This working group studies digital mapping, visualization & knowledge mobilization. Members working on interdisciplinary projects will compare forms of mapping and visualization related to digital humanities to promote new ways of understanding fields, problems, and disciplines in the humanities. Their individual projects span time and space, and aim in many instances to layer varieties of social data, movement, sensory information (sound, smell, sight), literature, architectural/artistic creation, and temporal change to create wide-ranging visualizations of cities and regions as active social and sensory spaces. We plan to work with the FAS STEP forward initiative that brings together undergraduate students and graduate student RAs collaborating on independent studies courses based in existing digital projects at the University of Toronto. Our sessions will address the issues around mapping literary narratives, visual sources, and historical data, using both with commercial software like Arc-GIS and also open-source, freely available digital tools such as Omeka and Neatline. These latter provide an easy entry into the field of digital mapping for scholars and students without prior experience with the more powerful tools. The sessions will also touch on ways to integrate digital projects with the UofT digital librarians' work on curating scholarly data.
Faculty at the University of Toronto Ruoyun Bai, FAS Comparative Literature Camille Bégin, UTSC Culinary Research Project, Heritage Toronto Laurie Bertram, FAS History Alexandra Bolintineanu, FAS Medieval Studies and Woodsworth College J. Daniel Elam, UTM English and UTM Historical Studies Frances Garrett, FAS Study of Religion Alexandra Guerson, New College Alexandra Gillespie, UTM English SeungJung Kim, FAS Art Ann Komaromi, FAS Centre for Comparative Literature Sally-Beth MacLean, FAS English, Records of Early English Drama (REED) Bertie Mandelblatt, FAS History Byron Moldofsky, FAS Geography & Planning Andrea Most, FAS English E. Natalie Rothman, UTSC Historical & Cultural Studies Karen Ruffle, UTM Historical Studies J. Barton Scott, UTM Historical Studies
Librarian at the University of Toronto Marcel Fortin, Robarts Map & Data Library
Postdoctoral Fellows at the University of Toronto Kathy Chung, Records of Early English Drama (REED) Jacquelyn Clements, CLIR postdoctoral fellow, FAS Art Justine Walden, FAS History and the DECIMA Project
Faculty Members outside the University of Toronto Jennifer Bonnell, Geography, York University John A. Geck, English, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Graduate Students at the University of Toronto Julian Butterfield, Study of Religion Nick Field, Study of Religion Annie Heckman, Study of Religion Olenka Horbatsch, Art History Daniel Jamison, Medieval Studies Kaleigh McLelland, Study of Religion Helen Mo, Study of Religion and Ethnic & Pluralism Studies Sarah Reeser, Study of Religion Colin Rose, History Steven Teasdale, History Spirit-Rose Waite, History