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Department of Geography

 

Research in the Department

Research in the Department of Geography covers a broad range of topics, approaches, and sites of study. Our expertise is both conceptual and applied and our goals both ‘blue sky’ and policy oriented. Excellence comes from sustained specialisation, emergent exploration, and interdisciplinary collaboration both within and beyond the Department.

These activities are structured through six thematic research groups:

Vital Geographies

Vital Geographies

Research in this group explores the production, politics and governance of different forms of life.

Infrastructural Geographies

Infrastructural Geographies

Infrastructural geographies examine the material and organizational structures of life, including the role of the state and a host of other mediating institutions.

Geographies of Knowledge

Geographies of Knowledge

Research in this group studies how knowledge about the world is made, authorized and contested with particular regard to the situated historical, cultural and political processes which shape it.

Biogeography and Biogeomorphology

Biogeography and Biogeomorphology

The research of members of the Biogeography and Biogeomorphology Group is concerned with the interactions and feedbacks between organisms (including humans) and their environments in the past, present and uncertain future.

Climate and Environmental Dynamics

Climate and Environmental Dynamics

The CED group conducts research on past, present and future climate and environmental variability. Understanding the mechanisms, evolution and impacts of global climate and environmental systems is central to the research of members of the group.

Glaciology and Glacial Geology

Glaciology and Glacial Geology

The research carried out by this thematic group concerns Earth’s cryosphere (glaciers and ice sheets, sea ice and permafrost) and the landscapes affected by the cryosphere.

Activities are also undertaken through two Research Institutes:

Our staff are also actively involved in other University-wide ventures, including CRASSH, Global Food Security Strategic Initiative.

Latest publications

Seminars

  • 29th February 2024:
    Inaugural Lecture by Prof Marc Macias-Fauria. Details…
  • 29th February 2024:
    The flow pattern evolution of the Scandinavian Ice Sheet reconstructed from high-resolution mapping of subglacial bedforms. Details…
  • 6th March 2024:
    Shareholder Democracy under Autocracy: Voting Rights and Corporate Performance in Imperial Russia. Details…
  • 6th March 2024:
    Inuit pastoralism in South Greenland: Navigating the spectrum from wild to domestic herds in an era of rapid Arctic change. Details…
  • 6th March 2024:
    50,000 years of turnover and extinction in high-latitude megafauna communities. Details…
  • 7th March 2024:
    Beyond knowledge-building: Research infrastructure, technology, and the practice of Arctic (in)security. Details…
  • 7th March 2024:
    Faith and Finance in the Early Modern World: The capital market of Manila and the financing of the Pacific Trade, 1668-1820. Details…
  • 11th March 2024:
    Sex and the City Centre: Prostitution, Urban Planning, and Sociological Research in 1960s Lebanon. Details…
  • 12th March 2024:
    Film Screening: Pure Clean Water. Details…
  • 14th March 2024:
    Inaugural Lecture by Prof Sarah Hall. Details…
  • More seminars…

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships

As an international department with various, vibrant research groups, we actively encourage applications for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships. Please browse our research groups and interests and feel free to contact people about possible co-operations.