Thursday, April 10, 2014

Speaker from The Polis Center at Ball State University Libraries

GIS Speaker at Ball State University Libraries

The Ball State University Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Knowledge Group is hosting a speaker at Bracken Library at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 17.  Dr. David Bodenhamer will present From Historical GIS to Deep Mapping:  The Emergence of Spatial Humanities in Bracken Library room 104.

Dr. Bodenhamer is the Executive Director of The Polis Center and Professor in the Department of History at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.  He has served as strategic and organizational consultant to universities, government agencies, and not-for-profit and faith-based organizations across the United States and in Europe.  An active researcher, Bodenhamer is author or editor of ten books and has published over 30 journal articles and book chapters.  He has presented to audiences on four continents ranging from legal and constitutional history to the use of GIS and advanced information technologies in academic and community-based research.

Bodenhamer’s works include The Spatial Humanities: GIS and the Future of Humanities Scholarship (Indiana University Press, 2010) and the forthcoming book Deep Maps and Spatial Narratives (Indiana University Press, 2014).

The Polis Center is a self-funded research unit of the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. The Center works with professional and scholarly communities, especially through application of digital technologies such as GIS and other geospatial tools.  Major efforts include projects with national and state departments of homeland security, public health organizations, and research centers.

The presentation is free and open to the public.  Free parking is available in the Emens Parking Garage next to Bracken Library after 7:00 p.m.

For more information about the program, please contact Angela Gibson, GIS Specialist in the GIS Research and Map Collection at 765-285-1097.

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