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MemberEmma Slayton

…Data Curation, Visualization, And Gis Specialist…

I currently serve as a Data Curation, Visualization, and GIS Specialist at the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries. As an archaeologist, I focused on using computer modeling to hypothesize the location of early canoe routes in the Caribbean. I have experience working with GIS and other data visualization tools. This knowledge aids my work at CMU, where I plan workshops and other content to promote the use of various data visualization methods, tools, and techniques.

MemberAraby Smyth

I am a PhD candidate and instructor in the Department of Geography at the University of Kentucky. Before moving to Lexington I lived in Brooklyn and attended Hunter College of the City University of New York. In NYC I was an activist on several fronts, organizing mass demonstrations and creative actions that were a part of the anti-globalization, anti-war, and immigrant rights movements. While studying at Hunter I was an intern at the Center for Migration Studies and the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. I also worked as a research assistant in the GIS lab at Baruch College and for the project Mapping the Solidarity Economy.

MemberVicki Mayer

I am a professor of communication and media with a special focus on media and cultural production: personal, industrial, as well as geographies and political economies of production. Methodologically, I tend to use a combination of ethnography, participant observation, action research, textual and archival research, GIS mapping, and design thinking to answer research questions about how and why different kinds of folks value media production in relation to social forces in their geographic and political-economic milieus.

MemberSusan Grunewald

I am a Ph.D. candidate in History at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. My dissertation examines German prisoners of war in the Soviet Union from 1941-1956. I am interested in how they were treated, why they were held for so long, and their role in the Soviet forced labor economy. To access their labor contribution, I digitally map the camp locations with regards to resources and infrastructure developments with the program ArcGIS. The role of the POWs in the early stages of the Cold War is also a major part of my research.

MemberRebecca Seifried

… Seifried, R.M. 2015. The Shifting Tides of Empires: Using GIS to Contextualize Population Change within the Landscape …

I am the Geospatial Information Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries, and I have a background in anthropological archaeology. My current role is to help folks at UMass learn about GIS and use different geospatial resources in their research and teaching. My research focuses on the interaction between marginal, rural regions and expanding empires in the medieval and post-medieval Mani peninsula, Greece, using a combination of archaeological data, archival sources, and remotely-sensed imagery analysis.

MemberWilliam Farrell

I am a librarian at the University of Leicester supporting research in the humanities and social sciences. I develop open access publishing services and collections, including:

I also have an interest in digital humanities and historical GIS. My open Zotero group for History and GIS can be found here. I trained as a historian and work on the economy and society of eighteenth-century Britain. I have published on the silk industry in London, smuggling and the fiscal-military state. With Tim Reinke-Williams (Northampton) I am working on a study of apprentice migration from Wales, Scotland and Ireland to early modern London. I am book reviews editor of Local Population Studies and a committee member of CILIP Local Studies Group.

MemberPatricia Ferreira Lopes

…e guardianship of cultural heritage through digital BIM and GIS models: contribution to knowledge and social innovation….
…. Spain.  Thesis Title: “Digital Information Models – GIS and Graph – applied to heritage. The building factory …
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Ferreira Lopes, P., Pinto Puerto, F. (2018). GIS and Graph Models for Social, Temporal and Spatial Digita…

Currently, Ferreira-Lopes holds a permanent researcher position at the Andalusian Institute of Historical Heritage. She is also an expert evaluator at the European Commission services. She received her PhD in Architecture (International doctorate mention, research in Digital Humanities) with the thesis “Digital Information Models – GIS and Graph – applied to heritage. The building factory in the ancient kingdom of Seville during the transition to the Modern Age”. Sponsored by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities of Spain, she worked as a predoctoral fellow at the Western University of Ontario, University of Basque Country, Vrije Universiteit and Technical Superior School of Lisbon. After her BA in Architecture, she obtained 2 grants for Master research (UPM, US) and 1 Predoctoral grant for PhD research, in strong competitive calls. During her predoctoral and postdoctoral years, she received 4 research stays grants: Western University of Ontario (2015), UNESCO Chair of Basque Country (2016), CLUE+ Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2017) and Civil Engineering research and innovation for sustainability -CERIS (2018). During her predoctoral experience, she has worked at the ETSA Sevilla (2014-2018) as a teacher associated with the Architectural Graphic Expression Department at the University of Seville. Between 2014 and 2018 she worked as a Researcher Associate in the Excellence Project “A digital model information for knowledge and real estate management of cultural heritage” (HAR2012-34571). Currently, she works in two R&D Projects: “Diego de Riaño, Diego Siloé and the transition from Gothic to Renaissance in Spain. Architecture and City: Technique, Language and Spatial Concept” (HAR2016-76371-P) and “Sustainable guardianship of cultural heritage through digital BIM and GIS models: contribution to knowledge and social innovation” (HAR2016-78113-R ). During 2019 she worked at FCSH Nova Lisboa as Invited Scientist (FCT) where she was co-coordinating the Digital Humanities Lab. In general lines, her activities/responsibilities are writing project proposals for International and National calls, project manager, researching and teaching activities. In 2019 she won a Juan de la Cierva postdoc – score 98,5. Moreover, she has participated in numerous international conferences and has imparted many lectures in national and international courses. Recognized as a curious and proactive professional who is able to propose different solutions and also new perspectives of a study-case in order to solve complex problems. The lines of research in which she is working are methods and techniques for the conservation, intervention and management of heritage, GIS, SNA, data visualization, and participatory-cartography.

MemberJune Oh

…as levels of monstrosity and sympathy. This project uses ArcGIS as its major platform to spatially represent the course …

June Oh is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English at Michigan State University. Her research interests lie in age studies, 18th-century British literature, medical humanities, gender and sexuality, and disability studies. Her work particularly focuses on the relationship between the aging mind and body and how the science engages with the notion of growing old.  She is currently working on a DH project, “Mapping of Monsters in Literature”, in which she uses ArcGIS to investigate how the gender of a monster affects its spatial representation.