Digital Mapping & the Post-Removal Indigenous Midwest

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
Prairie Landscape

This workshop will consider how digital mapping technologies can help to reclaim indigenous experiences in and of the Midwest.

Representatives of American Indian Studies programs from several CIC institutions, as well as from tribal communities with past and present ties to the region, are attending to discuss a new collaborative project.

Friday morning’s session is open to all interested faculty, students and community members. 


8:30 – 9:00 Refreshments

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome and introductions

9:15 – 10:15 "WorldMap: Public Infrastructure for Geospatial Collaboration" Ben Lewis, System Architect and Project Manager, Worldmap, Harvard University

10:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30 - 11:30 "The Art of Reclaiming and Renaming" Nicholas Brown, Visiting Assistant Professor of American Indian & Native Studies/Geographical & Sustainability Sciences, University of Iowa

11:30 – 12:00 "Not Purely Academic: History Corps and Public Humanities" Jacki Rand, Associate Professor, and Eric Zimmer & Mary Wise, graduate student leaders of History Corps, Department of History, University of Iowa