This project was created as the final assignment for HIST 3907, a course on Data Mining and Visualization, taught by Professor Shawn Graham, at Carleton University. The course tasked students with learning a variety of data mining skills, culminating in the creation and presentation of a term project that visually represented historical data in a digital form. The project is my attempt at doing so.

The St. John’s Micro-History Mapping Project provides an in-depth look at some of the places and people mentioned in a small selection of the Morning Chronicle, a St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, newspaper which ran from 1862-1881. The four papers used in this project span the period of 30th August, 1865-2nd September, 1865. Each location on the map marks the site of a physical location or address mentioned in these papers, and I have engaged in lengthy historical research in order to procure further information about each of these sites, and any names which are associated with them in the newspapers. Each point on the map is a clickable link with opens into a more detailed discussion of the information I have found about the sites and persons mentioned.

Source: St. John’s, Newfoundland Micro-History Mapping Project