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Susanne Seymour

Associate Professor in Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Research Summary

My current research interests are in landscape and landed society in the eighteenth century; histories and legacies of enslavement and colonialism in rural Britain; environmental governance;… read more

Selected Publications

  • FISH, R., SEYMOUR, S., WATKINS, C. and STEVEN, M., 2008. Agendas for sustainable farmland management. In: FISH, R., SEYMOUR, S., WATKINS, C. and STEVEN, M., eds., Sustainable farmland management: transdisciplinary approaches CAB International. 1-22
  • HAGGERTY, S. and SEYMOUR, S., 2013. Property, power and authority: the implicit and explicit slavery connections of Bolsover Castle and Brodsworth Hall in the 18th century. In: DRESSER, M and HANN, A., eds., Slavery and the British Country House English Heritage. 78-90
  • SEYMOUR, S. AND HAGGERTY, S., 2010. Slavery Connections of Brodsworth Hall (1600-c.1830) London: English Heritage.

Current Research

My current research interests are in landscape and landed society in the eighteenth century; histories and legacies of enslavement and colonialism in rural Britain; environmental governance; sustainable agriculture.

I am currently a Deputy Director of the University of Nottingham's Institute for the Study of Slavery and further details about my AHRC-funded research on rural enslavement histories and legacies can be found at: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/isos/research/rural-legacies.aspx

Details of a further related AHRC research project on 'Global Cotton Connections: East Meets West in the Derbyshire Peak District' can be found at: http://gobalcottonconnections.wordpress.com/

I am also undertaking research on 'Food provisioning research agendas in the UK' as part of the Making Science Public programme funded by The Leverhulme Trust. Further details on the programme and the project can be found at: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/sociology/research/projects/making-science-public/research-projects.aspx

I am keen to supervise research on the following topics:

