Aleksandra Gierko

Aleksandra is landscape architect and holds Ph.D. in technical sciences in the discipline of architecture and urban planning. She is employed at Faculty of Architecture of Wrocław University of Technology. Her doctoral thesis focused on the issues of reclamation of wetlands in urbanised structures and transformations of the landscape of sewage farms in both Poland and Germany. In her research, she deals with the issues of landscape identity and adaptation to climate change with the use of blue-green infrastructure. She tries to implement her theoretical knowledge into her design work. She is an author and co-author of numerous studies in the field of landscape architecture, expert studies and executive designs of parks, squares and naturalistic playgrounds, many of which have been implemented.

  • Mapping historical blue-green infrastructures of interwar German housing estates
Ana Plosnić Škarić

Ana Plosnić Škarić is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Art History, Zagreb, and Richard Krautheimer Fellow 2024, at the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History, Rome. Her research encompasses medieval architectural and urban history. She is developing methods of using digital tools within the discipline of art history. She was the PI of the project Dubrovnik: Civitas et Acta Consiliorum. Visualising Changes on the Late Medieval Urban Fabric, funded by the Croatian Science Foundation (, and currently working on the Bibliotheca Hertziana’s project “Towers in Times” (BH-P-24-11); published two books with the transcriptions of medieval archival documents; organised the conference and edited the book Mapping Urban Changes; co-organised, with Tanja Michalsky, a scientific workshop Past and Present Representations of Historical Urban Spaces (Middle Age – Early Modern Times). She was a Member of the Editorial Board of Radovi Instituta za povijest umjetnosti, and a Member of the Advisory Board of Renaissance Quarterly Journal (2023). She participated at the Getty Foundation Summer Institute Visualizing Venice Advanced Topics in Digital Art History: 3D and (Geo)Spatial Networks, Venice, 2018–2019, organised by Duke University NC, USA, Università di Padova, and VIU.

  • The changes in the fortifications of the city of Trogir from 220 BCE until 1500 CE. Enhancing new hypotheses on medieval urban fabric using GIS model
Anastasia Bauch

Anastasia Bauch studied architecture at the Bauhaus University Weimar and Heritage Science in Bamberg. Formerly working on archeaological sites and on buidling surveys of both contemporary and historic buildings, they are now working as a student assistant on the UrbanMetaMaping project. Anastasia is also pursuing a second Masters in Computing in the Humanities, focusing on the application of geographic information systems for historical research and communication. In their thesis they will use a deep map to explore the impact of the former industrial spinning mill 'ErBa' on Bamberg.

  • The Mapping of Nürnberg in WWII: An Example of GIS-Based Analysis of Historical Urban Maps
Anna Vuolanto

I work in the National Library of Finland and I am responsible for the Nordenskiöld Collection of early printed maps and literature on history, geography, and travel.

My research interests include history and religions of antiquity, history of sciences, and reception and after-effect of these. I have MA in history and art history in the University of Helsinki.

  • Mapping the historicity of a place through its name – spatial information on 15th century manuscript maps
Antti Härkönen

Antti Härkönen is junior researcher at the Department of Geographical and Historical Studies, University of Eastern Finland. He specialises in digital humanities, GIS, and quantitative methods, with focus on spatial history.

  • Causes of ethnic segregation in a nineteenth century city: The case of Vyborg
Arturo Romero Carnicero
  1. Arturo Romero Carnicero currently teaches at the Karsruhe Institute of Technology, where he coordinates the French-German Double Masters between KIT and ENSAS. He is an award-wining architect and lecturer whose research is nourrished by his professional practice, curatorial work, film-making and extensive writing, and interviewing. The core of these investigations focuses in the intersection of cultural and ecological processes in the public realm. Building up on speculative mapping practices, he enquires alternative data analysis to achieve new visions for nature in cities. This body of work consolidates a consistent narrative of the built environment and its interaction with an evolving society.
  • Interference Methods: Poetic Practices for Critical Mapping
Benjamin Hitz

Benjamin Hitz is a lecturer and researcher at the University of Basel and a senior researcher in the project “Economies of Space. Practices, Discourses and Actors on the Basel Real Estate Market (1400-1700)”. His research interests are late medieval and early modern economic and social history, urban history and quantitative approaches on premodern source material.

  • Representing the dynamics of premodern real estate transactions in space and time. Challenges using the Historical Land Register of Basel
Benjamin Vis

Benjamin N. Vis is a scholar with degrees in Archaeology (BA(Hons) & MPhil, Leiden University) and a PhD in Geography (Leeds University), which developed the theoretical foundation and concepts for a new GIS-based methodology for the radical comparison of urban form through time and across cultures. Benjamin N. Vis has been a Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities and Digital Heritage at the University of Kent, Visiting Fellow at the Urban Studies Institute, University of Antwerp, Co-Investigator of a comparative urban morphological project at the University of Pilsen, and is currently Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán & Université Libre de Bruxelles where he develops an applied archaeological research project on Maya indigenous urbanism, the adaptive capacity of urban form, and social-ecological and cultural urban sustainability in Mérida and Yucatán (Mexico). He has previously directed international research networks: ACUMEN, on digital methodologies for comparing urbanisation patterns; and TruLife, on Maya cities and sustainable urban design, and he directed the associated urban design ideas competition, charrette, and exhibition ‘Dust to Dust: Redesigning urban life in healthy soils’. He serves on the committees of Archaeogeography (UISPP) and Geo-Humanities (ADHO).

  • Creating a Vector-based Digital Edition of the 1864-5 Map of Merida, Yucatan
Brayan Oviedo

Geographer at Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Master Student at Universidad Distrital FJC

  • Extracting Geographic Information from Social Media Data, an approach using NER with Colombian spanish
Carmen Enss

Dr Carmen M. Enss is a researcher in heritage conservation, with expertise in urban conservation and city planning. Her earlier research interests involve the re-creation of historical urban spaces in post-war Germany, specifically in Munich. Her more recent work concerns theories for historic urban landscapes and spatial representations of urban heritage in the 20th century. More generally, she studies strategies and theories for reconciling city design and development planning with heritage preservation.

Since 2017, she has been a research associate at the Centre for Heritage Conservation Studies and Technologies (KDWT) at Bamberg University. Since 2020, she has led the UrbanMetaMapping consortium.

  • The Mapping of Nürnberg in WWII: An Example of GIS-Based Analysis of Historical Urban Maps
  • How far did war damage in Germany’s cities in the 1940s affect their reconstruction plans?
Carrie Beneš

Carrie Beneš (New College of Florida) is a cultural historian of late medieval Italy whose research focuses on civic identity, landscape, and the classical tradition. She is the author of Urban Legends: Civic Identity & the Classical Past in Northern Italy, 1250–1350 (2011), editor of A Companion to Medieval Genoa (2018), and translator of Jacopo da Varagine’s Chronicle of the city of Genoa (2019).

