HGIS Carolina Events
Spring 2014 Event
HGIS Student Showcase Thursday, April 3, at 3:30
Join us in Davis Library 214 as several UNC
students present their work
using GIS to study, reconstruct, and visualize the past. Flier here
- 3:30 Jeff Erbig, History
- "Mapping Mobility: Strategies for Using GIS in Ethnographic History"
- This presentation will discuss the use of GIS in the study of mobile
native peoples in Southeastern South America during the eighteenth
century. By mapping both historical actors and historiographical
arguments, it will offer new perspectives on interethnic relations in
- 3:50 Mishio Yamanaka, History
- "The Fillmore Boys' School in 1877: Mapping School
Reconstruction New Orleans"
- By using the information from the 1877 admission list of the Fillmore
Boys' School, one of the desegregated schools in Reconstruction New
Orleans, this project examines relations between the students'
residential patterns and ethno-racial characteristics.
- 4:10 Conor Harrison, Geography
- "Mapping Power: Tracing the racialized development of electric
in Rocky Mount, NC"
- Common narratives around the historical spread of electricity focus
solely on the role of economics - if a household could afford
electricity, they would use it. By mapping electricity service requests
in Rocky Mount, North Carolina between 1900 and 1930, it is possible to
show the fallacy of this argument, and instead the significant impact
that race had in shaping the local geographies of electric and social
- 4:30 Ross Twele and team, Ancient World Mapping Center
- Undergraduate and graduate students working as Cartographic Research
Assistants in the AWMC will present on their work combining
OpenStreetMap physical data and Barrington Atlas data for the ancient
world, with the end goal of creating a complete interactive online map
reproducing all known cartographic information about Europe, Asia, and
North Africa in the 3000 BC - AD 700 timeframe.
- 4:50 Open discussion
Presentations by HGIS Carolina members (upcoming and recent)