Mapping is an effective tool for reconstructing the past, which reveals the spatial relationships that stimulated cultural, social and political change over time. In this workshop for Harvard affiliates, we will introduce digital tools and workflows for visualizing and interpreting historical data. We will cover the basics of QGIS, web mapping with Leaflet, georeferencing historical maps, incorporating time-based geographic data, creating multilayer historical web maps, and more. Mapping History will be led by Nil Tuzcu (Harvard Kennedy School and MIT), a designer and creative technologist, with assistance from the DSSG. Workshops will be held on October 30 and 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Click here to register for this workshop.
On Thursday, May 14 from Noon - 1:00 Eastern time Dr. Doug Richardson of the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University will present an overview of the ethics landscape in the geographical sciences. This webinar is the first in a series on ethics and biases in the geographical sciences organized by the National Academies’ Geographical Sciences Committee. Dr. Richardson will introduce a wide range of ethical considerations and questions typically involved in the conduct of geographical and geospatial research. He will focus the discussion on examples of currently pressing ethical... Read more about An Overview of the Ethics Landscape in the Geographical Sciences