Jul 12, 2018 | Atlanta, GA
On May 25, 2018 Carla Gerona attended the Conference, “Encounters, Rights and Sovereignty in the Iberian Empires” at the Interdisciplinary Centre of History, Culture, and Society in Évora, Portugal. Dr. Gerona presented a paper “Creating and Mining Data: Late-Eighteenth Century East Texas Census Records” to a group of international scholars. This new work examines the value of data visualizations to display and analyze statistical counts. While in Évora, Dr. Gerona was able to visit, document, and learn about various important historical sites, from megalithic stones and Roman ruins to Berber castles and Franciscan churches. Early Modern Portugal colonized many parts of Africa, Asia, and America and the Portuguese global footprint is evident in Évora’s architecture. Dr. Gerona will be sharing her findings in classes about the Atlantic world and the borderlands.