|M 25 Jan||No classes|
|W 27 Jan||Intro, Course site, Exploring the concepts: Humanities GIS, Spatial Narratives, Sample Spatial Humanities projects
|M 1 Feb||Theory 1 The Spatial Turn and Arab publishing – Travis, Tally, McCarty, The Arab Book Market (Frankfurt), The Arab Book Market (Abu Dhabi)
|W 3 Feb||Design of draft questionnaire (sample documents 1 2 3 4); Pirate pad.
|M 8 Feb||For class on Monday, (1) do two sample interviews with people you know using the Beirut publishes… project sheet and Draft Questionnaire for Beirut publishes; (2) use Fulcrum to locate 5 sites of print culture in your surroundings. In class, you will learn WordPress (pages, posts, embedding a map) (HK)|
|W 10 Feb||Continue with your data collection, jotting down issues and problems (HK)|
|M 15 Feb||Theory 2 Thick/Deep Mapping and Neogeography – Moretti, Presner et al, Ayers, Warf; revise questionnaire, if needed.
|W 17 Feb||Guest Speaker: Cynthia Myntti “The Neighborhood Initiative“; The AUB Neighborhood Initiative’s Analytic Maps, Theory 3 Aseginolaza, Crang
|M 22 Feb||First round of student conferences
|W 24 Feb||Guest Speaker: Ahmad al-Gharbieh (Architecture & Graphic Design, AUB), Check out his co-authored Mapping Beirut Security|
|M 29 Feb||Orientation to Library materials relevant to the Mapping Beirut Print Culture project. Regular class time, Antoun Ghattas Karam e-classroom, Jafet Library. Please post three relevant articles to the Google Drive folder.|
|W 2 Mar||In-class redesign of database form for interviews and archival work. Please have completed at least three interviews by this class. Have a brief summary of those interviews to hand in to me (name, date of interview and a few interesting details).|
|M 7 Mar||Response paper colloquium: You will be assigned one of the articles we have read so far. Please re-read it carefully and compose about 2-3 pages of response: to the general ideas contained therein, our general class mapping project and to the specific project you will write your paper on.
Assignments: Travis (KK, FT), Presner (SM, NJ), Ayers (RB, NB), Warf (NM, HI, GA), Aseguinolaza (IK), Jockers (MH)
|W 9 Mar||In-class redesign of database form for interviews and archival work (follow up).|
|M 14 Mar||Map making workshop. Please make a CartoDB academy account here. Review their map academy if you have time.|
|W 16 Mar||NO CLASS. Second round of student conferences.Please prepare a small bibliography of the topic you are investigating. I will discuss your response paper with you. Also we will discuss how your interviews can be integrated into the paper/poster.
|M 21 Mar||PENDING Library archives visit. Second round of student conferences thru 30 March. Sign up here. Please prepare a project proposal and literature review for discussion. Bring this with you to your conference.|
|W 23 Mar||Data collection|
|M 28 Mar||Latin Easter Monday|
|W 30 Mar||SQL and Map Building/Querying|
|M 4 Apr||Data collection|
|W 6 Apr||Session on making a digital poster. Download GIMP to your laptop.
|M 11 Apr||Poster content workup.|
|W 13 Apr||Dealing with Maps and Figures. With spreadsheets and onlinecharttool.com|
|M 18 Apr||Final work|
|W 20 Apr||Final work (FAS 150th anniversary schedule)
Poster Session, 22 Apr, 3-415pm – REQUIRED
|M 25 Apr||Poster revision|
|W 27 Apr||From Poster to Paper|
|F 29 Apr||Greek Good Friday|
|M 1 May
Saturday 7 May (Orient Institut Beirut, ‘al-ma3had al-almani,’ Zoqaq al-Blat)
|Greek Easter Monday
11:30am-1:30pm Instructor’s paper on behalf of the course
1:30-3pm poster session/lunch in the garden