Announcing H-Maps

H-Net proudly welcomes H-Maps to its family of nearly 200 networks, now available on the H-Net Commons. Read on and follow the links below for more information about this exciting new network!


H-Maps is an international digital forum in the historical study of the making, circulation, use and preservation of maps from the ancient to the contemporary period. Because of its international nature, H-Maps welcomes contributions in world languages, including (but not limited to) English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and German. Abstracts in one of these languages is requested for posts submitted in a language not spoken by list editors. H-Maps is a collaboration between the International Society for the History of the Map (ISHMap) and H-Net to further substantive inquiry among a growing number of global scholars with an interest in the history of maps and mapping.

The aim of H-Maps is to advance the work of scholars, curators, archivists, collectors, students, and others interested in aspects of map history of any place, scale, type, or historical period. H-Maps welcomes cross-disciplinary and non-traditional interpretations and encourages contributions related to new approaches in research, curation, teaching, and tools for analysis. H-Maps commissions and publishes reviews of work relevant to the field as a part of the H-Net Book Review Project. H-Maps will announce and review conferences and exhibitions, and post calls for papers, fellowships, and employment opportunities.

H-Maps Editorial Staff

Jordana Dym, Skidmore College - Network Editor

Carolina Martínez, CONICET (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas), Argentina - Network Editor

Quentin Morcrette, Le Mans Université - Network Editor

Bram Vannieuwenhuyze (Belgium/The Netherlands) - Network Editor

David Weimer - Network Editor

H-Maps Advisory Board

Jordana Dym

Mark Monmonier - Distinguished Professor of Geography at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Carla Lois

Gilles Palsky

André Reyes Novaes

Benjamin Sacks

All H-Maps content is freely accessible at:

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H-Maps is owned by H-Net, Humanities and Social Sciences Online. H-Net is a nonprofit, tax-exempt international network of scholars in the humanities and social sciences that creates and coordinates electronic networks, using a variety of media, and with a common objective of advancing humanities and social science teaching and research. H-Net was created to provide a positive, supportive, equalitarian public environment for the friendly exchange of ideas and scholarly resources.  It is hosted by the Department of History at Michigan State University.

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