The Early Modern Commons

Skulking in Holes and Corners

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For the EMEMDH in your life

7 September 2017

So now I have to add another letter to the abbreviation – Early Modern European Military Digital Historian. We are approaching LGBTQIA territory here – except narrowing...

Playing around with GIS

27 August 2017

More samples of maps I made in a few hours. These are drawn from my War of the Spanish Succession siege dataset, derived from the research appearing in my Vauban under Siege book. In...

Twenty-two years ago, a map was born

23 August 2017

Three years into my graduate school experience at Ohio State, this student of History went out on a limb and took Geography 580: Cartography. I recall that the professor was a bit of...

Jumping on the eclipse bandwagon

21 August 2017

Since the whole US seems to be aflutter with today’s solar eclipse, I might as well jump on the bandwagon, and introduce an earlier solar eclipse and how it was interpreted. That...