The China Historical GIS and the Chinese Biographical Datebase: Mapping Places & People
A presentation by Dr Peter K. Bol, Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and Director of the Center for Geopgraphic Analysis, Harvard University.
WHEN: Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 12-2pm
WHERE: PSU campus, Cramer Hall room 494
DESCRIPTION: How can GIS help ask and answer historical quesitons? How can we analyze vast amounts of data about people in the past?
Dr. Peter Bol will introduce two major projects based at Harvard University that address these quesitons for the study of Chinese history, and show how geographical and biographical databases can be used together to enrich and expand our understanding of the past.