George Philip is pursuing a doctorate in the history of art and architecture at Stanford, with a concentration in long-nineteenth century (1789-1914) America and Western Europe. His research focuses on the exploration and representation of extreme landscape environments – such as alpine and arctic regions – and the political forces that shape and contest them over time. In addition to working on cartographic and spatial history projects at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and at Stanford’s own Spatial History Lab, George Philip is also an enthusiastic participant in the Environmental Humanities Project. He is excited to be working with the Bill Lane Center to organize and design upcoming exhibitions at the California Historical Society in San Francisco. As a native of the Maine coast, he continues to revel (i.e. camping, climbing, and telemark skiing) in the incredible landscapes of California.