This article describes the construction of a historical GIS (HGIS) of the Armenian genocide and its application to study how the genocide unfolded spatially and temporally using stage models proposed by Gregory Stanton. The Kazarian manuscript provided a daily record of events related to the genocide during 1914-1923 and served as a primary source. Models outlining and describing the stages of genocide provide a structured and vetted approach to studying the spatial and temporal aspects of the genocidal process, especially genocide by attrition. This article links HGIS to a qualitative, historical source and describes the uncertainties that arise when mapping historical events. While the genocide literature is abundant in areas related to theory and practice, examples of explicitly spatial analyses are lacking. Our contribution aims at filling this gap.
Burleson, Shelley J. and Giordano, Alberto
"Spatiality of the Stages of Genocide: The Armenian Case,"
Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal:
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