For the last decade, supported by the AHRC, the Society has hosted several PhD students working collaboratively on the Collections. Here you can find out more about the individual projects.
Translating place: orthography and the problem of place names at the Royal Geographical Society, 1830–1919. Research by Beth Williamson
Colonial science and military service: The West India Regiments and circum-Atlantic networks of knowledge, c.1815-c.1900. Research by Catriona Sharples
Rupununi re-collections: historical photographs, Indigenous knowledge and heritage in Guyana. Research by Katharine Vann
Instruments of scientific governance? Historical geographies of Halley Bay, 1956-present. Research by Alice Oates
The art of earth-building: Placing relief models in the culture of modern geography. Research by George Tobin
The Indigenous map: native information, ethnographic object, artefact of encounter. Research by Joy Slappnig
Research by Peter Martin
Family History, Place and Diaspora: locating family, community and national geographies. Research by Chandan Mahal
The cultural production, circulation, and reception of geographical knowledge at the Royal Geographical Society 1830–c.1930. Research by Ben Newman
Geographical Science and Media Culture. Research by Jan Faull
Technologies of Geographical Enquiry, c. 1860-c. 1939. Research by Jane Wess
Speculation, Synthesis and the British Culture of Exploration. Research by Natalie Cox
Lantern-slides and the making of geographical knowledge at the Royal Geographical Society c.1885-1924. Research by Emily Hayes
Women on Royal Geographical Society-supported Expeditions, 1913-1970. Research by Sarah L. Evans
Weather imaginaries: British exploration, climate change and the visual culture of the Cryosphere. Research by Jean de Pomereu
Hidden Histories of Exploration: Exhibiting Geographical Collections. Research by Lowri Jones
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