Marguerite Ragnow


  • James Ford Bell Library 222-21st Avenue South, Suite 15 Minneapolis, MN 55455

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Note: Can only be co-advisor, not primary dissertation advisor. Early Middle Ages, plus any subject covered by the James Ford Bell Library

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Personal profile

Professional Information

Curator, James Ford Bell Library

Graduate Faculty:  Dept of History; Medieval Studies; Early Modern Studies

Co-PI:  Consortium for the Study of the Early Modern World

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Minnesota

External Positions

Treasurer, Map & Geospatial Information Round Table, American Library Assoc.

Jul 1 2019Jun 30 2020

Asst Treasurer/Treasurer elect, Map & Geospatial Information Round Table, American Library Assoc.

Jul 1 2018Jun 30 2019

President, Society for the History of Discoveries

Sep 23 2017Nov 16 2019

Vice President/President Elect, Society for the History of Discoveries

Jul 9 2015Sep 23 2017

Treasurer, Minnesota Center for the Book Arts

Jan 1 2009Dec 31 2013

Ass't Committee Appointments, Rare Book and Manuscript Section, ACRL/ALA


Research interests

  • History of the Book
  • Medieval Monasticism
  • History of Cartography
  • Pre-modern global studies
  • Digital Humanities

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Confessionalization Arts & Humanities
Modern State Arts & Humanities
Religious Communities Arts & Humanities
China Arts & Humanities
Government Arts & Humanities
Acculturation Arts & Humanities
Religious Life Arts & Humanities
Russia Arts & Humanities

Projects 2011 2017

Research Output 2002 2019

“Maximizing Assets and Access through Digital Publishing: Opportunities and Implications for Special Collections”

Ragnow, M., Engseth, E. M. & Varnum, K. (ed.), 2018, New Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know: a LITA Guide. Chicago: American Library Association/Neal-Schuman

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access


Ragnow, M., Apr 2014, In : Terrae Incognitae. 46, 1, p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

"The Origins of Global Cartography: The Waldseemüller Globe Gores and other Maps in the James Ford Bell Library"

Ragnow, M., Phillips, Jr., W. D., Costa Canas, A. (ed.) & Contente Domingues, F. (ed.), 2014, In Arte de Navegar|Nautical Science 1400-1800. Coimbra: Universidade de Coimbra - Faculdade de Letras, p. 87-98

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Activities 2014 2014

Director, Digital Research Workshop

Marguerite Ragnow (Member)
Jan 2014 → …

Activity: Other activity typesOther