Session Proposal: Seeking a Digital Interface for a Project about Maps, Bees, and Old Houses

I think my particular proposal, related to a project I am currently working on, might be a sub-topic for any number of sessions already offered (specifically, Michael’s, Anne’s and/or Doreen’s). I am trying to sort out the best technology/interface to use for a project I’m developing with colleagues that will be submitted to the online journal “Liminalities” once completed. I have a colleague at Xavier willing to help me with some of my technological needs, but I need to figure out for myself and my co-author what those needs might be and how to best fulfill them.  To that end, I’m attaching a proposal I submitted  last academic year to a National Communication Association round table panel, the goals of which were “to identify themes and specific projects for communication scholars in the digital humanities and to help scholars develop projects to submit to digital humanities’ journals and/or ODH start-up grant proposals,” as an introduction to my topic, themes, and potential needs.


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About Lisa Flanagan

Background in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Performance Studies. Teaching at Xavier University. The poetics of place, the body and space; early twentieth century avant garde performance; visual and material culture; performative writing and mystory; interdisciplinary, collaborative, and community based performance

6 Responses to Session Proposal: Seeking a Digital Interface for a Project about Maps, Bees, and Old Houses

  1. What a refreshing way to use the Sanborn Maps! I’m looking forward to learning more about your project.

  2. Gena Chattin says:

    Sounds like a great working session idea! Can you edit the post to add the category “Session Proposal” and give it a title so people will recognize it during selection on Friday? Without a title, I’m afraid people will miss it. Thanks!

  3. Thanks! I gave it a name. Hoping for some good ideas and discussions of other projects attempting the same kind of interaction and interface online.

  4. In this session this morning, I mentioned some free open-source GIS tools that I have found useful for research and in the classroom. Here they are:

    Quantum GIS, an easy-to-use, free, open-source mapping program that is similar to ArcView 3.2

    GeoDa, a spatial statistics program with powerful spatial econometrics tools, developed by Luc Anselin

    National Historical GIS, at the Univ. of Minnesota. High quality shapefiles/boundary files for use with programs like ArcView, ArcGIS or Quantum GIS

  5. Thanks for listing these!

  6. Lisa Flanagan says:

    Thank you to everyone for the great suggestions! I really appreciate the help and advice.

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