Making History Visible

Exploring the past with maps, tours, and adventures

A diagram from Robert Fludd's memory arts, showing the bust of a man. An eye on his skull is labeled oculus imaginationis (eye of imagination). The eye looks toward five images: the tower of babel, an obelisk, Tobias and the angel, a ship, and the last judgment.Summon Up Remembrance

Mnemotechnics and the visualization of memory.

A woman looks through a hole in the Berlin Wall.Where Have All the Fragments Gone?

The afterlives of the Berlin Wall.

A drawing of a man walking through rainy weather.The Weather Record

Weather collectors and prognosticators.

Two women reading at a large table.Ups and Downs

Or how to graph a book.

A map of Brooklyn from 1846.Walt Whitman’s Brooklyn

A virtual tour from the editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

A colorful early modern map of the straits of GibraltarFirst You Make the Maps

How cartography made early modern global trade possible.

A photograph of Harriet Jacobs, seated in a chair, smilingIncidents in the Life of Harriet Jacobs

A virtual tour of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.

A painting of Odysseus tied to the mast of his ships, surrounded by sirens, women with the bodies of birdsThe Geography of the Odyssey

Or how to map a myth.

An eighteenth-century line chart.The History of the Infographic

? Part One: The Visual Expression of Ideas

? Part Two: Maps and Other Depictions of Space

? Part Three: Charts, Graphs, and the Visualization of Data

a map of history museums in Charleston, SCPublic History

A map of history museums and historical societies in the United States.

 the tower of babel, an obelisk, Tobias and the angel, a ship, and the last judgment.Summon Up Remembrance

Mnemotechnics and the visualization of memory.

A drawing of a man walking through rainy weather.The Weather Record

Weather collectors and prognosticators.

Two women reading at a large table.Ups and Downs

Or how to graph a book.

A painting of Odysseus tied to the mast of his ships, surrounded by sirens, women with the bodies of birdsThe Geography of the Odyssey

Or how to map a myth.

An eighteenth-century line chart.The History of the Infographic

? Part One: The Visual Expression of Ideas

? Part Two: Maps and Other Depictions of Space

? Part Three: Charts, Graphs, and the Visualization of Data

A map of Brooklyn from 1846.Walt Whitman’s Brooklyn

A virtual tour from the editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

A photograph of Harriet Jacobs, seated in a chair, smilingIncidents in the Life of Harriet Jacobs

A virtual tour of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.

A woman looks through a hole in the Berlin Wall.Where Have All the Fragments Gone?

The afterlives of the Berlin Wall.

A colorful early modern map of the straits of GibraltarFirst You Make the Maps

How cartography made early modern global trade possible.

A painting of Odysseus tied to the mast of his ships, surrounded by sirens, women with the bodies of birdsThe Geography of the Odyssey

Or how to map a myth.

a map of history museums in Charleston, SCPublic History

A map of history museums and historical societies in the United States.