Spatial Digital Humanities – Decoding the spatial content of historical representations

The main aim of the course is to present methods and tools for the digitization / interpretation / organization / presentation and visualization of historical data with the use of modern technologies (Geoinformatics, Web / mobile applications). The course is divided into two distinct parts: A) Theory, B) Practical Workshop

Module 1 (Theory) – Digital Humanities and GIS / Geoinformatics
Module 2 (Pr. Workshop) – Introduction – the data flow
Module 3 (Theory) – The spatial content of Historical Representations (e.g. landscape
features, landmarks, urban/rural elements, toponyms, etc)
Module 4 (Theory) – Data
primary (types of representation: Historical Maps, Illustrations/Art, Texts)
output (Geographical entities, spatial layers, gazetteers)
Module 5 (Pr. Workshop) – Types of representation
Module 6 (Theory) – Method – Digitizing / Georeferencing
Module 7 (Pr. Workshop) – Digitizing / Georeferencing
Module 8 (Theory) – Interpreting – Organizing – Classifying (building Ontology)
Module 9 (Pr. Workshop) – Organizing spatial / spatial data
Module 10 (Theory) – Visualizing / Presenting (Web / Mobile Applications)
Module 11 (Pr. Workshop) – Capturing of Geofeatures
Module 12 (Pr. Workshop) – Visualization / Presentation (Web / Mobile Application – simple app construction)
Module 13 (Theory) – Summary (Final points – future/potential applications)

Guided city Tour
Guided Tours at the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum and / or other museum of your preference

Additional services in Athens:
Accommodation arrangement
Airport transfer to the hotel
Cultural activities

After the Course:
Course evaluation form
Course materials in electronical form / Other materials for self-study and dissemination of good practice

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