Imperiia Studio: Old Odessa (Session IV)

Event Format
In person
CGIS South, S354, 1730 Cambridge St

Imperiia Studio: Session IV

Have you ever wondered what you could do with a historical map (other than hang it on your wall)? Over four sessions we will work with a beautiful, highly detailed plan of Odesa/Odessa published in 1894. We will study the map’s structure and content and go through the process of pulling it apart (and putting it back together again). This will be a light introduction to spatial thinking and GIS skills. You will come away knowing more about late imperial Odessa than you ever thought possible, and with a decent sense of the work involved in treating maps as data. The ability to read Russian will come in handy and you will need to bring a laptop, but otherwise there are no requirements. Because we will be working together, participants must commit to attending all four sessions (October 16 and 23 and November 6 and 13). You are welcome to sign up in pairs – so long as one of you attends all will be well.

Please note this is the fourth session. To attend this session, you must have attended sessions I, II, and III. 

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The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us at 617-495-4037 or in advance of your participation or visit. Requests for Sign Language interpreters and/or CART providers should be made at least two weeks in advance if possible. Please note that the Davis Center will make every effort to secure services but that services are subject to availability.