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
- Picturing the World: American Pictorial Maps, 1920-1960
- GEO 275/HTY 275: Geography of Globalization (Fall 2014)
Awards and Honors
- Pierre Savard Award, International Council for Canadian Studies for Surveyors of Empire, 2013
- 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
Stephen J. Hornsby and Richard W. Judd, eds. Historical Atlas of Maine. Orono, ME: University of Maine Press, 2015
Stephen J. Hornsby. Surveyors of Empire: Samuel Holland, J.F.W. Des Barres, and the Making of The Atlantic Neptune. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2011
Stephen J. Hornsby. British Atlantic, American Frontier: Spaces of Power in Early Modern British America. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 2005
Stephen J. Hornsby and John G. Reid, eds. New England and the Maritime Provinces: Connections and Comparisons. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2005
Stephen J. Hornsby. Time and Tide: The Transformation of Bear River, Nova Scotia. Orono: Northeast Folklore, 1996
Stephen J. Hornsby. Nineteenth-Century Cape Breton: A Historical Geography. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1992
Stephen J. Hornsby, Victor A. Konrad and James J. Herlan, eds. The Northeastern Borderlands: Four Centuries of Interaction. Fredericton, NB: Acadiensis Press, 1989
Other Selected 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.
- ‘Discovering the Mercantile City in South Asia: The Example of Early Nineteenth-Century Calcutta.’ Journal of Historical Geography 23, 2 (1997): 135-151.
- ‘The Gilded Age and the Making of Bar Harbor.’ Geographical Review 83, 4 (1993): 455-469.
- ‘Patterns of Scottish Emigration to Canada, 1750-1870.’ Journal of Historical Geography 18, 4 (1992): 397-417.
- ‘Staple Trades, Subsistence Agriculture, and Nineteenth-Century Cape Breton Island.’ Annals of the Association of American Geographers 79, 3 (1989): 411-435.