The Past's Digital Presence, February 19-20, 2010


09 - Mapping History: "Layers of the Past: GIS, Social Process, and Contingency in Historical Mapping"

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Scholars have increasingly called for new tools that would enable them to organize the large digital collections that are increasingly available online. In a previous era of massive documentary publishing, historians at the Carnegie Institution and elsewhere found that the Atlas of Historical Geography of the United States provided a helpful addition to the large collections of suddenly accessible documentary records. This paper takes its cue from those efforts to suggest that an online atlas would be a useful complement the recent large-scale digitization of historical documents.

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