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Donald W. Meinig

Professor Emeritus, Geography

Maxwell Research Professor of Geography

Degree

Ph.D., University of Washington, 1953

Specialties

Cultural and historical geography of North America

Publications

The Shaping of America: A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History, Volume 3: Transcontinental America, 1850-1915 (New Haven, Yale University Press, 1995).

The Shaping of America: A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History, Volume 2, Continental America, 1800-1867 (New Haven, Yale University Press, 1992).

The Shaping of America: A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History, Volume 1, Atlantic America, 1492-1800 (New Haven, Yale University Press, 1986).
A Life of Learning, The Charles Homer Haskins Lecture (American Council of Learned Societies Occasional Paper, No. 19, 1992).

"Geography as an Art" President's Guest Lecture, Transactions, Institute of British Geographers, 3rd Series, Vol. 8, 1983: 314-328.

Editor The Interpretation of Ordinary Landscapes (New York, Oxford University Press, 1979).

Southwest: Three Peoples in Geographical Change 1600-1970 (New York, Oxford University Press, 1971).

Editor, On Geography: Selected Writings of Preston E. James (Syracuse, Syracuse University Press, 1970).

Imperial Texas, An Interpretative Essay in Cultural Geography (Austin, University of Texas Press, 1969).

The Great Columbia Plain, A Historical Geography, 1805- 1910 (Seattle, University of Washington Press, 1968).

On the Margins of the Good Earth, The South Australian Wheat Frontier 1869-1884 (Monograph Series, No. 2, Association of American Geographers, 1962).  

Teaching Appointments

1990 to present, Maxwell Research Professor of Geography, Syracuse University
1973-89, Maxwell Professor of Geography, Syracuse University
1968-73, Professor and Chairman, Department of Geography, Syracuse University
1962-68, Professor of Geography, Syracuse University
1959-62, Associate Professor of Geography, Syracuse University
1950-59, Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Utah
1949-50, Teaching Associate, Department of Geography, University of Washington 

Recent Invited Lectures

The John Treacy Memorial Lecture, University of Wisconsin, 1993

The Charles Homer Haskins Lecture, American Council of Learned Societies, 1992

The Sheldon Pollack Annual Lecture, Montclair State College, 1992

The Edwin H. Hammond Lecture, University of Tennessee, 1991

The Skotheim Lecture, Whitman College, 1989

President's Plenary Lecturer, Association of American Geographers, Phoenix, 1988

Trewartha Memorial Lecture, University of Wisconsin, 1988

The Anglo-American Lecture, University of Sheffield, 1986

North American Lectures, University College, Cork, 1984

Keynote Lecture, CUKANZUS Historical Geography Conference, University of Oxford, 1983

Carl O. Sauer Memorial Lecture, University of California, Berkeley, 1983

President's Guest Lecture, Institute of British Geographers, Edinburgh, 1983