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Friday, October 15 • 9:00am - 10:20am
History of Cartography I

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Mapping Tahlequah History
John McIntosh, Farina King, Northeastern State University
Mapping Tahlequah History (MTH) is a project based at Northeastern State University (NSU) that supports student immersive learning and development of a public educational digital humanities interactive map and accompanying database focused on local history. The map and database help make local historical information more accessible by providing students and other users with links to documents and other resources such as videos and pictures. Content on the interactive map is contributed by community members, faculty and students. In this presentation, we discuss our approach to this participatory GIS effort including contributions, attribution, quality control and other challenges we have encountered.

Crowdsourcing History: Oklahoma land ownership and valuations during the Great Depression
Kevin Dyke, Oklahoma State University
McCasland Maps and Spatial Data at Oklahoma State University Library is home to one of the largest collections of maps of Oklahoma and Indian Territory. Our digital collection is home to more than 10,000 items and growing. Beyond digitization, we engage in projects to make analog spatial data machine-readable, thereby drastically increasing its usability for cartography, spatial analysis, and scholarly research. This talk will focus on an ongoing project translating more than 2,000 maps depicting land ownership and valuations across all of rural Oklahoma during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. The project combines traditional activities such as georeferencing along with a custom crowdsourcing application.

Mapping Histories of Slavery and Resistance in NYC
Fatima Koli, Mariame Kaba, Anna Wu, Barnard College, Claire Goldberg, Columbia University
This presentation describes a collaboration between Barnard College and Mariame Kaba, public historian and grassroots organizer who advocates for abolition. Mariame offers an annual walking tour of Lower Manhattan focused on slavery and resistance in NYC, a history that many are not familiar with. NYC was central to American slavery and has been described as “the capital of American slavery”. Students and staff worked with Mariame to create a digital walking tour that could make this history available to a wider audience. This presentation will discuss the process and training students went through to create this project, the development of the project and demonstrate the possibilities and limitations of digital mapping tools.

This session is co-moderated by Travis White (in-person) & Elaine Guidero (remote/Slack)
Slack channel: #nacis2021-session-historiccarto1


John McIntosh

Northeastern State University

Kevin Dyke

Oklahoma State University

Friday October 15, 2021 9:00am - 10:20am CDT
Centennial Ballroom 1 & 2, 2nd Floor