Project on the Roll

This semester is all about the creation of the “Mapping Nzulezo” project! I want to share some graphical descriptions of the project and concrete plans for completing this project. The illustrations below represent my wireframes for the project.   Wireframe 1: The...

Mapping Nzulezo: Memories, Histories, and Ecology

This fall, I have discussed my plans to represent Nzulezo’s origin and migration history in a digital format. I want to create an interactive, web-based visualization of Nzulezo people’s seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century history. Please see my previous post...

Mapping Out Untold Histories!

In my previous blog post, I made known my plans of representing aspects of Nzulezo people’s history in digital format, precisely in an interactive web map, using resourcing like Mapbox and Leaflet. The people of Nzulezo are a community of Ghanaians who live in...

Vision Document: A GPS to DH Projects

Over the past few weeks, we’ve learned much about cultural heritage and the processes involved in digitizing cultural heritage. UNESCO defines cultural heritage as material culture (artifacts, monuments, structures, landscapes, etc.) and intangible cultural attributes...

Greetings, CHI Community

Hello CHI Community! I am Eric Kesse, a final-year doctoral candidate in African History at MSU and a Charlotte W. Newcombe (Woodrow Wilson) Fellow for the 2022/23 academic year. I specialize in West African history, the study of human enslavement and the African...