|Topic||Time Devoted to Each Topic||Activity|
|Introduction: What is Spatial History?||1 week||Discussion of White. “What is Spatial History?;” Withers. “Place and the "Spatial Turn;” and Guldi “What is the Spatial Turn?” and “The Spatial Turn in History.” |
Instructor guides students in a in-class review of online spatial history projects.
|The Problem of Space in History ||1 week||Moretti “Atlas of European Novel” (Introduction and Chapter 1); and Mitchell “Can the Mosquito Speak.”|
Students present first tentative ideas for research projects.
|Introduction to Historical GIS||1 week||Discussion of Knowles. “GIS and History;” Frank, “Spatial History as Scholarly Practice;” and Gregory et al. “GIS and its Role in Historical Research, an Introduction.”|
Guided Tutorial: Intro to ArcCatalog and Acquiring Geographical Data
|Power Over Space||1 week||Discussion of Carter, "The Road to Botany Bay;" Sack, "Human Territoriality;” and Scott, "Nature and Space."|
Guided Tutorial: Intro to ArcMap
|The Production of Space||1 week||Discussion of Lefebvre, "The Production of Space;" Moretti, "Atlas of the European Novel" (Chapters 2 and 3); Scott, "Taming Nature."|
Presentation of Project Proposal
|The Big Scale||1 week||Discussion of Cronon, “Rails and Water” and “The Gateway City;” and Braudel, “Economies: The Measure of the Century.”|
Guided Tutorial: Choosing the Right Projection, Data Manipulation, Georeferencing, Creation of Features.
|Space and Environment||1 week||Discussion of Confer, “Calling the Dust Bowl;” Worster, “Dust Bowl;” and Freitas “Land Use and Deforestation in Southeastern Brazil.”|
Guided Tutorial: Joining Tables and Spatial Joins; Intro to QGIS
|What is a City?||1 week||Discussion of Childe “The Urban Revolution;” Pirenne, “City Origins” and “Cities and European Civilization;” Engels, “The Great Towns;” and Scott, “Seeing Like a State.”|
Guided Tutorials: ArcGIS online and Carto.
|The Modern Urban Space||1 week||Discussion of Anas et al., “Urban Spatial Structure;” Mieszkowskiet al., “The Causes of Metropolitan Suburbanization;” and Glaser, “Why do the Poor Live in Cities? The Role of Public Transportation.”|
|Spatial Segregation in the American City||1 week||Discussion of Cutler, “The Rise and Decline of the American Ghetto;” Reardon, “Income Inequality and Income Segregation;” and Ananat, “Segregation and Black Political Efficacy;” and Schelling; “Models of Segregation.” |
|Advanced Historical GIS part I||1 week||Discussion of Gregory et al., (Chapter 2-4); and Hillier et al., "Teaching with GIS."|
Guided Tutorial: Point Patterns and Descriptive Summaries
|Advanced Historical GIS part II||1 week||Discussion of Gregory et al., (Chapter 6-8); and Donahue, “Mapping Husbandry in Concord.” |
|Visualizing Space and Data||1 week||Discussion of MacEachren, "Some Truth With Maps;" Tufte, “The Visual Display of Quantitative Information” and Gregory et al., (Chapter 5).|
|Final Research Presentation ||1 week||Final presentation of individual spatial history projects to colleagues and invited department of history faculty and grad students. |
|Final Paper submission||1 week||Turn in final paper|