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vii, 398 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Introduction: Territory and the mapping sciences
  • I. The international map of the world and the logic of representation. 1. The authority of representation : a single map for all countries, 1891-1939 ; 2. Maps as tools : globalism, regionalism, and the erosion of universal cartography, 1940-1965
  • II. Cartographic grids and new territories of calculation. 3. Aiming guns, recording land, and stitching map to territory : the invention of cartographic grid systems, 1914-1939 ; 4. Territoriality without borders : global grids and the universal transverse Mercator, 1940-1965
  • III. Electronic navigation and territorial pointillism. 5. Inhabiting the grid : radionavigation and electronic coordinates, 1920-1965 ; 6. The politics of global coverage : the Navy, NASA, and GPS, 1960-2010
  • Conclusion: The politics in my pocket.
For most of the twentieth century, maps were indispensable. They were how governments understood, managed, and defended their territory, and during the two world wars they were produced by the hundreds of millions. Cartographers and journalists predicted the dawning of a map-minded age, where increasingly state-of-the-art maps would become everyday tools. By the century s end, however, there had been decisive shift in mapping practices, as the dominant methods of land surveying and print publication were increasingly displaced by electronic navigation systems. In "After the Map, " William Rankin argues that although this shift did not render traditional maps obsolete, it did radically change our experience of geographic knowledge, from the God s-eye view of the map to the embedded subjectivity of GPS. Likewise, older concerns with geographic truth and objectivity have been upstaged by a new emphasis on simplicity, reliability, and convenience. "After the Map" shows how this change in geographic perspective is ultimately a transformation of the nature of territory, both social and political.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226339368 20160725
Green Library
HISTORY-207S-01, HISTORY-407K-01
Book
xiii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • 1. Introduction to the digital humanities-- 2. The organization of humanities research-- 3. The elements of digital humanities: text and document-- 4. The elements of digital humanities: object, artifact, image, sound, space-- 5. Digital tools-- 6. Digital environments-- 7. Publication: pre-release, release, and beyond-- 8. The meta-issues of digital humanities 1-- 9. Meta-issues 2: copyright and other rights, DRM, open access-- 10. The evolving landscape for the digital humanities-- Epilogue: the half-life of wisdom-- Appendix: digital tools.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107601024 20160618
The Digital Humanities is a comprehensive introduction and practical guide to how humanists use the digital to conduct research, organize materials, analyze, and publish findings. It summarizes the turn toward the digital that is reinventing every aspect of the humanities among scholars, libraries, publishers, administrators, and the public. Beginning with some definitions and a brief historical survey of the humanities, the book examines how humanists work, what they study, and how humanists and their research have been impacted by the digital and how, in turn, they shape it. It surveys digital humanities tools and their functions, the digital humanists' environments, and the outcomes and reception of their work. The book pays particular attention to both theoretical underpinnings and practical considerations for embarking on digital humanities projects. It places the digital humanities firmly within the historical traditions of the humanities and in the contexts of current academic and scholarly life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107601024 20160618
Green Library
HISTORY-207S-01, HISTORY-407K-01
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xix, 212 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments 1. From Historical GIS to Spatial Humanities: Deepening scholarship and broadening technology / Ian N. Gregory and Alistair Y. Geddes Part One: Deeping Scholarship: Developing the Historiography through Spatial History 2. Railways and Agriculture in France and Great Britain, 1850 to 1914 / Robert M. Schwartz and Thomas Thevenin 3. The Development, Persistence and Change of Racial Segregation in United States Urban Areas: 1880 to 2010 / Andrew A. Beveridge 4. Troubled Geographies: An Historical GIS of religion, society and conflict in Ireland since the Great Famine / Niall Cunningham Part 2: Broadening scholarship: Applying HGIS in new ways 5. Applying Historical GIS beyond the academy: Four use cases for the Great Britain HGIS / Humphrey R. Southall 6. The Politics of Territory in Song Dynasty China (960-1276 CE) / Elijah Meeks and Ruth Mostern 7. Mapping the City in Film / Julia Hallam and Les Roberts 8. Conclusions: From Historical GIS to Spatial Humanities: Challenges and Opportunities / Ian N. Gregory and Alistair Y. Geddes 9. Further Reading: From Historical GIS to Spatial Humanities: An evolving literature / Ian N. Gregory Contributors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253011862 20160614
The application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to issues in history is among the most exciting developments in both digital and spatial humanities. Describing a wide variety of applications, the essays in this volume highlight the methodological and substantive implications of a spatial approach to history. They illustrate how the use of GIS is changing our understanding of the geographies of the past and has become the basis for new ways to study history. Contributors focus on current developments in the use of historical sources and explore the insights gained by applying GIS to develop historiography. Toward Spatial Humanities is a compelling demonstration of how GIS can contribute to our historical understanding.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253011862 20160614
Green Library
HISTORY-207S-01, HISTORY-407K-01

4. Distant reading [2013]

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244 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
  • Modern European literature: a geographical sketch
  • Conjectures on world literature
  • The slaughterhouse of literature
  • Planet Hollywood
  • More conjectures
  • Evolution, world-systems, Weltliteratur
  • The end of the beginning: a reply to Christopher Prendergast
  • The novel: history and theory
  • Style, Inc.: reflections on 7,000 titles (British novels, 1740-1850)
  • Network theory, plot analysis.
