Making Sense of Maps

This week, for our final “workshop” we are looking at how to interpret visual images. We’ll be focusing on maps, because many of the issues that arise in working with maps are shared with using other visual images as historical evidence. Remember, you do have a journal entry due on Tuesday – reflecting, perhaps, on our radio & recorded sound week.

Reading for Tues, 3/29: David T. Stephens, “Making Sense of Maps” (HistoryMatters)

Finding and Using Maps Online:

HistoryMatters List of Maps Online
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library (which is the source of the map below, an 1886 “road and bicycle” map of Worcester County)

Reminder: Your paper #2 is due in class on Thursday, Mar 31