Event: Network Detroit 2014 – Detroit Cartographies

Network Detroit is an event focused on digital humanities. I was approached to give a presentation on the efforts of this blog to catalog, share, and create maps of Detroit. I get a lot of information and maps from both digital libraries hosted by universities as well as public libraries and archives.

Bringing together the libraries, universities, and museums of Southeast Michigan, Network Detroit is a conference aimed at sharing and promoting cutting-edge digital work in the humanities. The conference will be held at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan on September 26-27, 2014.

Friday, September 26th

11:00-12:30 p.m.

Panel I:  Detroit Cartographies

  • Peter Leonard, Yale University, “Ghost Streets of Detroit: Towards an Online Historical Gazetteer of the Motor City.”
  • Alex B. Hill  Wayne State University, “Archiving Cartography as Method to Understand Detroit’s Present and Future.”
  • Kim Lacey, Saginaw Valley State University, “’Detroit is a Shithole’: Matthew Barney and the City.”

I will be part of the first panel discussion. I’m not sure the direction of the discussion based on the other panelists, but am looking forward to sharing what I have learned over the past year of digging up Detroit’s history to understand its present through maps. The event is free to undergraduate and graduate students, so please consider coming out to support. There will be a number of presenters from Wayne State University’s Anthropology program later that same day.

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