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GIS for the Humanities and Social Sciences

This full-day workshop offers hands on instruction on learning and applying several GIS and mapping techniques commonly used by those practicing in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The workshop will include discussion and interactive exercises aimed to contextualize the usage of geography and maps for each participant's individual research or teaching interests.

Specifically, the workshop will cover:

  • Introduction to and examples of the digital spatial humanities and spatial social sciences
  • Overview of a diverse range of spatial software, both desktop and web-based, including GIS
  • Create, edit, query and analyze geographic datasets (for use across WorldMap, QGIS, ArcGIS, Google Earth, etc.)
  • Georeferencing historical maps using the web-based tools
  • Download and transform U.S. census data tables into spatial data layers
  • Producing map compositions, and sharing geographic data for collaborations

Seats are limited. Submit application form to enroll.

Fee for the 1-day program is $25 for people with a valid Harvard ID, and $350 for others. Coffee and lunch are included in the $25 fee for the workshop. Make check payable to “Harvard University (CGA)” and drop it in the mailbox outside of CGIS Knafel Rm. K022, or mail to “Center for Geographic Analysis, 1737 Cambridge St., Suite 350, Cambridge, MA 02138”. Alternatively, email 33 digit Harvard account by filling out the form at http://gis.harvard.edu/contactus.

How to Apply:

  • For Harvard Affiliates, please submit your application by clicking the "REGISTER" button (HUID login required).
  • For Non-Harvard applicants, please submit your application by clicking the "NON-HARVARD REGISTER" button.

GIS for the Humanities and Social Sciences 2017

Date  December 8, 2017 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

Location: Room B129, the Northwest Building, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA.

Registration Schedule:

  1. Registration deadline:

    Tuesday, 12/05/17 @ 1:00 PM.

  2. $25 Registration fee deadline:

    Friday, 12/08/17 @ 9:30 AM.

  3. Workshop date:

    Friday, 12/08/17 @ 9:30AM

GIS for the Humanities and Social Sciences 2016

Date  December 9, 2016 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

Location: Room B129, the Northwest Building, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA.

Registration Schedule:

  1. Registration deadline:

    Tuesday, 12/06/16 @ 1:00 PM.

  2. $25 Registration fee deadline:

    Friday, 12/09/16 @ 9:30 AM.

  3. Workshop date:

    Friday, 12/09/16 @ 9:30AM

GIS for the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015

Date  December 4, 2015 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

Location: Room S020, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA.

GIS for Humanists 2015 Registration Schedule:

  1. Registration deadline:

    Tuesday, 12/01/15 @ 1:00 PM.

  2. $25 Registration fee deadline:

    Friday, 12/04/15 @ 8:30 AM.

  3. Workshop date:

    Friday, 12/04/15 @ 8:30AM

How to Apply:

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