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The scale of two cities: the geographies of Paris and London in the 1720s (2024)
Journal Article
Heffernan, M. (2024). The scale of two cities: the geographies of Paris and London in the 1720s. Notes and Records of the Royal Society, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsnr.2023.0073

This essay considers an early eighteenth-century quarrel about the geographical dimensions of Paris and London. The dispute involved representatives of the Académie Royale des Sciences in Paris and the Royal Society in London. The three participants—... Read More about The scale of two cities: the geographies of Paris and London in the 1720s.

Who were the Early Globalisers? The Historical Geographies of India in Interwar London (2024)
Journal Article
Legg, S. (2024). Who were the Early Globalisers? The Historical Geographies of India in Interwar London. Geography Review Magazine, 37(4), 37-39

This article explores globalisation’s historical geographies, using the example of visiting Indians in 1930s London to decolonise our presumptions about who helped craft the globe.

Communal Geographies: An Introduction (2023)
Journal Article
Gupta, C., & Legg, S. (2023). Communal Geographies: An Introduction. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 46(6), 1168-1183. https://doi.org/10.1080/00856401.2024.2303215

This paper introduces a special section comprising eight papers that delve into complex geographies of communal identities in modern South Asia. It situates these papers at a significant intersection of spatial histories and historical geographies of... Read More about Communal Geographies: An Introduction.

Carceral and colonial domesticities: Subaltern case geographies of a Delhi rescue home (2023)
Journal Article
Legg, S. (2023). Carceral and colonial domesticities: Subaltern case geographies of a Delhi rescue home. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 41(6), 960–977. https://doi.org/10.1177/02637758231174453

This article explores a relatively rare archival account of female subjectivity, experience, mobility, and voice within a carceral institution in late-colonial Delhi. The capital’s “Rescue Home” was created to house women and girls removed from the c... Read More about Carceral and colonial domesticities: Subaltern case geographies of a Delhi rescue home.

Delhi Reborn: Partition and Nation Building in India's Capital. Rotem Geva. Stanford University Press, Stanford, California, USA, 2022, pp xiii + 349. ISBN 978-1-503-63211-0 (pbk). (2023)
Journal Article
Legg, S. (2023). Delhi Reborn: Partition and Nation Building in India's Capital. Rotem Geva. Stanford University Press, Stanford, California, USA, 2022, pp xiii + 349. ISBN 978-1-503-63211-0 (pbk). Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 44(2), 375-377. https://doi.org/10.1111/sjtg.12489

In this exceptional piece of historical scholarship, Rotem Geva walks the reader through a harrowing Indian landscape. The five substantive chapters take us from the dreams about, and campaigns for, independence in India’s colonial capital, to the vi... Read More about Delhi Reborn: Partition and Nation Building in India's Capital. Rotem Geva. Stanford University Press, Stanford, California, USA, 2022, pp xiii + 349. ISBN 978-1-503-63211-0 (pbk)..

Round Table Conference Geographies: Constituting Colonial India in Interwar London (2023)
Book
Legg, S. (2023). Round Table Conference Geographies: Constituting Colonial India in Interwar London. Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009215329

Round Table Conference Geographies explores a major international conference in 1930s London which determined India's constitutional future in the British Empire. Pre-dating the decolonising conferences of the 1950s–60s, the Round Table Conference la... Read More about Round Table Conference Geographies: Constituting Colonial India in Interwar London.

The Cartography of Kallihirua?: Reassessing Indigenous Mapmaking and Arctic Encounters (2022)
Journal Article
Martin, P. R. (2022). The Cartography of Kallihirua?: Reassessing Indigenous Mapmaking and Arctic Encounters. Cartographica, 57(3), 239-255. https://doi.org/10.3138/cart-2021-0012

This article examines a cartographic encounter that took place in 1850 between Kallihirua, a member of Inughuit community of Northern Greenland, and members of the British Admiralty. Drawing on recent literatures that critically assess histories of i... Read More about The Cartography of Kallihirua?: Reassessing Indigenous Mapmaking and Arctic Encounters.

“In the garden, I make up for what I can’t in the park”: Reconnecting retired adults with nature through cultural ecosystem services from urban gardens (2022)
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Tandarić, N., Watkins, C., & Ives, C. D. (2022). “In the garden, I make up for what I can’t in the park”: Reconnecting retired adults with nature through cultural ecosystem services from urban gardens. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 77, Article 127736. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2022.127736

While cultural ecosystem services (CES) provided by collective urban gardens have been researched for more than a decade, how knowledge of CES can inform the governance of gardens and enhance gardeners’ wellbeing remains a challenge. Retired adults a... Read More about “In the garden, I make up for what I can’t in the park”: Reconnecting retired adults with nature through cultural ecosystem services from urban gardens.

Tracking the spread of Covid-19 (2022)
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Smallman-Raynor, M., & Jewitt, S. (2022). Tracking the spread of Covid-19. Geography Review Magazine, 36(1), 26-30

Communicable diseases are capitalising on our highly connected world to spread as global pandemics. COVID-19 is the most recent example. This article tracks the early stages of the global diffusion of the COVID-19 pandemic, and assesses its rate of s... Read More about Tracking the spread of Covid-19.

From city in the park to “greenery in plant pots”: The influence of socialist and post-socialist planning on opportunities for cultural ecosystem services (2022)
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Tandarić, N., Ives, C. D., & Watkins, C. (2022). From city in the park to “greenery in plant pots”: The influence of socialist and post-socialist planning on opportunities for cultural ecosystem services. Land Use Policy, 120, Article 106309. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2022.106309

The paper examines the links between the cultural ecosystem services concept, political ideologies and urban planning. In particular, it investigates the extent to which cultural ecosystem services were considered in urban planning in socialist and p... Read More about From city in the park to “greenery in plant pots”: The influence of socialist and post-socialist planning on opportunities for cultural ecosystem services.

