Anne Knowles: “Visualizing Holocaust Geographies”

The Holocaust Geographies Collaborative has been working for over eight years to develop new ways to understand the spatial aspects of the Holocaust. In this lecture, Anne Knowles presents examples from the group’s exploration of both Nazi actions and the experiences of victims caught up in the camps and genocide.

Knowles is a 2015 Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow and a professor in the history department at the University of Maine. She has been a geography professor at Middlebury College since 2002 and before that she was a fellow at Wellesley College and a lecturer at the Institute of Earth Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Knowles is considered a pioneer in applying Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to history, has written several books on historical GIS, and is an internationally recognized leader in the digital and spatial humanities.

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