  • The Analysis and Presentation of Global Knowledge in the Manuscript Tradition of Dati’s Sfera
Cristina A. G. Kiminami

Cristina A. G. Kiminami a visiting research fellow at the Digital Humanities Department at King's College London. She is an architect and urbanist that holds a PhD from the Digital Humanities Department at King's College London, her doctoral thesis focused on how locative media affects users' cognitive perceptions in urban environments. This research was centred on the current context of intense use of portable devices connected to the internet, which mediates between people and places, experiences, and memories. The modes of perception of the world through these digital mediations are fundamentally based on the association of information with geolocation, trajectories and occupancy of physical space. She explored this study through a deep mapping process using a set of qualitative methods.

  • London's Strand: From Pedestrianisation to Humanisation
Daniel Rosenberg

Dr. Daniel Rosenberg completed his PhD in 2019 in the Department of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Since then, he has been working in the fields of data science and GIS analysis, as well as conducting political and historical research.

  • The death and life of buildings: High-resolution analysis of historical building trends through digitized municipal archives
Dariusz Gierczak

Dariusz Gierczak studied Geography and Slavic Studies at the Philipps University of Marburg and has held various positions at the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe since 2008. Among other things, he was editorial member of the Encyclopaedia of the European East at the University of Klagenfurt from 2004-2007 and worked as an editor for the Historical-Topographical Atlas of Silesian Cities from 2008-2014. In 2016-2018 he worked on the project "Upper Silesia from the air" at the University of Siegen and in 2018/2019 on the project " Topography of the Shoah in Breslau/Wrocław 1933-1949" at the TU Dresden. 2019-2022 he coordinated the project “Names change, places too. The Challenge of Developing Geodata-Based Gazetteer Research Technologies and Methods”. The thematic focus of his work is on cartography, migration and urban research; in terms of content, he deals with controlled vocabulary and metadata structures not only in his current position as a data researcher and standards and metadata editor.

  • Digital gazetteers: benefits and challenges of the harvesting tool
Dominik Kremer

Dominik Kremer is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department Digital Humanities and Social Studies at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg. His research focuses on crisis narratives and place-based multi-modal data analysis.

  • Using Counter-Modellings analysing narratives about places of unsafety in Recife, Brazil
Don Lafreniere

Dr. Don Lafreniere is Professor of Geography & GIS and Department Chair in the Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University. He uses public-participatory GIS methodologies for recreating historical industrial environments and spatializing populations. He has published extensively on topics such as 19th century social mobility, segregation, and daily lives in industrial cities. His recent work includes creating technological solutions for industrial heritage preservation and interpretation using geospatial methods to create more sustainable futures in industrial cities in North America’s Rust Belt. His latest publication is entitled "Built and Social Indicators for Hazards in Children's Environments" published in Health & Place

  • Mapping Deeping and Wider: Expanding Public Participatory Spatial Humanities Projects Beyond the Case Study
Dr. Carol Ludwig

Carol Ludwig works at Saarland University (Germany) where she teaches in Human Geography and leads the BMBF-funded subproject Sozialkartographie (part of the UrbanMetaMapping Research Consortium). She is an urban planner and social geographer with professional experience in local and regional municipalities, and in universities in the UK.

  • Applying Digital Humanities Methods to Historic Maps: An Investigation of the Transformation of Cologne in the Aftermath of the Second World War
Dr. Hermann Beyer-Thoma

Dr. Hermann Beyer-Thoma, born in 1952, was senior researcher at Osteuropa-Institut München and its successor institution Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung from 1992 to 2018. From Dezember 2023 he has been researcher at the project “DEHisRe. Digital Editions of Historical Travelogues” (

  • Geolocalizing a travelogue from the beginning the the 19th century: Problems of culture and surces
Dr. Ignatius Ezeani

I have a Bachelor (1st) in Computer Science, a Masters in Advanced Software Engineering, and a PhD in Natural Language Processing (NLP). I am interested in the application of NLP techniques in low-resource domains. My interests span other related areas like spatial narratives corpus linguistics, distributional semantics, information retrieval and extraction, machine learning, data science, deep neural models, and general AI. Currently, I am the lead software developer on the £814k SBE-UKRI project trying to understand imprecise space and time in textual narratives through qualitative representations, reasoning, and visualization.

  • The Geography of Emotions in the Holocaust Survivor’s Testimonies (Full Paper)
Elad Horn

Elad Horn is an Azrieli Research Fellow and a PhD candidate in the Big Data in Architectural Research Lab (BDAR) at the Technion in Israel. He received his Master of Design Studies from Harvard University and his Bachelor of Architecture from the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem. Elad’s research in architectural history and spatial humanities examines how economic transformative processes shaped new architectural idioms in Tel Aviv-Yafo in the 1980s and 1990s. His latest book, PoMo – Architecture of Privatization (2021), documented the evolution of Tel Aviv’s architectural landscape following Israel’s transition towards neoliberalism at the end of the 20th century.

  • The death and life of buildings: High-resolution analysis of historical building trends through digitized municipal archives
Eliane Schmid

Eliane Schmid is a doctoral researcher at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital
History (C²DH), researching the development of public urban green spaces in the port-cities of
Hamburg and Marseille post-World War II. Her interests focus on urban (re-)building and
planning as well as migration in the decolonization and postcolonial period. She consults theories
from spatial, port-city and (trans-)urban history, as well as human geography while applying GIS
(Geographic Information Systems) as a tool for analysis and visualization.

  • Layering Public Park Histories: Using GIS to Uncover Socio-Spatial Inclusion and Exclusion in Post-war Germany and the U.S.
Emory Shaw

Emory Shaw is a lecturer and researcher in GIS and cartography at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment. Since 2015, he has worked on a range of projects that touch on technical and theoretical aspects of stories, maps, and media. In 2022, he began doctoral studies on the lived experiences of housing.

  • Enacting Cartographic Theory Towards an Ethics and Practice of Mapping Stories: The Atlascine Project
Franziska Klemstein

Franziska Klemstein is an art historian and preservationist. Since June 2023, she has held the Tandem Professorship for Digital Methodology in the Humanities and Cultural Studies at the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz and Mainz University of Applied Sciences. She studied art history and history at the Freie Universität Berlin and the Vrijen Universiteit Amsterdam as well as art history and art technology at the Technische Universität Berlin. Her research focuses on architectural history, monument preservation and digital humanities.

  • Inventories for Eternity? A History of Science in the Inventorying of Monuments during Times of Transformation
Gábor Oláh

Gábor Oláh, PhD in Urban studies and History, postdoctoral researcher at ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest and Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University. He holds three master’s degrees: MA in History (ELTE), MA in Urban Studies (École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris) and MSc in Environmental and Regional Economics (Budapest University of Technology and Economics). In 2023, he defended his PhD dissertation in the framework of ELTE-EHESS cotutelle program. His research is focused on urban heritage discourse, the concepts of urban landscape and neighbourhood, as well as issues related to culture-led urban regeneration. He has been involved in several EU-funded and other international research projects: REACH (2017-2020), UNCHARTED (2020-2024), SECreTour (2024-2027), HerEntrep (2024-2027).

