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By Charles B. Travis

Preface: summary machine

Part 1: GIS and the electronic humanities

1. Introduction
From Lascaux to the ocean of Tranquility
What is a GIS?
GIS and the electronic humanities

2. towards the spatial turn
A short historical past of Western geographical thought
Post-structuralist perspectives
Deep mapping
GIS and the distance of conjecture

3. Writing time and house with GIS: The conquest and mapping of seventeenth-century eire
Period, position, and GIS
Geovisualizing Irish history
Rebellion and conquest in 3D
Surveying the Cromwellian Settlement
William Petty and the Down Survey
From the ballybetagh to the barony
The Books of Survey and Distribution
Database mapping the Books
Visualizing the webs of history

Part 2: Writers, texts, and mapping

4. GIS and the poetic eye
Mapping Kavanagh
Bakhtinian GIS
Creating a electronic dinnseanchas
Plotting the poetic eye

5. Modeling and visualizing in GIS: The topological impacts of Homer’s Odyssey and Dante’s Inferno on James Joyce’s Ulysses (1922)
Joycean cartographies
Homer and Dante’s topologies
Modeling Ulysses
The topologies of Ulysses
Upper Hell
Middle of Hell (City of Dis)
Lower Hell
Visualizing a “new Inferno in complete sail”

6. Psychogeographical GIS: making a “kaleidoscope built with consciousness,”
Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds (1939)
The novel as city GIS
Spatializing At Swim-Two-Birds
Psychogeographical mapping with GIS
Vico-Bakhtin timespaces
Counter-cartographical GIS

7. Geovisualizing Beckett
Samuel Beckett’s GIStimeline
Geovisual narratology
Dublin-Paris, 1916–30
Beckett’s bottled climates
London, 1933–35
France, 1945–46
Bricolage and biography

Part three. towards a humanities GIS

8. The terrae incognitae of humanities GIS
The misplaced mapmaker
The map theater
The geographer’s technological know-how and the storyteller’s paintings

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WRITING TIME AND SPACE WITH GIS: THE CONQUEST AND MAPPING OF SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY IRELAND 33 From the ballybetagh to the barony Prior to the plantations of Ulster and Munster and Cromwell’s conquest of Ireland, Gaelic territorial, social, and genealogical systems were based on an area measure known in Ulster as the ballybetagh (the three other Irish provinces possessed similar Gaelic denoted territorial arrangements). 6 Speculative ballybetagh boundaries of Ireland. By the author. 3 4 Abstrac t Machine Humanities in GIS possible templates for visualizing the social webs that comprise the fluid nature of tribal historical geographies.

Stamp shows Guernica painting by Pablo Picasso from Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (ca. 1967). 16 Abstrac t Machine Humanities in GIS recognized the significant role that subjective perception played in creating distinct “senses of place” rooted in the phenomenological symbiosis existing between particular regions and cultures. 21 These parallel tracks, which resembled the approaches of Cartesian perspectivalism and the seventeenth-century Dutch mapping impulse, manifested as two distinct schools of geographic practice.

8 Ibid. 9 J. Pickles, A History of Spaces: Cartographic Reason, Mapping and the Geo-Coded World (London and New York: Routledge, 2006), 80. 10 Ibid, 84–85. 11 Ibid. 12 Ibid. , 80. Toward the spatial turn 21 14 R. J. Mayhew, Geography and Literature in Historical Context: Samuel Johnson and Eighteenth-Century English Conceptions of Geography (Oxford: School of Geography, 1997), 7, 43. 15 J. B. Harley, “Deconstructing the Map” Cartographica, 26, no. 2 (1989): 4. 16 Cosgrove, “Maps, Mapping, Modernity,” 37.

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