Digital History

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)

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  1. If you or anyone you know would be interested in this position with the National Archives (digitizing aerial film from World War 2 and more) please apply! Closes August 4th.

    Vacancy Announcements, JD1750119DAM (Merit Promotion) & JD1754880DAD (Public Notice) for Preservation Specialist (Aerial), GS-1001-11(FPL 12) with Research Services, Preservation Programs Division, located in College Park, MD have been posted on the USAJOBS web site. The announcements open 07/19/16 and close 08/03/2016.

    Public Notice

    Merit Promotion


    Human Resources Specialist (Staffing)
    Staffing & Recruitment Branch (HTS)
    Talent Acquisition Division
    Office of Human Capital
    National Archives & Records Administration
    1 Archives Drive, Room 370
    St. Louis, MO 63138-1002
    Ph: 314.801.0848
    Fax: 314.801.0863

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