Robert Clemm is a PhD student at the Ohio State University. In 2005, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Rochester with with a B.A. in History (Honors) and Political Science. He earned his MA in History from the Ohio State University in 2009 where he completed a thesis entitled “Delineating Dominion: The use of cartography in the conception and control of German East Africa.” In May 2009 he passed his general exams. His dissertation, “Delineating Dominion: Cartography and the conception, conquest, and control of Eastern Africa, 1850-1914.” is a trans-national comparative study of the use of cartography by Germany, England, and Italy in Eastern Africa from 1850-1914. He has presented summations of his research both in the United States and overseas at conferences organized by such organizations as the Society for Military History and the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore. He is active in promoting the field of military history having organized the "Military Frontiers" conference which has now convened at The Mershon Center for International Security Studies in 2009 and 2011 with an upcoming conference schedule for Spring of 2013.