This month’s Smithsonian magazine features Dr. Anne Kelly Knowles, a geographer at Middlebury College who uses GIS to study historical events. She is a winner of the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award.
Knowles became interested in geography later in life while working as an editor with a University of Chicago geography professor: “I was blown away. Mapping history brought everything to ground and showed me how history resides in the landscape.”
Knowles’ work was also featured last year in this New York Times article.