London Group of Historical Geographers

Venue: See event listings below.

Time: Tuesday 17:15

Convenors: Ruth Craggs (King’s College London), Felix Driver (Royal Holloway, London), Innes Keighren (Royal Holloway University of London), Miles Ogborn (Queen Mary University of London).

The London Group of Historical Geographers was originally established in 1981. Since 1989 it has organised fortnightly themed seminars across three terms of the academic year. The seminar’s themes have ranged across empire and decolonisation, oceanography and topography, indigeneity and identity, and archives and collections. Interdisciplinary in focus, the Group brings together scholars and practitioners from across the arts, humanities, and social sciences to examine geographical themes across a range of historical periods. Previous speakers at the seminar include Catherine Hall, Bruno Latour, Doreen Massey, Simon Schaffer, and Bill Schwarz. 

Summer Term 2019
DateSeminar details
30 April
Making national monuments: the photographic-views trade and topographies of historical significance
Elizabeth Edwards (De Montfort University)
Room 1-03, 11 Bedford Square, WC1B 3RE. (Access from corner of Montague Place)

14 May
Great clearings and creeping companions: deforestation, leafcutter expansion and socio-environmental change in nineteenth-century Brazil.
Diogo de Carvalho Cabral (Institute of Latin American Studies/Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística, Rio de Janeiro)
Room 2.09, Bush House (South East Wing), King’s College London, Strand, WC2B 4PJ. (Access opposite St Mary le Strand Church)

21 May
Fashioned in the light of physics: the scope and methods of Halford Mackinder’s geography.
Emily Hayes (Oxford Brookes University)
Room 1-03, 11 Bedford Square, WC1B 3RE. (Access from corner of Montague Place)