Project Origins

Visualizing Boston’s 1721 Epidemic grew out of The Birth of Boston, an experiment in visualizing historical data at the Massachusetts Historical Society. Using ArcGIS, Chris Parsons, Molly Nebiolo, and Matt Bowser created a spatial representation of records from the Annie Haven Thwing and Samuel Chester Clough collections to plot identified residents in Boston’s 1648 landscape.


This project has been generously supported by the College of Social Science and Humanities and the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks at Northeastern University.