By Innes M. Keighren
Ellen Semple’s affects of Geographic setting (1911) -- a treatise on what could later be referred to as environmental determinism -- coincided with the emergence of geography as an autonomous educational self-discipline in North the USA and Britain. hugely arguable and written via certainly one of America’s first woman specialist geographers, it used to be thought of through a few a monument to Semple’s scholarship and erudition, whereas for others it was once conceptually unsuitable. And but its impression at the improvement and path of the recent self-discipline of geography used to be profound. Innes Keighren explains why Influences... was once encountered in a different way by way of varied humans, at various instances and elsewhere, and divulges why the e-book aroused the passions it did. the result's a pioneering paintings that offers a wholesale re-visioning of how during which geographical wisdom is disseminated.
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Quite why she was not offered, or did not accept, a fulltime position is uncertain. 219 The opportunity for Semple to present her work to an audience of enthusiastic students, the first in the United States to receive an explicitly geographical education at 38 ANTHROPOGEOGRAPHY: A BIOGRAPHY graduate level, proved valuable in shaping not only the subsequent content of her work, but also aspects of the discipline’s later research focus. D. 221 THE GENESIS OF INFLUENCES Semple’s relatively light teaching schedule ensured that she was able to devote extended periods to her work on Influences.
Shaler’s views were predicated upon the notion that different racial groups did not share a common origin (or that a common origin was so temporally distant that sufficient modification had taken place in the interim to render races morally and intellectually distinct). 144 In this respect, Guyot and Marsh both exerted an important, although different, influence on geographical thought in the United States. 145 The contributions of Semple and Turner were, then, new rather than entirely original.
214 Semple’s appointment to Chicago reflected not only the topicality of her geographical interests, but also the perceived authority of her scholarship. ’215 Her election to the Association of American Geographers undoubtedly facilitated this transition from private scholar to academic geographer. Her appointment to the department was on a part-time basis only (she lectured typically during the Spring Quarter). Quite why she was not offered, or did not accept, a fulltime position is uncertain.
Bringing Geography to Book: Ellen Semple and the Reception of Geographical Knowledge (Tauris Historical Geography Series) by Innes M. Keighren