• World-Historical Gazetteer

    Project Director(s):
    Patrick Manning, Ruth Mostern
    Author(s):
    Patrick Manning, Ruth Mostern
    Date:
    2015
    Group(s):
    Data Rescue
    Subject(s):
    Geography, History, Interdisciplinary studies
    Item Type:
    White paper
    Institution:
    University of Pittsburgh
    Tag(s):
    NEH White papers, Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants, NEH Digital Humanities
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6GQ0Q
    Abstract:
    This project will advance work toward creation of a world-historical gazetteer that will provide comprehensive databases of places throughout the world since 1500 CE, including attention to the range of attributes known for each place. To satisfy the needs of all the large-scale historical data resources now being created, there is need for such a comprehensive and general gazetteer system. The convening of a two-day workshop, including leading figures who have developed gazetteers and the datasets in which they are incorporated, will bring about a research design for this world-historical gazetteer system, which can then be implemented in subsequent work. Four small research tasks concerning services, standards, and content will bring immediate advance toward implementation. The project is organized by the Collaborative for Historical Information and Analysis (CHIA), which has a record in sustaining collaborations for large-scale humanities work.
    Notes:
    A two-day workshop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and follow-up activities for geographers, historians, and information scientists to consider how a world-historical gazetteer might be created that combines earlier work in regional and historical place name databases.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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