Zephyr Frank on HGIS

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On Tuesday, February 19, 2013, Zephyr Frank gave a public talk, “Layers, Flows, Intersections: Historical GIS for 19th-century Rio de Janeiro,” to an audience at UNC and King’s College London (KCL). The event was streamed and recorded via Microsoft Lync.

If you missed it, you can check out his PowerPoint presentation or watch the video of the entire event:

This videoconference seminar is part of a broader planned cooperation between the DIL at UNC and the Department of Digital Humanities at KCL. Zephyr’s visit was sponsored by the Triangle Digital Humanities Network (TDHN), a DH coordination effort between the National Humanities Center, Duke, NCSU, and UNC.


Zephyr Frank is Associate Professor of Latin American history at Stanford University, where he has taught since 2000.  His research interests include quantitative methods for social and economic history, the application of GIS techniques in historical analysis, and the study of literature in relation to social and cultural history.  His research has appeared in the pages of the Journal of Economic History, Comparative Studies in Society and History, the Journal of Social History, and the Journal of Latin American Geography, among other venues.  He is a founding member of the Spatial History Project and the current director of the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA) at Stanford University.