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Imre J Demhardt

Name

[Demhardt, Imre J]
  • Professor, History

Professional Preparation

    • 1995 Ph.D. in Historical GeographyUniversity of Frankfurt am Main
    • 2003 Habilitation in Human GeographyUniversity of Darmstadt
    • 1991 Diplom in Social & Economic GeographyUniversity of Frankfurt am Main
    • 1987 Master in Medieval & Modern HistoryUniversity of Frankfurt am Main

Appointments

    • Sept 2008 to Present Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Apr 2003 to Aug 2008 Privatdozent
      Department of Geography (since 2006: Dep. of Geo Sciences), Darmstadt University of Technology (Darmstadt - Germany)
    • Apr 1996 to Aug 2001 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter zur Habilitation
      Geography Department, Darmstadt University of Technology (Darmstadt - Germany)
    • July 1999 to Oct 1999 Visiting Lecturer
      Geography Department, University of the Western Cape (Cape Town - Republic of South Africa)
    • Jan 1991 to Dec 1994 Post-Graduate Research Fellow
      Department of Geography, University of Frankfurt (Frankfurt - Germany)
    • Jan 1994 to Apr 1994 Visiting Lecturer
      Tour Guide School, Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs (Windhoek - Namibia)
    • Feb 1988 to Nov 1988 Willcox Spesiale Na-Graaadse Navorsing Student
      University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)

Memberships

  • Academic Organizations
    • 2012 to Present Imago Mundi Charitable Limited (London), Owner of journal Imago Mundi - Director on the Board
    • 2008 to Present Society for the History of Discoveries - 2013-15 President, 2013-15 Vice-President
    • 2005 to Present International Cartographic Association, Commission on the History of Cartography - 2015-current Chair, 2007-2015 Vice-Chair
  • Professional Society Activities
    • 2005 to Present Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kartographie, Kommission für Geschichte der Kartographie
  • Editorial Position
    • 2013 to Present Co-Editor: The History of Cartography, Volume 5 (Nineteenth Century)
  • Member of Editorial Advisory Board
    • 2011 to Present Traversa. Journal of Transatlantic History
    • 2009 to Present Terrae Incognitae. Journal of the Society for the History of Discoveries
    • 2009 to Present The Portolan. Journal of the Washington Map Society
  • Former Editorial Posts
    • Dec 2002 to July 2008 Tourism Geographies. An International Journal of Tourism Space, Place and Environment (Assistant Editor)
    • 2000 to 2004 Petermanns Geographischew Mitteilungen (Column Editor: History)
    • 1996 to 2001 Darmstädter Geographische Studien (Managing Editor)

Awards and Honors

News Articles

    • Oct 2014 Live radio interview with Chris Boyd's program "Think" on KERA Public Radio - October 15, 2014 (1:00-2:00 pm)

      The upcoming 9th Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography with the Map Fair of the West was the occasion to share with the broad audience of that thought provoking radio program right in the heart of North Texas that UTA is an eminent national hub for the scholarly study of maps. Although mostly in a lighter approach with a lot of stories nevertheless the serious point is made that maps are graphic time capsules and knowing how to read them can open up access to otherwise often difficult or not at all researchable contexts - whether it is a mid-19th century pioneering route map from David Livingstone through the heart of Africa or, closer to home, a Sanborn Fire Map for insurance purposes to investigate social patterns in a specific Fort Worth neighborhood in the 1910s. It will turn out in many such cases that the essence of such cartographic items not only does complement conventional written sources like diaries or office files, but often are the carriers of additional information. As the adage has it: A picture (map) is worth a thousand words ...

      As always in that popular program Chris Boyd in the last third opened the microphone to callers whose questions occasionally were tough cookies for the panel. Along with the Garrett Chair two other UTA map aficionado were in the studio: Dr. Gerald Saxon (History Department and Ben Huseman (Map Archivist at Special Collections).

Research and Expertise

  • Research Interests

    Cartography
    Exploration
    Geography
    Colonialism
    History of Travel & Tourism

Publications

      Book Chapter 2018
      • Eric Losang / Imre Josef Demhardt: Change of Sovereignty and Cartographic Advance: Cartographic Implications of the Spanish-American War of 1898, in: Mirela Altic / Imre Josef Demhardt / Soetkin Vervust (eds.): Dissemination of Cartographic Knowledge. Heidelberg / New York / Dordrecht / London (Springer) 2018, pp. 99-128

        {Book Chapter }

      Anthology Work/Essay 2018
      • Mirela Altic / Imre Josef Demhardt / Soetkin Vervust (eds.): Dissemination of Cartographic Knowledge. Heidelberg / New York / Dordrecht / London (Springer). XIII + 390 pages.

        {Anthology Work/Essay }

      Anthology Work/Essay 2017
      • Aus allen Weltteilen. Geographische Anthologie des 19. Jahrhunderts. Ägypten mit Sudan und Libyen. Springer (Heidelberg), XVI + 226 pages.

        {Anthology Work/Essay }

      Book Review 2016
      • Markus Oehrli, with Contributions by Martin Rickenbacher: Deutsche Kriegskarten der Schweiz 1939-1945. Ein Vademecum. Murten (Cartographica Helvetica), 2014, 100 pp. with illustrations. In: ImagoMundi. The International Journal for the History of Cartography, 68:1, page 108.

