Digital Empires Virtual Lecture: “Representing the Mobility of Historical Agents through Digitization, Topographic Path Finding and Dynamic Visualization: the Case of the Western Han Nobles.”


Location: Virtual lecture / Zoom

Lecture details:

Join Profs. Griet Vankeerberghen and Raja Sengupta from McGill University as they discuss their project which takes as its point of departure the lack of accessible tools available to historians to analyze and visualize the movements of people and goods. Not only is the geographical movement of people and goods a major contributing factor to the constitution of empires or other political entities throughout history, an enhanced understanding of the routes taken by historical travelers will allow historians to think in more detail about how mobility was experienced.

Open to the public with advance Zoom registration:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This lecture is part of the Digital Empire course taught by Liang Cai, assistant professor of History and faculty fellow of the Liu Institute and is sponsored by the Liu Institute and Department of History.

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