Historical Geographies of Internationalism, Environment and Health
Research in this field fosters a commitment to the historical study of environment, health and biopolitics in their international contexts. Methodological contributions span the qualitative interpretation of archival sources to the quantitative analysis of extensive statistical datasets.
Image from: Report of the Conference of Empire Meteorologists, 1930, HMSO, London.
Health and medical geographies
This research explores how health and disease are effected by location, place, and networks. Spatial epidemiology reconstructs the transmission of disease, while geographies of health explore the cultural impacts and responses to disease and health risks.
- Beckingham D (in press), “Bureaucracy, case geography and the governance of the inebriate in Scotland (1898-1918)”, Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space.
- Calkin, S. & Freeman, C. (2018) ‘Trails and technology: Social and Cultural Geographies of Abortion Access' Social & Cultural Geography
- Smallman-Raynor, M.R., Cliff, A.D., Hooper, H. (2018) Atlas of Refugees, Internally Displaced Populations, and Communicable Disease: Decoding Global Geographical Patterns and Processes since 1901. Oxford University Press
- Smallman-Raynor, M.R., Rafferty, S., Cliff, A.D. (2017). ‘Variola minor in coalfield areas of England and Wales, 1921–34: geographical determinants of a national smallpox epidemic that spread out of effective control.’ Social Science and Medicine, 180, 160–69
Geographers have long worked with techniques developed in collaboration with the arts and humanities. This research uses these techniques to explore environmental change, and how geographers might react to our changing climate.
Geographies of empire and internationalism
Historical geographies of globalisation exist in moments of imperial expansion, internationalist solidarity, colonial violence and nationalist resistance. In this work we reconstruct how space aided, abetted and eluded processes of imperialism and internationalism.