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Mary Chapman | Learn to use StoryMaps to tell interactive histories

Jan. 10, 2024 1:00p.m. - 2:30p.m.

Northrop Frye Centre Workshop

Join Prof. Mary Chapman in learning how to use GIS locations to tell interactive stories about North America's early Chinese immigrants.


Curious about how to tell an interactive story using Storymap? This 90-minute workshop will teach you how to find GIS locations and historical images so that you can add “pins” to a Storymap that traces the world tour of the “Chinese Magicians,” a mid-nineteenth-century Chinese acrobatic troupe that featured a 6-year-old tightrope dancer who grew up to be the mother of Sui Sin Far, the first Asian Canadian writer. This workshop is led by Mary Chapman.

Mary Chapman is a Professor of English at the University of British Columbia and Director of The Winnifred Eaton Archive, which was granted an Honorable Mention for the Canadian Social Knowledge Institute (C-SKI) Open Scholarship Award. She is the author of Making Noise, Making News: Suffrage Print Culture and US Modernism (2014), which won the Society for the Study of American Women Writers Book Prize and the Canadian Association of American Studies Robert K. Martin Book Prize and was one of four finalists for the Modernist Studies Association Book Prize. Her edited volumes Becoming Sui Sin Far: The Uncollected Fiction, Journalism and Travel Writing of Edith Eaton (2016) and (with Angela Mills) Treacherous Texts: US Suffrage Literature 1846-1946 (2011) were both awarded the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association’s Susan Koppelman Award for best edited feminist book in American Popular Culture. Chapman is currently writing a biography of Sui Sin Far’s family.

Please note that no food or drink are allowed within the workshop space.