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The History of Cartography Project receives major funding from the National Science Foundation

The History of Cartography Project, in the UW–Madison Geography Department, has received a five-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Beginning September 2014, the funding will facilitate editorial preparation of Cartography in the Nineteenth Century, Volume Five of the award-winning reference book series The History of Cartography. The six-volume History provides a comprehensive account […]

The new Madison Geographic is out!

We are pleased to announce the release of this year’s edition of Madison Geographic, the newsletter of the undergraduate Geography Club. Inside you can read undergraduate perspectives on this year’s AAG conference in Tampa, coffees with Yi-Fu Tuan, and the Chazen’s Marginalia in cARTographyexhibit, among other features. Thanks to the Geography Club for all their hard work […]

History of Cartography Volume Three Now Online

Volume Three, Cartography in the European Renaissance, was made available to the public on the University of Chicago Press web site on May 20, 2013. Earlier volumes in the series have been online since July 2011. The Press has converted all parts of each book—not only the chapters but also the prefaces, indexes, illustrations, captions, […]

History of Cartography Project awarded NEH grant

The History of Cartography Project has been offered a new grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The two-year award from agency’s Division of Preservation and Access provides $220,000 in outright funding and another $100,000 in matching, should the Project raise an equivalent amount of private gifts. The grant supports ongoing preparation of the final […]

UW-Madison “Then and Now” Poster on sale

This 30″ x 20″ poster, produced by the SCO, uses historic aerial photography to show how the UW–Madison campus has changed over time. The poster blends a modern color photograph from July 2, 2010, with a black-and-white photograph from July 6, 1937.  The poster is available for $10, rolled in a tube and ready for […]

2012 Atlas of Design released

Daniel Huffman (Cart/GIS M.S. ’10) and Tim Wallace (PhD candidate), are co-editors of the soon to be released Atlas of Design. The Atlas of Design is a biennial publication by the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) honoring the world’s best cartography. It was featured today on the Huffington Post Book Blog. The Atlas will be officially unveiled at the NACIS 2012 Annual Meeting […]

New book by Yi-Fu Tuan

Yi-Fu Tuan has recently published a new book entitled, “Humanist Geography: An Individual’s Search for Meaning”. “For more than fifty years, Yi-Fu Tuan has carried the study of humanistic geography—what John K. Wright early in the twentieth century called geosophy, a blending of geography and philosophy―to new heights, offering with each new book a fresh and […]

UW Geographers address potential Social Impacts of REDD/Climate Change Policy

Tropical deforestation is a source of roughly 15% of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) is a prominent international policy mechanism through which developed, high-emitting countries pay developing nations to sustain their forests in order to store carbon. REDD is controversial, particularly with regard to whom should be paid and […]

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