  • historical geographies of enslavement and colonialism associated with the British countryside
  • cultural geographies of landscape parks
  • rural heritage sites and legacies of enslavement and colonialism
  • collective environmental governance
  • rural environmental knowledges
  • SEYMOUR, S and JONES, L, 2016. Strategic Objective 1D. Investigate how the Derwent Valley and its heritage provision is viewed by British diaspora groups, particularly those of African and Indian descent͛. In: KNIGHT, D, ed., Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Research Framework The Derwent Valley Mills Partnership. 40
  • SEYMOUR, S and HAGGERTY, S, 2016. Strategic Objective 11A. Assess the position of the Derwent Valley cotton industry in terms of the Empire, the slave trade and the pressures of global demand and supply͛. In: KNIGHT, D, ed., Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Research Framework The Derwent Valley Mills Partnership. 87
  • MORRIS, C, SEYMOUR, S, SPENCER, A, 2015. Framing food provisioning research in the UK: whither food sovereignty?. In: TRAUGER, A, ed., Food Sovereignty in International Context: Discourse, Politics and the Practice of Place 1st. Routledge. 69-84
  • SEYMOUR, S, JONES, L , FEUER-COTTER, J, 2015. The global connections of cotton in the Derwent Valley mills in the later eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. In: WRIGLEY, C, ed., The Industrial Revolution: Cromford, The Derwent Valley and The Wider World 1st. The Arkwright Society. 150-170
  • HAGGERTY, S. and SEYMOUR, S., 2013. Property, power and authority: the implicit and explicit slavery connections of Bolsover Castle and Brodsworth Hall in the 18th century. In: DRESSER, M and HANN, A., eds., Slavery and the British Country House English Heritage. 78-90
  • SEYMOUR, S. and HAGGERTY, S., 2010. Slavery connections of Bolsover Castle (1600-c.1830) English Heritage.
  • SEYMOUR, S. AND HAGGERTY, S., 2010. Slavery Connections of Brodsworth Hall (1600-c.1830) London: English Heritage.
  • FISH, R., SEYMOUR, S., WATKINS, C. and STEVEN, M., 2008. Agendas for sustainable farmland management. In: FISH, R., SEYMOUR, S., WATKINS, C. and STEVEN, M., eds., Sustainable farmland management: transdisciplinary approaches CAB International. 1-22
  • FISH, R., SEYMOUR, S and WATKINS, C. AND STEVEN, M., eds., 2008. Sustainable Farmland Management: Transdisciplinary Approaches Wallingford, Oxon: CAB International.
  • FISH, R., SEYMOUR, S., WATKINS, C. and STEVEN, M., 2008. Agendas for transdisciplinarity. In: FISH, R., SEYMOUR, S., WATKINS, C. and STEVEN, M., eds., Sustainable farmland management: transdisciplinary approaches CAB International. 249-252
  • WARD, N, CLARK, J and LOWE, P. AND SEYMOUR, S., 2008. Keeping matter in its place: pollution regulation and the reconfiguring of farmers and farming [reprint]. In: MUNTON, R., ed., The Rural: Critical Essays in Human Geography Aldershot: Ashgate.
  • FISH, R., SEYMOUR, S. and WATKINS, C., 2006. Sustainable farmland management as political and cultural discourse The Geographical Journal. 172(3), 183-189
  • SEYMOUR, S., 2004. 'Community'-based strategies for environmental protection in rural areas: towards a new form of participatory rural governance?. In: HOLLOWAY, L. and KNEAFSEY, M, eds., Geographies of rural cultures and societies Aldershot: Ashgate. 214-237
  • FISH, R., SEYMOUR, S. and WATKINS, C., 2003. Conserving English landscapes: land managers and agri-environmental policy Environment and Planning A. 35(1), 19-41
  • FISH, R., SEYMOUR, S. and WATKINS, C., 2001. Coinciding and contested visions: historical relations in the landscape goals of agri-environmental schemes and land managers In: II Anglo-Spanish Symposium on Rural Geography.
  • TSOUVALIS, J., SEYMOUR, S. and WATKINS, C., 2000. Exploring knowledge-cultures: precision farming, yield mapping, and the expert - farmer interface Environment and Planning A. VOL 32(PART 5), 909-924
  • FISH, R., SEYMOUR, S. and WATKINS, C., 2000. Attitudes of farmer and land managers towards features of landscape and historic interest
  • 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.
  • SEYMOUR, S., 2000. Historical geographies of landscape. In: Modern Historical Geographies 193-217
  • REVILL, G. and SEYMOUR, S., 2000. Telling stories: story telling as a textual strategy. In: Ethnography and Rural Research 136-157
  • 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
  • SEYMOUR, S., LOWE, P., WARD, N. and CLARK, J., 1999. Moralizing nature? The national Rivers Authority and new moral imperatives for the rural environment. In: Reshaping the Countryside: Perceptions and Processess of Rural Change 39-56
  • 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
  • WARD, N., CLARK, J., LOWE, P. and SEYMOUR, S., 1998. Keeping matter in its place: pollution regulation and the reconfiguring of farmers and farming Environment and Planning A. VOL 30(NUMBER 7), 1165-1178
  • LOWE, P., CLARK, J. and SEYMOUR, S.M., 1997. Moralizing the environment: countryside change, farming and pollution UCL Press Ltd, London.
  • SEYMOUR, S., 1997. Polite landscapes: gardens and society in eighteenth-century England - Williamson T Journal of Historical Geography. 24, 114-116
  • LOWE, P., CLARK, J., SEYMOUR, S.M. and WARD, N., 1997. Moralizing the environment: countryside change, farming and pollution UCL Press Ltd, London.
  • SEYMOUR, S., WATKINS, C. and DANIELS, S.J., 1996. Uvedale Price's marine picturesque at Aberystwyth 1790-1829 The Picturesque. 14, 1-12
  • LOWE, P., WARD, N., SEYMOUR, S. and CLARK, J., 1996. Farm Pollution As Environmental Crime Science as Culture. ISSUE 25, 588-612

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