“1696 Danckerts Map of Florida, the West Indies, and the Caribbean” #HGIS #georeference #Mexico

The reason this map captured my attention is because it showed Mexico as it was rendered by colonial geographers. Interestingly enough my focus on the map was less concerned with the hegemonic recasting of these landscapes deployed by Spanish conquistadors. My interest was in Malintzin, the enslaved Indigenous woman who was sold to Hernan Cortes, … Continue reading “1696 Danckerts Map of Florida, the West Indies, and the Caribbean” #HGIS #georeference #Mexico

1890 Shaler Map- Crude Georeference

In my pursuit of locating pertinent GIS data for my historical inquiry I contacted Fred Wurster a hydrologist at the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Over the past year he and I have corresponded about conservation efforts, environmental policy, and geographic information specific to the refuge. Last week (week of July 4) I visited … Continue reading 1890 Shaler Map- Crude Georeference

Invited Lecture: Mapping Movements and Memory

My friend and colleague Dave Tell at the University of Kansas was kind enough to recommend my work to Paul Stob at Vanderbilt. Because of this referral Stob invited me to share my work on counter-mapping enslaved flight within the Great Dismal Swamp. I learned a great deal from everyone there and met some excellent … Continue reading Invited Lecture: Mapping Movements and Memory