A map says to you, "Read me carefully, follow me closely, doubt me not."
It says, "I am the earth in the palm of your hand. Without me, you are alone and lost."

(Beryl Markham, quoted by Brian Harley)

"Conceiving of space as an historically-contingent and place-bound project or process
raises intriguing questions about the relationship of spatial thinking and practice
to other forms of conceptualising, analysing and organising the world,
in political practice, everyday life and scholarship,
and the roles and responsibilities of human agency in capturing or co-opting nature..."

(Nick Baron, Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas 55, no.3 (2007): 400)

Welcome to the working site for Imperiia: Mapping the Russian Empire, an historical GIS project.

      About the Project:

With funding & support from:

About the Project Coordinator:
Kelly O'Neill is
associate professor of history at Harvard University,  where she teaches Russian history and researches the Black Sea region.

Comments and suggestions are most welcome! (koneill@fas.harvard.edu)