        {Review essay }

      Anthology Work/Essay 2016
      • Aus allen Weltteilen. Geographische Anthologie des 19. Jahrhunderts. Die Arktis. Springer (Heidelberg), XII + 199 pages.

        {Anthology Work/Essay }
      2016
      • Elri Liebenberg / Imre Josef Demhardt / Soetkin Vervust (Eds.): History of Military Cartography. Heidelberg / New York / Dordrecht / London (Springer). XII + 378 pages.

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Book Chapter 2016
      • Military Mapping Against all Odds: Topographical Reconnaissance in the United States from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War, in: Elri Liebenberg / Imre Josef Demhardt / Soetkin Vervust (Eds.): History of Military Cartography.Heidelberg  / New York / Dordrecht / London (Springer), pp. 251-262.

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Conference Paper 2014
      • "You may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas" - Land Titles, German Immigration and Mid-Nineteenth Century Cadastral Cartography, in: Elri Liebenberg / Peter Collier / Zsolt Török (Eds.): History of Cartography. International Symposium of the ICA, 2012. Heidelberg (Springer) 2014, pp. 251-259.

        {Conference Paper }

      Book Review 2013
      • Alexander von Humboldt - Carl Ritter. Briefwechsel. Ulrich Päßler (Ed.). Berlin (Akademie Verlag) 2010, 311 pp.. In: Journal of Historical Geography, Vol. 41 (July 2013), p. 90

        {Book Review }
      2013
      • Reinhart Bindseil: Le Rwanda vu á travers le portrait biographique de Hans Meyer (1858-1929). Berlin (Dietrich Reimer) 2004, 259 pp.. In: The Brussels Map Circle, Newsletter No. 46 (May 2013), pp. 11-12

        {Book Review }
      2013
      • Political Essay on the Island of Cuba: A Critical Edition. By Alexander von Humboldt. Edited by Vera M. Kutzinski / Ottmar Ette, translated by J. Bradford Anderson / Vera M. Kutzinski / Anja Becker. Chicago / London (Chicago University Press) 2011, 519 pp.. In: Imago Mundi. The International Journal for the History of Cartography, Vol. 65:1, pp. 122-123.

        {Review essay }

      Journal Article 2013
      • Die Pionierkarten des Colorado River in Schummerungsmanier von Friedrich Wilhelm von Egloffstein, in: Cartographica Helvetica, Vol. 47 (2013), pp. 251-259

        {Journal Article }

      Book Review 2012
      • Jerry Brotton: History of the World in Twelve Maps. London (Allen Lane) 2012, 544 pp.. In: Times Higher Education, No. 2071 (October 11-17, 2012), p. 48

        {Book Review }
      2012
      • Ivan Kupcik: Alte Landkarten. Von der Antike bis zu Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts. Ein Handbuch zur Geschichte der Kartographie. Stuttgart (Steiner) 2011, 310 pp. + 16 color plates + 87 bw-plates. In: The Portolan, Issue 85 (Winter 2012), p. 53-54

        {Book Review }

      Anthology Work/Essay 2012
      • Elri Liebenberg / Imre Josef Demhardt (Eds.): History of Cartography. International Symposium of the ICA, 2010. Heidelberg (Springer) 2012, pp. 305.

        {Anthology Work/Essay }
      2012
      • Guest Editor of: Terrae Incognitae. The Journal of the Society for the History of Discoveries, Vol. 44, Issue 2 (September 2012), Special Issue: "Africa".

        {Anthology Work/Essay }

      Conference Paper 2012
      • Friedrich Wilhelm von Egloffstein, the Exploration of the American West, and its First Relief Shaded Maps, In: Elri Liebenberg / Imre Josef Demhardt (Eds.): History of Cartography. International Symposium of the ICA Commission, 2010. Heidelberg (Springer) 2012, pp. 57-74.

        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 2012
      • “Hin nach Texas, hin nach Texas …" - Bodenspekulation, Landvermessung und Katasterwesen im 19. Jahrhundert unter Berücksichtigung des Texasvereins, in: Nassauische Annalen. Jahrbuch des Vereins für nassauische Altertumskunde und Geschichtsforschung, Volume 123 (2012), pp. 505-537.

        {Journal Article }
      2012
      • Guest Editorial. In: Terrae Incognitae. The Journal of the Society for the History of Discoveries; Vol. 44, Issue 2 (Fall 2012), Special Issue: “Africa”, pp. 85-88.

        {Journal Article }

      Book 2011
      • Aufbruch ins Unbekannte. Legendäre Forschungsreisen von Humboldt bis Hedin. Darmstadt (Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft) 2011, 160 pp. [simultaneously published also as audio-book (2 DVDs)]

        {Book }

      Journal Article 2011
      • "Vom mittelalterlichen horror vacui zur Raumvernichtung durch moderne Verkehrsmittel“, In: Bibliotheks-Magazin. Mitteilungen aus den Staatsbibliotheken in Berlin und München, Special Issue, ed. by Barbara Schneider-Kempf, Berlin 2011, pp. 86-90.

