The China Historical GIS and the Chinese Biographical Database: Mapping Places and People
Peter K. Bol
Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and Director of the Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard University
Cramer Hall 494
Portland State University
How can GIS help ask and answer historical questions?
How can we analyze vast amounts of data about people in the past?
Peter Bol will introduce two major projects based at Harvard University that address these questions 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.