From 2001-2014, the annual David Woodward Memorial Fellowship in the History of Cartography provided scholars with an opportunity to research and write on a subject related to the history of cartography using the resources available through the Institute for Research in the Humanities and the History of Cartography Project at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The two-month residential fellowship was granted in memory of David Woodward (1942-2004), a founding editor of The History of Cartography and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities from 1997-2002.

Many thanks to Arthur and Janet Holzheimer, whose generous sponsorship fully supported the fellowship.

Fellows and their research topics:

Mirela Altic (Croatia) 2013-14:
Mapping the Nations: The 19th Century Cartography between Imperial Politics and National Movements–A Case Study of Croatia

Sandra Sáenz-López Pérez (Spain) 2012-13: 
Marginalia in cARTography

Saenz-López Pérez at the exhibit opening (spring 2014) at the Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Jeremy Crampton (USA) 2011-12:
Cartography and Cartographers at the Origins of America’s First Spy Agency: The Office of Strategic Services and its Development (1917-1945)

Alexey Postnikov (Russia) 2010-11:
Mapping Russia’s Frontiers and its Influence on Development of Ideas and Methods in Russian National Cartography (late Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries)

Alexey Postnikov, author and advisor to several volumes in the series, at the ICHC in Moscow, July 2011.

Carla Lois (Argentina) 2009-10:
Mapping modernity: Science and civilization in Argentinian cartographical institutions (1853-1941)

Stéphane Blond (France) 2008-09:
Administrative maps in Europe, 1650-1800

Stéphane Blond arrived in Madison in January 2009 to begin a two-month resident fellowship researching and writing several Volume Four entries on eighteenth-century road and route mapping and administrative cartography.

Isaac Sáenz (Peru) 2007-08:
Urban cartography and Enlightenment in late viceregal Peru (1687-1800)

Zsolt Török (Hungary) 2006-07:
Marsigli, Marinoni, Mikoviny: Enlightenment cartography in east-central Europe (c. 1700-1750)

Valeria Pansini (France) 2005-06:
Military cartography in the Enlightenment: Fieldwork and the body of the surveyor

Valeria Pansini was in residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during June and July 2006.

Mercedes Camino (New Zealand) 2004-05:
Narratives and maps of four eighteenth-century Spanish voyages to the Pacific (c. 1770-1780)

Neil Safier (USA) 2003-04:
The intersections of anthropology, history, and cartography in the context of eighteenth-century colonial Iberoamerica

Phil Steinberg (USA) 2002-03:
Origins of the territorial state in early modern marine cartography, 1450-1800

George Tolias (Greece) 2001-02: Forms of map collecting in the Renaissance and the function of maps in the creation of encyclopedic knowledge