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Looking back (and forward) on my first few months in the School of Geography

A blog by Dr Stephen Dugdale I’m Steve Dugdale, one of a handful of new Assistant Professors who have joined the School of Geography over the last 8 months or so. Before starting at Nottingham, I held research fellowships at the University of Birmingham and the University of New Brunswick (Canada). Although I’m originally from …

Map of the month. Karta Mira 35

A blog by Professor Mike Heffernan Drawers A2-A4 of the School’s Map Collection contain more than 260 map sheets of the Karta Mira, a cartographic project undertaken by geodetic agencies in the Soviet Union and the communist countries of central and eastern Europe at the height of the Cold War. Each of these 100 x …

Researching European union in the USA

A blog by Benjamin Thorpe, cross-posted from the “Interwar Conferencing” blog When attending large conferences, the lag times between abstract submission and the conference dates can often mean that papers morph as ideas evolve, or as the promised research takes an unexpected direction. Less commonly – at least when dealing with historical topics – it …

The American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Washington 2019

A blog by Dr Martin Danyluk In April I attended the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. The AAG, to my knowledge, is the largest annual gathering of geographers in the world, with attendance routinely exceeding 9,000. And it truly is a circus: the conference features thousands of presentations—sprawling across dozens …

A day in the life of a Health Geographer… Stephanie Coen

A blog by Dr Stephanie Coen Hiya! (as I’ve learned to say since I’ve landed in the UK from Canada!) I’m still working on my UK vocab and expressions, so please feel free to help me out. Some of my faves so far are “chin wag, “you alright?” (which in Canada = “is something wrong?”), …

Geographical Association Conference 2019

A blog by Lorna Burnell, PhD student  On Tuesday 9th April I once again headed to the annual Geographical Association (GA) conference to represent the School of Geography with Elaine Watts, which this year was hosted by the University of Manchester.  This annual conference is a chance for geography teachers from across the country to …

Map of the month. Spring flows in the River Dove

A blog by Dr Matt Johnson The 1:10 000 Ordnance Survey map sheet SK 15 SW shows the Derbyshire-Staffordshire border running through Dovedale. The version of the map shown here is from 1978; the sheet as a whole is centred on Ilam, extending from Milldale in the northeast to Calton in the southwest. Although this …

Steps in a region that survived a climate change

A blog by PhD student Haydar Martinez Izquierdo Dyrzo The ancient Maya and the modern Maya that live today are strangers for me. Their habits, values, beliefs, identity, and life’s purpose has been always different from those of the people in other regions of Mexico. As a Mexican, I can understand some of their culture, …

Capers in the woods: Reflections on a fun PhD

A blog by Vivyan Lisewski-Hobson Having just submitted my PhD I thought it was a good time to reflect on my experiences after over 4 years at Nottingham.  When I started my integrated Masters my kids were just 2 and 4 years old, a lot of people thought I was mad.  I think I agree …

A day in the life of….Martin Danyluk

A blog by Dr Martin Danyluk I am an Assistant Professor here at the School of Geography, and I started my position only recently, in January 2019. I’m also brand new to the UK, having arrived here from Canada on New Year’s Eve—a strange and disorienting time to land in a new country! Prior to …