Research Publications

The following essays, articles, reports, and white papers have been published with research data or support from this digital project:

The following conference papers and presentations have been presented with research data or support from this digital project:

  • Thomas, William G. and Leslie Working (2012) "African American Mobility After Emancipation, 1865-1867," (paper given at the Society of Civil War Historians, Lexington, June 2012)
  • Thomas, William G. (2012) "Digital History: The State of the Field." Chair, American Historical Association, Chicago, January 2012.
  • Thomas, William G. and Leslie Working (2012) "Railroads and the Making of Modern America: Tools for Spatio-Temporal Visualization" American Historical Association Conference, January 2012.
  • Thomas, William G. "Digital Analysis of Texts: The Mobility of African Americans After Emancipation," Organization of American Historians, Houston, March 2011.
  • Healey, Richard G., M. Johns, M. Schaefer, W. G. Thomas, I. Cottingham and L. Working (2011) "Railroads, Visualization and the Web: A Progress Report on the ‘Digging into Data Challenge’ Project" (Paper given at the GISRUK Annual Conference, Portsmouth, UK, April 2011)
  • Thomas, William G., R. G. Healey I. Cottingham, M. Johns, L. Working and M. Schaefer (2011) "Railroads and the Making of Modern America: Tools for Spatio-Temporal Analysis and Visualization." (Paper given at the JISC/NEH Digging into Data Challenge Conference, Washington D.C. June 2011)
  • Healey, Richard G., and M. Johns (2011) "Development of an Historical GIS of Railroads in the North-East USA 1826-1900. Phase II" (Paper given at the Workshop on Railroads in Historical Context: Construction, Costs and Consequences Foz Tua, Alto Douro, Portugal, October 2011 - now published in conference proceedings).
  • Healey, Richard G., W. G. Thomas, M. Johns, I. Cottingham, E. White and L. Working (2010) "Digging into Railroad Data : a GIS and Visualisation-Based Approach" (Paper given at the SSHA Annual Conference, Chicago, November 2010).
  • Healey, Richard G.(2010) "Space: the Final Railroad Frontier?" Commentator. Panel on Richard White’s “Constructing Railroad Space.” SSHA Annual Conference, Chicago, November 2010.
  • Thomas, William G and R. G. Healey (2010) "Railroad Workers and Worker Mobility in the Great Plains" (Paper given at the Western History Association Conference, Lake Tahoe, October 2010)
  • Thomas, William G. and Doug Downey, (2010) "Digging into Railroads," (paper given at Chicago Colloquium in Digital Humanities, Northwestern University, November 2010)