Week 8

For today, we will spend the first half of class talking about maps and then experimenting with some mapping programs. In the second half of class, we will discuss crowdsourcing and then experiment with some of these projects. You will be writing a blog post on each; check the syllabus on AsULearn for due dates.


Andrew Wiseman, “When Maps Lie

Steven Robertson, “Putting Harlem on the Map.” In Writing History for the Digital Age. University of Michigan Press, 2013. (on AsULearn)

Anne Knowles, “A Cutting-Edge Second Look at the Battle of Gettysburg” Smithsonian Magazine, June 27, 2013.


Trevor Owens, blog posts on Crowdsourcing from May 20, June 2, July 6, and July 31, 2012. The post from August 2012 is optional. Be sure to read these in the order they were published, not in the order they appear in this link.

Roy Rosenzweig, “Can History be Open Source? Wikipedia and the Future of the Past