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Matthew Edney

Matthew Edney

Expert on maps, cartography, their history, and their cultural, social, and technical relations. The theory of representation.

Director, History of Cartography Project, Department of Geography College of Letters and Science Work: 608-263-3992 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Mapping of colonial North America
  • Cultural and social significance of maps, both in the past and present
  • Technologies and processes of surveying and mapping


  • President, American Friends of the JB Harley Research Fellowships, which raises funds to assist in research and to attend conferences in map history
  • Osher Professor in the History of Cartography (University of Southern Maine)
  • Trustee of the Internal Society for the History of the Map (ISHM)