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The Visible Scholar

The Global Map and the First-Year Classroom

Thursday, April 5, 2018
4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Research & Collaborative Study Area, 1st Floor, Boatwright Library

Rob NelsonDr. Rob Nelson
Director, Digital Scholarship Lab
Boatwright Library

Tim Barney

Dr. Tim Barney
Associate Professor
Rhetoric and Communication Studies

The collaboration between the Digital Scholarship Lab and the First Year Seminar, “The Rhetorical Lives of Maps,” is now in its 4th year. Drs. Rob Nelson and Tim Barney discuss the creation of three interactive DSL maps that trace American power around the world. From embassy establishments to military installations to presidential travel, these maps demonstrate the complex global reach of U.S. presence, and they also show the value of student involvement in the cartographic process.

This program is co-sponsored by the Digital Humanities Faculty Learning Community and it is part of the 2018 Data & Culture Lecture Series.


Digital Scholarship Lab:

UR Scholarship (Dr. Barney)

Taking place in an open venue in the library, “The Visible Scholar Series” provides a space for informal faculty talks on new publications. Students, staff and faculty can listen and view a “scholar in action.”