  • Spatialising historical sources of urban heritage: understanding the scaling-up of urban heritage in Budapest through historical-geographical sources (1930-1990)
Hamid Salimi

Hamid Salimi is currently a first-year PhD student in heritage conservation at the University of Tehran. He is working under the supervision of Dr. Somayeh Fadaei Nezhad Bahramjerdi. The working title of his thesis is "Community-led Conservation and Development through Participatory Land Use Planning." His research aims to address the balance and integration between conservation and development in heritage areas by involving social groups in the process. His research also focuses on the significant challenges related to conservation and development in heritage areas, particularly those associated with land and its planning methods. These challenges often lead to conflicts among decision-makers and other social groups. If left unaddressed, they could result in irreparable damage to the values of heritage areas. In light of these challenges, Hamid's doctoral thesis intends to implement "participatory land use planning" to effectively integrate conservation and development in heritage areas. This approach is essential in mitigating the conflicts arising from urban planning systems and decision-making tools. Overall, Hamid's research seeks to contribute to the comprehensive understanding and effective management of heritage areas by bridging the gap between conservation and development through participatory land use planning.

  • The Role of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Participatory Conservation of Heritage Areas
Ian Gregory

Ian Gregory is Distinguished Professor of Digital Humanities at Lancaster University. His main research interests are in how geospatial technologies can be used to better understand the humanities. He has written seven books, most recently Deep Mapping the Literary Lake District (with Joanna Taylor), and edited two collections. He has also published around 100 other articles, chapters and papers. He has been involved in around 25 funded projects including "Understanding space and time in narratives through qualitative representation, reasoning and visualisation" funded the the UK Economic & Social Research Council and the US National Science Foundation.

  • Realms of rule: Exploring ‘hidden geographies’ in medieval corpora through spatial humanities
  • Extracting and locating sense of place from textual sources
Irit Carmon Popper

Irit Carmon Popper is an art curator and researcher in visual culture. She earned her BA and MFA in Philosophy and Art History at The Hebrew University, Jerusalem; her curatorship diploma at the Tel Aviv University; and her PhD at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion IIT, Haifa. Her interdisciplinary research conjures contemporary art with architectural preservation situated in contested sites such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It was awarded the 2020 magna cum laude Ben Halpern Award of the Israel Studies Association (ISA). Her latest articles published in Arts Journal, Special Issue "Renegotiating Identity, Reenacting History – 21st Century Art in Israel” (2022), and in “Dada and Its Later Manifestations in the Geographic Margins,” Routledge Research in Art History series of Books (2024). Her current research expands to sustainability strategies and digital immersive.
Her curatorial experience ranges from various exhibitions from institutions to alternative spaces such as The Israel Museum, The Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Umm El-Fahem Art Gallery, Artists’ Studios in Jerusalem, and Beit Ha'Gefen Arab-Jewish Culture Center in Haifa.

  • Unveiling Urban Complexity: Exploring Historic Cinema Buildings in Haifa Through Spatial Humanities
James Aron Juip

James Juip is a senior research associate for the Geospatial Research Facility, community and education outreach specialist for the Historical Environments Spatial Analytics Lab, and PhD Candidate in the Industrial Archaeology and Heritage program at Michigan Technological University. James is also an educator for Gidakiimanaaniwigamig S.T.E.M. camp for Indigenous youth sponsored by Fond du Lac Tribal College. He has 13 years of public engagement experience in the fields of heritage interpretation and education outreach. He earned the Commissioner Recognition Award for his exceptional work in heritage interpretation and community outreach for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in 2018. His current research focuses on the integration of community based participatory research, historic geospatial data, and modern interpretation methods to create a more holistic and inclusive narrative of past and present mining communities.

  • Elevating public voice in heritage discourse through the integration of public engagement and deep mapping methodologies
James Connolly

James J. Connolly is George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of History and Director of the Center for Middletown Studies at Ball State University. His scholarship focuses on political, cultural, and social history in U.S. cities. His publications include Vulnerable Communities: Research, Policy and Practice (2022); Print Culture Histories Beyond the Metropolis (2016), and What Middletown Read: Print Culture in an American Small City (2015); An Elusive Unity: Urban Democracy and Machine Politics in Industrializing America (2010). He has also helped produce a variety of digital humanities projects. He co-directs Deep Mapping Middletown with John Fillwalk.

  • Deep Mapping Middletown: Designing Immersive Experiences for Spatialized Historical Data
Jeanette Vigliotti

Assistant Professor at Flagler College

  • Beyond the Line: Mapping Early Twentieth Century St. Augustine through Letters of an FEC Trainman’s Wife
Jeremy Allan Hawkins

Jeremy Allan Hawkins is an award-winning poet and spatial researcher. He is most recently the author of enditem. (Downingfield, 2024). Named a 2023 SFC Saltire Scheme Emerging Researcher, he is a lecturer and academic coordinator at the ENSA Strasbourg.

Arturo Romero Carnicero is an architect and lecturer at KIT. His research is nourished by his practice, curatorship, film-making, mapping and writing. These investigations focus in the interrelation of cultural, social and ecological processes in the public realm.

  • Interference Methods: Poetic Practices for Critical Mapping
Jessica Murray

Jessica Murray is a full professor at the University of South Africa, where she has been based in the Department of English Studies since 2011. She is currently on secondment to the Office of the Executive Dean in the College of Graduate Studies. She is trained as a feminist and queer theorist, and she has published extensively on women’s contemporary fiction and historical life writing. Her current research project focuses on women’s literary interventions in climate fiction and on the intersections between Critical Animal Studies and the emerging field of Vegan Studies. She has recently co-authored an entry on Lady Anne Barnard for the forthcoming The Routledge Research Companion to Romantic Women Writers. Two of her other most recent publications are “Human Rights in Spaces of Violence: Exploring the Intersections of Gender, Violence and Lesbian Sexuality in Selected African Fiction by Women” in Gendered Violence and Human Rights in Black World Literature and Film (Routledge) and “'My Body’s Voice Guides Me': A Postcolonial and Postanthropocentric Analysis of Mohale Mashigo’s The Yearning” in Stories for Healing: Mohale Mashigo’s Creative Philosophy. (Presses Universitaires de Nancy, France).

