Our guest speakers: David Bodenhamer

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David J. Bodenhamer is founding Executive Director of the Polis Center and Professor of History at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis. He has served as strategic and organizational consultant to universities, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations across the U.S. and in Europe. An active researcher, he is author or editor of twelve books and has published over 30 journal articles and book chapters. He has made more than 75 presentations, including numerous keynote addresses, to audiences on four continents on topics ranging from legal and constitutional history to the use of GIS and advanced information technologies in academic and community-based research.

Bodenhamer’s work in the new field of spatial humanities includes The Spatial Humanities: GIS and the Future of Humanities Scholarship (Indiana University Press, 2010) and Deep Maps and Spatial Narratives (Indiana University Press, 2015). A third book, Making Deep Maps: Foundations, Approaches and Methods, is in press (forthcoming 2019). The three spatial humanities titles were developed with John Corrigan and Trevor Harris, collaborators in the interdisciplinary Virtual Center for Spatial Humanities (VCSH), an institutional partnership among Florida State University, West Virginia University, and Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis. Bodenhamer serves as co-director of the VCSH, which he created with Corrigan and Harris in 2008 to advance the field of spatial humanities. He also serves as co-general editor of the Indiana University Press Series on Spatial Humanities and co-editor of the IJHAC: A Journal of the Digital Humanities (Edinburgh University Press).


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