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Newsletter of the Society for the History of Discoveries

Number 4

May 2004


Fig. 1    Ferdinand Hayden Map of Yellowstone, 1871

Exploring “The Wonders of the West” is SHD’s 2004 Meeting Theme at Cody, Wyoming

On September 9 – 11, 2004, the 45th annual SHD meeting will be held in Cody, Wyoming. This year’s general theme, Exploring “The Wonders of the West,” was inspired by the location of our conference in historic Cody, Wyoming. Founded in 1896 by Buffalo Bill, Cody is located less than an hour’s drive east of Yellowstone National Park, the world’s first national park, which was established in 1872 through the efforts of the explorer Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden and pioneer photographer William Henry Jackson. The majestic Teton Range and scenic Jackson Hole are less than 200 miles to the southwest. 

Inside this Issue

5 46th Annual Meeting in Williamsburg, VA
6 News of Members
13 Photo Gallery
16 Upcoming Conferences

Election of Officers - 2004 
Almost a third (30 percent) of the membership voted for Members of Council in this year’s election. Ed Dahl, James Enterline, and Katherine Goodwin will begin their terms at the end of the annual meeting in Cody, Wyoming. They replace Don McGuirk, John Docktor and Karen Cook, who rotate off Council after serving two years.

The SHD Council in 2004-2005 will be composed of Richard Francaviglia (President), Ralph Ehrenberg (Vice President), Sanford Bederman (Secretary-Treasurer), Susan Danforth (2005), Louis De Vorsey (2005), H.G. Jones (2005), Ed Dahl (2006), James Enterline (2006), and Katherine Goodwin (2006), David Buisseret (ex-officio) and Thomas Sander (ex-officio).

Tom Clark Conley Awarded
Guggenheim Fellowship

Tom Clark Conley, Professor of Romance Languages and Literature at Harvard University, was awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for 2003. A longtime member of SHD, Conley indicated that the award allowed him to complete a project entitled “Topography and Literature in Renaissance France,” in which the development of local views, chorography, and regional identity appears to be correlated (or indeed the mirror inverse of) oceanic discovery.
In correspondence with SHD’s Secretary, Conley wrote, “An inward turn is made manifest in various representations of national space: in atlases, regional histories, the novella, lyrical poetry, treatises of gardens and rustic houses, and itineraria. Inquiries that move both outward
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