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Cultural and Historical Geography

Place and Identity

Landscape History


David Robertson

Associate Professor & Chair of


Bailey 228
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454



David Robertson has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1999

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D. Geography (2001), University of Oklahoma
  • BA Geography (1992), University of Calgary
  • BSc. Psychology (1989), University of Calgary

Publications and Professional Activities

  • “Identity and the Post-Mining Landscape: Observations from the American Mining Town.” In Bergbau Folge Landschaft/Post Mining Landscapes. Oliver Hamm and Christiana Gräwe eds. (Berlin: Jovis-Verlag, 2010) pp. 144-149.
  • “Canadian Studies and American Geography: Trends and Issues.” The Canadian Geographer. 2009. 53:1: 100-112.
  • Hard as the Rock Itself: Place and Identity in the American Mining Town. 2006. (Boulder: University Press of Colorado).
  • “Cultural Landscape Preservation and Public History in Cokedale, Colorado.” In Preserving Western History, Andrew Gulliford ed. 2005. (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2005) pp. 366-380.
  • “Heaps of History: Toluca and the Historic Longwall Mining District.” Journal of Illinois History. 2000. 3:3:162-184.
  • “Beyond Twister: The Geography of Recreational Storm Chasing on the Southern Plains.” Geographical Review. 1999. 89:4:533-553.
  • “Oil Derricks and Corinthian Columns: The Industrial Transformation of the Oklahoma State Capitol Grounds.” Journal of Cultural Geography. 1996. 16:1:17-44.