Rob Nelson along with Christine Berkowitz from the University of Toronto Scarborough together made a presentation “History Engine 2.0: Researching Locally, Collaborating Globally” at the NITLE Symposium: Inventing the Future in Arlington, Virginia. They outlined future directions for the History Engine, including a revamp of the way the History Engine handles geography that will enable to project to grow beyond US history. The History Engine was also featured prominently in a session from History Engine contributors Kathryn Tomasek, Julian Chambliss, and Lloyd Benson.
This blog follows and maps Elizabeth Goltra journey along the Oregon Trail during the spring and summer of 1853.
“Visualizing Emancipation” has launched! The project maps the end of slavery during the American Civil War using military correspondence, newspapers, and letters and diaries.
Secession: Virginia and the Crisis of Union, 1861 explores a topic of broad interest as the sesquicentennial of the Civil War approaches: How did the decision to secede–and start the bloodiest conflict in US history–come about?
This project investigates how the myriad discourses of migration and globalization have become manifest graphically across social spaces and street graphics in the contemporary American South.
“Hidden Patterns of the Civil War” collects a number of interrelated projects on the sectional crisis, slavery, and emancipation during the Civil War era, with a particular emphasis on the histories of the city of Richmond and the state of Virginia.
“Mining the Dispatch” seeks to explore the dramatic and often traumatic changes in the social and political life of Civil War Richmond, using as its evidence nearly the full run of the Richmond Daily Dispatch from November 1860 to April 1865.
“Redlining Richmond” presents maps and lists of all of the assessment data collected for Richmond, Virginia, and explores how race and racism shaped the HOLC’s assessments of the city’s neighborhoods and the residential security map it produced for Virginia’s capital.