UCGIS is pleased to announce its 2019 Symposium, The Geospatial Humanities: Transdisciplinary Opportunities for the GIScience Community. The geospatial humanities are multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary by definition, and with this Symposium we take a step towards a transdisciplinary model of research collaboration, where transdisciplinarity is defined as the integration of multiple disciplines from the natural and social sciences that transcends their traditional boundaries.

We welcome the participation of researchers from both the spatial humanities and the geohumanities, recognizing that methods of the former tend to be quantitative and spatial while the latter are qualitative and place-based. The common ground is an interest in mapping and the geospatial technologies, GIScience, and the geographic perspectiveThe Symposium will include research presentations, lightning talks, and a poster session, as well as discussion opportunities aimed at building collaboration and paths for knowledge exchange. UCGIS invites geographers, humanists, GIScientists, data scientists and others active in the geospatial humanities to make presentations on the types of topics listed below. Of particular interest are research topics below that highlight synergies between the humanities and the geospatial sciences. A selection of the papers presented will be published in a special March 2020 issue of IJHAC -International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing.

Read more details at our Call for Papers. All abstracts are due Friday, March 1, 2019! (Extended!)

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