  • Mapping the Ruptures: Interrogating How Animal Bodies Disrupt Spaces of Living and Dying
Joana Vieira Paulino

Joana Vieira Paulino holds a PhD in History, with a specialisation in Contemporary History from Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas from Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NOVA FCSH) since 2019. She had a fellowship from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology to complete this degree. She has a Master Degree in the same area since 2013 and a Graduation in History from the same institution since 2010. She is currently a researcher in the Institute of Contemporary History, where she works as a junior contracted researcher in the Digital Humanities Lab. She received the Cascais History Award - Ferreira de Andrade (2015, 1st edition) and an award from Asociación de Demografia Histórica as the third junior best research (2016). She teaches Applied Computing to History in the History Graduation from NOVA FCSH. She worked in several research projects in academic Portuguese institutions as a fellow; and integrates national and international projects as a researcher. She is an editor of The Programming Historian Portuguese team and managing editor of the International Journal of Humanities and Artes Computing, published by Edinburgh University Press. Her research interests include Social and Mentalities History, Child Welfare, Urban History, Digital Humanities and Spacial Analysis.

  • Child abandonment in 19th century Lisbon: foundlings’ distribution, life course and movement through the lens of spatial analysis methods and tools
Joanna E. Taylor

Joanna E. Taylor is Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Digital Humanities at the University of Manchester (UK). Her book, co-authored with Ian Gregory and titled Deep Mapping the Literary Lake District, was published with Bucknell UP in 2022. She has published numerous articles at the intersection between literary studies, geography, and digital humanities in multi-disciplinary journals. Her current project is BeWilder: Women and (Re-)Wilding in the Long Nineteenth Century.

  • Extracting and locating sense of place from textual sources
Johannes Mast

Johannes Mast is a PhD student in the field of Geography who specializes in applied Earth Observation, geoanalysis, and text analysis. He currently works at the German Aerospace Center and with the Geolingual Studies Team at the University of Würzburg on the topics of Migration and Urban Geography.

  • Geolingual Studies as a new research direction: Combining approaches from linguistics, remote sensing, and digital humanities to assess the complex interrelation of physical and social spaces
John Fillwalk

John Fillwalk is an internationally recognized artist and practitioner of virtual reality and interactive environments. He serves as the founder and Senior Director of the Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts [IDIA Lab] at Ball State University. IDIA Lab is a virtual and augmented reality design studio exploring the intersections of art, science, humanities, and technology. The lab was founded as part of a 40-million-dollar grant from Eli Lilly Endowment’s Digital Media Initiative. He has served as president of the Hans Breder Foundation - an international organization to promote the preservation, collection and exhibition of pioneering digital artworks. He has numerous grants, awards, fellowships, publications, and presentations.

His artworks have been exhibited internationally in festivals, galleries, museums, and other venues including several SIGGRAPHs, CYNETart, Synthése, 404 Festival, Dutch Design Week, Boston Cyberarts, Virtual Broad Art Museum, ISEA, ASCI, Vidéoformes, Indian Institute of Technology, History Channel, New York Hall of Science, Laval Virtual, Beecher Center for Digital Art and the Beijing Science and Technology Museum.

  • Deep Mapping Middletown: Designing Immersive Experiences for Spatialized Historical Data
John Hindmarch

John Hindmarch is a research associate at the Digital Technologies in Heritage chair in Bamberg University. His doctorate is in 3D imaging for cultural heritage institutions and his research projects continue to investigate the 3D digitisation of heritage objects, from Jewish gravestones to Baroque ceilinhg paintings.

  • Digital Stone Witnesses: a multi-modal survey of Jewish graveyards across Germany
Jolene DuBray

Jolene DuBray has served as the Archives Specialist at Flagler College since 2014, where she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Art and Art History. Throughout her tenure, Jolene has been instrumental in engaging the college community with archival materials through both physical and digital exhibitions, as well as various work-study and internship programs.

In 2023, her dedication to preservation and collaboration was highlighted when she successfully secured a National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grant for small institutions in collaboration with her colleagues at the Proctor Library. This grant funded a preservation assessment from the Northeast Document Conservation Center that will ensure the long-term preservation of invaluable collections, including personal papers and corporate records, with a particular focus on Henry Morrison Flagler, his family, the Hotel Ponce de Leon, and Flagler’s other enterprises.

Jolene's commitment to preserving local heritage extends beyond her role at Flagler College. She has collaborated with other St. Augustine heritage institutions on multiple history projects, demonstrating her passion for community engagement and historical preservation

  • Beyond the Line: Mapping Early Twentieth Century St. Augustine through Letters of an FEC Trainman’s Wife
Julius Wilm

Julius Wilm is a postdoctoral researcher at Leipzig University’s Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1199 “Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition” since 2021. He obtained his PhD in Anglo-American History from the University of Cologne in 2016 with a dissertation on free land colonization schemes in the antebellum United States and has taught at the universities of Copenhagen and Lucerne. In 2019–2020 he was the Gerda Henkel Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital History at the German Historical Institute Washington and George Mason University’s Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, where he began work on a digital mapping project on the Homestead Act with a particular emphasis on the law’s impact on Native nations throughout the US West between 1863 and 1912.

  • Layering Sources in GIS as a Method of Historical Deconstruction and Source Criticism
Kalle Westerling

Dr Kalle Westerling is currently working as a Research Application Manager with The Alan Turing Institute's Data/Culture project, where he focuses on building sustainable communities around Arts and Humanities datasets and tools — among them MapReader. His work addresses particular challenges in research software development, ensuring that tools and data reach and engage audiences beyond the original project team. By fostering collaboration and accessibility, Kalle aims to create lasting impact and wider adoption of these resources within the broader research community.

  • MapReader Workshop: Using Machine Learning to Analyze Large Collections of Digitized Maps
Karl Grossner

Karl Grossner is a geographer and digital humanities research developer. He has served as Technical Director of the World Historical Gazetteer project since its inception in 2017. His research has involved various aspects of "computing place," including conceptual and logical models, applied in both bespoke and infrastructural research-oriented web applications.

  • The Lure and Limits of Linked Data: the case of World Historical Gazetteer
Katherine McDonough

Katherine McDonough is a Lecturer in Digital Humanities in the Department of History at Lancaster University and Senior Research Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute. Her first book manuscript Public Work: Making Roads and Citizens in Eighteenth-Century France examines unsuccessful socio-economic reforms related to infrastructure development in pre-Revolutionary France. Her digital work uses computational image, text, and spatial analysis to create new ways of doing historical research with large cultural heritage collections as data. With colleagues from Living with Machines, a landmark UK project using maps, newspaper, and census data at scale to write new histories of industrializing Britain, she co-developed the MapReader software library, a tool for analyzing visual information on large corpora of historical maps. She was the UK PI on Machines Reading Maps, a project that creates, curates, and analyzes datasets of text on maps for research and discovery applications is now a Co-Investigator on the Data/Culture project at the Turing, which focuses on building sustainable communities around computational methods and data in the humanities.

