Mapping the Humanities with Mashups

A “mashup” is a techno-colloquial term for an application or website that combines and re-purposes data from multiple existing sources. Their uses in education are wide ranging: map mashups, for example, combine spatial data and in-depth textual and graphical annotations of places or features. The result is a multi-layered, multi-representational map. At their best, mashups allow students to engage with their material in new ways not only by providing geographical clarity but also by enabling new analysis of the resultant cultural contexts. This workshop will give an overview of mapping mashups and provide some examples of mashups in curricular settings. Offered twice yearly. Offered in association with Curricular and Research Computing.