How does a literary historian end up thinking in terms of z-scores, principal component analysis, and clustering coefficients? The essays in Distant Reading led to a new and often contested paradigm of literary analysis. In presenting them here Franco Moretti reconstructs his intellectual trajectory, the theoretical influences over his work, and explores the polemics that have often developed around his positions. From the evolutionary model of "Modern European Literature, " through the geo-cultural insights of "Conjectures of World Literature" and "Planet Hollywood, " to the quantitative findings of "Style, inc." and the abstract patterns of "Network Theory, Plot Analysis, " the book follows two decades of conceptual development, organizing them around the metaphor of "distant reading, " that has come to define - well beyond the wildest expectations of its author - a growing field of unorthodox literary studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781781681121 20160612
Green Library
HISTORY-207S-01, HISTORY-407K-01
Book
x, 192 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Revolution
  • Evidence
  • Tradition
  • Macroanalysis
  • Metadata
  • Style
  • Nationality
  • Theme
  • Influence
  • Orphans.
In this volume, Matthew L. Jockers introduces readers to large-scale literary computing and the revolutionary potential of macroanalysis--a new approach to the study of the literary record designed for probing the digital-textual world as it exists today, in digital form and in large quantities. Using computational analysis to retrieve key words, phrases, and linguistic patterns across thousands of texts in digital libraries, researchers can draw conclusions based on quantifiable evidence regarding how literary trends are employed over time, across periods, within regions, or within demographic groups, as well as how cultural, historical, and societal linkages may bind individual authors, texts, and genres into an aggregate literary culture. Moving beyond the limitations of literary interpretation based on the "close-reading" of individual works, Jockers describes how this new method of studying large collections of digital material can help us to better understand and contextualize the individual works within those collections.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780252079078 20160611
Green Library
HISTORY-207S-01, HISTORY-407K-01
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xv, 243 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm.
  • List of Figures List of Tables Acknowledgments 1. Geography, Religion, and Society in Ireland: A Spatial History 2. The Plantations: Sowing the Seeds of Ireland's Religious Geographies 3. Religion and Society in Pre-Famine Ireland 4. The Famine and its Impacts, 1840s to 1860s 5. Towards Partition, 1860s to 1910s 6. Partition and Civil War, 1911 to 1926 7. Division and Continuity, 1920s to 1960s 8. Towards the Celtic Tiger: The Republic, 1961 to 2002 9. Stagnation and Segregation: Northern Ireland, 1971 to 2001 10. Communal Conflict and Death in Northern Ireland, 1969 to 2001 11. Belfast through the Troubles: Socio-economic Change, Segregation, and Violence 12. Conclusions: Ireland's Religious Geographies--Stability or Change? Notes on Methods and Literature: From Historical GIS Databases to Narrative Histories Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253009739 20160612
Ireland's landscape is marked by fault lines of religious, ethnic, and political identity that have shaped its troubled history. Troubled Geographies maps this history by detailing the patterns of change in Ireland from 16th century attempts to "plant" areas of Ireland with loyal English Protestants to defend against threats posed by indigenous Catholics, through the violence of the latter part of the 20th century and the rise of the "Celtic Tiger." The book is concerned with how a geography laid down in the 16th and 17th centuries led to an amalgam based on religious belief, ethnic/national identity, and political conviction that continues to shape the geographies of modern Ireland. Troubled Geographies shows how changes in religious affiliation, identity, and territoriality have impacted Irish society during this period. It explores the response of society in general and religion in particular to major cultural shocks such as the Famine and to long term processes such as urbanization.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253009739 20160612
Green Library
HISTORY-204A-01, HISTORY-204A-01, HISTORY-207S-01, HISTORY-304A-01, HISTORY-304A-01, HISTORY-407K-01
Book
xiii, 207 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 22 cm.
  • Foreword Acknowledgments 1: Introduction 2: Elements of the Map 3: Map Generalization: Little White Lies and Lots of Them 4: Blunders That Mislead 5: Maps That Advertise 6: Development Maps (or, How to Seduce the Town Board) 7: Maps for Political Propaganda 8: Maps, Defense, and Disinformation: Fool Thine Enemy 9: Large-Scale Mapping, Culture, and the National Interest 10: Data Maps: Making Nonsense of the Census 11: Color: Attraction and Distraction 12: Multimedia, Experiential Maps, and Graphic Scripts 13: Epilogue Appendix: Latitude and Longitude Selected Readings for Further Exploration Sources of Illustrations Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226534206 20160528
Originally published to wide acclaim, this illustrated essay on the use and abuse of maps teaches us how to evaluate maps critically and promotes a healthy skepticism about these easy-to-manipulate models of reality. Monmonier shows that, despite their immense value, maps lie. In fact, they must. The second edition is updated with the addition of two new chapters, 10 color plates, and a new foreword by renowned geographer H. J. de Blij. One new chapter examines the role of national interest and cultural values in national mapping organizations, including the United States Geological Survey, while the other explores the new breed of multimedia, computer-based maps. To show how maps distort, Monmonier introduces basic principles of mapmaking, gives entertaining examples of the misuse of maps in situations from zoning disputes to census reports, and covers all the typical kinds of distortions from deliberate oversimplifications to the misleading use of color.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226534206 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-204A-01, HISTORY-204A-01, HISTORY-207S-01, HISTORY-304A-01, HISTORY-304A-01, HISTORY-407K-01
Book
iv, 129 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Green Library
HISTORY-207S-01, HISTORY-407K-01
Book
126 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Green Library, Engineering Library (Terman), Marine Biology Library (Miller), Science Library (Li and Ma), Special Collections
HISTORY-207S-01, HISTORY-407K-01