I write to the more than 500 of you (map historians, makers, curators, librarians and archivists, students, collectors, and lovers) who have joined H-Maps since last October with a request for global web-based stories or maps that engage with the intersection of maps and disease or maps/mapping and economic crisis to share with students. Please reply here or write me, and I'll compile and share the answers with the list. Podcasts, social media posts, videos, or links to maps or articles -- not just in English -- all welcome.
To get us started:
One resource that might be of interest: a 2006 Tedtalk that students have responded well to: Steve Johnson (author of The Ghost Map) on the 1854 cholera map of London, and the impact the outbreak had on science, cities and modern society., https://www.ted.com/talks/steven_johnson_how_the_ghost_map_helped_end_a_killer_disease
Lauren Bouchard Killingsworth, “Mapping Public Health in Nineteenth-Century Oxford” appeared in The Portolan, journal of the Washington Map Society (Issue 101 – Spring 2018). See the article by going to this LINK . (http://www.washmapsociety.org/000/0/9/8/22890/userfiles/file/Portolan_101_-_Mapping_Public_Health_in_Nineteenth-Century_Oxford_-_hi-res_watermarked.pdf)
- via: Thomas F. Sander, Editor, The Portolan, Washington Map Society, to ISHMap (PortolanEditor@wmsdc.org)
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