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Anne Kelly Knowles teaches historical geography and digital history at the University of Maine. She has written or edited five books, including Placing History: How Maps, Spatial Data, and GIS Are Changing Historical Scholarship (2008); Mastering Iron: The Struggle to Modernize an American Industry, 1800–1868 (2013); and Geographies of the Holocaust (2014). Throughout her career, Anne has advocated mapping and GIS as core methods for historical research. Her pioneering work with historical GIS has been recognized by a number of fellowships and awards, including an American Ingenuity Award for Historical Scholarship (Smithsonian magazine, 2012) and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2015).