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Dr. Charles Travis

Visiting Research Fellow (History)

 


Dr. Charles Travis was conferred a PhD in Geography from Trinity College Dublin in 2006. He is currently a Research Fellow with Trinity Center for Environmental Humanities in the School of Histories and Humanities and Assistant Professor of Geography & GIS at the University of Texas, Arlington. He was awarded an MA in Geography & Planning (University of Toledo, 1999), an MA in Mass Communication (Bowling Green State University, 1991) and a BA in Psychology (University of Toledo, 1989). He was the recipient of a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Digital Humanities (TCD, 2008-2010) a Broad Curriculum Scholarship (TCD, 2005-2006) and an MA Tuitionship in Geography (Toledo, 1997-1998).
 STEAM (STEM+Arts)
 Faculty Fellowship on Sustainability in the Curriculum
 "From Cure to Care: Advancing Human Well-being through Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences" Humanities GIS: Deep Mapping Health, the Human Condition and Climate Change in the American Southwest and Sub-Saharan Africa
 NorFish (Environmental History of the North Atlantic, 1400-1700)
 European Observatory of the New Human Condition

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Details Date From Date To
Association of American Geographers 1997 Present
American Conference of Irish Studies 2012 Present
Charles Travis, Routledge Handbook of the Digital Environmental Humanities, Routledge, 2021, Book, APPROVED
Imaging the Apocalypse with Hanna Arendt: Apocrypha and Revelations from a 'Brave New World' to the 'Cloud-Atlas' in, editor(s)Earl Harper , Imagining the Apocalypse in the Anthropocene: Politics at The End of Things., Routledge, 2021, [Charles Travis], Book Chapter, ACCEPTED
Charles Travis, Deep American Wests, 1840-2017: Literature, Sense of Place and Rootlessness Beyond the 98th Meridian. , Indianapolis, Indiana University Press, 2020, Book, ACCEPTED
Charles Travis, Francis Ludlow, Ferenc Gyuris, Historical Geography, GIScience and Textual Analysis: Landscapes of Time and Place, New York, Springer International Publising, 2020, 1 - 272pp, Notes: [This book illustrates how literature, history and geographical analysis complement and enrich each other's disciplinary endeavors. The Hun-Lenox Globe, constructed in 1510, contains the Latin phrase 'Hic sunt dracones' ('Here be dragons'), warning sailors of the dangers of drifting into uncharted waters. Nearly half a millennium earlier, the practice of 'earth-writing' (geographia) emerged from the cloisters of the great library of Alexandria, as a discipline blending the twin pursuits of Strabo's poetic impression of places, and Herodotus' chronicles of events and cultures. Eratosthenes, a librarian at Alexandria, and the mathematician Ptolemy employed geometry as another language with which to pursue 'earth-writing'. From this ancient, East Mediterranean fount, the streams of literary perception, historical record and geographical analysis (phenomenological and Euclidean) found confluence. The aim of this collection is to recover such means and seek the fount of such rich waters, by exploring relations between historical geography, geographic information science (GIS) / geoscience, and textual analysis. The book discusses and illustrates current case studies, trends and discourses in European, American and Asian spheres, where historical geography is practiced in concert with human and physical applications of GIS (and the broader geosciences) and the analysis of text - broadly conceived as archival, literary, historical, cultural, climatic, scientific, digital, cinematic and media. ], Book, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Digital GeoHumanities in, editor(s)Audrey Kobayashi , International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, 2e, Elsevier, 2020, [Charles Travis ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI
Ghost Cathedral of the Blackland Prairie: Waxahachie, Texas, Places in the Heart and the Superconducting Super Collider in, editor(s)Charles Travis, Francis Ludlow, Ferenc Gyuris , Historical Geography, GIScience and Text: Mapping Landscapes of Time and Place, Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2020, [Charles Travis, Javier Reyes], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI
Introduction: Historical Geography, GIScience and Textual Analysis in, editor(s)Charles Travis, Francis Ludlow, Ferenc Gyuris , Historical Geography, GIScience and Text: Mapping Landscapes of Time and Place, Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2020, [Charles Travis], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI
Mapping the Irish Rath (Ringfort): Landscape Settlement Patterns in the Early Medieval Period in, editor(s)Charles Travis, Francis Ludlow, Ferenc Gyuris , Historical Geography, GIScience and Textual Analysis: Landscapes of Time and Place, New York, Springer International Publising, 2020, [Robert Legg, Francis Ludlow, Charles Travis], Notes: [The landscape motif of the Irish rath, or ringfort, is closely associated with early medieval settlement in Ireland (400-1100 AD). Ringforts were circular or near-circular enclosures, typically constructed by digging a surrounding ditch, the material from which would be used to construct an adjacent earthen bank. The majority of ringfort sites feature a single ditch and bank (known as a univallate site), but double or triple banked sites are also known, and are described as bivallate and trivallate, respectively. Variations in ringfort morphology and in the physical geographical characteristics of their site location provides a valuable field record that is indicative of the diversity of socioeconomic roles played by these sites and of the status of individuals and clans responsible for their construction and occupation. Ringfort locations generally represented the habitation centre of the farmstead, comprising one or more dwellings. Petal-shaped fields would surround the site. This chapter discusses a geographical information science (GIScience) and geostatistical study of ringfort locations in the Irish Midlands, utilizing data sourced from the Irish Government's Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government archaeological site spatial database. This study also draws on archaeological and historical database records and fieldwork analysis in order to consider the relations between physical environmental context and ringfort settlement patterns.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI
"A brother Orangeman the world over": Migration and the Geography of the Orange Order in the United States in, editor(s)Charles Travis, Francis Ludlow, Ferenc Gyuris , Historical Geography, GIScience and Text: Mapping Landscapes of Time and Place, Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2020, [Cory Well, Charles Travis], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI
Charles Travis, 'Inventing the Grand Banks: A Deep Chart Digital Timeline Map', NorFish, Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities, 2020, - 15, Notes: [https://oceanspast.org/videos/norfish/index.html], Digital research resource production, PUBLISHED  URL
  

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Charles Travis, Digital Humanities and GIS, First Year Seminar , University of Texas, Arlington, 1 October, 2019, College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas Arlington, 1 - 8pp, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED

  

Award Date
Master's Level Student Paper Award: Literature, Identity and Sense of Place in 1930s 'Free-State' Ireland, Association of American Geographers, Cultural Geography Specialty Group 2002
The digital and environmental humanities, the development of Humanities Geographical Information Systems (GIS) methodologies and applications, and the literary, historical, cultural and environmental geographies of early twentieth century Ireland.