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Map of the month. Motoring Maps

A blog by David Beckingham The School map collection is primarily organised by country, with drawers then differentiated according to scale and only comparatively rarely by distinctive category.  However particular types of map can be found right across the collection, and there are occasional groupings of specialist maps.  The collection contains many different travel and …

Research leave or garden leave?

A blog by George Swann “Is that another name for garden leave?” “So, are you on holiday for the next few months?” Just some of the comments I received from friends when I mentioned that I would be on “Research leave” from October 2019 to January 2020. This partly reflects the perception that many people …

The 30th Anniversary of the fall of the Wall: Berlin Field Trip Blog 4th – 9th November 2019

A blog by Vicky Jolley Berlin. Somewhere I have never visited, yet heard of consistently throughout GCSE History, Geography, in general news and more recently, as a popular city break destination. As a geography student, it was important for me to take the opportunity to visit a new place whilst completing my degree. Berlin doesn’t …

The Diplomacy of Geography

A blog by John Pearson Watching unexploded bombs being detonated in woodland. Visiting a massive, new Hydro Electric Dam on the Mekong. Helping doctors tackle infectious diseases. When I studied Geography at Nottingham in the late 1980s, these were the sort of issues that I read about. Since August this year I have been British …

Investigating Hamburg’s “Green Port”

A blog by Martin Danyluk From November 29 to December 2, I travelled to Hamburg, Germany, to conduct preliminary fieldwork for a new research project on the environmental politics of “green ports.” This project is a collaboration with Dr. Max Ritts, a postdoctoral researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. In recent years, amid …

Blog of Blogs 2019

2019 has been a busy year here at the School of Geography, and to round up the year and give you an idea of what we do, we have put together a collection of blogs relating to research from the School, which we hope you will enjoy. We would also like to wish you a …

Map of the month. Mapping Industry in the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic

A blog by Dr Andy Cook In November 2019, the former Czechoslovakia commemorated the 30th Anniversary of what became known as the ‘Velvet Revolution’ – a series of largely peaceful protests that heralded the end of four decades of state socialist rule in the country. Given the significance of this anniversary, it proves useful to …

Amsterdam International Water Week Conference 2019

A blog by Dr Emily O’Donnell The Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW) brings together leaders from government, the private sector and academia to explore a new era of sustainable water management. It is a global movement committed to a future in which a circular and sustainable water environment is achieved. One of the core topic …

European Society for Environmental History conference 2019

A blog by Dr Robert Hearn From the 21st to the 25th August, I attended the 10th biennial conference of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH), hosted by the Estonian Centre for Environmental History (KAJAK) at Tallinn University. Celebrating the society’s 20th anniversary, this year’s conference explored the theme of ‘Boundaries in/of Environmental History’. …

Mt St. Helens Field-course 2019 Student Perspective

A blog by Charlotte Evans The Mt St Helens 1980 eruption is a hard case-study to avoid as a Geography student. It tends to re-occur throughout GCSE and A-Level studies, and I have always been fascinated by it. When the opportunity presented itself to visit the volcano and study the surrounding landscape, I knew I …