June 7, 4:00 p.m.: Mapping Paris | Mapping Shanghai
Thursday June 7, 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
at the Stanford Humanities Center
Jean-Luc Pinol, a visiting historian from University of Lyon, will present his current work on an electronic atlas of Paris. Pinol makes extensive use of GIS, employing rare materials gathered from archives and urban planning institutions in his atlas project. He will discuss the effects of war and housing developments on the production of the atlas.
Christian Henriot, Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center, will discuss his approach to Shanghai urban history and how he is using a specially developed web platform to present his work.
Comment (ce): here is the link to the China Historical Geographic Information System, a database of populated places and historical administrative units for the period of Chinese history between 222 BCE and 1911 CE.