Medieval Maps Make the Front Page

What’s in a map?  In the article linked below, Katie Vaughn from the University of Wisconsin College of Letters and Science shares what she’s found out about medieval maps and a new digital platform here at the University of Wisconsin called DM.  Katie’s story includes excerpts from interviews with Martin Foys (Professor of English) Jonathan Senchyne (Director of the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture) and Heather Wacha (CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Medieval Studies).

Eye-catching visuals from Sarah Morton reveal medieval drawings of lions and fish, as well as what the maps look like when working on them in the DM digital environment.  The Virtual Mappaemundi project is nearing its final stages of completion, and should be ready for public release within the next few months. But that will only be the beginning of a multitude of virtual projects that DM anticipates hosting.  If you are interested in learning more about DM and its potential to work for you or your organization as a user-friendly platform for annotating and linking images, please leave a comment or contact Heather Wacha at

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