Mapping Shrines and Saints of New Spain”
A Symposium and Workshop on GIS for History
University of California, Berkeley
Symposium: February 27
Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities
Workshop: February 28
212 Wurster Hall
Religion as a nexus of political, economic, social and cultural life in the area once known as New Spain (now Mexico and the Hispanic Southwest) has been the subject of extensive scholarship. The landscape, already rich with the religious associations of the indigenous population, became freshly inscribed in ways ever more complex with the arrival of Catholicism. The interactions of the sacred and the spatial are being explored through the computerized mapping of Devotional Landscapes, a collaborative project between the Colegio de Mexico and UC Berkeley, that seeks to integrate historical geography and religious history in a region now severed by the US-Mexico border. The "Devotional Landscapes" symposium brings together scholars from Mexico, the United States, and Europe for discussion of the uses of digital mapping in colonial history of the Americas.
A workshop February 28 introduces scholars to the use of geographic information systems in the humanities. Pre-registration is required and limited; registration fee charged.
Dorothy Tanck de Estrada, Colegio de Mexico
Jerry Craddock, Cibola Project, UC Berkeley
John Radke, Geographic Information Science Center, UC Berkeley
For further information and registration, contact via email.
“Devotional Landscapes” is supported by a grant from the UC Mexus program, with additional support by the Townsend Center for the Humanities, UC Berkeley.
GIS Center, University of California, Berkeley
412 Wurster Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
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