Cultural and Historical Geography
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Histories of Geographical and Environmental Knowledge

Research in this field addresses the cultural, political and intellectual history of geographical and environmental knowledge. The geographical is here both a field of knowledge for critical analysis, and an approach to such analysis.

Image: Global cotton workers mural, Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Gateway Visitor Centre, Cromford Mills, Derbyshire, UK (photograph by Susanne Seymour).

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Geography and history in political worlds

Geographical knowledge provides the information with which worlds and structured and produced, but unearthing forgotten connections between places can alter the way in which we perceive and work with the world. This research explores how worlds are made and how we can attempt to remake them.

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Cartography and visualising space

We are interested in the ways in which geographers have represented physical and human landscapes in mapping projects and exploratory ventures. Traditional forms of mapping are complemented by thinking about how technology and visual practices "map" space in ever changing ways.

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Geography and disciplinary histories

Geography has many histories, as a regional science, an empire-forger, an environment-planner, an international unifier and a marker of postcolonial difference. This research explores the histories and futures of geography.

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Cultural and Historical Geography

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University of Nottingham
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