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Phillip Koyoumjian

PhD, 2019
Advisor: Stewart Weaver

Major Fields: Modern British History; Modern Europe
Minor Fields: Modernity and Modernism; History of Exploration

Research Interests

History of mapmaking and geography; historiography


MS, Library and Information Science (with Graduate Certificate in Special Collections), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2013)
BA (summa cum laude), History, Roberts Wesleyan College (2010)

Selected Publications

  • ”The Culture of Maps in England, 1660-1760.” Northeast Conference on British Studies, Endicott College (14 October 2017) and the University of Rochester Department of History Workshop (upcoming, 7 December 2017)
  • "The Advent of Human Geography: Martin Martin, Lionel Wafer and 'Native' Peoples of the Atlantic." New York State Association of European Historians, University at Albany, State University of New York (1 October 2016) 
  • “Geographical Inquiry in Britain, c. 1695-1716: The Cases of Herman Moll and Martin Martin.” Midwest Conference on British Studies, Wayne State University (25 September 2015), and History Workshop, Department of History, University of Rochester (1 October 2015)
  • Nursing, Science and Math at Roberts Wesleyan College. Exhibition at the B. Thomas Golisano Library, Roberts Wesleyan College & Northeastern Seminary (Fall 2015)
  • B.T. Roberts and Roberts Wesleyan College. Exhibition for the Free Methodist General Conference Sesquicentennial, Roberts Wesleyan College & Northeastern Seminary (13-17 July 2011)
  • “Saint Francis’ Eucharistic Devotion and the Impurity of Heresy.” Undergraduate presentation at the 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University (13 May 2011)
  • Reviews for Three Percent: A Resource for International Literature at the University of Rochester
  • Contributions to the Rochester (N.Y.) Historical Society Observer


  • Instructor, HIS 198: Science, Sex, and Society in Victorian Britain. University of Rochester (Spring 2018)
  • Teaching Assistant to Thomas Fleischman, PhD, HST 126: Hitler's Germany. University of Rochester, Spring 2017
  • Teaching Assistant to Dahpon Ho, PhD, HST 248: The Samurai. University of Rochester, Fall 2016


  • Lina and A. William Salomone Prize, Department of History, University of Rochester (2017)
  • Roy E. VanDelinder Fellowship, Department of History, University of Rochester (2016)
  • Sanford Elwitt Memorial Prize, Department of History, University of Rochester (2016)