Reconstructing Women’s Lives in a Small Minnesota City
Track: Teaching and Research
Authors: Joy Lintelman, D. Bryan Bishop
Aiming to lead by example, I hoped to encourage use of GIS and spatial reasoning among humanities students and faculty by embarking on a GIS project in my classroom. Using Sanborn insurance maps, a manuscript state census, and a city directory, students in my women’s history and digital history classes mapped residences and workplaces of wage-earning women in 1905 Moorhead, MN and began preliminary analysis. The presentation shares these efforts and highlights lessons learned along the way.