Spatial Growth Rate of Emerging SARS-CoV-2 Lineages in England, September 2020-December 2021 (2022)
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Smallman-Raynor, M. R., & Cliff, A. D. (2022). Spatial Growth Rate of Emerging SARS-CoV-2 Lineages in England, September 2020-December 2021. Epidemiology and Infection, 150, Article e145. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268822001285

This paper uses a robust method of spatial epidemiological analysis to assess the spatial growth rate of multiple lineages of SARS-CoV-2 in the local authority areas of England, September 2020-December 2021. Using the genomic surveillance records of... Read More about Spatial Growth Rate of Emerging SARS-CoV-2 Lineages in England, September 2020-December 2021.

The Environmental Risk Transition and Changing Health in Low and Middle Income Countries (2022)
Journal Article
Jewitt, S., & Smallman-Raynor, M. (in press). The Environmental Risk Transition and Changing Health in Low and Middle Income Countries. Geography Review Magazine,

Many low and middle income countries continue to experience a transition in the major causes of illness and death as they develop economically. Particularly rapid transitions have been witnessed in some countries of South and Southeast Asia and, to a... Read More about The Environmental Risk Transition and Changing Health in Low and Middle Income Countries.

A Geography of Infection: Spatial Processes and Patterns in Epidemics and Pandemics (2022)
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Smallman-Raynor, M., Cliff, A., Ord, K., & Haggett, P. (2022). A Geography of Infection: Spatial Processes and Patterns in Epidemics and Pandemics. (2nd). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP)

The last half century has witnessed two landmark events in medical history. The 1970s saw euphoria about the defeat of one of humankind’s oldest disease scourges with the global eradication of smallpox. To set against this, the 2020s are experiencing... Read More about A Geography of Infection: Spatial Processes and Patterns in Epidemics and Pandemics.

Spatial Growth Rate of Emerging SARS-CoV-2 Lineages in England, September 2020–December 2021 (2022)
Working Paper
The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium, Smallman-Raynor, M., & Cliff, A. D. Spatial Growth Rate of Emerging SARS-CoV-2 Lineages in England, September 2020–December 2021

This paper uses a robust method of spatial epidemiological analysis to assess the spatial growth rate of multiple lineages of SARS-CoV-2 in the local authority areas of England, September 2020-December 2021. Using the genomic surveillance records of... Read More about Spatial Growth Rate of Emerging SARS-CoV-2 Lineages in England, September 2020–December 2021.

Rediscovering Lost Landscapes: Topographical Art in north-west Italy, 1800-1920 (2021)
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Piana, P., Watkins, C., & Balzaretti, R. (2021). Rediscovering Lost Landscapes: Topographical Art in north-west Italy, 1800-1920. Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer

After the Napoleonic wars many wealthy British women and men settled along the coast in Liguria and travelled in Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta in search of warmth and health. They established English-speaking colonies of retired clerics, colonial offici... Read More about Rediscovering Lost Landscapes: Topographical Art in north-west Italy, 1800-1920.

Making Dalmatia green again: reforestation at the ‘horrible edge’ of Empire 1870–1918 (2021)
Journal Article
Tekić, I., & Watkins, C. (2021). Making Dalmatia green again: reforestation at the ‘horrible edge’ of Empire 1870–1918. Landscape History, 42(1), 99-118. https://doi.org/10.1080/01433768.2021.1928889

Reforestation has been one of the main forestry activities in the karst terrain of Dalmatia, Croatia, for more than a century. This paper examines the history behind reforestation schemes in Dalmatia, a kingdom at the periphery of the Austro-Hungaria... Read More about Making Dalmatia green again: reforestation at the ‘horrible edge’ of Empire 1870–1918.

‘Sacred groves’- an insight into Dalmatian forest history (2021)
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Tekic, I., & Watkins, C. (2021). ‘Sacred groves’- an insight into Dalmatian forest history. Sumarski List, 145(7-8), 337-346. https://doi.org/10.31298/sl.145.7-8.3

The French administration in Dalmatia (1805-1813) was short but is often praised by foresters as advanced in terms of woodland management because of their establishment of so-called sacred groves or sacri boschi. Based on archival sources and 19th ce... Read More about ‘Sacred groves’- an insight into Dalmatian forest history.

Women and estate management in the early eighteenth century: Barbara Savile at Rufford Abbey, Nottinghamshire (1700-34) (2021)
Journal Article
Law, S., Seymour, S., & Watkins, C. (2022). Women and estate management in the early eighteenth century: Barbara Savile at Rufford Abbey, Nottinghamshire (1700-34). Rural History, 33(1), 23-39. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0956793321000133

There is a rich and increasing body of research pointing to the significant role elite women played in property management during the eighteenth century. In this paper we examine the contribution of an elite widow, Barbara Savile, to the management o... Read More about Women and estate management in the early eighteenth century: Barbara Savile at Rufford Abbey, Nottinghamshire (1700-34).

Private Spirits, Public Lives: Sober Citizenship, Shame and Secret Drinking in Victorian Britain (2021)
Journal Article
Beckingham, D. (2021). Private Spirits, Public Lives: Sober Citizenship, Shame and Secret Drinking in Victorian Britain. Journal of Victorian Culture, 26(3), 419-434. https://doi.org/10.1093/jvcult/vcab008

This article considers Victorian concerns about the rise of secret drinking amongst respectable women. These new, apparently dangerous, practices were blamed on licensed grocers and even railway station refreshment rooms. Understandings of different... Read More about Private Spirits, Public Lives: Sober Citizenship, Shame and Secret Drinking in Victorian Britain.