Deep, Thick, Playful Mapping: a Spatial/GeoHumanities Reading List for Beginners

Some of the participants in my Spatial Humanities and Digital Mapping workshop at the Digital Humanities Institute – Beirut in March 2015 asked for a reading list to begin to learn more about the field.  Since I am interested in literature, the list has a literary slant.  Here goes…

All online materials last consulted: 9 April 2015.  Last update of the bibliography: 15 April 2015.  Feel free to make suggestions!

Alves, Daniel and Ana Isabel Queiroz. “Exploring Literary Landscapes: From Texts to Spatiotemporal Analysis Through Collaborative Work and GIS,” IJHAC 9.1 (2015): 57-73. Web.

Daniels, Stephen and Dydia DeLyser.  Envisaging Landscapes and Making Worlds: Geography and the Humanities (London: Routledge, 2011). Print.

Bodenhamer, David J., John Corrigan and Trevor M. Harris. Spatial Humanities: GIS and the Future of Humanities Scholarship (Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2010). Print.

—. Deep Maps and Spatial Narratives (Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2015). Print.

Dear, Michael, Jim Ketchum, Sarah Laria and Douglas Richardson. GeoHumanities: Art, History and Text at the Edge of Place (London/New York: Routledge, 2011).  Print.

Gregory, Ian, Alistair Baron, David Cooper, Andrew Hardie, Patricia Murrieta-Flores et Paul Rayson, “Crossing Boundaries: Using GIS in Literary Studies, History and Beyond,” Keys for Architectural History Research in the Digital Era.  Web.

GeoHumanities Special Interest Group.  Association of Digital Humanities Organizations. Web.

Goodwin, Jonathan and John HolboReading Graphs, Maps and Trees: Responses to Franco Moretti (Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2011). Print.

Gregory, Ian N. and Alistair Geddes. Toward Spatial Humanities: Historical GIS and Spatial History (Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2014).  Print.

Guldi, Jo. “What is the Spatial Turn?,” Spatial Humanities: A Project for the Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship. Web.

Jessop, Martyn. “The Inhibition of Geographical Information in Digital Humanities Scholarship,” LLC 23.1 (2008): 39-49. Web.

Hillier, Amy and Anne Kelly Knowles. Placing History: How Maps, Spatial Data and GIS are Changing Historical Scholarship (Redlands, CA: ESRI, 2008). Print.

Literary Atlas of Europe.  Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation (ETH Zürich). Web.

Mapping the Lakes: A Literary GIS.  Lancaster University.  Web.

Monmonier, MarcHow to Lie With Maps (Chicago: U Chicago P, 1991).  Print.

Moretti, FrancoAtlas of the European Novel 1800-1900 (London/New York: Verso, 1998).  Print.

—.  Graphs, Maps and Trees: Abstract Models for Literary History (London/New York: Verso, 2005).  Print.

Noizet, Hélène, Boris Bove and Laurent CostaParis de parcelles en pixels: analyse géomatique de l’espace parisien médiéval et moderne (Paris: Presses universitaires de Valenciennes, 2013). Print.

Piatti, BarbaraDie Geographie der Literatur: Schauplätze, Handlungsräume, Raumphantasien (Göttingen: Wallstein, 2008).  Print.

Pickles, John. A History of Spaces: Cartographic Reason, Mapping and the Geo-Coded World (London/New York: Routledge, 2004). Print.

Presner, Todd, David Shepard, Yoh KawanoHyperCities: Thick Mapping in the Digital Humanities (Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard UP, 2014). Print.

Ribémont, Bernard. “Une géocritique de la littérature médiévale?,” Littérature et espaces (Limoges: PULIM, 2003), 41-48. Print.

Rossetto, Tania. “Theorizing Maps with Literature,” Progress in Human Geography 38.4 (2014): 513-530. Web.

Tally, Robert.  Spatiality (London/New York: Routledge, 2013).  Print.

Travis, Charles BAbstract Machine: Humanities GIS (Redlands, CA: ESRI, 2015). Print.

Von Lünen, Alexander and Charles Travis.  History and GIS: Epistemologies, Considerations and Reflections (Dordrecht/New York: Springer, 2013). Print.

Wells, Amy. “La cartographie comme outil d’analyse littéraire: des cartes métaphoriques aux cartes GIS,” Géographie poétique et cartographie littéraire (Limoges: PULIM, 2012) 169-185.  Web.

Westphal, Bertrand.  La Géocritique: réel, fiction, espace (Paris: Editions de Minuit, 2007). Print.

—. Le Monde plausible: espace, lieu, carte (Paris: Editions de Minuit, 2011). Print.

Wilkens, Matthew. “The Geographic Imagination of Civil War-Era American Fiction,” American Literary History 25.4 (2013): 803-840. Web.

Wrisley, David Joseph. “Spatial Humanities: An Agenda for Pre-Modern Research,” Porphyra 22 (Fall 2014). 96-107.  Web.  Full issue available here.

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