Former Director for the Spatial History Project at Stanford, Richard White details the goals of his project in studying history using spatial analysis. What makes the Spatial History Project unique and how is space something that can help us think about history in interesting ways?
Henri Lefebvre wrote The Production of Space to theorize the ways that space is something that humans create. As White says, "Spatial relations shift and change. Space is historical" (White). What are Lefebvre's three types of space, and how does White describe them?
How does the landscape of meat production change throughout the second half of the nineteenth century in SF, according to Robichaud? What do these changes reveal about the rapidly growing city of San Francisco?
If we were to develop a list of criteria to use in evaluating historical visualizations like Robichaud's (remember to check out his other digital exhibits in the links in the readings section above), what criteria would you include?