I typically approach history from the bottom up, but I often examine geospatial sources from the top down. I use aerial photographs to supplement historical research in land use and land cover change, and I use historical Geographic Information Systems to “follow things around” – across borders and between human and natural ecosystems.
These pages are resources for teaching and conducting digital history.
Historical GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
Aerial Photography (remote sensing)
History 9808: Digital History (a core course in the Public History program at Western)