Spatial Humanities Working Group @ UNM


University of New Mexico

We provide an informal setting for students and faculty from different disciplines to meet to discuss theoretical, conceptual, and methodological questions regarding space and human societies.


We provide an interdisciplinary space for research feedback, for both students and faculty. Whether conceptualizing a new spatial project or polishing an existing article, our works-in-progress meetings flow naturally from our participants’ interests and provide perspectives from our diverse disciplinary trainings. Works-in-progress also include syllabi!


By bringing together faculty from several different departments, we are much better able to recognize our mutual areas of overlap (whether geographical, theoretical, methodological, etc.) We use our meetings not only to critique and comment on each others' work, but to build collaborations between participants that will push spatial research in new directions.


We deliberately bridge the gap between qualitative approaches to space predominant in the humanities with more technical approaches at the core of GIScience.