Cresswell, T. and Dixon, D. P. (2017) GeoHumanities. In: Richardson, D., Castree, N., Goodchild, M. F., Kobayashi, A., Liu, W. and Marston, R. A. (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. John Wiley & Sons, pp. 1-9. ISBN 9781118786352 (doi: 10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg1169)

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The recent emergence of geohumanities signals a cross-disciplinary and a transdisciplinary engagement with themes of space and place. As a loosely structured field of inquiry, geohumanities combines a long-standing humanities interest in the Earth, dating back to the Renaissance, with much more recent developments in the digital humanities and creative uses of geographic information science (GIScience). This entry explores these varying genealogies of the geohumanities and points toward future prospects for the new field.

Item Type:Book Sections (Encyclopaedia entry)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dixon, Professor Deborah
Authors: Cresswell, T., and Dixon, D. P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons
Published Online:06 March 2017

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