  • MapReader Workshop: Using Machine Learning to Analyze Large Collections of Digitized Maps
Klaus Stein

Dr. Klaus Stein is a senior researcher at the Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg. His main research areas are spatial cognition/geo-informatics and social network analysis. He studied Informatics (Computer Science) at the TU München and participated in the interdisciplinary DFG priority program “spatial cognition” for his PhD.

Klaus is particularly interested in the ongoing digital transformation taking place in the Social Sciences and Humanities. He enjoys collaborating with researchers and students from different fields on various interdisciplinary projects.

  • The Mapping of Nürnberg in WWII: An Example of GIS-Based Analysis of Historical Urban Maps
Laura Brannan Fretwell

Laura Brannan Fretwell is a fifth year PhD candidate in the History and Art History Department at George Mason University. She received a Master’s in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Georgia State University in 2019. Her dissertation research focuses on issues over race, commemoration, and public space in the nineteenth century American South through a case study of a municipal park developed in the Reconstruction era and today managed by the National Park Service’s Richmond National Battlefield Park in a historically African American neighborhood. She has received fellowships at both George Mason University’s Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and the Center for Humanities Research, the University of Luxembourg’s Centre for Contemporary and Digital History, the HASTAC Scholars Program, and the Cosmos Scholars Program. Laura is interested in spatial history, digital public history, community engaged methods, and memory studies.

  • Layering Public Park Histories: Using GIS to Uncover Socio-Spatial Inclusion and Exclusion in Post-war Germany and the U.S.
Leon van Wissen

Leon van Wissen has a background in Dutch literature and computational linguistics and works in the Humanities Labs of the University of Amsterdam. As Data Engineer in Cultural Data Collection and Linking at the UvA's Data Science Centre, he models cultural heritage data as Linked Open Data and contributes to the development of research infrastructures such as the GLOBALISE project (KNAW-HuC), and the Amsterdam Time Machine (UvA).

  • Click, See, Explore: A Multimodal Approach to Better Understand the Early Modern Colonial World through Old Maps
Liam Downs-Tepper
  • The Horn of My Salvation, My Refuge: A Geospatial Study of Fortified Churches

Lisa Teichmann is a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur les humanités numériques (CRIHN), Université de Montréal. She holds a PhD from McGill University in German Studies and an MA in Middle Eastern Studies. Her current research focusses on the development of digital tools to visualize the transfer of translations between literary communities.

  • Improving geocoding of multilingual publishing places with fuzzy matching
Lodewijk Petram

Lodewijk Petram is a senior researcher and project manager at the Huygens Institute for History and Culture of the Netherlands in Amsterdam. Together with the GLOBALISE project team, he works on developing a digital research infrastructure that makes the Dutch East India Company archives, including its vast map collection, more accessible and fosters new research opportunities.

  • Click, See, Explore: A Multimodal Approach to Better Understand the Early Modern Colonial World through Old Maps
Luis Ferla
  • Pauliceia 2.0: an open and collaborative historical mapping project in Brazil
Maarten F. Van Dijck

Maarten Van Dijck (1980) is associate professor in history and theory of the social sciences at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. His teaching concerns the theories and methodologies used in historical and social research. Maarten is specialised in urban history from long-term perspective. His PhD research dealt with the complex relation between criminalization, urbanization and behavior changes in the urban societies of the Low Countries during the late medieval and early modern period. This thesis claims that urban growth in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries caused the decline of interpersonal violence in Europe. Homcide rates tend to be lower in larger cities, especially after 1500. He also studied the evolution of democracy, civil societies and public spheres in the Low Countries during the late medieval and the early modern period. A third research line deals with the unequal distribution of social resources in the Low Countries during the early modern period.
Maarten's research makes use of concepts from the social sciences to understand long-term historical developments such as the rise of democratic societies. Methodologically, he makes use of digital humanities techniques in his research such as GIS and Social Network Analysis.

  • The lure of the waterfront. Mapping economic inequality in Rotterdam from the sixteenth until the nineteenth century
Mária Vargha

Mária Vargha is Assistant Professor for Spatial Approaches to Medieval Studies at the University of Vienna. In 2023, she was awarded an ERC StG titled ‘RELIC’ (Modelling Religiopolitics. The Imperium Christianum via its Commoners), which she started in 2024 at the University of Vienna. Since 2022, she has been a committee member of the Medieval Europe Research Community (MERC) and a founding member of the European Medieval Finds Network. Her publication and research activity mainly concentrate on social and religious history, social, landscape and burial archaeology, and the material culture of the High Middle Ages. A particular interest of hers is discovering new possibilities to investigate the social and religious history and archaeology of the everyday people using diverse Digital Humanities methods, principally with GIS and network analysis, integrating various archaeological and historical data, particularly the use of archival archaeological data.

  • A Geospatial Approach to Modelling Social, Religious and Political Shifts in History
Maximilian Pfost

Maximilian Pfost is an associate professor at the Department of Educational Research at the University of Bamberg, Germany. His research interests are in reading development and self-regulated learning in higher education.

  • LitSpatz-App: An Offer of Virtual Literary Walks for Primary Students
Melchior Jakubowski

Melchior Jakubowski, PhD – historian and art historian. His research interests include historical geography and landscape history, Rococo art, religious and ethnic relations in the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania. Currently he conducts a project "Jesuits of the East? Artistic network of the Basilian order in eighteenth-century Poland-Lithuania", based at the Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

  • Mapping the cultural borderland. Artistic network of the Basilian order in Eighteenth-Century Poland-Lithuania
Meret Elisabeth Meister

I am a historian working for the ERC funded Reginfra project at KULeuven, researching the visual representation of landscape and infrastructures in Chinese Local Gazetteers of the Ming and Qing periods.

  • An End-to-End Open-Source Methodology For Spatial Humanities: From Textual Annotation to Spatial Analysis of Infrastructure in Late Imperial China
Neşe Pelin Kaya

In 2015, she graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Turkish Language and Literature. In 2019, she completed her master's degree with her thesis titled Bourgeois in Halid Ziya Uşaklıgil's Novels. She continues her PhD studies at the same university. At the Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar Literary Research and Application Centre, she worked on the digitalization of Tanpınar's documents, the preparation of digital maps based on his works, and as a researcher in the scientific research project titled "Istanbul in Early Republican Era Turkish Novels". In 2023, Kemal Tahir's Geçit Magazine, which she prepared under the title Size Paydos Bize Marş Marş, was published. Her articles and interviews were published in various magazines. Since 2020, she has been working as a lecturer at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University.

  • The Emotional Map of Orhan Pamuk's The Black Book
Niklas Alt

Niklas Alt works at the Hessische Institut für Landesgeschichte (Hessian Institute for Regional History) in the field of digital history with an special emphasis on spatial humanities. He is involved with the creation of workflows and applications for the digitization and presentation of historical maps online.

