MaCleKi lets you explore the history of Kisumu, Kenya, through location-based essays and media. The project presents a range of themes, including culture, education, leadership and politics, land and environment, housing, health, trade, technology, religion, tourism, gender relations, ethnic and racial relations, and regional and international relations. A partnership between Maseno University and Cleveland State University, MaCleKi is funded by a grant from the NEH Office of Digital Humanities. Read more.
Macleki is a location-based project. Each of the stories on this site are assigned geolocation coordinates on the interactive map. Story locations are determined based on how each author interprets their story. For stories about buildings, districts, historic sites and other topics having a discrete location, the coordinates represent either the current location, or a past location in the event that the subject is no longer found in the physical landscape. Some thematic stories do not have a discrete location and are thus placed in an area where the story is deemed by the author to have the most geographic relevance.