About the Project

The Irish Channel Project developed from our desire to learn more about Geographic Information Systems (GIS) while working on our master's degrees in History at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The Channel provided an intersection in our varying interests in Irish, religious, and ethnic histories, as well as a manageably sized study area.  

Initial project map pieced together from insurance maps. Photo by Maegan A. Smith.

Initial project map pieced together from insurance maps. Photo by Maegan A. Smith.


About Us

Meet the ladies behind the project:

Victoria Throop and Maegan A. Smith. Photo by Anne L. Mahoney.

Maegan A. Smith

Maegan's research interests focus on spatial and material culture, which she used in her public history thesis project at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Visit www.maeganasmith.com to learn more.

She currently works as the Collections Manager at Vermilionville Living History Museum and Folklife Park where she researches and cares for the artifacts in their historic village.

Victoria Throop

Victoria's research interests lie in ethnic and religious segregation in the American South and legal history. 

After graduating from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in May 2016, Victoria has been working as an administrative assistant and adjunct instructor teaching courses on American history and politics at UL Lafayette. 

 

Maegan A. Smith and Victoria Throop. Photo taken at THAT Camp, 2016.


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