Historical Geographies on the Web (2)

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Historical Geography Specialty Group, Digital Geographies Specialty Group, Latin America Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM
Room: Studio 7, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Andrew Sluyter, Kirsten Greer
Chairs: Kirsten Greer


This session provides a forum for historical geographers engaged in presenting their research on the World Wide Web. Technological changes over the past decade have increasingly facilitated the publication and integration of interactive Web maps, text, photographs, audio, and video files on the WWW. University presses are experimenting with such digital alternatives to the academic monograph. The Journal of Historical Geography now publishes Web maps in its articles. And a growing number of historical geographers is experimenting with serving interactive projects through Web browsers. The presenters will discuss not only substantive aspects of their particular projects but also broader epistemological, methodological, technical, institutional, funding, career, service, access, and pedagogical issues.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Meghan Cope*, University of Vermont, “A Desirable Child”: Tracing the Construction of the ‘Ideal’ Child through Orphanage Records using StoryMaps and Timelines 20 10:00 AM
Presenter Kirsten Greer*, Nipissing University, Megan Prescott, Nipissing University, Reconfiguring the “Region” Using Qualitative Geographic Information Systems (QGIS) 20 10:20 AM
Presenter Estelle Sohier*, University of Geneva, Using GIS to study and share photographic heritage. The photographic voyage of F. Boissonnas and V. Bérard, following the tracks of Ulysses around the Mediterranean (1900'-1930') 20 10:40 AM
Presenter Joseph Powell*, The University of the West Indies Press, Beyond the Book: Publishing Scholarly Content in the Caribbean 20 11:00 AM
Discussant Andrew Sluyter Louisiana State University 20 11:20 AM

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