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Digital humanities bring geography alive

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For K-12 teachers

Our educator resources support teachers in fields ranging from geography and social studies to STEM and world history

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Our collections open up countless ways of exploring people and places around the world, and we welcome researchers from all walks of life

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Make a quick search of our main Digital Collections portal. For more, see Searching the Collections.

The truth is in there

Our exhibition Bending Lines: Maps and Data from Distortion to Deception is now available in person at our free gallery at the Central Library in Copley Square.

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Upcoming Events


"We Never Wanted Him Here"
  • Sep 17, 2021
  • Elizabeth Borneman, Lily Xie, and Hua Xi

"We Never Wanted Him Here"

A brief history of protests, takedowns and counter-proposals to the commemoration of Christopher Columbus in the United States