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Mark Monmonier Maxwell / Geography .
Name of Faculty Member School or College/Department

In describing your activities during the 2010 calendar year, reflect on how they have contributed to the
University’s mission and vision.

I. Teaching Contribution: Courses Taught Enrollment

Spring 2010 on leave

Fall 2010
Geo 381 (Cartographic Design) 16
Geo 602 (Research Design) 9
Geo 681 (Map Design) 1

(a) Improvements in teaching and learning, curriculum, or course design; participation in programs or
conferences related to teaching; program or course assessment:
Further adjustments to Geo 602: new readings (not always successful, though) and a
new approach to the class’s examination of principles outlined in Williams, Style:
Toward Clarity and Grace (noticeably improvement compared to last year, when I
first taught 602).
Revised exercises for Geo 381/681, with new source materials and including the
addition of cartographic details to an image (digital terrain base map, air photo, or
scanned historical map). Decreased use of PowerPoint to allow more time for in-class
discussion. Improved demonstration of the principles of map projection using the
newly released version of GeoCart.

(b) Advising students, thesis or dissertation supervision; informal work with students or student groups;
methods for assessing and improving your effectiveness:
Tracy Edwards (my advisee since the late 1990s) successfully defended her M.A.
thesis. (Tracy’s slow and intermittent progress reflected getting married, having two
children, and teaching five or more courses per semester as an adjunct at Frostburg
University, in Maryland. It was gratifying to see her complete the degree—nice thesis
Chaired and participated (as committee member) in Elaine Kovacs’ M.A. defense.

I am told): “Maps as Graphic Propaganda for Public Health.1 (January/February 2010): 3-11. A few nice e-mails and in-person comments at the end of the semester from students in Geo 381 and Geo 602. ARTICLE: “I Know Where You Are Right Now. No Fly.2767 (July 3. in Social Science.” Kartographische Nachrichten 60. Drew upon research experiences. 2011). Matt Hidek. ARTICLE: “Divide and Exploit.500 words excerpted from pages 4-14 in Technological Transition in Cartography. Jacob Shell. copyright to this 1985 book . The Map Reader (Chichester: Wiley. for Martin Dodge.] BOOK CHAPTER (forthcoming in 2011): “2. Research. Ph. all in Geography. (b) Work accepted for future publication during calendar year 2010: BOOK IN TRANSLATION (forthcoming. ISBN-13 (paper): 978-0-226-53468-8. (c) Recognition and awards for teaching or advising: Nothing exceptional. II.. 2010). ISBN-13 (cloth): 978-0-226-53467-1. and Janet Marsden. including grant writing. Creative and Professional Activities: (a) Work published. of Chicago Press. patents issued. [My chapter had been accepted by Serlin several years ago but it was only this past year that the overall project received the go-ahead at the University of Minnesota Press. Imagining Illness: Public Health and Visual Culture (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. ed. 2010): 30-31. in the School of Information Studies. and Katie Wells.” New Scientist 207.” In David Serlin. recitals and exhibitions during calendar year 2010: BOOK: No Dig. ed.D. committee member for Claudia Asch. Set aside materials throughout the year (especially from the History of Cartography project) to enhance Geo 314 (Hazardous Geographical Environments) and Geo 388/688 (Geographic Information and Society) for Spring 2011. 2011). (d) Integration of research into teaching: Drew upon cartographic illustrations for current and recent projects for lecture material for Geo 381/681. dated June 1. for discussions in Geo 602.. No Go: How Maps Restrict and Control (Univ. perhaps in 2012): A letter from the University of Chicago Press. [I signed a permission waiver. Ingrid Butler. indicated that a Chinese-language translation of How to Lie with Maps has been licensed to a firm named Commercial Press and “should be published within the next two years.” BOOK CHAPTER (forthcoming in January 2011.