        {Journal Article }
      2011
      • “Alexander von Humboldt: Scientific Discoverer and Cartographer of the Americas“, In: The Portolan. Journal of the Washington Map Society. Issue 82 (Winter 2011), pp. 18-26.

        {Journal Article }

      Book Review 2010
      • Anne Kelly Knowles (Ed.): Placing History. How Maps, Spatial Data, and GIS Are Changing Historical Scholarship. Redlands (Esri) 2008, 313 pp.. Review: "General Lee, the Dust Bowl, and GIS”, In: H-Net, URL: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=25073 

        {Book Review }
      2010
      • Franz Reitinger: Kleiner Atlas amerikanischer Überempfindlichkeiten. Klagenfurt et al. (Ritter) 2008, 335 pp.. Review: “Allegorical Maps, American Idiosyncrasies”, In: The Portolan, Issue 78 (Fall 2010), pp. 43-44

        {Book Review }

      Anthology Work/Essay 2009
      • Elri Liebenberg / Imre Josef Demhardt / Peter Collier (Eds.): Shifting Boundaries: Cartography in the 19th and 20th centuries. Pretoria (International Cartographic Association) 2009, pp. 306.

        {Anthology Work/Essay }

      Journal Article 2009
      • Paul Langhans und der Deutsche Kolonialatlas, 1893-1897, In: Cartographica Helvetica, 40 (2009), pp. 17-30.

        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 2009
      • “Mapping the greater Germany. Paul Langhans, Political Cartography and the Perthes ‘National Atlases’ of the 1890’s”, In: Elri Liebenberg / Imre Josef Demhardt / Peter Collier (Eds.): Shifting Boundaries: Cartography in the 19th and 20th centuries, Pretoria (International Cartographic Association) 2009, pp. 1-12.

        {Conference Paper }

      Essay 2008
      • Johannes van Keulen: Zee-Atlas. De groote nieuwe vermeerderde Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Werelt. [Preface and annotation of translated introduction, reprint of a 1685 edition]. Darmstadt (Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2008), pp. 104.

        {Essay }

      Anthology Work/Essay 2008
      • Peter van der Krogt / Elri Liebenberg / Imre Josef Demhardt (Eds.): Old Worlds – New Worlds. Pretoria (International Cartographic Association) 2008, pp. 188.

        {Anthology Work/Essay }

      Conference Paper 2008
      • Hopes, Hazards and a Haggle: Perthes’ Ten Sheet ‘Karte von Inner-Afrika’, In: Peter van der Krogt / Elri Liebenberg / Imre Josef Demhardt (Eds.): Old Worlds – New Worlds, Utrecht (International Cartographic Association) 2008, pp. 1-16.

        {Conference Paper }

      Book Chapter 2008
      • “Rastlos nach dem unerforschten Innern längstgekannter Continente …" – Afrika in den Anfängen von Petermanns Mitteilungen, In: Sebastian Lentz / Ferjan Ormeling (Eds.): Die Verräumlichung des Welt-Bildes. Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen zwischen explorativer Geographie und der Vermessenheit europäischer Raumphantasien, Stuttgart (Steiner) 2008, pp. 65-73.

        {Book Chapter }

      Book 2006
      • Der Erde ein Gesicht geben. Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen und die Entstehung der modernen Geographie in Deutschland. Gotha (Universität Erfurt) 2006, 127 pp.

        {Book }

      Journal Article 2006
      • Alfred Wegener’s Hypothesis on Continental Drift and Its Discussion in Petermanns Geographischen Mitteilungen (1912-1942)“, In: Polarforschung, Volume 75, Issue 1 (2005, appeared in 2006), pp. 29-35.

        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 2006
      • Tourism in Slovakia: Mountains, Spas and Old Cities. In: Monika Rulle (Ed.): Recent Trends in Tourism - the Baltic and the World (Greifswalder Beiträge zur Regional-, Freizeit- und Tourismusforschung, Vol. 15), Greifswald (Universität Greifswald) 2006, pp. 60-68.

        {Conference Paper }

      Book Chapter 2006
      • Kolonialkartographie. In: Viola König (Ed.): Vermessen: Kartographie der Tropen (= Veröffentlichungen des Ethologischen Museums Berlin. Neue Folge 75). Berlin (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin) 2006, pp. 60-64.

        {Book Chapter }

      Newsletter Article 2005
      • Das Kolonialkartographische Institut (1899-1920), In: Dreyer-Eimbcke, Oswald / Crom, Wolfgang (Eds.): Mitteilungen des Freundeskreises für Cartographica in der Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Issue 16/17, Weissenhorn (Konrad) 2005, pp. 3-15.

        {Newsletter Article }

      Anthology Work/Essay 2004
      • Frauke Kraas / Sebastian Lentz / Imre Josef Demhardt (Eds): PGM: 150 Jahre Geographie Gotha (Klett-Perthes, 2004), 96 pp.

