Faculty Lunch: "Cities, Schools and Space: Expanding Research Methods to Include Geographic Visualization and Analysis"

February 12, 2013 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (already occurred)

As part of the Mellon-sponsored research tutorials in the humanities and social sciences, Hilary Moss and Andy Anderson are co-teaching a course that provides students with a hands-on introduction to research methods in urban history and educational policy. Students read extensive background material, research primary sources, conduct oral interviews and visit archives, as they would in a usual history seminar. In this course, however, students also digitize historical records and apply Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to help them identify and understand spatial relationships. We will lead a conversation about the challenges and opportunities of team-teaching across disciplines as a way to integrate technology into students’ research experiences.

This event is organized by Jun Ishii, chair of the Faculty Computing Committee; Gayle Barton, CIO; Molly Mead, director of the CCE; and Rick Griffiths, associate dean of the faculty.

RSVP is appreciated but not required. Contact Carol Orrell at caorrell@amherst.edu.

Contact Info

Sarah C. Barr
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