Participating Departments, Schools, and Institutes

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Historical GIS
at UNC-Chapel Hill

Events lineup for Spring Semester 2014

HGIS Carolina presents a student showcase event on April 3, 2014. See the events page for details and a flier.

News and Info

The Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative is now offering a number of opportunities relevant to historical GIS practitioners.

We now have posted some student output from courses listed on our teaching page. Instructors, if you have student work you'd like posted, please send it to

Peer-reviewed HGIS resources

The 2011 special issue of International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research on historical GIS work, edited by HGIS Carolina members Rebecca Dobbs and Mary Ruvane, has been acquired (in hardcopy) by UNC and lives at Davis Library. See the catalog entry for info.

Davis Library has now acquired electronic access to International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing. This journal is a major outlet for HGIS work, along with many other aspects of digital humanities. It incorporates the older History and Computing.

Other HGIS work can be found in additional special issues and scattered through other journals. See this bibliography for a good if not complete list.

HGIS Carolina: what we are

HGIS Carolina is an transdisciplinary, campus-wide working group and community of interest for anyone at UNC-Chapel Hill practicing, studying, or interested in the use of GIS to research, model, analyze, or visualize the past. What the group ultimately becomes will depend on the interests and energies of the members, but the founders' vision includes

Member Projects

Here we link to short descriptions of members' projects, with a graphic or two and further links to full project pages. To be included, send us a blurb and images, to