A questionnaire and free workshop on Spatial Literacy in Research and Teaching
Questionnaire: Available from http://www.hgis.org.uk/splint/
until 30th Nov.
Workshop: Wednesday 16th December, 2009 at the University of Leicester, UK. See: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/heahistory/events/gis_workshop/gis
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and other spatial technologies such as GPS and virtual globes are becoming increasingly used within disciplines such as history, archaeology, literary studies, religious studies and classics. This free workshop, sponsored by Spatial Literacy in Teaching (SPLINT) and the Subject Centre for History, Classics and Archaeology, will provide a basic introduction to GIS as an approach to humanities research and as a technology.
The workshop is aimed at a broad audience including post-graduate or masters students, members of academic staff, and holders of major grants and those intending to apply for them. Professionals in other relevant sectors interested in finding out about GIS applications are also welcome. We also particularly welcome participation from people who teach GIS or who teach in humanities disciplines and would like to include spatial technologies in their curriculum.
Applying: Places are limited and the deadline for registration is 3rd December 2009.
Costs: The workshop is free of charge though there will be a charge of £20 (to cover catering and materials) in the case of cancellations after 9.00pm 3rd December 2009.
Travel Support: Some funding is available to support delegatesí travel expenses. Please contact Janet Carter, SPLINT Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details before the registration deadline.
Further information: Contact Ian Gregory (I.Gregory@lancaster.ac.uk) or Janet Carter, SPLINT Administrator (email@example.com).
What can you offer us? We request your participation in a brief survey to help us gauge the use of spatial technologies by historians and other humanists, as well as to understand whether and how spatial concepts are making their way into teaching and research in the humanities. We estimate the survey will take no more than 15 minutes to complete and your participation will be treated in the strictest confidence. The tallied results will be used for a project report/white paper and a journal article. To help us with this please fill in our online questionnaire at: http://www.hgis.org.uk/splint. We will share the results at the workshop. The survey closes on November 30. If you have any questions, please contact Ian Gregory, Lancaster University (firstname.lastname@example.org).
REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/heahistory/events/gis_workshop/gis
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