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Remembering Lost Landscapes in Cambodia

Nearly forty years after the Pol Pot time, Cambodia’s landscape testifies to a tumultuous past and hints at an uncertain environmental future.

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Environmental Resentment on the Political Right

When is political resentment legitimate, and who gets to decide? Two recent books examine the emotional world of politics in rural Wisconsin and Louisiana.

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U.S.-Mexico border fence near El Paso, Texas

What Eight Waves of Migration Can Tell Us About Human-Environment Relationships

Immigration is often driven by environmental change, and immigrants themselves often change the landscapes they come to inhabit when they arrive. Examining the geographic history of past immigrants and refugees can inform present debates.

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What Would States Look Like If They Made Sense?

A new interactive web map allows you to explore a reimagined geography of the United States based on socially connected commuter megaregions generated using big data.

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Transparent Walls: The Work of Do Ho Suh

Four graduate students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison share their reflections on the work of Do Ho Suh.

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Domestic Labor: Excavating the Public Sphere

Excavating the Private Sphere

A photo essay of mid-century domestic relics open a window on a woman’s hard, heroic, uncelebrated life.

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New Maps Shed Light on German Soldiers’ Lives

A historian finds that making maps can be invaluable when tracing the paths of research subjects, and that ArcGIS can be a useful tool even for scholars with little formal training or experience in cartography.

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Rhythms of Time Along the Water

The Center for Culture, History, and Environment’s Place-Based Workshop on the Mississippi River this summer inspires reflections on Mali’s critically important Niger Delta floodplain.

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Josie Sajbel, Sun and Sets

Learning Cartography; or, a Gallery of Awesome Maps

Exploring family farms, racial inequality, sea monsters, and much more, student mapmakers gain new understandings of place.

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From Lines to Stories: New Visualizations of Syria’s Borders

The Mapping Borders project rethinks Syria’s borders, adding individual experiences and stories to the “line.”

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