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Alison D Sandman
Jackson Hall, Room 212
MSC 2001
office phone: 540-568-6182
e-mail: sandmaad@jmu.edu

fax: 540-568-5808

Mailing address
James Madison University
History Dept MSC 2001
58 Bluestone Drive
Harrisonburg VA  22807

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Associate professor of history
Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies and Integrated Social Sciences faculty and advisor

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Fields and specialties
Early modern Europe; science and technology; imperial and colonial systems; teacher education

Teaching areas
History of science, science and religion, comparative empires, world history to 1500

Research interests
Early modern navigation, exploration, and state-building, history of cartography

Selected publications

“Controlling Knowledge: Navigation, Cartography, and Secrecy in the Early Modern Spanish Atlantic” pp. 31-51 in Nicholas Dew and James Delbourgo, eds., Beyond the New Atlantis: Science and Empire in the Atlantic World, 1500-1800. Routledge, 2008.

“Spanish Nautical Cartography” pp. 1095-1142 in David Woodward, ed., The History of Cartography, Volume Three: Cartography in the European Renaissance. University of Chicago Press, 2007.

“Latitude, Longitude, and Ideas about the Utility of Science” pp. 371-381 in Victor Navarro Brotòns and William Eamon, eds., Beyond the Black Legend:  Spain and the Scientific Revolution / Mas allá de la Leyenda Negra: España y la Revolución Científica. Valencia: Soler, 2007. 





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Department of History MSC 2001
58 Bluestone Drive
Harrisonburg, VA  22807
Jackson Hall Room 201
Phone: (540) 568-6132
Fax: (540) 568-5808
E-mail: history@jmu.edu