Routledge is reported to be looking at the prospectus. During 2010 I completed reasonably well polished drafts of four chapters. 71–79. reverted to me several years ago when the University of Wisconsin Press allowed it to go out of print. publication seems unlikely before 2012): “Maps That Say ‘No!’: The Intensification of Prohibitive Cartography in the Twentieth Century. PROGRESS ON ENCYLOPEDIA: I am the editor of Volume Six (The Twentieth Century) of The History of Cartography. and forwarded to the project office at the University of Wisconsin—Madison for further editorial processing by the end of August 2011. Geography. and sent forward to Madison for further editorial processing.” for Todd Kenreich. and impact of lake-effect snowfall. I recruited two additional associate editors to compensate for slower than anticipated progress by the two associate editors taken on two years ago. 1. and a fifth chaper should reach the same level of completion by the beginning of the spring 2011 semester. 519 of 523 assignable entries were under contract—some contributors had their contracts terminated because of poor quality work or a failure to deliver.] BOOK CHAPTER (forthcoming in January 2011. pp.. and 426 had been edited. This count includes maps drafted with Adobe Illustrator. I am told): “Reflection Essay: ‘Strategies for the Visualization of Geographic Time-series Data’. when we received our second five-year NSF grant. and now have finished artwork for 51 illustrations. Power and Justice: New Directions in the Classroom. PROGRESS ON BOOK: While on leave during the spring 2010 semester. ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES WRITTEN: During 2010 I wrote six new entries for the aforementioned Volume Six (The Twentieth Century) of The History of Cartography: “Conferences on Computer-aided Mapping” / “Display Hardware” / “Facilities Map” / . (c) Work submitted for publication. The NSF approved the annual progress report submitted at the end of May 2010. Classics in Cartography: Reflections on Influential Articles from Cartographica (London: John Wiley & Sons. and I anticipate having all 523 entries received. and replacements were still being sought—477 entries had been received. prediction.” In Martin Dodge. accepted. vetted. I made significant progress on a new book on the systematic recognition. technology transfer disclosures. I plan to write the last two chapters before the end of May. As of mid-December 2010.500-page scholarly reference work under contract at the University of Chicago Press and supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. facsimile maps scanned and cleaned up in Photoshop. and progress made on unpublished work during calendar year 2010: BOOK CHAPTER SUBMITTED: (accepted by editor of multi-author work. a one-million word. An interpretative synthesis based largely on archival research. ed. 2011). Volume Six is on track for publication in 2014. the book will have seven chapters: Recipe / Discovery / Prediction / Coping / Records / [Climate] Change / Place. although the collection has not yet been placed with a publisher. and two photographs taken by me and enhanced with Photoshop. I kept up with the preparation of illustrations throughout the year.. ed.

the project office in Madison. History of Cartography Project. Reproduction. proposals submitted. at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers. DC.” 1 September 2008 to 31 August 2013. $355. Conference papers: “Aeronautical Charting and the Production.) Board of Advisors. “Collaborative Research: History of Cartography in the Twentieth Century.000. Proposals submitted (grant awarded but not yet active): Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.” on November 2 in Bird Library’s Faculty Collaborative Research Colloquium on “1930s Redlining Maps from the Home Owners Loan Corporation.” . VA: “Fear and Loathing in Geopolitics: Cartographies of Pretension and Persuasion.” in the Department of Government. Edney. SES-0749687. conference papers): Active grants: National Science Foundation. was followed on 5 June by the program officer’s decision to release the $88. Williamsburg. pending submission of a satisfactory annual report. No. both on November 12. American Library Assn. peer review committees. support for a research assistant (summer and fall 2011) for Volume Six of the History of Cartography. Volume Five: Cartography in the Nineteenth Century. My report submitted on 26 May 2010. Editorial boards: Coordinates (Online Journal of the Map and Geography Round Table. $12.000 for the period 15 May 2011 to 15 May 2012.” in the Geopolitics Fall Lecture Series AND a presentation to a class titled “How to Lie with Maps.” on April 17 in Washington. editorial boards. under the direction of Matthew H. SU received word on 19 November that we would be funded at $12. Proposal requesting $12. “Landscape Architecture and Cartography” / “Metric System” / “Styles.” (d) Other professional activities (such as active grants. “Prohibitive Cartography. The report I wrote also led to the release of Year Three funds to my collaborator.370 was submitted on 2 November. Funds are released on a year-by-year basis. Cartographic. and Borrowed Borders. and Regulation of Airspace by the United States.130 (funded jointly by the Science and Society Program and the Geography and Regional Science Program).781 slated for Year Three (1 September 2010 to 31 August 2011). invited lectures. Peer review committees: none Invited lectures: College of William and Mary. ZIP Codes.

