Zephyr Frank: Layers, Flows, Intersections: Historical GIS for 19th-century Rio de Janeiro

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February 19, 2013 @ 1:00 pm
February 19, 2013 @ 2:00 pm
Digital Innovation Lab
Peabody, Room 8F

2013_Feb19_Zephyr_FrankUNC’s Digital Innovation Lab and King’s College London’s Centre for e-Research in the Department of Digital Humanities will present this joint videoseminar/live web stream hosted by Zephyr Frank.

A digitized map of 1866 Rio de Janeiro, with historically accurate renderings of streets and property parcels, provides the setting in which more than 300,000 historic records including names, addresses, and other detailed information have been organized in a database and plotted in space to reveal interconnections, networks, movement and change over time.

With these maps, it is possible to explore movement, social networks, and the intensity of urban experience through the use of GIS-based visualization techniques. This lecture argues for the use of these techniques as an aid to understanding historical experience as “felt and lived” in a rich spatial context.

Please RSVP by Feb. 13 as seating is limited. To participate via live webcast/chat, follow the instructions outlined here.

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