week by week
date work

Thursday,

August 29

Housekeeping & Introductions

Discussion:

  • Maps & Historians

Map:

  • “A Table Setting,” 1922 (handout)

Practicum: Illustrator & Cartography

  • Pen Tool

Monday,

September 2

BLOG URL DUE

Tuesday,

September 3

LAST DAY TO DROP CLASSES

Thursday,

September 5

Reading: Keeping A Historian’s Perspective

  1. Denis Wood, Rethinking the Power of Maps, Chaps. 1–3
  2. J. B. Harley, The New Nature of Maps, Chaps. 1, 4–5
  3. David Woodward, “Introduction” in David Woodward, ed., Art and Cartography

Websites: Collections

  1. David Rumsey Collections
  2. Map History
  3. American Memory: Maps
  4. Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection

Practicum: Illustrator & Cartography

  • Live Trace

BLOG POST #1

Thursday,

September 12

Reading: Maps, Cosmology & Colonization

  1. J. B. Harley, The New Nature of Maps, Chap. 6
  2. Malcolm Lewis, History of Cartography, Vol. 2, Book 4
  3. Barbara E. Mundy, “Mapping the Aztec Capital: The 1524 Nuremberg Map of Tenochtitlan, Its Sources and Meanings,” Imago Mundi, Vol. 50 (1998): 11–33 (online)

Maps:

  1. “Tenochtitlan, 1524” (handout)

Websites: Indigenous Maps

  1. 1837 Ioway Map

Discussion:

  • Kinds of Maps

Practicum: Illustrator & Cartography

  • Live Trace Editing

BLOG POST #2 DUE

Thursday,

September 19

Reading: Historical Atlases

  1. Derek Hayes, Historical Atlas of the United States
  2. Jeremy Black, Maps and History

Websites: Atlases

  1. Edward Quin, Historical Atlas, 1830
  2. Fletcher Hewes, Statistical Atlas, United States, 1880
  3. Stephen Hornsby, ed, Historical Atlas of Maine, 2010
  4. Cole Harris, ed., Historical Atlas of Canada, 1993

Discussion:

  • Historical Atlases & Final Projects

Practicum: Demo

  • Ortelius & Cartography (City Project)

HISTORICAL ATLAS EVALUATION DUE

BLOG POST #3 DUE

Thursday,

September 26

Reading: Cartographic Tools for Historians

  1. Anne Kelly Knowles & Amy Hillyer, Placing History
  2. John Krygier, Making Maps (recommended)

Websites: Map Sources & Tools

  1. Relief Shading: Try It
  2. Shaded Relief: Guide to Making Bird’s-eye Views
  3. Relief Shading
  4. GIS Community ($)
  5. TypeBrewer
  6. ColorBrewer

Practicum: DEMs & Rubber Sheeting

  • Natural Scene Designer

BLOG POST #4 DUE

Friday,

September 27

LAST DAY TO DROP CLASSES

Thursday,

October 3

Reading: Maps & US History–Overview

  • Susan Schulten, “Mapping American History,” Chap 4 in James R. Akerman et al, Maps: Finding Our Place in the World

Internet Visits: Mapping Ideas & Dreams

Practicum: DEMs & Rubber Sheeting

  • Natural Scene Designer

BLOG POST #5 DUE

Thursday,

October 10

Reading: Geographical Imagination

  1. Martin Brückner, The Geographic Revolution in Early America
  2. Martin Brückner, “The Material Map: Lewis Evans and Cartographic Consumer Culture, 1750-1775,” Common-Place, Vol. 8, No. 3 (2008): 1–10 (online)

Websites: Sanborn Maps

  1. Sanborn Maps: LOC
  2. Sanborn Maps: Utah
  3. Sanborn Maps: Florida
  4. SketchUp Video Tutorials

BLOG POST #6 DUE

Thursday,

October 17

Reading: Maps & US History–The 19th Century

  1. Anthony Grafton et al., Catographies of Time
  2. Penny L. Richards, “Could I but Mark Out My Own Map of Life": Educated Women Embracing Cartography in the Nineteenth-Century American South,” Cartographica, Vol. 39, No. 3 (2004) 1–17 (online)
  3. Diane Dillon, “Mapping Enterprise: Cartography and Commodification at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition” in Helena Michie, ed., Nineteenth-Century Geographies: The Transformation of Space

Websites: Experiments

Practicum: Demo

  • Vue d’Esprit

“RUBBER SHEETING” PROJECT DUE

BLOG POST #7 DUE

Thursday,

October 24

Reading: Maps & History–The 20th Century

  1. Diane Dillon, “Consuming Maps,” Chap 7 in James R. Akerman et al, Maps: Finding Our Place
  2. Susan Schulten, “Richard Edes Harrison and the Challenge to American Cartography,” Imago Mundi, Vol. 50, (1998): 174–188 (online)
  3. James R. Akerman, “Twentieth-Century American Road Maps and the Making of a National Motorized Space,” Chap. 5 in James R. Akerman, ed., Cartographies of Travel and Navigation
  4. John Cloud, “American Cartographic Transformations during the Cold War,” Cartography and Geographic Information Science, Vol. 29, No. 3 (2002): 261–282 (online)

Websites: Cold War

Practicum: Practice

  • SketchUp

BLOG POST #8 DUE

Thursday,

October 31

Reading: Maps of Imagination

  1. Katherine Harmon, ed., You Are Here
  2. Richardo Padron, “Mapping Imaginary Worlds,” Chap 6 in James R. Akerman et al, Maps: Finding Our Place in the World

Websites: Imaginary Worlds

  1. Fantasy Cartography: Parts 1–8 (Also iTunes)
  2. Mapping the Mystery
  3. Dell Map Back Mysteries

Practicum: Practice

  • SketchUp

BLOG POST #9 DUE

Thursday,

November 7

Reading: Maps & History–The 21st Century

  • David Bodenhammer et al., Spatial Humanities, Chaps. 8, 10

Discussion:

  • Final Projects

Practicum: Interactive Maps

  • Leaflet

ARCHITECTURAL RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT DUE

BLOG POST #10 DUE

Thursday,

November 14

Practicum:

  • Final Projects Due Preliminary (Group #1)

BLOG POST #11 DUE

Thursday,

November 21

Practicum:

  • Final Projects Due Preliminary (Group #2)

BLOG POST #12 DUE

Thursday,

November 28

NO CLASS (THANKSGIVING)

Thursday,

December 5

Discussion:

FINAL PROJECTS DUE (Group #1)

BLOG POST #13 DUE

Thursday,

December 12

Discussion:

FINAL PROJECT DUE (Group #2)

SELF-EVALUATION DUE