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This is a guest lecturer sponsored by the History department. A century ago, Joseph Schafer, the superintendent of the Wisconsin Historical Society, had a big idea. He wanted to create a Wisconsin Domesday Book – an atlas showing the spread of farming property across his home state. The project got off the ground but faced with the overwhelming task of locating, researching, and mapping hundreds of thousands of farms, his effort soon collapsed under the weight of its own ambition. With new tools for spatial analysis that have become available in recent years, something like the Wisconsin Domesday Book has come within reach, but in the form of a domesday database. The question this paper asks is: If we build it, who will come, and what will they be able to reveal about the intersection of land and capitalism in American History?

 

Event will take place in Caruth 147.

Presented by Bobby Lee, Guest lecturer

Date:
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Time:
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location:
Fondren Library Red 109
Campus:
Fondren Library
Categories:
  GIS  

Event will take place in Caruth 147.