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2017 Graduate Student Publications

Geography graduate students publish in a wide range of academic and non-academic venues from Computational Culture: A Journal of Software Studies to Ephemera: Theory and Politics in Organization. To celebrate the diversity of the discipline and the accomplishment of our graduate students, we’ve compiled a digest of our 2017 publications! We hope this is the […]

Doeppers publishes new book

Congratulations to Dr. Dan Doeppers (Emeritus Professor of Geography and Southeast Asian Studies) for the publication of his landmark book, Feeding Manila in Peace and War, 1850–1945, now available through UW Press. “Over the past decade policymakers and scholars have come to realize that getting food, water, and services to the millions who live in the world’s few […]

Denevan co-authors biography of Carl Sauer

Professor emeritus Bill Denevan recently co-authored a biography of Carl O. Sauer. This is the first book-length biography of the famous geographer and influential scholar. To Pass on a Good Earth: The Life and Work of Carl O. Sauer, by Michael Williams, with David Lowenthal and William M. Denevan, University of Virginia Press, 2014. Bill wrote to us about the connections to the […]

As the river rises: Cahokia’s emergence and decline linked to Mississippi River flooding

by Kelly Tyrell, UW Communications As with rivers, civilizations across the world rise and fall. Sometimes, the rise and fall of rivers has something to do with it. At Cahokia, the largest prehistoric settlement in the Americas north of Mexico, new evidence suggests that major flood events in the Mississippi River valley are tied to […]

Maps Get a New History!

Celebrating the publication of Volume Six of the History of Cartography Cartography in the Twentieth Century Why do maps need a new history? Maps and mapping technology have become global in every sense of the word—appearing like magic on our hand-held devices, influencing our news, informing education, describing the human genome, and inspiring poetry. People, cultures, […]

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 […]

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