Strange Lands: Digital Humanities Approaches to Mapping Place and Space in Middle English Romance
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 12-1 p.m.
Digital Humanities Series. Speaker: John Geck English Department
Description: The SSHRC-funded Mapping of Romance Realms and Other Imagined Spaces project addresses a series of critical theoretical questions surrounding the use of mapping and other data visualizations in medieval literary studies, while also providing a useful resource to researchers working in the field. Concerned with the relationship between historical GIS and medieval literature, its ultimate goal is to develop a large-scale, open-ended index of place-names found in medieval romance, marking line-by-line instances where a romance explicitly employs geographical terms to describe place, person, or thing. This presentation will showcase the current state of the project, and its approaches to mapping historical places and spaces.
Presented by Nexus Centre for Humanities; Social Sciences Research