Tag: Maps

Global shipping

john hutnyk , June 21st, 2022

sometimes these maps are so pro-capital its embarrassing. This one is of course, but its also informative. Here are the paths of need and greed, crime and time…


Images of Loss: Mapping the Future Coast

Chitra , January 7th, 2022

By Sheehan Moore, CUNY § Ten miles south of New Orleans, on the West Bank of the Mississippi, the trees flanking both sides of Highway 3134 stop abruptly. A…


Maps as Cultural Objects

Catherine Dye , June 3rd, 2021

In the Digital Age, maps are closer to us than ever before—a quick tap on a smartphone and you’re off to the nearest Starbucks for a quick coffee…


Of Maps, Ancestors, and Genes

Chelsea Horton , March 1st, 2021

How the conceptual heritage of the new and old world pervades today’s racial economy of genetics.   On a former occasion I wrote to you at some length…

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Mapping Covid-19 and the unconscious dimensions of the pandemic

Phil Cohen , June 29th, 2020

One of the most important moments in the development of cartography occurred when an obscure doctor, John Snow, produced his so-called ghost map of the cholera outbreak in…

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Anthropology at, and of, the Limit

Ruben Andersson , September 27th, 2019

Where do we draw the line of separation? Who draws it, and for which purposes? When the former interior minister of Italy, Matteo Salvini, launched his little war…


No Go World: How No Go Zones Make the World a More Dangerous Place

Anna Tuckett , September 24th, 2019

As neo-nationalists gain strength across Europe and the promise of ‘strong’ borders continues to gain traction with electorates across the world, we need few reminders of the paradoxes…


Book Review: Mapping Society: The Spatial Dimensions of Social Cartography by Laura Vaughan

Rose Deller , January 10th, 2019

In Mapping Society: The Spatial Dimensions of Social Cartography – available to download here for free – Laura Vaughan offers an analysis of how maps have both described and shaped social…

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Fort Yamhill in Maps and Plans

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , August 27th, 2018

Fort Yamhill, on the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation, was established in March 1856. A detachment of troops, dragoons -mounted infantry- were assigned to the fort to keep the…

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Blueprints of the New Salmon River Highway

David G. Lewis' Ethnohistory Research, LLC , April 26th, 2018

All this Salmon river research has led me to the Oregon State Archives. There they have the records of the Oregon State Highway Commission. Commission records go back…