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GeoCurrents has been inactive recently, as I have been working on a non-state-based atlas of economic and social development that will appear on the blog later this summer. This project has been demanding, in part because all the information necessary to construct the maps is gathered by, and organized around, states!
GeoCurrents is a map-illustrated forum dedicated to exploring global geography. Most posts link to current events, supplying historical background, spatial analysis, and political and intellectual context. Events both major (rebellion in Libya) and minor (protests in Tripura, India)
Dear Readers, As the academic year is coming to an end at Stanford University, I am currently faced with a large stack of student papers and exams. As a result, blogging will be delayed this week. When I do resume posting, I will focus initially on the blog itself. As you may have noticed
Many thanks to those of you who have been providing comments on GeoCurrents posts. My general policy is to respond to comments on recent posts (those placed on the blog within the previous two weeks). Although I read and appreciate comments on earlier posts, I will not respond, due simply to time
The GeoCurrents make-over is now almost complete. Many thanks to Kevin Morton for so thoroughly and expertly reformulating the site. GeoCurrents is again linked to Twitter and Facebook, and has a new RSS system, as can be seen on the left-side of the site.
Dear Readers, As you can see, Geocurrents is currently undergoing a transformation. Many thanks to Kevin Morton, who is now handling the technical side of the blog. Many thanks as well to Samuel Franco, who had been running the website, but is now moving on to other things.
Dear Readers, As has been brought to my attention by several students and readers, the Geocurrents site is in serious need of refurbishment. Older posts are difficult to access and do not appear when one clicks the “older posts” button; they are also not categorized in any meaningful manner. “Metainformation” is also missing, making
Dear Readers, Geocurrents has now been in operation for nearly one year. During that period, 264 posts have been made. As the map and data posted above show, readership is concentrated in North America, Europe, South Asia, and Australia. This blog will now take a short end-of-the-year vacation. Posting will resume in the second week
A new heading appears on this website today: the Geocurrents Community Blog. This separate “blog in a blog” showcases student work, with all of its entries produced by the students currently enrolled in my seminar on the history and geography of current global events at Stanford University. In years past, I simply asked students
GeoCurrents.info is proud to present a brand new feature, the Google Earth Atlas. The Google Earth Atlas is an archive of all of the site’s work
The Geocurrents.info Ministry of Information brings you the following announcement: You can now follow all of our posts, announcements, trivia, and extras on our brand new twitter feed. We hope to engage with a worldwide audience of geographers, cartographers, historians, journalists, and global thinkers as we simultaneously learn and educate others.
Geocurrents readers interested in linguistic matters should note Asya Pereltsvaig’s new blog, Languages of the World. Asya has commented insightfully on linguistic issues in a number of Geocurrents posts, and her new blog promises to be interesting and informative
What would you like to see addressed and illustrated on Geocurrents.info in the future? Please respond in the comments section. Many thanks to all you, across 84 countries, for your dedicated readership.