Cartography (vol. 4) Cartography in the European
Enlightenment. Her article, “Louis Charles Karpinski and the Cartography of the Great Lakes,” was published in the
Michigan Historical Review (vol. 31, no. 1, 2005), pp.166-199.
of things pertaining to geographical exploration in my research. Moreover, I made my Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (a kind of master’s degree) with a work about the image of Islam in the Portuguese overland travel accounts of the same period, where I essentially studied five Portuguese texts concerning the Middle Eastern routes.”
New member Santiago Ruiz-Morales is the Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Spain, and is the Director of the Clavijo-Tamerlane Association of Spanish-Uzbek Friendship. Mr. Ruiz-Morales resides in Madrid, and he wrote that he heard about the SHD from the Hakluyt Society. He plans to tell colleagues in the Sociedad Geográphica España about our activities. Over the past five years, he has given lectures and presentations entitled: “The Embassy of Ruy González de Clavijo to Samarkand, 1403-1406 – A Madrilene in the Court of the Great Tamerlane.”
Gerald Saxon is Dean of Libraries at the University of Texas at Arlington. He and Dennis Reinhartz co-edited Mapping and Empire: Soldier-Engineers on the Southwestern Frontier (University of Texas Press, 2005). The book is based on the Virginia Garrett Lectures of 1998. It includes chapters by SHD members W. Michael Mathes, David Buisseret, Ralph Ehrenberg, Paula Rebert, John Hébert, Reinhartz, and Saxon, with an introduction by Richard Francaviglia. Also, Saxon was co-curator of the exhibit “Drawn from Experience: Land-mark Maps of Texas,” held at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum on February 19-June 5, 2005.
About her fantastic trip to South America, Ann Savours Shirley reports, “I’ve just spent a month with Swan Hellenic Travel Company sailing from Punta Arenas to Callao and then with a small party from the ship (Minerva II) in the high Andes, from Machu Picchu to Puno on Lake Titicaca. There we went aboard the Yavari, built in England c. 1860, then transported in pieces round the horn and across the Andes by mule to be re-assembled for the Peruvian government on the lake. The Yavari Project, based in London, is doing a great work of restoration. My excuse for these travels was treading in the footsteps of Sir Clements Markham (1830-1916), whose first love was Peru and its people.”
William A. Stanley in April 2006 assumed the presidency
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