Mapping A Colony

ETHOS Lab is part of a recently funded Europeana research project called Mapping Colonial Copenhagen. The project is being conducted in collaboration with The Royal Library, the Uncertain Archives project, the Past’s Future project, and the author Lene Asp.  

The objective of the Mapping A Colony project is to create an interactive map of Copenhagen, in order to highlight and investigate Danish colonial heritage. Since 2017 marks the centennial of the sale of the Danish West Indies (present day US Virgin Islands) to the United States, there will be a special emphasis on locations and information connected to the Danish West Indies. This collection was recently digitized by the Royal Library and used for the interdisciplinary datasprint ‘Representing History Through Data‘.

We are currently working on a prototype and all input is welcome in the process.