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The International Directory of Researchers in Map History

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An open source for contact information, current interests, research projects, and publications related to map history

Purpose of the Directory

The Directory seeks

  • to promote communication among the broad and diverse array of all researchers who study the history of maps in all its aspects; and
  • to provide information about the field to the broader public.

To make this Directory comprehensive and so useful for the map history community and the public, we urge all map historians to add the following to your profile, that only you can edit:

  • contact details;
  • general information about your work in map history;
  • information about your broad interests in map history, specific research projects, and other relevant activities; and
  • a list of your publications relating to map history.

You can:

  • organize your information within your own profile in whatever manner you think most appropriate; look at other profiles for ideas about how to present your work to the wider map history community;
  • write your profile in any language; and
  • “watch” specific profiles to see when their authors add new information.

Full information about the Directory, its creators, its editorial policies, and its terms of use are available through the links at left.

For current and comprehensive information about the initiatives, activities, events and resources that make up the history of cartography see the online Map History Gateway.


Search and Browse the Directory

Use the search box to find profiles by contributor name or by keyword.

To browse all profiles in this Directory, use “Directory” at left.

Contribute to the Directory

To register as a contributor, use “Create Account” in the top-right corner. Please make a note of your password.

If you have registered, simply "Log in" to the Directory (also top-right corner). You may then create and edit your profile: use either "Your profile" at left or your username at top. Please do not forget to logout once you have finished editing your profile.

Use “Help,” at left, for precise information.

Contribute to the Bibliography

Please note that the framework for the Bibliography remains under development.

Contributors to the Directory can also contribute to a communally maintained, classified bibliography of map history. One search of this site will find pages in both Bibliography and Directory. Background information and help are available through the links at left.

A classified bibliography presents the literature grouped by topic; it is selective and seeks to guide new and experienced students alike through the extensive scholarship on map history. That is to say, a classified bibliography is not a database-cum-library catalogue. As an example, consider the Oxford Bibliographies developed by Oxford University Press (subscription required).

If you know a researcher of early maps who is not yet a contributor to this Directory, please send the researcher the details of this site.