Over the past decade, historical GIS has emerged as a promising new methodology for studying history. In this companion to Past Time, Past Place , editor Anne Kelly Kwles presents a collection of case studies that illustrate how GIS techlogy can help reorganize and reevaluate historical data. Complete with a digital supplement, edited by Amy Hillier, Placing History is the perfect tool for engaging a classroom of young historians by demonstrating how GIS can be used to awaken the past. Placing History includes a digital supplement CD containing ArcExplorer - Java Edition for Education software, map layers, PowerPoint presentations, informational videos, and tes. The CD can be used as an instructor resource for classroom instruction.
Anne Kelly Knowles is a historical geographer who teaches at Middlebury College. She has edited volumes of essays on historical GIS, including Past Time, Past Place: GIS for History (ESRI Press, 2002). Amy Hillier teaches courses on the application of GIS in city planning, urban studies, and social work at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. Hillier has published articles in Journal of Housing, Journal of Urban History, Journal of Planning History, and Pennsylvania History.