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The Tompkins County Rural Black Residents Project: Reseeing the Past through Digital Maps and Historical Demography

Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 4:45pm to 5:45pm

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Rural Humanities presents a virtual public humanities methodology workshop

The Tompkins County Rural Black Residents Project (TCRBR Project) brings together 19th-century census data, maps, city directories, photographs, and other documents to create digital maps on a public website for users to learn more about local history. In this workshop Ethan will talk about the project’s background, the methods used to build the maps, how they are useful [and for whom], how it is being brought to the community, and where the project might go in the future.

Ethan Dickerman is an M.A student at the Cornell Institute for Archaeology & Material Studies focusing on historical archaeology in the American northeast. His areas of interest include pre- & post-contact archaeology, historical demography, historic cemeteries & gravestones, community engagement, & historic preservation. The TCRBR Project was developed in part during the 2021 Rural Humanities Spring Seminar.

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Society for the Humanities, Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies (CIAMS)

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cascal, dhc, sochum, RURALHUM, anthro, africal

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