One of the core elements of the Appraising Risk Partnership is a database that can be used to store, categorize, analyze and disseminate information about historical events and locations in the Indian Ocean World. This database is a work in progress – updates and news will be posted to this site as they become available.
Researchers and specialists will submit data tables containing historical objects, information, items, or events. Each object has a series of data variables – entries for location, year, death toll, and other relevant contextual data. These entries are sourced from documents, maps, research efforts and historical analysis drawn from diverse specialties including environmental science, public health, and archaeology.
Individual entries, such as the Cholera outbreak pictured below, become objects in the LGIS database. These objects can then be used to create novel analyses, research, and visualizations.