Summer 2012 NEH Advanced Institute

June 18-29 in Indianapolis

The Virtual Center for Spatial Humanities is pleased to announce an NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities, designed to advance exploration of spatial narrative and deep maps in the spatial humanities. The institute will bring together 12 leading scholars in the field of spatial humanities who will work with project staff to develop a prototype deep map to support multi-scalar and contingent analysis of relevant issues in spatial humanities. To focus this work, the scholars will explore the spatial contexts of American religion, using the Digital Atlas of American Religion and multi-faceted evidence from The Polis Center’s Project on Religion & Urban Culture.

In recognition of the rapid growth of the field of spatial humanities, the NEH is supporting two advanced institutes in 2012. Spatial Narrative and Deep Maps: Explorations in the Spatial Humanities will be administered by The Polis Center in Indianapolis under the direction of David Bodenhamer, John Corrigan, and Trevor Harris. The second institute, Digital Cultural Mapping: Transformative Scholarship and Teaching in the Geospatial Humanities, will be held at UCLA and directed by Todd Presner, Diane Favro, and Chris Johanson. Although the institutes will be held concurrently, participating fellows will have the opportunity to learn from each other through video conferencing and shared publications.


The institute will be co-directed by David Bodenhamer (history, IUPUI), John Corrigan (religious studies, Florida State University), and Trevor Harris (geography, West Virginia University).
Ian Gregory, historical GIS and digital humanities, Lancaster University, UK

May Yuan, geonarratives, University of Oklahoma

Art Farnsley, sociology of religion, IUPUI

The following fellows were competitively chosen to participate in this institute:

Daniel Alves, European history, New University Lisbon

Allan Bimicombe, geographic information systems, University of East London

Cameron Blevins, American history, Stanford University

Stuart Dunn, archaeology, King’s College London

Lesley Kadish, anthropology, Minnesota Historical Society

Don Lafreniere, geography, University of Western Ontario

Anouk Lang, English studies, University of Strathclyde

Scott Nesbit, American history, University of Richmond

Kathleen Oxx, religious studies, Saint Joseph’s University

Michael Pasquier, American religious history, Louisiana State University

Mia Ridge, history, Open University

Johnathan Rush, geography, Ohio State University

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