Digital Humanities, Material Culture, and Disability: Designing a Tactile Exhibition

David Weimer

Harvard University

David Weimer is the Librarian for Cartographic Collections and Learning at the Harvard Map Collection. In this position, he curates the paper collection and has designed exhibitions on disaster maps and maps with tactile illusions on maps. His articles have appeared or are forthcoming in J19, Common-place, and the Winterthur Portfolio. This final article is about maps for the blind.


David Weimer, considers how we represent, preserve, and make this nineteenth-century disability history accessible today. We write the stories of people and objects; we publish images of the documents that museums, libraries,... [ view full abstract ]


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P83 » Articulating Disability (15:45 - Saturday, 24th March, Fiesta I-II)

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