Conference on Latin American History 36
Jane Mangan, Davidson College
Bianca Premo, Florida International University
Yanna P. Yannakakis, Emory University
We formed this panel as a roundtable so that we can share ideas about project design, sources, data organization, methods, and technologies. Some issues that we hope to address with presenters and audience members include: how to create data from colonial sources; how to develop categories of data with an eye to putting them into relationship with one another; how to reconcile modern and historical spatial and geographical information; how to express change over time spatially; how to express spatial and geographical relationships temporally; how to balance the relationship between visual and written narratives in digital projects such that one offsets the partial nature of the other.
The presentation titles are as folllows: Jeffrey Erbig, “Mapping Tierra Adentro: GIS and the Histories of Autonomous Native Peoples”; Jane Mangan, “Mapping Mestizaje: Urban Family Networks in the Colonial Andes”; Bianca Premo,“Dominions: The Colonial Spanish America Digital Jurisdictions Project”; Yanna Yannakakis, “Power of Attnorney: Native People, Legal Culture, and Social Networks in Colonial Oaxaca, Mexico.”