Introduction to Literary GIS — Digital Bridges workshop with Michael Gavin

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Event Location: 
1015A UI Main Library (Digital Studio Classroom)
125 W. Washington St.
Iowa City, IA 52242

This workshop will cover the basics of GIS (Geographic Information Systems). Participants will get hands-on experience in analyzing and mapping literary data. Beginners are especially welcome. Please register in advance.

Michael Gavin, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of South Carolina, is a scholar of digital humanities and British literature. He is the author of The Invention of English Criticism, 1650-1760 (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and numerous articles on a range of methods and practices in the digital humanities, including a recent article co-authored with Eric Gidal of the University of Iowa English Department: "Scotland's Poetics of Space: An Experiment in Geospatial Semantics" (Cultural Analytics). His current research asks how new forms of digital writing enable new ways of thinking and talking about literature, history, and geography. His own work ranges across computational linguistics, network science, geospatial modeling, and agent-based simulation.

For more information, contact UI Digital Bridges Postdoctoral Fellow Matt Hannah at

Sponsored by Digital Bridges for Humanistic Inquiry: A Grinnell College/University of Iowa Partnership funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, and the UI Digital Scholarship and Publishing Studio.