Predict and Dramatize Weather (1999). It should be required reading for all students of geography and is a highly recommended addition to the Monmonier canon. has set out to explore some highly politicized terrain in this book without himself being quite as interested in the politics as in the maps themselves. Werner concluded. symposia): Book discussion/signing of No Dig.” in which various staffers recommended a favorite book. “This book is 10 years old and includes some unadulterated science. well written for anyone who is interested in the importance of maps in society and on the world stage.” On August 26 the Times Higher Education Supplement ran a muddled rant by Joni Seager. 2010. No Fly. border zone. 2010 the Edmonton (Alberta) Journal ran a feature article titled “A Year of Good Reading. 759 citations found on December 26. No Go. No Dig. flawed. “These quibbles aside. released in May. In August veteran political geographer Victor Prescott took me to task in The Globe [Journal of The Australian Map Circle] for not acknowledging his precise definitions of border.(e) Recognition of published works. recitals and exhibitions (such as awards and prizes. at Barnes & Noble. references in papers. DeWitt. and boundary but concluded. 2011 identified 979 articles. 2008. On January 3. However.” Duh. or merely convenient for inflating a bibliography. No Go.” . reports or other publications that cite a work by “Monmonier M*”—up from 837 citations found on January 8. who ignored the goal laid out in the Preface and the Introduction—the thesis that prohibitive cartography emerged and intensified largely during the twentieth century—and chided me for “not directly engag[ing] debates” on power and agency. Cashman’s blurb concluded. reviews in journals. “This insightful study is recommended for general readers and students with an interest in cartography and is suitable for academic and public libraries. A small fraction of these are self-citations. Certainly many teachers and lectures will want to use this volume as a textbook. but it will give you a better appreciation of what we know about weather and how we learned it. it seems.” A Web of Science citation search on January 3. has apparently not been out sufficiently long for reviews to appear in scholarly journals. the June 15 issue of Library Journal included a short review in which Edward K. 2008.” In July a notably longer H-NET review by Richard Harris (senior lecturer in the School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol) concluded. No Fly. and 708 noted on January 3. frontier. “The book is excellent and scholarly throughout. That same month the Times Literary Supplement provided Simon Reid-Henry a platform for asserting. brilliant. Business editor Paul Cashman picked my Air Apparent: How Meteorologists Learned to Map. books. there can be no doubt that Monmonier’s examination of various types of domestic [in contrast to international] boundaries will provide guidance for the production of many major and minor theses. “Monmonier. on September 30. There is no indication of whether authors citing my work found it useful.

Black Syracuse History and Community Mapping Project. Service to Department. For the profession: One of five judges for the Bizarre Map Challenge. I participated actively—though on leave—in the annual faculty performance evaluation in February. fortunately. Black Syracuse History and Community Mapping Project. African American Studies Department. just one proposal. Commission on the History of Cartography (International Cartographic Association). Syracuse University. but an excellent one. Reviewed MS for Cartographic Perspectives and an internal essay on place names for National Geographic. Bookstore Advisory Committee. October 2008 – April 2010. For the community: Advisory Board. African American Studies Department.III. . announced in January 2010. corresponding member.geotechcenter. corresponding member. judged in April. (I wrote the section on research and assembled the final report. as I recall. College. I generally decline invitations to review proposals or articles for agencies that are not funding the project or for journals for which I am not a member of the editorial board.) James Library Committee. International Commission on the History of Meteorology. and coordinated by San Diego State University and the NSF- funded Center of Excellence for Geospatial Technology (GeoTech Center: http://www. Profession and the Community: For the department: As a member of the Chair’s Advisory Committee. University.) Commission on Maps and the Internet (International Cartographic Association). and also in the evaluation of pre-proposals. (Because the demands of Volume Six of the History of Cartography have drastically reduced discretionary time. (The latter was not much work. For the university: Advisory Board. Syracuse University.) Mentoring committee chair for final departmental report on Bob Wilson’s tenure case.

2010 .Revised: December 07.