This blog is mostly professional, but may have some personal notes in it as well, as it affects my professional activities.

Its namesake stems from my PhD research into regional identities in the late eighteenth century in what is now southern Bavaria.

I blog about issues related to information literacy, access to library resources, the environment, and the Historical Geography of Rupertsland.

Some sources regarding his life and work.

Fischer, H. (1988) ‘Schön und vortrefflich’: die ‘Charte von Schwaben’: Ein kartengeschichtlich bedeutsames Werk zu Beginn des 19. Jahrhunderts, in: Beiträge zur Landeskunde: Regelmässige Beilage zum Staatsanzeiger für Baden-Württemberg, Juni 1988, 3:1–8.

Fischer, H. (1988) Die ‘Charte von Schwaben’ im Massstab 1:86,400: Erläuterungen, in the series: Reproduktionen alter Karten, Stuttgart.

Fischer, H. (1993) Die ‘Charte von Schwaben’ 1:86,400, Cartographica Helvetica 7 (1993) 1–10.Gradmann, J.J. (1802) Das gelehrte Schwaben: oder Lexicon der jetzt lebenden schwäbischen Schriftsteller, Ravensburg.

Günther, Siegmund (1922) Eine Kartierung Oberschwabens um die Wende des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts, Sitzungsberichte der mathematisch-physikalischen Klasse der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu München, Jahrgang 1921 315–330, 317n.

Wolfart, P. (2008) Mapping the Early Modern State: the Work of Ignaz Ambros Amman, 1782–1812, Journal of Historical Geography, 34(1):1-23.

"Ignaz Ambros von Amman" in Wikipedia [short entry but cites Wolfart (2008).]

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Metis history conference

I recently returned from giving a paper at a National Metis History conference in Ottawa.
I think it was reasonably well received, well enough that I ought to consider writing for publication. The general topic has been related to questions that have vexed me more or less since I completed my thesis, perhaps even before, and that is whether medieaval concepts of Jus sanguinis and Jus Soli, have any application in understanding early (read pre-napoleonic) Metis identity, and what if anything can we learn from documenting in Metis society the transition from an aspatial to a spatial world.

It seems that similar ideas are being voiced in some of the recent legal cases, cf. especially R. v. Goodon.

Other interesting highlights were a few papers about the RFC, something that was very new to me, and I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for that literature. I'm also looking forward to the translation of von Graffenried's TAGEBUCH, due out very soon. In addition to some very interesting papers by senior scholars, some new talent to look out for are Chris Andersen from U of A, and perhaps xxx, who spoke of the legal singularity of the Council of Assiniboia. This deserves further examination for some thoughts I've had regarding the CJA

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