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Cultural and Historical Geography is a distinctive, internationally- renowned research theme within the School. Research in this area is shaped by, and has shaped, wider developments in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Research combines sustained engagement with empirical material with commitment to theoretical innovation, and demonstrates the geographical and historical diversity of subject matter with cultural and historical geography.
The research agenda in cultural and historical geography has been shaped by three interconnected themes (please follow the links for more detailed information):
Research conducted in Cultural and Historical Geography has been funded by major awards from the AHRC, ESRC, Wellcome Trust, Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Paul Mellon Centre, the Carnegie Trust and DEFRA.
The theme attracts a large number of high-calibre postgraduate students, with funding sources including AHRC and ESRC. Staff associated with the research theme deliver the School’s MA in Landscape and Culture, and MSc in Environmental History.
The research environment is enhanced by a research theme seminar series, and the hosting of a number of visiting international scholars, including W. J. T. Mitchell (Chicago) as Leverhulme Visiting Professor in summer 2007/summer 2008. From 2005-2012 the School hosted the AHRC-funded Landscape and Environment Programme and Impact Fellowship, directed by Stephen Daniels.
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