinghouse and fund visiting fellows in an effort to promote ongoing scholarly engagement, software development, and information sharing by Institute attendees around the theme of Enabling Geospatial Scholarship.
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Director, Software TrackJoseph Gilbert is the Head of the Scholars' Lab at the University of Virginia Library.
Director, Stewardship TrackJulie Sweetkind-Singer is Head Librarian and GIS & Map Librarian at the Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections, Stanford University. She is also the Program Director for the National Geospatial Data Archive.
Director, Scholarship TrackAnne Kelly Knowles is Associate Professor of Geography at Middlebury College and editor of Placing History: How Maps, Spatial Data, and GIS are Changing Historical Scholarship. Her recent work includes Holocaust historical GIS analysis.
Sean Gillies is a programmer for the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University and Chief Engineer of the Pleiades Project. He has a strong background in open-source GIS and web development.
Christopher Gist is a GIS Specialist for the Scholars' Lab at the University of Virginia Library.
Wayne Graham is Digital Humanities Specialist at the University of Virginia Library's Scholars' Lab.
Kelly Johnston is a GIS Specialist for the Scholars' Lab at the University of Virginia Library.
Matt Knutzen is the Assistant Chief of the Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division at the New York Public Library.
Benjamin Ray is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia and creator of the Salem Witch Trials project.
Dave Richardson is a graduate student in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia and a Scholars' Lab GIS student consultant.
Diana Sinton is Assistant Professor of Geography and Director of Spatial Curriculum and Research at the University of Redlands, leader of the LEarNing Spatially (LENS) initiative, and former Director of NITLE's GIS Program.
Adam Soroka is a software engineer for the Scholars' Lab, University of Virginia Library.
Madelyn Wessel, Esq. is Associate General Counsel at the University of Virginia and provides special advisement to the University of Virginia's University Librarian.
James Boxall is Director of the GIS Centre and Curator of the Map Collection at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Scot French is the Director of the Virginia Center for Digital History (VCDH) and Associate Professor of History at the University of Virginia.
Worthy Martin is Associate Professor of Computer Science and the Acting Director of IATH, the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, at the University of Virginia.
Martha Sites is the Associate University Librarian, Production & Technology Services at the University of Virginia Library.
Abby Smith is Director of the Scholarly Communication Institute, contributor to the National Digital Information Infrastructure & Preservation Program (NDIIPP) and member of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation & Access.