By Avril Maddrell
This enlightening booklet makes obvious the lives and works of girls who performed a serious position within the improvement of geography as an educational box.
- A infrequent and certain research of the geographical paintings of 30 person girls geographers from 1850 to 1970
- Includes oral histories from ladies who've held appointments in British universities because international struggle II
- Makes the paintings of girls geographers obvious and demanding situations the proposal of pre Nineteen Seventies geography as an overwhelmingly masculine box
- Makes an incredible contribution to debates concerning the theoretical and methodological framing of the historiography of geography
Chapter One placing girls of their position: ladies within the Historiography of Geography (pages 1–26):
Chapter girls and British Geographical Societies: Medals, club, Inclusion and Exclusion (pages 27–59):
Chapter 3 Marion Newbigin and the Liminal position of the Geographical Editor: employed aid or Disciplinary Gatekeeper? (pages 60–79):
Chapter 4 ladies guests: inside of or outdoor the Canon? (pages 80–122):
Chapter 5 ladies in Geographical schooling: call for for Geography academics and educating by means of instance (pages 123–151):
Chapter Six Diplomas, levels and Appointments: the 1st iteration of ladies Geographers in Academia (pages 152–187):
Chapter Seven Fieldwork and warfare paintings: Interwar college Geographers (pages 188–230):
Chapter 8 The conflict Years and fast Post?War interval (pages 231–268):
Chapter 9 college enlargement, Specialisation and Quantification: 1950?70 (pages 269–312):
Chapter Ten end: Mapping the ‘Hidden’ girls in British Geography 1900–70 (pages 313–339):
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Additional info for Complex Locations: Women's Geographical Work in the UK 1850-1970
The Taylor and Campbell collections at the British Library, the Smee papers at the Northamptonshire Record Office, and the Sylvester and Davies papers at the National Library of Wales); numerous departmental minutes and employment records (especially from universities); and geographical society records (from the Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers, the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, the Geographical Association and the Liverpool, Manchester and Tyneside geographical societies).
Indd 29 2/9/2009 11:38:25 AM 30 COMPLEX LOCATIONS (Mrs Bishop) and May French Sheldon to speak. Secondly, the RSGS suggested reciprocal membership between the two societies, but this was rejected, in part because of women members in the RSGS. This caused the RSGS to set up a London branch, similar to its other regional branches in Scotland and Isabella Bird spoke at the second London branch meeting in 1892. The Marquis of Lothian, chairing the first London RSGS meeting stressed that the scope of the RSGS was wider than that of the RGS, not least in its acknowledgement of women’s ability to produce geographical knowledge (Bell 1995a; Bell & McEwan 1996).
Indd 18 2/9/2009 11:38:08 AM WOMEN IN THE HISTORIOGRAPHY OF GEOGRAPHY 19 always has to be at least a note of qualification and speculation. I have also persisted in including ‘minor’ figures to keep the study representative of the breadth of geographical work and practice, reflecting a view that there is as much to be learned from so-called ‘minor’ as ‘major’ figures in the discipline (Livingstone 1992; Guelke & Morin 2001; Lorimer 2003; Maddrell 2004a, 2006). I cannot pretend that there has been equal information available on the subjects discussed here, but hope that a balance is achieved between those with large archive sources and those who have given detailed autobiographical accounts, and between ‘major’ and ‘minor’ figures, indeed that this crude dichotomy is at least blurred, if not eradicated.
Complex Locations: Women's Geographical Work in the UK 1850-1970 by Avril Maddrell