We in the Messiah College School of Humanities and History Department have been talking a lot about digital humanities and how we can get up to speed with the digital revolution. After coming off some conversation with my colleagues yesterday about this topic, I came across a link (HT) to John Randel’s 1811 street grid of Manhattan. The New York Times has provided a zoomable (is that a word?) facsimile of the 1811 map along with maps from 1836, 1910, 1940, 1970, and 2000 so you can map the city’s growth.
The pedagogical and scholarly potential for this kind of thing boggles the mind.
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