A digital project by Bill Rankin visualizes the spread of slavery in the United States in maps. Rankin uses dots, black space (to render county/state lines nearly invisible), and color gradations to mark the changing population of slave and free.
Vincent Brown (Harvard University) unveils a new resource for studying slavery and slave revolt in Jamaica: via Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-1761: This animated thematic map narrates the spatial history of the greatest slave insurrection in the eighteenth century British Empire. To teachers and researchers, the presentation offers a carefully curated archive of key documentary … Continue reading DIGITAL: New Resource – “Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-1761: A Cartographic Narrative”
Call for Papers: Newberry Library Symposium, June 20-21, 2013, Chicago, IL “Pictures from an Expedition: Aesthetics of 19th-century Cartographic Exploration in the Americas” We seek historians, art historians, geographers, and scholars of visual culture for a symposium to be held in Chicago at the Newberry Library on June 20-21, 2013. The symposium will consider the … Continue reading CFP: “Pictures from an Expedition: Aesthetics of 19th-century Cartographic Exploration in the Americas” (Newberry Library)