https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/620fa903bdf53f3600d6fca8 Online event
Boston Public Library
Boston, MA 02116
History, Lectures & Conferences, Virtual
Register Here- https://boston-public-library.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrcu2sqT8tGtJVWFNrB39utR8K79OLDukZ
Join Ian Spangler and Megan Nally from the Leventhal Map & Education Center as they discuss the use of historic maps for genealogical research. They will provide a demo of Leventhal Center's Atlascope tool, which overlays historic maps on top of modern-day ones so you can easily compare past and present.
Ian Spangler is a cultural & economic geographer with interests in digital mapping, historical geographies, and race & landscape in the US. He is a geography PhD candidate at the University of Kentucky, and Assistant Curator of Digital & Participatory Geography at the Leventhal Map & Education Center.
Megan Nally is a recent graduate from Wesleyan University and holds a B.A. in Government and Hispanic Literatures & Cultures as well as a certificate in International Relations. As Public Engagement Coordinator at the Leventhal Center, Megan has a strong interest in public education and hopes to explore the dynamic between historical narratives, contemporary issues, and public attitudes.
Please note that we are requiring registration, as this event is happening over Zoom.