Cecilia Smith

(she/her)

GIS and Maps Librarian

Cecilia Smith

Cecilia directs the University of Chicago’s Map Collection and the GIS Hub, offers workshops on geospatial data, and is the subject specialist for Geography. She supports geospatial research and teaching by providing:

  • GIS research consultations
  • Research instruction to classes and groups
  • Geospatial and cartographic reference



Publications

Smith, C. Map Trade in Southeast Asia. History of Cartography: Cartography in the Nineteenth Century. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Forthcoming.

Smith, C. Exploration and Mapping. History of Cartography: Cartography in the Nineteenth Century. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Forthcoming.

Smith, C. Ethics and Best Practices for Mapping Archaeological SitesAdvances in Archaeological Practice 8, no. 2 (2020): 162-173.

Castro, F., Bendig, C., Gauthier-Bérubé, M.,Borrero, R., Budsberg, N., Dostal, C., Monteiro, A., Smith, C., Torres, R. Recording, Publishing, and Reconstructing Wooden Shipwrecks. Journal of Maritime Archaeology (2018) 13(1).

Smith, C. and Cochrane, E.E. 2011. Is Visibility Important for Defence?: A GIS Analysis of Sites in the Western Fijian Islands. Archaeology in Oceania 46 (2011) 76-84.

Service

Cecilia is a member of the BTAA Geospatial Data Task Force, serving on the Steering Committee and as Chair of the Communication Committee. She is also co-convener the ACRL Digital Scholarship Section's Numeric and Geospatial Data Services Discussion Group. Cecilia manages the Mapping UChicago Project and supports the US Covid Atlas as a member of the Coalition Design & Communications Team.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Anthropology
University of Illinois at Chicago | Chicago, IL

Master of Arts, Anthropology
University of Illinois at Chicago | Chicago, IL

Master of Science, GIS & Spatial Analysis in Archaeology
University College London | London, UK

Bachelor of Arts, Archaeology
Boston University | Boston, MA