  • Reconstructing and editing historical geodata. An open-source implementation of a conceptural framework
Noemi Quagliati

Noemi Quagliati is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at Ca' Foscari University of Venice, with the project "Bird's-Eye Views of the Venetian Lagoon. Planetary Visions and Birdscapes of an Aquatic Ecosystem," and a member of THE NEW INSTITUTE Centre for Environmental Humanities (NICHE). She received a PhD in art history from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society on the subject of landscape photography in WWI Germany. From 2021 to 2023, Noemi lectured on German eco-aesthetics at the Junior Year in Munich program (LMU and Wayne State University) and offered courses on North American photography and art at LMU’s Amerika-Institut. Over the last years, she has also been a visiting researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Georgia, and the Research Institute for the History of Science and Technology of the Deutsches Museum, where she has collaborated on modernizing the museum’s historical aviation section by investigating the topic of aerial photography. She has been offered research grants from the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and the Käte Hamburger Kolleg: Cultures of Research at RWTH Aachen University.

  • Bird’s-Eye Views of the Venetian Lagoon: Mapping Animal-Human-Technology Interactions
Nora Heyne

Dr. Nora Heyne has been a research associate and lecturer at the Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg since 2018. She previously worked at the University of Koblenz-Landau, the Technical University of Dortmund and the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories in Bamberg. Previously, she completed her doctorate on video-based analyses of reading instruction in primary school. Her current work focuses on studies on precursor skills and factors influencing the development of reading literacy and related skills, such as reading motivation and perspective-taking in text comprehension, as well as measures to promote them in adolescents. Since 2018, in addition to her studies on reading literacy, she has been involved in teaching and teacher training studies.

  • LitSpatz-App: An Offer of Virtual Literary Walks for Primary Students
Olena Morenets

Olena Morenets is a PhD student at the University of Zürich and at the Institute of Philology of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine). She also worked as a teaching assistant at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv for two years. Her research interests cover Late Medieval and Early Modern English Travel Writing, Sensory Environments, Memory Studies, Discourse Studies, and Cognitive Linguistics. She is the author of several publications on manifestations of the olfactory phenomenon in the Italian poetry of the 20th century. She is currently investigating the concept of smell in English Travel Literature (from the Late Middle Ages to the Early Modern Period). She presented her paper The Role of Smell in Early Modern Travel Writing on the example of texts by Thomas Gage and Willam Dampier at the conference EMSE 2023: Early Modern Sensory Encounters, Kellogg College, University of Oxford (2023), and completed a project on smell of the Rialto Fish Market in Venice during her participation in Summer School on Linguistic Landscapes: Using Signs and Symbols to Translate Cities, Venice International University (2023).

  • The Peculiar World of Spatial Smellscapes in Travel History from the late Middle Ages to the late Eighteenth century
Olufemi Adetunji

Olufemi is a Newton International Fellow at School of Humanities and Heritage, University of Lincoln researching ‘Climate Risk and Vulnerability of Cultural Heritage in Nigeria: Mapping and Investigating Nature-based Adaptation Strategies’. His research areas crosscut the fields of sustainability, climate change, heritage conservation and management, and community engagement. As an early career researcher, I have contributed to mainstreaming climate preparedness and adaptation planning across communities in Sub-Saharan Africa and Australia. He is a member of ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) and three International Scientific Committees on disaster risk management, energy and sustainability, and climate action. His expertise includes cultural heritage management, climate change adaptation, disaster risk management, digital heritage, heritage documentation, community participation and education for sustainable development.

  • Mapping the prospects of Nature-based Climate Change Adaptation Strategies (NbS) for restoration of Heritage in Nigeria
Or Aleksandrowicz
  • The death and life of buildings: High-resolution analysis of historical building trends through digitized municipal archives
Oryan Shachar

Oryan Shachar is an architect, a graduate of Bezalel (2002), completed her MA and PhD at the Faculty of Architecture at the Technion (2012). Her doctoral dissertation engages in modern architecture, urban communities, and historical narratives in Hatzor Haglilit. Her Post-Doctoral research about the history of architectural preservation in Israel will soon be published as a book in Hebrew. Oryan was the Publication House Manager of the Avie and Sarah Arenson Built Heritage Research Center in the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion (2018- 2024). She teaches architectural conservation, architectural documentation, and history of worship sites at the faculty of Architecture at the Technion, Haifa, and Western Galilee College.

  • Unveiling Urban Complexity: Exploring Historic Cinema Buildings in Haifa Through Spatial Humanities
Øyvind Eide

Øyvind Eide is a professor in Digital Humanities at the University of Cologne. He holds a PhD in Digital Humanities from King's College London (2013). He was an employee in various positions at The University of Oslo from 1995 to 2013, working on digital humanities and cultural heritage informatics. From 2013 to 2015 he was a Lecturer and research associate at The University of Passau. He was the chair of The European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) from 2016–19 and also actively engaged in several other international organisations including ICOM's International Committee for Documentation (CIDOC). His research interests are focused on transformative digital intermedia studies as a tool for critical engagement with media differences, especially the relationships between texts and maps as media of communication. He is also engaged in theoretical studies of modelling in the humanities as well as beyond.

  • There are no unknown places
  • Historical Roofs as a Resource: Towards an automated roof cadastre for Lower Saxony’s heritage
Paul van de Laar

Paul van de Laar (1959) holds a chair in cities as a portal of globalization and urban history and is head of the History department, Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication. His research focuses on comparative port city history and migration history. Together with his colleague Peter Scholten he published a book on Rotterdam’s superdiversity titled: The Real Rotterdammer Is From Elsewhere: Rotterdam Migration City 1600-2022. As core-member of PortCity Futures he is now involved in port city transitions: Gattopardian Transitions: Misleading Narratives in Port City Futures.

  • The lure of the waterfront. Mapping economic inequality in Rotterdam from the sixteenth until the nineteenth century
Peter Kuntner

Peter Kuntner is a technician at the Department of Educational Research at the University of Bamberg, Germany. As a full-stack developer he builds both the front end and the back end of the app.

  • LitSpatz-App: An Offer of Virtual Literary Walks for Primary Students
Rana Tootoonchi

PhD Candidate in Digital Technologies in Heritage Conservation, Institute of Archaeology, Heritage Conservation and Art History, Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg, Germany

  • The Role of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Participatory Conservation of Heritage Areas
Richard Lemoine Rodriguez
  • Geolingual Studies as a new research direction: Combining approaches from linguistics, remote sensing, and digital humanities to assess the complex interrelation of physical and social spaces
Rita Gudermann

Since January 2020, Rita Gudermann is head of the institute-funded project to improve the digital infrastructure of the scientific collections of the IRS. She studied history, German language and literature and biology at the Free University of Berlin, where she earned her doctorate in 1998 at the Department of Economic and Social History of the Faculty of Economic Sciences on the topic of 19th century agricultural land improvement in Brandenburg and Westphalia. She then worked for many years as a research assistant at the economic history institutes of the Free University of Berlin and the Humboldt University of Berlin. Her main areas of expertise are agricultural and environmental history and media economics of the 19th and 20th centuries. She also has many years of professional experience as an IT consultant in the field of DAM and ERP systems.

