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Stephen Daniels

Professor of Cultural Geography Director AHRC Landscape and Environment programme,


Research Summary

Leverhulme Major Fellowship 2012-2015:

'Map-work: John Britton and the Topographical Imagination 1790-1850'

'Bringing Landscape to Life: Humphry Repton at Sheringham 1812-2012' AHRC Resarching Environmental Change Grant

'Living Landscape' book arising from AHRC Landscape & Environment programme, with National Trust, co-auhtored Lucy Veale and Ben Cowell

Recent Publications

Past Research

Directorship AHRC Landscape and Environment programme, 2005-

Paul Sandby: Picturing Britain (with John Bonehill) exhibition and catalogue 2009-2010 Castle Museum Nottingham and Royal Academy, London

Future Research

Painters and Place

John Constable and the urban environment

Joseph Wright and Derby

  • 2012. What landscape means to me Landscapes. 19(2), 89-94
  • 2012. Hockney Country Journal of Historical Geography. 38(4), 458-464
  • 2012. To the end of days: narrating landscape and environment Cultural Geographies. 19(1), 3-9
  • STEPHEN DANIELS AND JOHN BONEHILL, 2012. Projecting London: Turner and Greenwich Oxford Art Journal. 35(2), 171-194
  • DANIELS, S. and ELLIOTT, P., 2011. 'Outline maps of knowledge': John Aikin’s geographical imagination. In: JAMES, F., ed., Religious dissent and the Aikin-Barbauld circle, 1740-1860 Cambridge University Press. 94-125
  • PAUL ELLIOT, CHARLES WATKINS AND STEPHEN DANIELS, 2011. The British Arboretum: Trees, Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century Pickering and Chatto.
  • 2011. Geographical imagination, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers,. NS 36, 182-187
  • DANIELS, S., 2011. Great balls of fire: envisioning the brilliant meteor of 1783. In: DANIELS, S., DELYSER, D., ENTRIKIN, J.N. and RICHARDSON, D., eds., Envisioning landscapes, making worlds: geography and the humanities Routledge. 155-169
  • 2011. The Art Studio. In: JOHN A. AGNEW AND DAVID N. LIVINGSTONE, ed., The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge Sage. 137-148
  • STEPHEN DANIELS AND BEN COWELL, 2011. Living landscapes. In: JONATHAN BATE, ed., The Public Value of the Humanities Bloomsbury. 105-117
  • BONEHILL, J. and DANIELS, S., 2010. ‘Real views from nature in this country’: Paul Sandby, estate portraiture and British landscape art British Art Journal. 10(1), 72-77
  • 2010. Geography's Compass. In: V. DELLA DORA, V, DIGBY, S & BASDAS, B, ed., Visual and Historical Geographies: Essays in Honour of Denis E. Cosgrove, 42, Historical Geography Research Series, Royal Geographical Society - Institute of British Geographers. 139-146
  • ELLIOTT, P. and DANIELS, S., 2010. 'No study so agreeable to the youthful mind': geographical education on the Georgian grammar school History of Education. 39(1), 15-33
  • BONEHILL, J. and DANIELS, S., eds., 2010. Paul Sandby (1731-1809): picturing Britain Royal Academy.
  • DANIELS, STEPHEN AND ENDFIELD, GEORGINA, 2009. Narratives of climate change Journal of Historical Geography. 35, 215-222
  • 2009. The trip to Jerusalem, The Pictorial Turn special issue of Culture, Theory and Critique Culture, Theory and Critique. 50(2-3), 207-220
  • DANIELS, STEPHEN, 2008. Miniature Matlock: Creswell Crags, George Stubbs and 18th-century landscape taste British Art Journal. 9(2), 79-85
  • DANIELS, S.J., 2006. A prospect for the nation. In: FAIRBANKS HARRIS, T. and WILCOX, S., eds., Papermaking and the art of watercolor in eighteenth-century Britain : Paul Sandby and the Whatman Paper Mill New Haven: Yale Center for British Art in association with Yale University Press. 23-59
  • DANIELS, S., 2006. Suburban pastoral: Strawberry Fields forever and Sixties memory Cultural Geographies. 13(1), 28-54
  • ELLIOTT, P. and DANIELS, S., 2006. The `school of true, useful and universal science'? Freemasonry, natural philosophy and scientific culture in eighteenth-century England British Journal for the History of Science. 39(2), 207-230
