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By Charles B. Travis

Preface: summary machine

Part 1: GIS and the electronic humanities

1. Introduction
From Lascaux to the ocean of Tranquility
What is a GIS?
GIS and the electronic humanities
Contents

2. towards the spatial turn
A short heritage of Western geographical thought
Post-structuralist perspectives
Deep mapping
GIS and the gap of conjecture

3. Writing time and area with GIS: The conquest and mapping of seventeenth-century eire
Period, position, and GIS
Geovisualizing Irish history
Rebellion and conquest in 3D
Surveying the Cromwellian Settlement
William Petty and the Down Survey
From the ballybetagh to the barony
The Books of Survey and Distribution
Database mapping the Books
Visualizing the webs of history

Part 2: Writers, texts, and mapping

4. GIS and the poetic eye
Mapping Kavanagh
Bakhtinian GIS
Creating a electronic dinnseanchas
Plotting the poetic eye

5. Modeling and visualizing in GIS: The topological impacts of Homer’s Odyssey and Dante’s Inferno on James Joyce’s Ulysses (1922)
Joycean cartographies
Homer and Dante’s topologies
Modeling Ulysses
The topologies of Ulysses
Upper Hell
Middle of Hell (City of Dis)
Lower Hell
Purgatory
Visualizing a “new Inferno in complete sail”

6. Psychogeographical GIS: making a “kaleidoscope outfitted with consciousness,”
Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds (1939)
The novel as city GIS
Spatializing At Swim-Two-Birds
Psychogeographical mapping with GIS
Vico-Bakhtin timespaces
Counter-cartographical GIS

7. Geovisualizing Beckett
Samuel Beckett’s GIStimeline
Geovisual narratology
Dublin-Paris, 1916–30
Beckett’s bottled climates
London, 1933–35
France, 1945–46
Bricolage and biography

Part three. towards a humanities GIS

8. The terrae incognitae of humanities GIS
The misplaced mapmaker
The map theater
The geographer’s technological know-how and the storyteller’s artwork

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From A Map of Ye Kingdome of Ireland dated to 1655 in the British Library. Author unknown. 2 ArcScene, Irish Rebellion 1641 to 1642. Created by the author from A Map of Ye Kingdome of Ireland dated to 1655, from the British Library. Author unknown. maps. A close examination using the functions of the ArcScene platform reveals that a few of the campaign’s polylines intersected natural features such as mountain ranges, which may have posed physical obstacles to Cromwell’s tactical movements. Examining the terrain of battles and sieges in a 3D mapping environment makes it possible to better grasp the topographical contingencies that may have aided—as well as hindered—Cromwell’s army and the Irish resistance to it.

35 D. J. Bodenhamer, “Beyond GIS: Geo-Spatial Technologies and the Future of History,” in History and GIS: Epistemologies, Considerations and Reflections, eds. A. von Lünen and C. Travis (New York: Springer, 2012), 12. 36 Pearson and Shanks, Theatre/Archaeology (London and New York: Routledge, 2001), 65. 37 M. Palmer, “(In)Digitizing Cáuigú Historical Geographies: Technoscience as Postcolonial Discourse,” in History and GIS: Epistemologies, Considerations and Reflections, eds. A. von Lünen and C.

Thrift, Non-Representational Theory: Space/Politics/Affect (London and New York: Routledge, 2008), 2, 10, 12, 18, 89. 32 M. ” Environment and Planning A, 38 (2006): 2015. 33 D. J. Bodenhamer, “Creating a Landscape of Memory: The Potential of a Humanities GIS,” International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, 1, no. 2 (2007): 102, 107. 34 M. Pearson and M. Shanks, Theatre/Archaeology (London and New York: Routledge, 2001). 35 D. J. Bodenhamer, “Beyond GIS: Geo-Spatial Technologies and the Future of History,” in History and GIS: Epistemologies, Considerations and Reflections, eds.

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