Center for Global Studies at PUC
Department of History, Political Science, and Economics at PUC
3:30-4:50 pm, Monday, November 16, 2015
SULB 262 (PUC Library Lab)
(Refreshment will be provided.)
A survey by the American Historical Association (AHA) indicates that the majority of history faculty have never used digital tools, spatial data or digital platforms to conduct their teaching, learning, and research. A key reason cited is the lack of training opportunities.
Therefore, we would like to offer an informal and entry level workshop to introduce digital and spatial teaching and learning methods and tools in the context of the humanities and social sciences. Focusing on the subjects of space, time and mapping, this workshop will instruct participants interested in such specific topics as 1) US presidential elections (1992-2012); 2) US mega churches in 2013; 3) US racial and ethnic populations (1850-2010); 4) American slaves (1790-1860); 5) US urban and rural population (1800-2010); and 6) Chinese religions in 2004. But we welcome anyone interested in simply exploring these tools and observing some applications.
This workshop will provide experiential hands-on exercises to assist participants in acquiring the necessary methods and tools for their spatial and digital projects. Participants will be engaged through the formats of faculty lecture, hands-on sessions and individual tutoring. No prior experience, skill or knowledge of digital and spatial social studies is required. A basic knowledge of Excel, Word, Google Maps and GIF is recommended.
1) Dr. George Hong is a professor of history and director of the Center for Global Studies at PUC. As a principal investigator (PI), he received two grants of $700,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation (2011-2016) in support of his research on the digital and spatial study of religion and society. He and his graduate assistants have published 10 refereed research articles in the field of digital and spatial study in the past four years.
2) Mr. Jeffery Jin, a graduate assistant at PUC, has been working with Dr. Hong’s research project on the spatial study of religion and society since 2013.