Jeff Howarth Whiting Fellowship: Tahiti

Jeff Howarth (Geography) has been awarded a fellowship from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation for a project titled Mapping Cook’s Narratives on Tahiti. He will spend one month during his 2012-2013 leave visiting Tahiti. The main objective of his project is to map information contained in the personal journals of Captain James Cook and his crew in order to visualize relationships between people and places that may not be discernible by reading. Based on this project, he plans to develop new teaching materials for his classes at Middlebury including Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems, Cartographic Design, and Geography of Islands.