7 Mar 202210:30 - 16:00IT training room, Cambridge University Library


Jessica M. Parr, PhD (Simmons University and The Programming Historian)

We welcome Jessica Parr as a guest lecturer for this Methods Workshop, where we will discuss mapping techniques for scholars of the transatlantic slave trade.  It will open with a discussion addressing the Eurocentricity of geospatial techniques and the archives. We will then discuss strategies for reading against the archive to locate Black voices and strategies for determining geospatial coordinates from primary sources. Finally, the workshop will conclude with a demonstration of how to create maps in Tableau and some discussion of data ethics.

Participants will need to create a Tableau Public and Google Earth account and install OpenRefine before the workshop. In addition, there will be a couple of short readings (provided via Moodle) to read in advance.

This session is directed to researchers and staff at the University of Cambridge. It will be of particular interest to Early Modernists, Scholars of Slavery and Scholars of Indigeneity.

Please apply for a place via UTBS. You will be asked to complete and submit an information form.

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