The New Mappings Collaboratory

The Department of Geography at the University of Kentucky is currently accepting applications for graduate study at the Masters and PhD level to participate in the New Mappings Collaboratory ( New Maps is a research cluster with support from the College of Arts & Science to pursue innovative and critical research in the areas of community-based mapping, big data and society, information geographies, and geointel and digital mapping studies.

We are particularly interested in students with a desire to think carefully about the social implications of geospatial technologies, drawing upon their direct experience with these technologies and the work of code, more generally. To get a better sense of what this program of study might entail, take a look at some of the recent publications by the New Maps faculty co-directors: Jeremy Crampton, Matthew Wilson, and Matthew Zook.

Admission to the Geography Graduate Program at the University of Kentucky is internationally competitive and represents the opportunity to join a world-renowned scholarly community. More information on the program and application process is available through the department website ( Students admitted to the graduate program receive full tuition waivers and stipends in exchange for working as teaching assistants. Fellowships and other funding are also possible. Applicants should submit their materials by January 15, 2015 to ensure a complete review.

If you are interested (or want more information), please contact any of the New Maps directors directly:,, For questions specific to the admissions process, please contact Patricia Ehrkamp (, director of graduate studies.

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