Dr. David S. Hardin
Associate Professor of Geography


Course Resources

·         Canvas (all course materials there)

·         How to Survive a Hardin Course

Professor Resources

·         Research Interests

·         Tobacco maps and graphs

Department Resources

·         Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences

·         Geography & Earth Sciences Program

University Resources

·         Longwood University

·         Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences

·         Education and Teaching Program

·         Greenwood Library

·         Longwood Webmail

·         MyLongwood

Commonwealth Resources

Virginia Standards of Learning, 2015

·         Virginia SOLs for History & Social Science, 2015 (webpage)


On Marjan Hill overlooking the Port of Split
and Diocletian's Palace, May 2017.




Posing with one of the four dragons on

Dragon Bridge, Ljubljana, Slovenia, May 2016


Office: 205D Chichester Hall

Phone: 804-245-2581

Fall 2022 Student Hours:
1:00-3:00 Tuesday & Thursday;

or by appointment

E-mail: hardinds@longwood.edu


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Previous years…




   Longwood in Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia-Hercegovina, 2016 

Longwood in Croatia, Slovenia & Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2016

Lapud Island, Croatia





Longwood in Croatia 2014

Krka National Park, Croatia




In the field, Donja Subocka, Croatia March, 2005
The graffiti on the building - in English, no less! - says:
("Chetnik" is a term that refers to Serb nationalists;
a unit of Canadian volunteers did go through this area
in 1995...if anyone has information on the writer, please contact me)


The major drawback to doing fieldwork
in Western Slavonia, Croatia
(even after over twenty years, mine
contamination is a serious problem)

The other challenge: 20 years of road
deterioration in abandoned settlements
(this is a paved road; branches were scraping
both sides of the car at this point)

"As Geography without History seems a carcass without motion, so History without Geography wanders as a Vagrant without a home."
Captain John Smith


"Geography and history are not only analogous, but complimentary and interdependent, bound together by the very nature of things.  This relationship is implied by such common terms as space and time, area and era, places and events - pairs that are fundamentally inseparable."

Donald Meinig


ξεῖν', ἀγγέλλειν

Λακεδαιμονίοις ὅτι τῇδε/

κείμεθα, τοῖς κείνων

ῥήμασι πειθόμενοι.

[Tell them in Sparta, passer-by

That here, obedient to their word, we lie]

Simonides of Ceos


“Sometimes you can beat the odds with a careful choice of where to fight.”

Dwight McCarthy, “Sin City”


“Those who fail to learn from the past are doomed to repeat its mistakes."

George Santayana



"The day the monkey is destined to die,

ALL the trees get slippery."

West African proverb



("Thus unto Tyrants")

The dog did what?!?
click here


Updated August 10, 2022