  • DANIELS, S.J. and COSGROVE, D., 2006. Iconography and landscape. In: Architecture and Design in Europe and America 1750-2000 Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, New York. 116-125
  • ELLIOTT, P. and DANIELS, S., 2005. Pestalozzianism, natural history and scientific education in nineteenth-century England: the Pestalozzian Institution at Worksop, Nottinghamshire History of Education. VOL 34(NUMB 3), 295-314
  • ALFREY, N.J., DANIELS, S. and POSTLE, M., eds., 2004. Art of the garden: the garden in British art, 1800 to the present day London: Tate Publishing.
  • DANIELS, S.J., 2004. Reforming landscape: Turner and Nottingham. In: DE BOLLA, P., LEASK, N. and SIMPSON, D., eds., Land, nation and culture 1740-1840: thinking the republic of taste Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 12-36
  • TACHIBANA, S., DANIELS, S. and WATKINS, C., 2004. Japanese gardens in Edwardian Britain: landscape and transculturation Journal of Historical Geography. 30(2), 364-394
  • DANIELS, S. and NASH, C., 2004. Lifepaths: geography and biography Journal of Historical Geography. VOL 30(NUMBER 3), 449-458
  • DANIELS, S.J., 2004. John Britton, Edward Wedlake Brayley
  • DANIELS, S.J., 2004. Suburban prospects. In: Art of the Garden: the garden in British art 1800 to the present day Tate Gallery, London. 22-30
  • DANIELS, S.J., 2004. Landscape and art. In: Companion to Cultural Geography Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, New York. 430-446
  • DANIELS, S.J., 2002. Gothic gallantry: Humphry Repton, Lord Byron and the sexual politics of landscape gardening. In: Bourgeois and Aristocratic Cultural Encounters in Garden Art, 1550-1850
  • DANIELS, S.J., 2001. Down in the Flood: George Eliot, D H Lawrence and the waters of the Trent. In: Trentside Nottingham University Press, Nottingham.
  • SEYMOUR, S., WATKINS, C. and DANIELS, S.J., 2000. Sir George Cornewall: Management, Improvement and Landscaping 1771-1819. In: PAUL T. HARDING AND TOM WALL, ed., Moccas: an English Deer Park: the history, wildlife and management of the first parkland National Nature Reserve English Nature.
  • DANIELS, S.J., 2000. Arguments for a humanistic geography. In: Reading Human Geography: The Poetics and Politics of Inquiry 364-375
  • DANIELS, S.J., 1999. Joseph Wright: Art and Enlightenment Tate Gallery, London.
  • DANIELS, S.J., SEYMOUR, S. and WATKINS, C., 1999. Enlightenment, Improvement and Geographies of Horticulture in late Georgian England. In: D LIVINGSTONE AND C WITHERS, ed., Geography and Enlightenment Chicago University Press. pp 345-371
  • DAWSON, A. and DANIELS, S., 1999. Enlightenment, improvement and geographies of horticulture in late Georgian England. In: Geography and Enlightenment University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, USA. 345-371
  • DANIELS, S.J., 1999. Humphry Repton and the Geography of Georgian England, Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut.
  • DANIELS, S.J., 1999. Joseph Wright: Art and Enlightenment
  • DANIELS, S.J., 1999. Humphry Repton and the Geography of Georgian England
  • DANIELS, S.J., 1999. Trees in British Art. In: The Tree in Britain 296-325
  • DANIELS, S.J., 1999. Humphry Repton: Landscape Gardening and the Geography of Georgina England Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut.
  • DANIELS, S.J., 1999. Joseph Wright: Art and Enlightenment, Tate Gallery, London.
  • SEYMOUR, S., DANIELS, S. and WATKINS, C., 1998. Estate and empire: Sir George Cornewall's management of Moccas, Herefordshire and La Taste, Grenada, 1771-1819 Journal of Historical Geography. VOL 24(NUMBER 3), 313-351
  • DANIELS, S., 1997. Mapping national identities: the culture of cartography with particular reference to the Ordnance Survey. In: Imagining Nations Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK. 112-131
  • SEYMOUR, S., WATKINS, C. and DANIELS, S.J., 1996. Uvedale Price's marine picturesque at Aberystwyth 1790-1829 The Picturesque. 14, 1-12
  • DANIELS, S.J., 1996. On the road with Humphry Repton Journal of Garden History.

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