  • Deep, Thick oder Fuzzy Mapping of the Spree in the 19. and 20. Century - Approaches to the Digital Environmental History of a River
Rombert Stapel

Rombert Stapel is senior researcher at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam, Netherlands. His work encompasses the medieval historiography of the military orders, socioeconomic history and population geography of the medieval and early-modern Low Countries, and digital humanities – with a special focus on geohumanities and the application of historical GIS.

  • The HisGIS 1832 Project. Digitising, Vectorising, and Modelling the Napoleonic Cadastral Maps and Tables for the Netherlands (and Beyond?)
Rosie Wood

Research Data Scientist/ Software Engineer at the Alan Turing Institute.
Lead developer for MapReader.

  • MapReader Workshop: Using Machine Learning to Analyze Large Collections of Digitized Maps
Ross Purves
  • Approaching landscape through language
Ruilin Chen

A PhD. candidate in Peking University, International Scholar in KU Leuven. My research interest is the national gazetteers from the Sui to Song dynasties.

  • Administrative Dimensions of National Gazetteers (3rd-12th Century): A Comparative Perspective of Medieval China and the Roman Empire
Sam Hege

Sam Hege is a postdoctoral associate in the Program in Agrarian Studies at Yale University. He received his Ph.D. and MA in History from Rutgers University-New Brunswick and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research broadly examines the entangled histories of the environmental justice movement, the politics of water, and the rise of industrial agriculture in the U.S. West. His current book project, “The Winds of Money”: Race, Work, and Water in the Texas Panhandle, 1900-1980, argues that the privatization of groundwater and the creation of precarious labor markets fundamentally interlinked the U.S. Sunbelt political economy and the American diet during the mid-20th century.

  • Counter Mapping the Aquifer
Sander Molenaar

Sander Molenaar is a postdoctoral researcher in the project ‘The Lives and Afterlives of Imperial Material Infrastructure in Southeastern China’, which is part of a large-scale collaborative project on the social and regional histories of material infrastructures (roads, bridges, city walls (1000-1800) under the supervision of prof. Hilde De Weerdt.
He studied Languages and Cultures of China, as well as European Expansion and Globalization History, at Leiden University, where he wrote a thesis on the collective memory of Ming eunuch Zheng He (1371-1435). His subsequent PhD research at Warwick University was concerned with the impact of coastal violence on state-society relations during the mid-Ming period (ca. 1450-1600).
Sander is interested in the digital exploration of local gazetteers from the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, especially in relation to the impact of the maritime world on coastal societies.

  • An End-to-End Open-Source Methodology For Spatial Humanities: From Textual Annotation to Spatial Analysis of Infrastructure in Late Imperial China
Sébastien Caquard

I am a professor in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment at Concordia University (Montréal Tiohtià:ke). My research lies at the intersection of Cartography and Oral History. I am a mapmaker interested in mapping stories to better understand the complex relationships that exist between places, narratives, memories and maps. As the founder and director of the Geomedia Lab (, I have led the development of Atlascine (, an open source mapping application dedicated to map collections of stories in depth and to reflect on cartographic processes and practices. Atlascine has been used to produce several online atlases, including The Atlas of Rwandan Life Stories. Between 2020 and 2023, I also had the chance to be the lead co-director of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University (COHDS) (

  • Enacting Cartographic Theory Towards an Ethics and Practice of Mapping Stories: The Atlascine Project
Selin Sur

Selin Sur is a conservation architect and scholar, holding a Bachelor's Degree from the Architecture Department at Yildiz Technical University (2011) and a Master's Degree from the Graduate Program of Restoration at Istanbul Technical University (2015). With a rich professional background, she has undertaken pivotal roles as a conservation architect and project coordinator, contributing significantly to diverse restoration and conservation projects.

Currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Middle East Technical University, Selin Sur's research is centered on preserving the Medieval (Byzantine) cultural heritage of Trabzon. Her academic interests extend to Byzantine art and architecture, urban archaeology, digital heritage, and geographic information systems (GIS).

  • Mapping Medieval Trebizond (Trabzon) as an Urban Archaeology Practice
Seraphim (Serafeim) Alvanides
  • Applying Digital Humanities Methods to Historic Maps: An Investigation of the Transformation of Cologne in the Aftermath of the Second World War
Sinai Rusinek

Sinai Rusinek is a consultant, project lead, and entrepreneur of various Digital Humanities projects, currently mainly active in Elijah Lab, Haifa University, and OMILab, the Open University. Among recent projects that she has initiated, led, or participated in are an OCR improvement pipeline towards Computational Analysis of Historical Hebrew Newspapers, including a recent paper on leveraging vector similarity for place name retrieval from the corpus; training Named Recognition Model for Yiddish in the New Languages for NLP Princeton institute, and data modeling and handwritten Yiddish text recognition at the DYBBUK ERC funded project. She also took part in three successful applications for DH projects which are currently active: an ISF granted project on Hasidic stories, two MOST supported projects - MEHDIE: Middle Eastern Historical Data Integration Endeavor, and a project on computational stylistics of a Modern Hebrew literary corpus, as well as a DSRC granted research on an AI-based pipeline for processing archival material.

  • MEHDIE - Data Integration Tools for Spatial Humanities in the Middle East
Somayeh Fadaei Nezhad Bahramjerdi

Dr. Somayeh Fadaei Nezhad Bahramjerdi (Corresponding Author)
Country: Iran

Position/Title: Associate Professor, Conservation of Architectural & Urban Heritage Department, College of Fine Arts, University of Tehran.
Vice-Chancellor of Education and Graduate Studies of College of Fine Arts, University of Tehran.
Short Resume:
Somayeh Fadaei Nezhad Bahramjerdi is a member of National Committee for Documentation and Conservation of Building, Sites and Neighborhoods of the Modern Movement (DOCOMOMO- Iran) and National Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage (TICCIH- Iran) and ICOMOS in Iran.
She is director of numerous projects in the field of architectural and urban heritage conservation at the national and international levels. The most recent of these is the “Capacity Building in Sustainability for Architectural Heritage- SAH” under EU Erasmus plus action 2 capacity building program with Italy, Germany, Greece, Russia and Armenia, and the project entitled “Tehran Industrial Heritage Conservation Plan” which carried out for Municipality of Tehran.

