Anne Knowles (Geography) Receives Two Grants

Anne Knowles (Geography) has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend to support her work on a book titled Holocaust Geographies. This book is the culmination of an international, multi-disciplinary collaboration between nine geographers and historians developing new approaches for studying the Holocaust with geographical methods.  Anne and a colleague Texas State University, San Marcos have headed up this project.  Anne will be the lead editor of the book, for which she will co-write the introduction, conclusion, and two case-study essays.

Anne has also received a Newberry Library Short-Term Fellowship in the History of Cartography for research on her new book project, a critical biography of two twentieth century cartographers whose innovative maps helped shape Americans’ national and global consciousness from the interwar years to the 1960s. The working title of the book is Mapping the American Century: Richard Edes Harrison and Erwin Joseph Raisz.