        {Anthology Work/Essay }

      Journal Article 2004
      • Plantageninseln im Golf von Guinea, In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 148 (2004), Issue 3, pp. 76-77  [part of article series "Islands" in the 2004 issues]

        {Journal Article }
      2004
      • In den ‚brüllenden Vierzigern’ des Südens, In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 148 (2004), Issue 2, pp. 72-73  [part of article series "Islands" in the 2004 issues]

        {Journal Article }
      2004
      • Große Katastrophen der Feuerberge, In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 148 (2004), Issue 1, pp. 74-75  [part of article series "Islands" in the 2004 issues]

        {Journal Article }
      2004
      • Jaluit-Atoll in Mikronesien, In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 148 (2004), Issue 5, pp. 76-77  [part of article series "Islands" in the 2004 issues]

        {Journal Article }
      2004
      • Pazifische Inselwelten, In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 148 (2004), Issue 4, pp. 76-77 [part of article series "Islands" in the 2004 issues]

        {Journal Article }
      2004
      • Vom geographischen Magazin zur populären Fachzeitschrift – die einflussreichsten Jahre von PGM bis zum Weltkrieg, In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 148 (2004), Issue 6, pp. 10-19.

        {Journal Article }
      2004
      • Tourismus in der Slowakei. Potenzial, Struktur, Dynamik, In: Praxis Geographie, Volume 34 (2004), Issue 12, pp. 29-32.

        {Journal Article }
      2004
      • Die Kartographie des Schutz- und Mandatsgebiets Südwestafrika, In: Cartographica Helvetica, Nr. 30 (Juli 2004), pp. 43-52.

        {Journal Article }
      2004
      • Die Kartographie des Kaiserlichen Schutzgebiets Deutsch-Ostafrika, In: Cartographica Helvetica, Nr. 30 (Juli 2004), pp. 11-21.

        {Journal Article }
      2004
      • Die Slowakei. Politische und wirtschaftliche Umbrüche eines neuen EU-Mitglieds, In: Geographische Rundschau, Volume 56 (2004), Issue 6, pp. 38-43.

        {Journal Article }

      Book Review 2003
      • Ulrich Jürgens / Jürgen Bähr: Das Südliche Afrika. Gotha / Stuttgart, 2002, 376 pp.. Review: “Das geographische Erbe der Apartheid“, In: Wissenschaftlicher Literaturanzeiger, 42. Volume (2003), Issue 2, p. 73

        {Book Review }

      Journal Article 2003
      • Völkergemisch im vornationalistischen Osmanischen Reich, In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 147 (2003), Issue 4, pp. 84-85 [part of article series "Near East" in the 2003 issues].

        {Journal Article }
      2003
      • Hedschas- und Bagdad-Bahn, In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 147 (2003), Issue 6, pp. 76-77 [part of article series "Near East" in the 2003 issues].

        {Journal Article }
      2003
      • Kartographische Erschließung Vorderasiens im 19. Jahrhundert, In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 147 (2003), Issue 5, pp. 84-85 [part of article series "Near East" in the 2003 issues].

        {Journal Article }
      2003
      • Zivilisationswiege Mesopotamien, In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 147 (2003), Issue 3, pp. 84-85 [part of article series "Near East" in the 2003 issues].

        {Journal Article }
      2003
      • Unzugängliches Arabien, In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 147 (2003), Issue 2, pp. 84-85 [part of article series "Near East" in the 2003 issues].

        {Journal Article }
      2003
      • Suezkanal und Rotes Meer, Iin: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 147 (2003), Issue 1, pp. 84-85  [part of article series "Near East" in the 2003 issues].

        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 2003
      • German Contributions to the Cartography of South West and East Africa from Mid-19th Century to World War I, In: Proceedings of the 21st International Cartographic Conference, Durban 2003, pp. 893-907.

        {Conference Paper }

      Book Chapter 2003
      • Wine and Tourism at the ‘Fairest Cape’: Post-Apartheid Trends in the Western Cape Province and Stellenbosch (South Africa), In: C. Michael Hall (Ed.): Wine, Food and Tourism Marketing, Binghamton 2003, pp. 113-130.

        {Book Chapter }
      2003
      • Vom Apartheidstaat zur Regenbogennation: Tourismusentwicklung in der Republik Südafrika, In: Christoph Becker / Hans Hopfinger / Albrecht Steinecke (Eds.): Geographie der Freizeit und des Tourismus: Bilanz und Ausblick, München / Wien (Oldenbourg) 2003, pp. 666-678.

        {Book Chapter }

      Book 2003
      • Tourismusgeographische Entwicklungen in der Western Cape Province (Republik Südafrika) seit dem Ende der Apartheid. Darmstadt (Habilitation, Technische Universität Darmstadt), 320 pp..

        {Book }

      Book 2002
      • Deutsche Kolonialgesellschaft 1888-1918. Ein Beitrag zur Organisationsgeschichte der deutschen Kolonialbewegung. Wiesbaden (Selbstverlag) 2002, pp. 119 [= published version of M.A. thesis]

        {Book }

      Journal Article 2002
      • Der Kaukasus, In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 146 (2002), Issue 6, pp. 84-85  [part of article series "Mountain Ranges" in the 2002 issues].

        {Journal Article }
      2002
      • Chilenische Anden, In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 146 (2002), Issue 5, pp. 84-85  [part of article series "Mountain Ranges" in the 2002 issues].

