In recent years, digital mapping technology has made itself more available through easy to navigate technology which can often be acquired at low or no cost. Because of this development now more than ever the visualizations you can create with these tools are ready to be incorporated into your work and the work of your students.
In this webinar Tracy Chapman Hamilton, Visiting Associate Professor of Art History at the Virginia Commonwealth University, will share such examples from her own research and classroom assignments. You will be introduced to platforms such as the Omeka Plugins Neatline and Curatescape, as well as Carto, Palladio, Google Maps/Earth/StreetView, Story Map JS, Timeline JS, Tiki Toki, and Thinglink. Each of these will allow you and your students to create robust spatial and/or temporal exhibits and visualize the concepts of your scholarship and teaching in innovative ways. Data organization will also be covered briefly.
No prior experience with these digital platforms is necessary to attend this webinar. Come and explore the possibilities that your scholarship and teaching might take!
About the speaker
Tracy Chapman Hamilton’s research focuses on late medieval and early modern visual culture in Europe and the Mediterranean, especially rooted in questions of gender studies, collecting, spatiality, and material culture. How women made themselves visible through patronage is the subject of her book Pleasure and Politics at the Court of France: The Artistic Patronage of Queen Marie de Brabant (1260-1321) and collection, Moving Women Moving Objects (300-1500), co-edited by Mariah Proctor-Tiffany. She is currently working on a series of articles, her second book, and a digital project, Mapping the Medieval Woman. She has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Kress and DuPont Foundations, the International Center of Medieval Art, and was the first Mellon Fellow in the Digital Humanities at The Villa I Tatti, Harvard’s University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies.
How to attend
This webinar is open to all interested AMICAL members. It will be especially relevant to those who are:
- Interested in mapping projects
- Interested in digital pedagogy and implementing classroom projects at both the undergraduate and graduate level
- Humanities and social science faculty – Tracy is an (art) historian, but these tools will be useful in any discipline
- Instructional technologists
You must register to attend the webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join.
The meeting will be recorded and made publicly available. A link to the recording will be shared with registrants
The meeting will be conducted using Zoom, which may require installation. Test your setup in advance. For more information (especially if you plan to participate in the Q&A with a microphone), review our online event guidelines.