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Occasional historian of cartography here...

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I was a geographer as an undergrad (Penn State 1988), and a historian of cartography for my master's (Wisconsin 1990, advised by David Woodward)--my thesis was about a territorial dispute between Pennsylvania and Connecticut in the 1760s-1780s, and how it was depicted on maps of the time, and how maps played into the dispute and its resolution.

I haven't done much with that since; but I did publish an article in Cartographica last year ("'Could I but Mark Out My Own Map of Life': Educated Women Embracing Cartography in the Nineteenth-Century American South"), and have another women-using-maps project to write up sometime.

But this looks like an interesting place to lurk and read up on the field a bit.


Penny L. Richards PhD
Research Scholar, UCLA Center for the Study of Women

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Hi Penny,
Welcome to the forum. Perhaps these discussions will inspire you to resume your cartographic research! Erin.

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