        {Journal Article }
      2002
      • Der Kilimandscharo, In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 146 (2002), Issue 3, pp. 76-77  [part of article series "Mountain Ranges" in the 2002 issues].

        {Journal Article }
      2002
      • Vulkane auf Java und den Sunda-Inseln, In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 146 (2002), Issue 2, pp. 78-79 [part of article series "Mountain Ranges" in the 2002 issues].

        {Journal Article }
      2002
      • Co-authored by Hans-Rudolf Bork, Jürgen Bähr, Helga Bork, Michael Brombacher, Imre Josef Demhardt, AnjaHabeck, Andreas Mieth, Bernd Tschochner: Die Entwicklung der Oase San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, 146. Volume (2002), Issue 5, pp. 56-63.

        {Journal Article }
      2002
      • Die Alpen, In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 146 (2002), Issue 1, pp. 84-85 [part of article series "Mountain Ranges" in the 2002 issues].

        {Journal Article }
      2002
      • Der Himalaya im Kartenbild 1856-1936, In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 146 (2002), Issue 4, pp. 88-93.

        {Journal Article }

      Popular Press Article 2002
      • Editorial Remarks on ‚Die Entdeckung des Nordpols’ [= German translation of two reprinted articles in National Geographic Magazine on the discovery of the North Pole]: "Erster Bericht von Dr. Frederick A. Cook, 1.9.1909" + "Erster Bericht von Commander Robert E Peary, 6.9.1909“, In: Die Grosse National Geographic Bibliothek, Volume I (1888-1930), Hamburg (National Geographic) 2002, pp. 76-100. 

        {Popular Press Article }

      Book Chapter 2002
      • Von Angra Pequena bis Kasikili Island. Ein Gang durch die Entstehungsgeschichte der namibischen Grenzlinien, In: Klaus A. Hess / Klaus J. Becker (Eds.): Vom Schutzgebiet bis Namibia 2000, Göttingen / Windhoek (Hess) 2002, pp. 458-467.

        {Book Chapter }

      Book Review 2001
      • Hermann Eberhard Löhnis: Die Tücken des Maultiers. Eine lange Reise durch Südamerika 1850-52. Zürich 2000, 368 pp.. In: Erdkunde. Archiv für wissenschaftliche Geographie, Volume 43 (2001), pp. 92-93.

        {Book Review }

      Journal Article 2001
      • Alfred Wegener - Grönlandforschung und Kontinentaldrift, In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 145 (2001), Issue 6, pp. 84-85  [part of article series "The Arctic" in the 2001 issues].

        {Journal Article }
      2001
      • Kanadischer Polar-Archipel und die Bering-Straße, In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 145 (2001), Issue 5, pp. 84-85  [part of article series "The Arctic" in the 2001 issues].

        {Journal Article }
      2001
      • Ozeanographische und klimageographische Pionierkarten, In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 145 (2001), Issue 4, pp. 66-67  [part of article series "The Arctic" in the 2001 issues].

        {Journal Article }
      2001
      • Österreichisch-Ungarische Expedition entdeckt Franz-Josef-Land, In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 145 (2001), Issue 3, pp. 76-77  [part of article series "The Arctic" in the 2001 issues].

        {Journal Article }
      2001
      • Landeskunde der Insel Jan Mayen und Gletscherabschmelzung in West-Grönland, In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 145 (2001), Issue 2, pp. 68-69.

        {Journal Article }
      2001
      • August Petermann und die Anfänge der deutschen Polarforschung, In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 145 (2001), Issue 1, pp. 84-85 [part of article series "The Arctic" in the 2001 issues].

        {Journal Article }
      2001
      • Co-authored by Bernhard Hager / Imre Josef Demhardt: Der (eiserne) Weg ist das touristische Ziel - Museums- und Freizeitbahnen als touristische Attraktionen in Deutschland, In: Frankfurter Geographische Hefte, Volume 64 (2001), pp. 65-102.

        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 2000
      • Georg Schweinfurth und Gustav Nachtigal – Ausklang einer Epoche, In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 144 (2000), Issue 6, pp. 92-93 [part of article series "Sahara & Sudan" in the 2000 issues].

        {Journal Article }
      2000
      • Gerhard Rohlfs – Abenteurer der Sahara, In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 144 (2000), Issue 5, pp. 82-83 [part of article series "Sahara & Sudan" in the 2000 issues].

        {Journal Article }
      2000
      • Eduard Vogel und andere Märtyrer der Petermann’schen Sudanforschung, In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 144 (2000), Issue 4, pp. 92-93 [part of article series "Sahara & Sudan" in the 2000 issues].

        {Journal Article }
      2000
      • Barth und Petermann – symbiotische Wissenschaftskarrieren in der Afrikaforschung, In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 144 (2000), Issue 3, pp. 84-85  [part of article series "Sahara & Sudan" in the 2000 issues].

        {Journal Article }
      2000
      • Heinrich Barth – der Humboldt der Sudanforschung (Teil II), In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 144 (2000), Issue 2, pp. 92-93 [part of article series "Sahara & Sudan" in the 2000 issues].

