Historical Geography Reading Group

Historical Geography Reading Group

The Historical Geography Reading Group meets termly to discuss new and classic texts in historical geography and related fields.

Academic year 2016/17

6 December 2016 — Bethan Bide’s “Getting Close to Clothes: Fragmented Object Biographies from the Museum of London’s Fashion Collection” (2016, unpublished), Mariana Françozo’s “‘Dressed like an Amazon”: the Transatlantic Trajectory of a Red Feather Coat” (2012), Jody Joy’s “Reinvigorating Object Biography: Reproducing the Drama of Object Lives” (2009), Laura Peers’s “‘Ceremonies of Renewal’: Visits, Relationships and Healing in the Museum Space” (2013).

Academic year 2015/16

23 February 2016 — Daniela Bleichmar’s “Learning to Look: Visual Expertise across Art and Science in Eighteenth-Century France” (2012) and Janet Vertesi’s “Seeing like a Rover: Visualization, Embodiment, and Interaction on the Mars Exploration Rover Mission” (2012).

Academic year 2014/15

2 December 2014 — Denis Cosgrove’s “Contested Global Visions: One-World, Whole-Earth, and the Apollo Space Photographs” (1994) and Benjamin Lazier’s “Earthrise; or, the Globalization of the World Picture” (2011).

Academic year 2013/14

3 June 2014 — Adriana Craciun’s “The Franklin Relics in the Arctic Archive” (2014) and Sarah Mill’s “Cultural-Historical Geographies of the Archive: Fragments, Objects and Ghosts” (2013)

4 February 2014 — Chapters 15, 17, and 18 of David Harvey’s Paris, Capital of Modernity (2003).

3 December 2013 — Chapter 2 of Bruno Latour’s Pandora’s Hope (1999)

Academic year 2012/13

25 March 2013 — Christopher Pinney’s Photography and Anthropology (2011)

4 December 2012 — Ian Hacking’s The Taming of Chance (1990)

19 September 2012 — Daniel Defoe’s A Journal of a Plague Year (1722)

Academic year 2011/12

20 June 2012 — Laura Walls’ The Passage to Cosmos (2009)

27 March 2012 — Erik Mueggler’s The Paper Road (2011)


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