Mapping Violence is currently exploring methods for digitally displaying histories of violence. With the map as the key feature of the digital memorial, this interactive platform will allow site users to read about individual events, search the database, and watch short-guided tours. The interactive map will plot the locations of hundreds of episodes of violence. By clicking dots on the map, users will be able to read brief narratives of each event, access a list of primary and secondary sources available for further research, and see other related events. Users will also be able to sort the mapped events by characteristics of the events. In future iterations, we will invite the public to interact with this memorial and publicly recognize the violence by sharing events documented in archives across the country and online.
The map displayed here (best viewed on desktop) is an early prototype with a selection of historical events displayed. Clicking on a symbol on the map will open a window containing a short title and date of the event.