        {Journal Article }
      2000
      • Heinrich Barth – der Humboldt der Sudanforschung (Teil I), In: Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Volume 144 (2000), Issue 1, pp. 84-85 [part of article series "Sahara & Sudan" in the 2000 issues].

        {Journal Article }
      2000
      • Developing Cartography from Namaqua- and Damaraland to Namibia: Milestones of South West African Surveying an Mapping, In: Die Erde. Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin, Volume 131 (2000), pp. 285-309.

        {Journal Article }

      Book Chapter 2000
      • Aktuelle Strukturen in der tourismusgeographischen Entwicklung des Binnen- und Auslandstourismus der Western Cape Province (Südafrika), In: Jürgen Bähr / Ulrich Jürgens (Eds.): Transformationsprozesse im Südlichen Afrika – Konsequenzen für Gesellschaft und Natur (= Kieler Geographische Schriften, Band 104), Kiel (University Kiel) 2000, pp. 173-190.

        {Book Chapter }
      2000
      • Verkehrslinien als touristische Attraktionen, In: Nationalatlas Bundesrepublik Deutschland (series ed. by Institut für Länderkunde Leipzig). Volume 10: Freizeit und Tourismus (eds. Christoph Becker / Hubert Job), Heidelberg / Berlin (Spektrum) 2000, pp. 64-67.

        {Book Chapter }

      Book 2000
      • Die Entschleierung Afrikas. Deutsche Kartenbeiträge von August Petermann bis zum Kolonialkartographischen Institut. Gotha / Stuttgart (Klett-Perthes) 2000, 324 pp..

        {Book }

      Book Chapter 1999
      • Das portugiesische Fort Mucusso bei den Mbukushu am Okavango, In: Afrikanischer Heimatkalender (Windhoek: Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche in Namibia, 1999), pp. 69-85.

        {Book Chapter }

      Journal Article 1998
      • “Evolution and Legacy of Africa’s Colonial Boundaries”, In: Journal of Area Studies, Issue 12 (Spring 1998), pp. 102-119.
        {Journal Article }

      Book Chapter 1998
      • Co-authored by Regine Ulrich / Heinz-Dieter May / Imre Josef Demhardt: Die Mollerstadt – funktionale und soziale Entwicklungen zwischen Anlage und Wiederaufbau, In: Heinz-Dieter May (Ed.), Untersuchungen zur stadtgeographischen Entwicklung von Darmstadt (= Darmstädter Geographische Studien, Volume 11), Darmstadt (Technische Universität Darmstadt) 1998, pp. 43-90.

        {Book Chapter }
      1998
      • Co-authored by Dorothea Krämer / Heinz-Dieter May / Imre Josef Demhardt: Der Marktplatz von Darmstadt – Physiognomie und Funktion im Wandel der Zeiten, In: Heinz-Dieter May (Ed.), Untersuchungen zur stadtgeographischen Entwicklung von Darmstadt (= Darmstädter Geographische Studien, Volume 11), Darmstadt (Technische Universität Darmstadt) 1998, pp. 7-42.

        {Book Chapter }

      Book 1997
      • Deutsche Kolonialgrenzen in Afrika. Historisch-geographische Untersuchungen ausgewählter Grenzräume von Deutsch-Südwestafrika und Deutsch-Ostafrika. Hildesheim / Zürich / New York (Georg Olms) 1997, 603 pp. plus illustrations and maps in appendix [= published version of PhD thesis]. 

        {Book }

      Popular Press Article 1996
      • Deutscher Überseetourismus und der Anteil Namibias. Tendenzen der 90er Jahre, In: Namibia Magazin 4/96 (November 1996), pp. 21-23.

        {Popular Press Article }

      Book Chapter 1996
      • Eine kurze Geschichte der namibischen Uhrzeit, In: Afrikanischer Heimatkalender (Windhoek: Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche in Namibia, 1996), pp. 99-104.

        {Book Chapter }

      Book Chapter 1994
      • Die Tourismus-Fachexkursion in den Norden von Namibia, In: Heinrich Lamping / Uwe Jäschke (Eds.), Namibia – Perspektiven und Grenzen einer touristischen Erschließung (= Frankfurter Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeographische Schriften, Volume 66), Frankfurt am Main (Universität Frankfurt) 1994, pp. 189-204.

        {Book Chapter }

      Popular Press Article 1993
      • Co-authored by Heinrich Lamping / Uwe Jäschke / Imre Josef Demhardt: Tourismus in Namibia: Vermarktung in Europa, Entwicklung im Land. Perspektiven und Grenzen der Erschließung, In: Namibia Magazin 1/93 (March 1993), pp. 7-11.

        {Popular Press Article }

      Book Chapter 1993
      • Von der Schutzgewalt zur Kolonialgewalt. Die Schutzverträge und die rechtliche Entstehung des kolonialen Staatsraums, In: Heinrich Lamping / Uwe Jäschke (Eds.), Föderative Raumstrukturen und wirtschaftliche Entwicklungen in Namibia (= Frankfurter Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeographische Schriften, Volume 64), Frankfurt am Main (Universität Frankfurt) 1993, pp. 17-58.

