UWinnipeg Faculty Member Awarded Journal of Historical Geography Prize
Department of Geography Assistant Professor Matt Dyce says he was humbled and delighted to learn the Journal of Historical Geography selected his paper as the best it has published in the past 12 months. The article titled “Canada between the photograph and the map: aerial photography, geographical vision and the state” draws evidence from the emergence of aerial photography in Canada to examine how the new technology influenced, and changed, the role and perspective of geographical surveyors, and how use of the technology progressed between 1880 and 1960.
“The Department of Geography and, indeed, the University as a whole, is absolutely delighted that Matt Dyce has been awarded this scholarly prize. He is yet another example of the high calibre of the professors at the University of Winnipeg. We congratulate him for earning this prestigious prize,” said Dr. Danny Blair, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Science.
Dyce joined UWinnipeg in September of 2012 after teaching at UBC. He currently teaches classes related to historical, regional, and cultural geography in Canada.
The panel decision to award Dyce the JHG Prize for his paper was unanimous. It is given annually to the paper judged as having “…made the greatest contribution to the advancement of scholarship in historical geography in the previous year, primarily on the basis of the significance and originality of the research but also taking into account the career stage of the author.”
Dyce is also pleased that as a result of the award, his paper will be available to the public online free for the next year. You can find a link to the article, and find out more about the award, by visiting the Journal of Historical Geography’s website on Elseiver.com.