Workshop: Mapping Rural Lives and Environments in the Atlantic Region

Mapping Rural Lives and Environments in the Atlantic Region: An Atlantic Canada Studies Conference 2022 Digital Humanities Workshop

 Unloading barrels of apples, Falmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, ca. 1929. Canada Science and Technology Museum, Image No.: CN000789.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm ADT

Hosted by Dr. Joshua MacFadyen, Canada Research Chair in Geospatial Humanities,
and the GeoREACH Lab, University of Prince Edward Island

Join us as historians, librarians, and other scholars share new ways to use digital tools to explore rural environmental history in Atlantic Canada.

Digital Vizualization Lab, Harriet Irving Library, UNB Fredericton
Remote option: Zoom

Keynote Sessions:

The Rural Diary Archive
Dr. Cathy Wilson
Redelmeier Professor in Rural History
Department of History, College of Arts, University of Guelph

Topic Modeling and Rural Diaries
Grace Fishbein

Farm Energy Profiles and New Data Visualisation Tools
Dr. Joshua MacFadyen and Dr. Margot Maddison-MacFadyen
GeoREACH Lab, University of Prince Edward Island

Register by Tuesday, 24 May, 2022, at 4:00 pm ADT to attend remotely via Zoom (in-person registration is closed):

This workshop considers new digital humanities (DH), quantitative research, and other approaches to documents such as rural diaries and life writing that in the past have largely received a qualitative focus.

We hope that this small focused workshop at the Atlantic Canada Studies Conference will bring together scholars to learn about these emerging DH methods and to build capacity for new rural, agricultural, and environmental history based on digital collections in the Atlantic region.

Detail from Sackville New Brunswick Grant 1791 and 1808, Mount Allison University Archives, 2004.15/1. Used with permission.