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Workshop on “Historical GIS: Dialogue Between Geographers and Historians”

DATE

22 Mar 2012

VENUE

RRS905, Sir Run Run Shaw Building, Ho Sin Hang Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University

ORGANIZER

Centre for China Urban and Regional Studies (HKBU)

CO-ORGANIZERS

Department of Geography (HKBU)
Department of History (HKBU)
Centre for Geo-computation Studies
David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies (LEWI)

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

This workshop was organized by the Centre for China Urban and Regional Studies (CURS), jointly organized by the Department of Geography (HKBU), the Department of History (HKBU), the Centre for Geo-computation Studies and the David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies (LEWI). It was held at HKBU on 22 March 2012 and targeted those interested in historical GIS. Five speakers are invited to give talks. They included Prof. Zhou Qiming, director of the Centre for Geo-computation Studies, Department of Geography, HKBU; Prof. Lee Kam-keung from Department of History, HKBU; Prof. So Kee-kong Billy from Division of Humanities, HKUST, Dr. Tam Ka Chai from Department of History, HKBU, and Dr. Zhang Peiyao from Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, CUHK. Prof. Adrian Bailey, the Dean of Faculty of Social Science (HKBU), also gave an opening remark at the beginning of the workshop. The five speakers presented and shared their research to more than 40 teaching faculty members and students from the HKBU, HKU and CUHK. In excited discussion between geographers and historians, the audiences found plenty of illumination and a good deal of enlightenment in each study, which makes significant academic exchange in this workshop.

 
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