Mapping Imperialism and Revolution in the Modern World

Project Lead: Brian Mann

This mapping project is based on two of the major course themes in HIS 3555: History of the Modern World: Imperialism and Revolution. The course covers world history in the 19th and 20th centuries and is centered on themes of imperialism/colonialism, revolution and social movements, and nationalism – all of which often bleed into one another. Students in the course will use the new digital tools to visually track the events of specific examples of imperialism of their choice (e.g. British Empire in India or French Empire in West Africa or U.S. in Nicaragua) or revolutions, revolts, or social movements (e.g. the Iranian, Chinese or Russian revolutions, the Mau Mau Revolt, Liberation Theology, Palestinian intifadas, etc.) using GIS technology. These projects will be catered to the student’s specific interests with their topic chosen in consultation with the professor.