GIS in the Humanities and Social Sciences 2009

It is our pleasure to announce the inaugural GIS in the Humanities and Social Sciences 2009 International Conference, to be held at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan from 7 to 9 October 2009. This significant international Geographical Information Science event aims to bring together an eclectic mix of humanists and social scientists who have used GIS in their work. With a view to the development of GIS as an effective tool and approach for disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, scholars considering using GIS and doctoral students are welcomed as well.

We are honored to have several leading figures in GIS scholarship in the humanities and social sciences to give keynote presentations.. Keynote speeches will be presented by:

Dr. Edward Ayers, University of Richmond
Dr. Michael Goodchild, University of California, Santa Barbara
Dr. Ian Gregory, Lancaster University
Dr. Trevor Harris, University of West Virginia

To reflect the guiding motif of this conference - Innovating, Collaborating, Sharing – the conference will highlight cutting edge GIS work in the Humanities and Social Sciences but also showcase new directions. It will cover a variety of presentations ranging from Exemplar projects that have developed GIS’ in the Humanities or Social Sciences, Temporal GIS, New methodologies and techniques in GIS, GIS in Archaeology, Historical GIS, GIS in Cultural Research, GIS in Social Sciences / Social GIS , and Spatial statistical analysis in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

By sharing experiences, the conference provides the opportunity to participant a social and discussible platform. We look forward to seeing you at GISHS 2009!

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◆Keynote Speakers
◆Invitation Poster
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GISHS 2009 poster

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