Mr Ben Newman

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I am an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) student working in partnership with the department and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). I am supervised jointly by Dr. Innes Keighren  (Lead) Professor Klaus Dodds and Dr. Catherine Souch (Head of Research and Higher Education Division at the RGS-IBG). I have completed undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the department of Geography on the BA Geography and MA Cultural Geography (Research) courses respectively. 

My research interests focus upon historical geographies of the nineteenth century and primarily the mobilisation of people, objects and knowledge throughout that period. I am currently working under the title: “Geography in Dialogue: Print Culture at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), c. 1830–c. 2000”.  The project uses The Geographical Journal (GJ) as an empirical focus. First printed in 1831, a year after the founding of the RGS, the GJ’s long-standing tradition of publishing lectures delivered in the Society alongside the questions and discussions which followed them, offers an important insight into the circulation and reception of ideas within geography and the nature of the discipline’s dialogues throughout time and space.

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