Audrey Keller

388437_10150423827613800_614391818_nHometown: Bedford, NY
Class of 2016
Major: History, with a concentration in Europe, Markets and Management Certificate, French minor.

I became involved in the Borderworks lab and the Mapping Sovereignty group in the spring of 2013, my freshman year, after hearing about it through Professor Stern’s Tudor/Stuart Britain class, which I had taken the previous semester. Since joining, I have been part of an attempt to map a battle in Bombay, a Philadelphia project, and the current charters project. This has taught me that research takes time and that the final product is not always going to be obvious from the start. This has been a continual process of trying to figure out where we were going, but in the end I think it finally came together. This semester I have been particularly interested in Connecticut and studying how the claims of the 1662 charter interacted with those of surrounding colonies, and how those claims acted in reality on the ground