How can digital maps and 3D models help us to understand the past? What are the theories that inform the use, methods, and impact of 3D technologies, and what are the implications for scholarship?
In this course, students will explore the use of digital methodologies for the spatial modeling of historical places and events. Critical issues pertaining to the reconstruction of the past will be covered, as well as technical skills in digital mapping and modeling with tools such as Google Earth, SketchUp, ArcGIS, and CityEngine. Students will gain knowledge in the theory and practicum of digital humanities as well as an understanding of spatial approaches to historical material.