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How Digital Mapping Can Shape Your Research

We have discussed how researchers use maps of the past to reveal rich detail about peoples, societies and groups. Digital mapping tools can also be a powerful way to explore …

Colonial legacies as tourist sites?

In this article, Maiken Umbach explores how we “consume” the history of European colonialism as part of modern leisure and tourism. Drawing on her expertise on architecture in different fascist …

Maps and Discovery

In week 1, we discussed language and written texts. This week, we will look at visual sources for research, in particular photographs and maps. In this video, Phil Hatfield, of …

Maps and Power

In this film, Ian Cooke and Tom Harper from the British Library discuss a variety of maps from the 17th to the 20th centuries. The maps convey different types of …

Interview with a United Nations photographer

In this interview, Maiken Umbach is asking Nerris Markogiannis, the United Nations photographer we encountered in the previous learning step, some questions about his professional practice. We have already discussed …

Photographs: An authentic glimpse of history?

In this step, Maiken Umbach explores the role of images, and in particular, photography, in shaping our imagination of the past. Her key examples come from her own research project …

Hostage to History? Slavery, then and today

In this video, Professor Zoe Trodd, Director of the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham, talks to Maiken Umbach about the history of slavery and abolitionism. The past, she …