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Session of the Week: The Power of Cartography: Remapping the Black Death in the Age of Genomics and GIS

What caused the Black Death? This question has been the focus for scholars in both the humanities and microbiologist community for the past 30 years, and yet historians do not always actively engage with the work of their counterparts in the sciences. In response to emerging technology in the field of genetics/microbiology, a group of historians will convene at the annual meeting to discuss the topic of the Black Death (1346-1353) and current historiographical trends beyond the humanities.  The panel will discuss the topic from a global perspective, and reflect on current scholarship and emerging computer technology for data analysis and information gathering now being used by microbiologists. In total, the panel hopes to build a bridge between the humanities and scientific communities in order to generate multi-disciplinary scholarship.

Session of the Week: The Deep History of Africa: New Narrative Approaches

In an effort to highlight the diverse range of scholarship at the upcoming annual meeting, we’re highlighting different sessions on the blog each week.

Representing a multi-disciplinary approach to history, a panel of linguists, archeologists and historians will convene at the annual meeting to caste new light on existing narratives in early African history. Scholars in this panel will investigate new methodological approaches to African history, including the use of emerging topography and mapping technology, documentary film, and multi-media websites.

Session of the Week: The Borders of Immigration History

In session 67, The Borders of Immigration History: Citizenship and Politics from the Local to the Global, the presenters examine immigration through three different lenses: immigration in the Reconstruction years; Japanese, Chinese, and Mexican American experiences from 1945 to 1965; and Los Angeles’s Koreatown from 1965 to 1992.
December 13, 2010