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Geography colloquium: William Rankin

Friday, October 7, 2016
12:20pm – 1:15pm

Storrs Campus
AUST 434

The Geographies of American Slavery: A Digital Mapping Project

Data is often collected by jurisdiction, but the sharp lines of states, counties, and municipalities rarely align with the geographies we actually care about. The history of American slavery offers several opportunities for new cartographic techniques that challenge longstanding mapping conventions. This talk will connect the nitty gritty of map design, GIS, and javascript with broad arguments about the subregional geography of slaveholding.


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Geography Department (primary), First Year Programs & Learning Communities, History Department, Political Science, UConn Master Calendar

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