Daniel Trepal

Daniel Trepal
Michigan Technological University | MTU · Great Lakes Research Center

Doctor of Philosophy

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12
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11 Research Items
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Additional affiliations
August 2019 - present
University of Michigan
Position
  • PostDoc Position
August 2016 - present
Michigan Technological University
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
September 2014 - August 2019
Michigan Technological University
Field of study
  • Industrial Heritage and Archaeology
August 2006 - May 2008
Michigan Technological University
Field of study
  • Industrial Archaeology
September 1999 - May 2004
Cleveland State University
Field of study
  • Anthropology, History

Publications

Publications (12)
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Building historical geographic information system (HGIS) datasets is time consuming and very expensive, especially when built at the scales that permit analysis of the lived experiences of individuals or the morphology of buildings or streets. Further, these datasets are often built exclusively in the academy, with little input from the contemporar...
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For most of the period during which it operated, the West Point Foundry in Cold Spring, NY, could claim to be a modern facility capable of producing a wide variety of cast iron products for both military and civilian applications. The foundry gained nationwide recognition for the production of cast iron rifled artillery during the American Civil Wa...
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We combine the Historical Spatial Data Infrastructure (HSDI) concept developed within spatial history with elements of archaeological predictive modeling to demonstrate a novel GIS-based landscape model for identifying the persistence of historically-generated industrial hazards in postindustrial cities. This historical big data approach draws on o...
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The archaeology of postindustrial landscapes is still relatively undeveloped. The impact of economic, social, and urban development efforts on both tangible and intangible heritage complicate our attempts to understand these places. Despite this, integrating heritage practice and promotion into the regeneration of a postindustrial landscape continu...
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While a vibrant and growing research literature exists on the value of GIS to archaeology in general, the application of geospatial digital data to the subfield of historical archaeology is less well developed, especially in North America. This is particularly true for the era of industrialization, where the archaeological record is accompanied by...
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In this paper we utilize a combination of national microdata from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) with local population and health microdata, spatialized to the household level, and employ an historical GIS (HGIS) to follow infectious disease transmission between public school children in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula during the 191...
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While the use of geographic information systems (GIS) has become commonplace within the discipline of archaeology, the potential of a big-data approach to GIS is yet to be fully exploited within historical archaeology. Archaeologists inspired by developments in the social sciences and humanities have recently called for new ways of conceptualizing...
Thesis
Postindustrial urban landscapes are large-scale, complex manifestations of the past in the present in the form of industrial ruins and archaeological sites, decaying infrastructure, and adaptive reuse; ongoing processes of postindustrial redevelopment often conspire to conceal the toxic consequences of long-term industrial activity. Understanding t...
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The authors discuss the use of historical geographic information systems (HGIS) in the teaching of local history. They mention the use of HGIS in the teaching of local history, the opportunity to engage with the community while participating in an active learning environment, and present three case studies of projects using HGIS for the benefit to...

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Project
The FLASH project (flintflashproject.com) is an interdisciplinary digital humanities project and platform focusing on the archaeology and history of Flint, Michigan. The FLASH project addresses the challenges posed by doing research in and of postindustrial communities by fostering the pooling of scholarly and institutional resources, using off-the-shelf digital tools, and integrating public engagement to build the visibility and reach of local research projects within their community.