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AGS Library Research Fellows


Travis White, University of Kansas. “Quantitative color schemes in thematic mapping.”

Sarah Pickman, Yale University, “How geographers planned and outfited expeditions.”

Peter Ekman,University of California, Berkeley
“Relationship between domestic architecture and its surrounding natural environment.”

Lydiat Wainright, University of Arts London
“Cultural and historical narratives of women sea and land travelers.”

Hanna Gunderman, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
“Photographs to tell stories about the human and environmental landscapes.”

Ed Armston-Sheret, Royal Holloway, University of London
“How British explorers prepared, used, and represented their bodies in questions of credibility, moral and physical fitness, heroism, gender, and masculinity.”

Bryce Evans, Liverpool Hope University
“Food and aviation from in-flight dining to the role of aviation in opening up swathes of the globe, paving the way for programmes of food aid, food trade, and food security and – in the process – creating new global geographies of food.”

Amanda Murphyao, Carleton University (Canada)
“Mis/representations of Nunavut in Cartography, Cartouches, and Cartoons.”


Lorie Scott, Independent Scholar. “Continued Development of Eugene Harris Photo Exhibition”

Jana Moser, Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, Leipzig Germany “Shaping World Views Cartographically: Goode’s World Atlas and its role and aims in education under the Global Condition”

Susan Ellis Williams, Independent Scholar. “Timothy O’Sullivan photo collection”


Brent McKenzie, University of Guelph Ontario, Canada.
“The ‘Marketing’ of Tourism and Retail Store Locations in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union between 1945 – 1991”

Nianshen Song, Assistant Professor of History, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. “Imperial and modern histories of China and East Asia, with special interest on borderland, ethnicity, and identity politics”


Ute Schneider, University of Duisburg-Essen. “The Geopolitics of knowledge: the Internationale Weltkarte during the age of territoriality.”

Jörn Seemann, Ball State University. “Cartographic Worldviews of Brazil from the Portuguese Empire (1808) to the end of World War II.”

János Jeney, Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest and Technical University in Dresden. “Ethnic maps of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.”

Anka Ryall, Centre for Women’s and Gender Research, UiT The Arctic University of Norway. “Louise Boyd polar research consulting photographs, archives and maps.”


Kirsten A. Greer, Nipissing University (Ontario, Canada). “Reconfiguring the “Region” through the Photographic Collection of Geographer Robert s. Platt.”

Lorie E. Scott, Luther College. “Cultural Geography in the Photographic Collection of Eugene V. Harris.”


Betsy Reese, Maine Maritime Academy. “Research on the schooner Bowdoin, explorer Donald B. MacMillan, and other scientists who were on board the Bowdoin during one of her many trips to the Arctic.”

Dr. Alex McKay, University of London SOAS,
“Consult the papers of Francis H. Nichols (1868-1904).”


Fritz Kessler, Frostburg University. “Map Projections of the Late 19th Century.”

Stefania Gallini, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. “The Cartographic Silence of Bogotá Ecological Structure, 1853‐1938.”

Joe Giacomelli, Cornell University. “Redrawing the Map of the West: The Debate over Human Agency in Climate, 1865-1895.”

 Leah Thomas, Virginia Commonwealth University. “The intersection of Transatlantic Cartography and Prose Fiction of the Eighteenth century in England and the Colonies.”

Will Mackintosh, University of Mary Washington. “Expected Sights: The Origins of Tourism in the United States.”


Matthew D. Mingus, University of Florida. “Cartographic Construction of West Germany after WWII.”


David Forrest, School of Geographical & Earth Sciences, College of Science and Engineering, University of Glasgow. “The International Map of the World and its impact on world cartography during the Twentieth Century.”

Stewart Gordon, University of Michigan. “ROUTES: How the Pathways of Ideas and Goods Shaped Our World.”


Michael Heffernan, University of Nottingham. “Geography and the 20th Century: The Geographical Societies and the Global Imagination, 1885-1914.”

Tim Youngs, Nottingham Trent University. “Research project to consult the William O. Field archive, specifically Field’s travel diaries and notes.”


John Rennie Short, University of Maryland. “The role of the national atlas in creating and disseminating images of the nation state.”

Ute Schneider, Universität Duisburg-Essen. “Aspects of the International Map of the World especially pertaining to secret German editions issued during the National Socialist era.”


Sandra Zito, University of California, Irvine. “Mapping Europe: the Normative Discourse of the European Union, or European Borders, Territory and Identity in the Past and Present.”

Geoffrey Martin, Southern Connecticut State University. “Research on comprehensive history of American geography.”


Karl Offen, University of Oklahoma. “Mapping Mosquitia, the Geographical Imagination in Central America.”

Barney Warf, Florida State University. “Folding Time and Space, Historical Geographies of Time-Space Compression.”

Alastair Pearson, University of Portsmouth (United Kingdom). :The American Geographical Society and the 1:1 Million Map of Hispanic America.”


Richard W. Dixon, Texas State University. “Content analysis of early climatology textbooks.”

Innes M. Keighren, University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom). “Research the work of Ellen Churchill Semple, the author of Influences of Geographic Environment.”


Stephanie Hom Cary, University of California, Berkeley. “Re-imaging home, the Mediterranean in the Age of Discovery.”

Christina Dando, University of Nebraska at Omaha. “Women as map consumers over the 19th and 20th centuries.”

John Cloud, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  “Early evolution of aeronautical charting and their uses in the United States.”

Urbano Fra, Universidad de Extramadura (Spain). “Volcanic feature representation and location in the cartography of the Hawaiian Islands.”

Dr. Geoffrey J. Martin, Southern Connecticut State University. “Research toward multi-volume History of Geography in Anglo-America.”


Paul Longley Arthur, Murdoch University, Perth (Australia).  “A study of the correlations between narrative and mapping in the Americas.”

M. Sean Chenoweth, University of Louisiana, Monroe. “A study of the age, origin and purpose of the trails of the Jamaican Cockpit Country.”

Sandra Gaskell, American Indian Council of Mariposa County. “Study the cartography and field notes of early explorers of the Sierra Nevada.”

Viva G. Nordberg, University of Kentucky. “The development of metaphors such as life spans and cycles from earlier ideas in natural history.”


John Cloud, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “A study of the origins and evolution of geographic integration by overlay.”

Nancy A. Kandoian, Map Division, New York Public Library. “A project to compile an annotated bibliography of sources for locating early ancestral villages of Armenians in eastern Anatolia.”

Jeremy W. Crampton, Georgia State University. “Early thematic mapping by the American Geographical Society.”


Ian R. Manners, Univ. of Texas at Austin. “Mapping the Middle East.”

Scott R. McEathron, Univ. of Illinois. “Descriptive cartobibliography of manuscript maps in the American Geographical Society Library.”


Alexei V. Postnikov, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia). “Russian Central Asian Frontier and boundary with the Chinese Empire (Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries).”

Joel Outtes, Oxford University (United Kingdom). “Project to compile an Historical Atlas of Brazilian Cities.”

Geoffrey Martin, Southern Connecticut State University. “Research toward multi-volume History of Geography in Anglo-America.”(Special AGS Commemorative Fellowship)


Mercedes Maroto Camino, Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand). “Representing the Pacific, 1519- 1606.”

Philip E. Steinberg, Florida State University. “Research into the changing conventions in marine cartography from the late 15th through the late 20th centuries, as part of an ongoing study of changing uses, regulations and representations of ocean space.”