        {Book Chapter }

      Journal Article 1992
      • “Namibia Definita. Die grundlegenden Entscheidungen der Grenzgeschichte 1883-1933“, In: Journal of the Namibia Scientific Society, Volume 43 (1991/1992), pp. 19-48.

        {Journal Article }

      Book Chapter 1991
      • Der Orange und die Pinguin-Inseln. Morphogenese und Bedeutung zweier grenzgeographischer Probleme Namibias, In: Heinrich Lamping / Uwe Jäschke (Eds.), Aktuelle Fragen der Namibia-Forschung (= Frankfurter Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeographische Schriften, Volume 56), Frankfurt am Main (Universität Frankfurt) 1991, pp. 101-139.  

        {Book Chapter }
      1991
      • Bericht über ausgewählte Archive und Literaturstandorte für die historisch-geographische Namibia-Forschung, In: Heinrich Lamping / Uwe Jäschke (Eds.), Aktuelle Fragen der Namibia-Forschung (= Frankfurter Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeographische Schriften, Volume 56), Frankfurt am Main (Universität Frankfurt) 1991, pp. 289-306.  

        {Book Chapter }

      Journal Article 1990
      • Namibia's Orange River Boundary - Origin and Reemerged Effects of an Inattentive Colonial Boundary Delimination, In: GeoJournal. International Journal of Geography, Volume 22, No. 3 (November 1990), pp. 355-362.   

        {Journal Article }

      Book Chapter 1989
      • Die Errichtung der deutschen Herrschaft über Südwestafrika und die Entstehung ihrer kolonialen Grenzlinien, In: Heinrich Lamping (Ed.), Namibia (= Frankfurter Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeographische Schriften, Volume 53), Frankfurt am Main (Universität Frankfurt) 1989, pp. 109-139.

        {Book Chapter }
      1989
      • Co-authored by Manuela Casselmann / Imre Josef Demhardt; Touristische Schwerpunkträume in Namibia, In: Heinrich Lamping (Ed.), Namibia (= Frankfurter Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeographische Schriften, Volume 53), Frankfurt am Main (Universität Frankfurt) 1989, pp. 275-298.   

        {Book Chapter }

Presentations

    • August  2015
      Re-Discovering Egypt. Nineteenth Century German Geography Journals

      History of Cartography, Exploration, Geography

    • August  2015
      Alexander von Humboldt in the Americas – and why he did not get into Brazil

      History of Cartography, Geography

    • July  2015
      Re-Discovering the Arctic. Nineteenth Century German Geography Journals

      History of Cartography, Explration, Geography

    • July  2015
      "Open water up to the Pole …” – Assumptions, Surprises and Discoveries in the Arctic

      History of Cartography, Exploration

    • June  2015
      “Not a single individual, whom we could see introduced into the Corps of Engineers without mortification of pain …" - The U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers

      History of Cartography, Exploration, Geography

    • June  2015
      From Cosmopolitan Exploration to Colonial Penetration: Germany and the Colonial Turn in the Cartography of Africa

      History of Cartography, Exploration, Colonialism

    • June  2015
      Charting Manifest Destiny: 19th Century Exploration of the Trans-Mississippi West

      History of Cartography, Geography, U.S. History in the 19th Century

    • March  2015
      Unveiling the Earth’s Surface: August Petermann and the Golden Age of Explorative Cartography

      History of Cartography, Exploration, Geography

    • February  2015
      Alexander von Humboldt

      History of Geography

    • October  2014
      Monumenta Cartographica Moderna

      History of Cartography

    • October  2014
      U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers and its Military Mapping, 1813-1863

      History of Cartography

    • October  2013
      From the War of 1812 to the U.S.-Mexican War: Explorations by the U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers

      History of Cartography, Exploration, Geography, U.S. History in the 19th Century

    • August  2013
      The most practicable and economical route for a railroad

      History of Cartography, U.S. History in the 19th Century

    • July  2013
      “Absurd mistakes and blunders …" - The Relevance of Boundaries for Surveying and mapping of Colonial Africa

      History of Cartography, Geography, Colonialism

    • June  2013
      “Truer to Nature": Aestheticizing the Early Cartography of the Colorado River

      History of Cartography, Exploration from 16th to 19th Centuries, Greater Southwest, Colorado River, Grand Canyon

    • October  2012
      The Earth Cube of C.G. Reichard

      History of Cartography, C.G. Reichard, Globes

    • July  2012
      Two Germans in the mid-Nineteenth Century Wild West: Balduin Möllhausen and Friedrich Wilhelm von Egloffstein

      History of Cartography, Exploration, U.S. History in the 19th Century

    • March  2012
      Alexander von Humboldt. Life and Maps of the Second Discoverer of the Americas

      History of Cartography, Exploration, Geography, South America, Mexico

    • November  2011
      Friedrich Wilhelm von Egloffstein und die Kartographie des Wilden Westens

      History of Cartography, Friedrich Wilhem von Egloffstein, U.S. History in the 19th Century

    • November  2011
      Alexander von Humboldt und die Kartographie von Amerika

      Alexander von Humboldt, Enlightenment, America, History of Cartography

    • July  2011
      F.W. von Egloffstein, the Ives-Expedition to the Grand Canyon (1857-58), and the first relief shaded maps of a portion of the United States

