Dr. Christine Petto
PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
Office: EN C209B
PhD, Indiana University
MA, Indiana University
BA, Boston University
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