Dr. Christine Petto

PROFESSOR OF HISTORY 

Office:  EN C209B
Phone: 203-392-5612
Email: pettoc1@southernct.edu 

EDUCATION

PhD, Indiana University
MA, Indiana University
BA, Boston University

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 

Book, When France was King of Cartography: The Patronage and Production of Maps in Early Modern France (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2007).

Article, "Women and Enlightenment: Women as Producers and Consumers of Maps, 1650-1800," in History of Cartography, vol. 4, eds. Matthew Edney and Mary Sponberg Pedley (Chicago: University of Chicago Press) forthcoming.

Article, "Mapping Forbidden Places and Places of the Forbidden in Early Modern London and Paris," Environment, Space and Place 2, no. 1( 2010): 35-60.

Article, "Playing the Feminine Card: Women of the Early Modern Map Trade," Cartographica, 44, no. 2 (2009): 67-81.

Article, "Semblance of Sovereignty: Cartographic Possession in Map Cartouches and Atlas Frontspieces of Early Modern Europe," in Symbolic Meanings of Spaces and Places, eds. Gary Backhaus and John Murungi, (New York: Springer-Verlag Press, 2008).

Article, "Mapping the World for God and Profit: The Global Vision of Early Modern Cartography," in Colonial and Global Interfacings: Imperial Hegemonies and Democratizing Resistances, eds. Gary Backhaus and John Murungi (Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishings, 2007). 

Article, "Enlightenment Geography & Local Mapping Initiatives: From the Office to the Field, 1700-1815," in Ecoscapes: Geographical Patternings of Relations, eds. Gary Backhaus and John Murungi (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2006).

Article, "From l'etat c'est moi to l'etat c'est l'etat: Mapping in Early Modern France," Cartographica 40, no. 3 (2006): 53-78.

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Early Modern Europe, France, England, Cartography, History of Science

COURSES

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