Stephen J. Hornsby
Stephen J. Hornsby
Director, Canadian-American Center
Director, National Resource Center on Canada (U.S. Department of Education Title VI program)
Professor of Geography and Canadian Studies
The University of Maine
154 College Ave. Orono, ME 04473
Maps from Stephen J. Hornsby, British Atlantic, American Frontier: Spaces of Power in Early Modern British America (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 2005).
- Ph.D. University of British Columbia 1986
- M.A. Honours, University of St. Andrews 1979
- Historical Geography
- Expansion of Europe overseas
- Eastern Canada and northeastern United States
- American cartography in the early 20th century
Current Research and Writing
- American Pictorial Maps: The Golden Age (accepted as a co-publication of the Library of Congress and the University of Chicago Press)
- GEO 275/HTY 275: Geography of Globalization (Fall 2015)
Awards and Honors
- Pierre Savard Award, International Council for Canadian Studies for Surveyors of Empire, 2013
- John Lyman Book Award in the category Naval and Maritime Science and Technology from the North American Society for Oceanic History for Surveyors of Empire, 2012.
- Publication of the Year Award from Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation for Surveyors of Empire, 2012.
- Caird Short-term Research Fellowship, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, 2007
- Regional History Certificate of Merit (Atlantic Canada), 1993, Canadian Historical Association for Nineteenth-Century Cape Breton
- Commonwealth Scholarship 1979-1984
Stephen J. Hornsby and Richard W. Judd, eds. Historical Atlas of Maine. Orono, ME: University of Maine Press, 2015
Stephen J. Hornsby. Surveyors of Empire: Samuel Holland, J.F.W. Des Barres, and the Making of The Atlantic Neptune. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2011
Stephen J. Hornsby. British Atlantic, American Frontier: Spaces of Power in Early Modern British America. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 2005
Stephen J. Hornsby and John G. Reid, eds. New England and the Maritime Provinces: Connections and Comparisons. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2005
Stephen J. Hornsby. Time and Tide: The Transformation of Bear River, Nova Scotia. Orono: Northeast Folklore, 1996
Stephen J. Hornsby. Nineteenth-Century Cape Breton: A Historical Geography. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1992
Stephen J. Hornsby, Victor A. Konrad and James J. Herlan, eds. The Northeastern Borderlands: Four Centuries of Interaction. Fredericton, NB: Acadiensis Press, 1989
Other Selected Publications
- ‘Geographies of the British Atlantic World’ in Britain’s Oceanic Empire: Atlantic and Indian Ocean Worlds, c.1550-1850, edited by H.V. Bowen, Elizabeth Mancke, and John G. Reid, 15-44. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
- ‘Discovering the Mercantile City in South Asia: The Example of Early Nineteenth-Century Calcutta.’ Journal of Historical Geography 23, 2 (1997): 135-151.
- ‘The Gilded Age and the Making of Bar Harbor.’ Geographical Review 83, 4 (1993): 455-469.
- ‘Patterns of Scottish Emigration to Canada, 1750-1870.’ Journal of Historical Geography 18, 4 (1992): 397-417.
- ‘Staple Trades, Subsistence Agriculture, and Nineteenth-Century Cape Breton Island.’ Annals of the Association of American Geographers 79, 3 (1989): 411-435.