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Digital Humanities Initiative

The CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative (CUNY DHI), launched in Fall 2010, aims to build connections and community among those at CUNY who are applying digital technologies to scholarship and pedagogy in the humanities. All are welcome: faculty, students, and technologists, experienced practitioners and beginning DHers, enthusiasts and skeptics.

We meet regularly on- and offline to explore key topics in the Digital Humanities, and share our work, questions, and concerns. See our blog for more information on upcoming events (it’s also where we present our group’s work to a wider audience). Help edit the CUNY Digital Humanities Resource Guide, our first group project. And, of course, join the conversation on the Forum.

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Reaching out to Spatial Humanists out there!!!

  • Hi. My name is Monxo López, I am a GIS specialist (worked for over 9 years as a cartographer for the city of NY) and doctor in political science interested in meeting/linking/collaborating with anybody interested in spatial humanities research/academic work.

    Though my background is in the social sciences, I lean more towards a humanistic approach, and am currently working on a couple of map-centric ideas, both using GIS, and more generally, privileging a concretely-spatial reading and re-assessment of all kinds of materials (archival, works of fiction, chronicles, biographies, etc. etc.)

    I am currently teaching at Hunter College, and would like to meet people that like maps, have worked with them, or are interested in the spatial approach towards the humanities. Although I obviously see maps as visual tools, I am most interested in approaching/reading things spatially, and in thinking and theorizing from a very concrete spatial perspective; using maps not only as a visual/pedagogical tool, but as a methodology proper.

    I can be reached here or at my work email:


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