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Implementation of geographical information system technology in historical research

Grant number: 13/05444-4
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: August 01, 2013 - July 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - Modern and Contemporary History
Principal Investigator:Luis Antonio Coelho Ferla
Grantee:Luis Antonio Coelho Ferla
Home Institution: Escola de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (EFLCH). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Guarulhos. Guarulhos , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:Fábio Alexandre dos Santos ; Fernando Atique ; Janes Jorge ; Maria João Ferreira dos Santos


In the scope of the extraordinary developments of information technology, the so-called Geographical Information Systems (GIS) have had their application more and more disseminated and diversified. Their technological identity regards their capacity to incorporate spatial dimension into analyses where it is the key element. However, their application in historical researches is still too incipient, not only regarding what happens in other fields of knowledge, but also in contrast with the systematic importance of issues related to space in studies of the past. As regards the Universidade Federal de São Paulo, along with the Arquivo Público do Estado de São Paulo, a group of researches has been after the study of the possibilities of using this technology in History. (AU)

Articles published in Pesquisa FAPESP Magazine about the research grant:
Between Concrete Walls 
Entre paredes de hormigón