  • The Role of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Participatory Conservation of Heritage Areas
Stefan Eichert
  • A Geospatial Approach to Modelling Social, Religious and Political Shifts in History
Stephen Gadd
  • EMEW: Building a Gazetteer of Early Modern England & Wales
Stig Roar Svenningsen

Dr. Stig Roar Svenningsen holds an MSSc degree in history and Geography and a PhD in geography from Roskilde University. Currently, he is a senior researcher at the Special Collections at the Royal Danish Library. He is responsible for the collections of maps and aerial photographs at the Royal Danish Library. His current research focuses on 19th century topographic maps as data sources in landscape research and the history of cartography in relation to the Cold War.

  • Towards a spatial history of Cold War operational planning
Stuart Dunn

Stuart Dunn is Professor of Spatial Humanities at King's College London. He is a specialist in Humanities GIS and author of numerous works on the subject, including "A History of Place in the Digital Age" (Routledge 2019). He is interested in modelling how people, location and place interact, and how those interactions are expressed digitally, for example through the application of GIS to historical placenames and non-extant hierarchical and administrative systems. He is also interested in the theory of abstract spatial semantics and historical gazetteers. Stuart currently works on projects in digital folklore and storytelling, Critical GIS, cultural heritage, and the archaeology of mobility. He works on computational approaches to art history (leading the Ancient Itineraries project), funded by the Getty Foundation), and has interests in digital folklore. Recently he has become interested in the presence and representation of death and funeral rituals in the landscape. Stuart was Head of KCL's Department of Digital Humanities between 2019 and 2023.

  • London's Strand: From Pedestrianisation to Humanisation
Subhojit Shaw

I’m Ph.D. research scholar at the Department of Population and Development , International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, India. My area of interest is environment and population, child health, spatial modeling, and ageing.

  • Is ecosystem resilience acting as a protection against high-temperature-induced child mortality in India?
Sunkyu Lee

Sunkyu Lee is a social and cultural historian of early modern China and East Asia, working as a postdoctoral researcher on the project ‘Regionalizing Infrastructures in Chinese History’ at KU Leuven. She received Ph.D. in History (2021) from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Her dissertation, “The Cartographic Construction of Borders in Ming China, 1368-1644,” investigates the role of maps in facilitating a new vision of frontier spaces that were demarcated by clear boundaries between Ming and the outside world. Comparing two geographically different frontier spaces—northern steppe and southern maritime frontiers, her research elucidates how the cartographic transformation was closely intertwined with political and intellectual endeavors to create new territorial and cultural identities in the age of increasing transregional contacts.
Her current research project, titled 'Steppe, Forest, and River: Wall Histories in East Asia between the fifteenth- and seventeenth- centuries' investigates how wall-building emerged as a dominant strategy across multiple, geographically disparate frontiers of early modern East Asia. Applying digital technologies to historical texts and maps, her project aims to visualize cross-regional patterns of boundary-making practices, with emphasis on how local ecology and technological knowledge have interacted with material outcomes.

  • An End-to-End Open-Source Methodology For Spatial Humanities: From Textual Annotation to Spatial Analysis of Infrastructure in Late Imperial China
Susanna Newbury

Susanna Phillips Newbury (she/her) is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She completed her undergraduate degree at Oberlin College, and her Ph.D. at Yale University. Her research and teaching interests focus on the social history of twentieth and twenty-first century art, histories of photography and architecture, urban studies, and economic geography. Her first book, The Speculative City was published in 2021 by the University of Minnesota Press.

  • Over the Horizon
Taylor Zaneri

Taylor Zaneri is a postdoctoral researcher at the International Institute for Social History.

  • An End-to-End Open-Source Methodology For Spatial Humanities: From Textual Annotation to Spatial Analysis of Infrastructure in Late Imperial China
Tiago Braga

Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of Brasília, Master's degree in Technological Education from the Federal Center for Technological Education of Minas Gerais, and Bachelor's degree in Information Systems from the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais. Currently, he is the director of the Brazilian Institute of Information in Science and Technology, where he also serves as the leader of the Information and Society Laboratory (Insumo) and as a professor in the Postgraduate Program in Information Science (PPGCI/IBICT/UFRJ). He is a guest member of the Technical Management Committee of the Global LCA Data Access Network, an initiative led by the United Nations Environment Programme, and serves on the editorial committee of the Library Trends journal at Johns Hopkins University Press. He is engaged in national and international research in the field of information science.

  • Visão: a Brazilian proposal to foster open spatial data use
Tobias Hodel

Tobias Hodel is assistant professor of digital humanities at the University of Bern. He combines machine learning approaches with questions of the humanities.

  • Representing the dynamics of premodern real estate transactions in space and time. Challenges using the Historical Land Register of Basel
Tomasz Panecki
  • Mapping the cultural borderland. Artistic network of the Basilian order in Eighteenth-Century Poland-Lithuania
Tomer Sagi

Assistant professor at Aalborg University, the department of computer science. Researches AI-assisted data integration in collaboration with domain experts in a variety of domains: oceanography, medicine, art, history, and geography. Research focus is on creating practical tools for researchers to work with large-scale connected data using a variety of technologies.

  • MEHDIE - Data Integration Tools for Spatial Humanities in the Middle East
yaron silverstein

As a senior lecturer at Hamada Academy, Dr. Yaron Silverstein specializes in research within Sage literature and contemporary Zionist-religious halacha. His forthcoming book, focusing on the State of Israel in Rabbi Shlomo Goren's halachic thought, is slated for publication in 2022 on the recommendation of Magnes. Over the past two years, he has notably released scholarly digital editions of the Rosh Hashanah and Sukkah tractates from the Jerusalem Talmud.

  • Geographical-Talmudic Orientation: Integration of a Digital Map in a Scholarly-Digital Edition for tractate Yerushalmi Rosh Hashanah.
Yasmin Loeper
  • Historical Roofs as a Resource: Towards an automated roof cadastre for Lower Saxony’s heritage
Yew-Foong HUI

Yew-Foong HUI is an anthropologist and Professor at Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Hong Kong. In 2008-2009 and 2011-2015, he led the heritage documentation of two major Chinese cemeteries in Singapore. He has conducted field research among Chinese communities in different parts of Southeast Asia, and his research interests include Chinese diasporic heritage, digital heritage, and cemetery studies, among others.

  • Mapping and Spatially Analysing the Heritage Inventory of a Historical Cemetery Complex in Singapore
Zeynep Zengin

She was born in 1986 in Istanbul. In 2009, she graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Turkish Language and Literature with a bachelor’s degree. In 2013, she completed her master's degree with her thesis titled Refik Halid Karay as a Storyteller, and in 2020, she completed her doctorate with her thesis titled Istanbul as a novel setting in the Westernization Process. Her writings were published in various literary journals and books. She took part in the project of digitising Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar's documents at the Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar Literature Research and Application Centre, which was established under Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. She works as a Assistant Professor at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Turkish Language and Literature and gives lectures on novel, story and city-culture. In 2022, she completed her scientidic research project titled Istanbul in Early Republican Era Turkish Novels.

  • The Emotional Map of Orhan Pamuk's The Black Book