Cultures of Landscape
Research by the group has extended the theoretical language of landscape though detailed empirical study, with the movement between theory and practice informing innovative research on landscapes as performance, vision, sensation and material form.
Image: "View from the House looking South" from the Red Book for Sheringham (1812), permission to use image granted by the National Trust. The image features in Daniels, S. and Veale, L. (2015) "Revealing Repton: bringing landscape to life at Sheringham Park" Landscape Research 40, 5-22.
This work contributes to cutting-edge debates regarding the roles of animals on our world the more-than-human worlds they inhabit, and what we might know about past animal landscapes.
- Allen, D., Watkins, C. and Matless, D. 2016. ‘An incredibly vile sport’: Campaigns against otter hunting in Britain, 1900-1939’ Rural History 27 (1) 79-101
- Giraud, E., Hollins, G., Potts, T. and Forsyth, I., 2018. ‘A feminist menagerie’ Feminist Review 118 (1) 61-79
- Hearn, R. and Dossche, R., 2016. ‘Apicultural spaces as biocultural places: a comparative temporal and spatial examination of beekeeping practices and their contextual landscapes in the northwest Apennines’. In: Agnoletti, M. and Emanueli, F., ed., Biocultural Diversity in Europe. Springer. 123-140
Art, environment, and landscape
The School of Geography at Nottingham was one of the foundation sites of the "new cultural geography" of the 1980-90s and it continues to produce new ways of investigating how inhabited place, visualised landscape, and living environment interact.
Regions and places
The school maintains a strong tradition of theoretically informed empirical investigation of particular places, of varying scope and composition, from a town or city to an environmental configuration (a reserve, desert, or farm) or a spatial configuration (the border, the zone, or the camp).
- Forsyth, I (2017) ‘Piracy on the high sands: covert military mobilities in the Libyan desert, 1940–1943’ Journal of Historical Geography 58, 61-70
- Lukes, S, de Noronha N., and Finney, N. (2018) ‘Slippery discrimination: a review of the drivers of migrant and minority housing disadvantage’ Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 1-19
- Lisewski-Hobson V, and Watkins C (2018) ‘“My wood isn’t one of those dark and scary ones”: children’s experience and knowledge of woodland in the English rural landscape’ Landscape Research, 1-19
- Legg, S. and Heath, D. (Eds.) (2018) South Asian Governmentalities: Michel Foucault and the Question of Postcolonial Orderings, Cambridge University Press
- Piana, P, Watkins, C and Balzaretti, R (2019) ‘Travel, modernity and rural landscapes in nineteenth-century’ Liguria Rural History 29, pp. 167-193