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Mapping the African Diaspora
This course guide is meant to help you explore the recent African diaspora in the United States. We will have two workshops in the library:
The first workshop is devoted to exploring and assessing the data available in the American Community Survey.
The second workshop will focus on using these datasets to create thematic maps using CartoDB.
Interested in learning more about how historians are using and creating maps in their research? Browse through some of these examples and updates:
Toward Spatial Humanities by
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Publication Date: 2014
The application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to issues in history is among the most exciting developments in both digital and spatial humanities. Describing a wide variety of applications, the essays in this volume highlight the methodological and substantive implications of a spatial approach to history. They illustrate how the use of GIS is changing our understanding of the geographies of the past and has become the basis for new ways to study history.
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