Maps and Historians

Geographers, cartologists, and historians have a lot to say to each other. (Most of it good!)

This linked article from The Atlantic will catch you up with David Rumsey, who has created the the most incredible collection of geocoded maps that you can imagine. I use them extensively in my research. Open up this map of Germany in 1893 and see how beautifully detailed they are. I have found the Rumsey maps incredibly useful for recreating  village boundaries.


About George Vascik, Historian

A 1988 graduate of the University of Michigan, I have taught history at Miami University since 1992. I maintain blogs on teaching Western Civilization and on Great War. My research focuses on anti-Semitism and rural politics in northwest Germany. I am completing a monograph for Bloomsbury Press, Anti-Semitism and Rural Politics. You can follow my project at Along with Mark Sadler, I have published a book of primary documents on the Stab-in-the-Back Myth (Dolchstoßlegende). I also invite you to visit my profession web page at
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