      History of Cartography

    • January  2011
      Texas als Einwanderungsland - Nassauer und andere Zuwanderer

      German immigration to Texas in the 19th Century

    • October  2010
      Ex Africa Semper Aliquid Novi: Priviledged Companies and the Unveiling of a Continent

      Historia of Cartography, Africa, Exploration, Chartered Companies, Colonialism, German Southwest-Africa

    • March  2010
      Anton Roessler - Austro-Hungarian Cartographer of Reconstruction Texas

      History of Cartography, Anton Roessler, Texas

    • December  2009
      Alexander von Humboldt and the Mapping of the Americas

      History of Cartography, Alexander von Humboldt, Orinocco-Expedition, Andes-Expedition, Map of New Spain

    • July  2009
      August Petermann and the German Quest for the North Pole

      History of Cartography, August Petermann, Arctic

    • July  2009
      19th Century Cartography: The Contribution of August Petermann

      History of Cartography, August Peterman, Explorative Cartography, Arctic, Africa, Australia

    • March  2009
      Comentator of Session 16: "Cartographic Plagiarism? Zebulon Pike, Alexander von Humboldt and Their Maps of New Spain"

      History of Cartography, Ethics in Publishing

Students Supervised

Service to the Community

  • Appointed
    • 2012 to  Present Historische Kommission für Nassau

      Co-opted Member

    • 1999 to  Present Namibia Scientific Society

      Corresponding Member

  • Volunteered
    • 2008 to  Present Texas Map Society

      Active member, occassional service on the board

    • 2008 to  Present Washington Map Society

      Active Member

    • 1997 to  Present Verein für Nassauische Altertumskunde und Geschichtsforschung (Germany)

      Active Member, occassional service on the board

Service to the Profession

  • Appointed
    • Aug 2006 to  Present Service as Program Chair / Co-Chair at major conference series

      International Cartographic Association (here: Co-Chair of Sections on the History of Cartography)

      - 27th International Cartographic Conference – Dresden (Germany), August 23-28, 2015

      - 26th International Cartographic Conference – Dresden (Germany), August 25-30, 2013

      - 25th International Cartographic Conference – Paris (France), July 2-8, 2011

      International Symposia of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography(here: Co-Chair)

      - 5th International Symposium – Ghent (Belgium), December 2-5, 2014

      - 4th International Symposium – Budapest (Hungary), June 28-29, 2012

      - 3rd International Symposium – Arlington, October 10-13, 2010

      - 2nd International Symposium – Portsmouth (United Kingdom), September 10-12, 2008

      - 1st International Symposium – Utrecht (Netherlands), August 21-23, 2006

      Virginia Garrett Lectures in the History of Cartography   (here: Co-Chair)

      - 9th Virginia Garrett Lectures “Manifest Destiny” with Map Fair, October 16-19, 2014

      - 8th Virginia Garrett Lectures “Pearls of the Antilles”, October 8, 2012

      - 7th Virginia Garrett Lectures “Cartography of Companies”, October 8, 2010

      Society for the History of Discoveries   (here: Chair)

      - 56th Annual Meeting – London (United Kingdom), July 8-11, 2015

      - 54th Annual Meeting – Tampa, October 31- November 2, 2013

      - 53rd Annual Meeting – Pasadena, September 27-29, 2012

      - 51st Annual Meeting – Santa Fe, September 12-14, 2010

  • Elected
    • Aug 2007 to  Aug 2015 International Cartographic Association - Commission on the History of Cartography

      Vice-Chair

    • Aug 2015 to  Present International Cartrographic Association - Commission on the History of Cartography

      Chair

Service to the University

  • Appointed
    • June 2013 to  Sept 2013 Committee of the 6-Year-Review of the TI Endowed Chair in Nanoelectronics

      Member

    • 2009 to  Present Center for Greater Southwestern Studies and the History of Cartography

      Ex-officio Member

    • Jan 2014 to  May 2014 College of Liberal Arts - Faculty Research Support Endowment

      Member of Vetting Committee

    • Dec 2015 to  Mar 2016 Search Committee for Assist. Prof. in Geography

      Member

Other Service Activities

  • Ouside Evaluation
    • Dec 2013 Dutch Council for the Humanities - Open Competition for Research Programmes
  • Public Lecture
    • Dec 2013 Einwanderungsland Texas - Texas German Society, Chapter Arlington - March 15, 2013
  • Ouside Evaluation
    • Aug 2015 Promotion of tenured faculty at University of Kansas
  • Public Lectures
    • Dec 2015 The Hanseatic League: Rise and Fall of a Commerce Network (12th - 17th Centuries) - Dallas Goethe Center - February 1, 2015
  • Ouside Evaluation
    • Mar 2014 PhD Thesis - Outside reader and member of oral defense committee of Roel Nicolai (University of Utrecht, Netherlands)
  • Ouside Evaluation
    • Oct 2011 Promotion of tenured faculty at University of Denver
  • Public Lecture
    • Dec 2011 Alexander von Humboldt - Dallas Goethe Center - March 20, 2011
  • Ouside Evaluation
    • Dec 2012 Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Germany) - Cluster project, category Euro 500,000 plus