Danmark-ekspeditionen 1906-1908 set i et processuelt kartografisk perspektiv

Sune Stick

Studenteropgave: Speciale


This thesis investigates the Danish polar expedition to Northeast Greenland Danmark-ekspeditionen (1906-1908) from a processual historical cartographic perspective. Using the conceptual framework discursive formations conceived by the American historical cartographer Matthew Edney, part one of the thesis considers to what extent the leader of the expedition, Ludvig Mylius-Erichsen, was affected by personal, institutional and social interests in his planning, as well as how these interests may have shaped the expedition. Part two of the thesis uses the method of processual cartography and the concepts technicity and transduction considered by the two American cartographers Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge, to demonstrate complex map construction on an expedition to Northeast Greenland at the start of the twentieth century. The aim of this thesis is to present a history of how an expedition to Greenland was planned and how it worked in the field. The use of these new methods in the field of historical cartography on a well-studied expedition is a break with the historiography of both the expedition and the field of historical cartography as well as showing a new perspective for the emerging field of processual map history.

UddannelserHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato20 jan. 2014
VejledereMichael Harbsmeier


  • Grønland
  • Diskursive formationer
  • Transduktion
  • Johan Peter Koch
  • Processuel historisk kartografi
  • Polarforskning
  • Processuel kartografi
  • Ludvig Mylius-Erichsen
  • Historisk kartografi
  • Teknicitet
  • Danmark-ekspeditionen