The New Orleans Mortality Project is an ongoing interdisciplinary project that is pushing the methodological frontier of digital humanities and historical research. This project combines quantitative and qualitative sources in an historical geographic information system (HGIS) to examine how the spatial and temporal patterns of health, environment, and socioeconomics impacted individual, community, and urban development in New Orleans, 1877-1915.
Check the Project Status page for progress updates (updated 05/2017).
The latest issue of Rice Magazine featured an article on spatial history and Historical GIS projects at Rice, including the New Orleans Mortality Project.
This website is under construction. Please check back Spring 2018 for new maps!