Directors & Staff - Stephen J. Hornsby
Stephen J. Hornsby
Director, Canadian-American Center
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
- GEO 275/HTY 275: Geography of Globalization (Fall 2012)
Awards and Honors
- 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
Recent and Forthcoming 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.
- Surveyors of Empire: Samuel Holland, J.F.W. Des Barres, and the Making of the Atlantic Neptune (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2011).
- “Early Modern Canada as Maritime Space” in Forum: Is There a “Canadian” Atlantic World? International Journal of Maritime History XXI, 1 (June 2009): 287-290.
- Review of Miles Ogborn, Global Lives: Britain and the World 1550-1800 (Cambridge: CUP, 2008). In Journal of Historical Geography 35,3 (2009): 609-610
- Review of Peter C. Mancall (ed.), The Atlantic World and Virginia, 1550-1624 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007). In International Journal of Maritime History 20, 1 (2008): 374-376.
- Review of Daniel Vickers, Young Men and the Sea: Yankee Seafarers in the Age of Sail (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005). In American Historical Review 111 (2006): 1167-1168.
- Co-editor with John G. Reid, New England and the Maritime Provinces: Connections and Comparisons (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2005).
- British Atlantic, American Frontier: Spaces of Power in Early Modern British America (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 2005).
- Review of Jeremy Black, The British Seaborne Empire (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004). In Journal of British Studies 44 (2005): 842-843.
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