Canvas Empire: a spatial history of the Russian Empire

Who We Are

Poring over maps, designing databases, combing through endless volumes of half-baked statistics, chasing down the coordinates of long-forgotten monasteries, extracting itineraries from rambling travel accounts, performing spatial joins, massaging data... the work of compiling a historical GIS takes a great many forms.

Most combine some measure of gruntwork with a much smaller measure of glory.

Meet the Imperiia Project team:


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