Mapping History Project: Stories of the Southwest

Award Year: 
2016
Project Director(s): 

Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez, PI, Regents Professor, School of Transborder Studies
Sharonah Fredrick, co-PI, Assistant Director, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Theresa Avila, co-PI, Program Coordinator, School of Transborder Studies Program for Transborder Communities
Robert Bjork, co-PI, Center Director and Professor, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The Mapping History Project animates Indigenous and Latin history within the larger Southwest, from the early 16th century through modern times. The Arizona State University School of Transborder Studies (STS) and Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) have partnered to develop a prototype website to host dynamic and interactive digital stories. Text and image are interwoven upon historic maps that are part of the STS collection to visualize the histories, lived experiences, and interactions of various populations and cultures along the U.S.-Mexico border and beyond.