Complex Locations: Women's Geographical Work in the UK 1850-1970
1. Putting Women in their Place: Women in the Historiography of Geography.
2. Women and British Geographical Societies: Medals, Membership, Inclusion and Exclusion.
3. Marion Newbigin and the Liminal Role of the Geographical Editor: Hired Help or Disciplinary Gatekeeper?
4. Women Travellers: Inside or Outside the Canon?
5. Women in Geographical Education: Demand for Geography Teachers and Teaching by Example.
6. Diplomas, Degrees and Appointments: The First Generation of Women Geographers in Academia.
7. Fieldwork and War Work: Interwar University Geographers.
8. The War Years and Immediate Post-War Period.
9. University Expansion, Specialisation and Quantification: 1950–70.
10. Conclusion: Mapping the ‘Hidden’ Women in British Geography 1900–70.
- A rare and detailed analysis of the geographical work of 30 individual women geographers from 1850 to 1970
- A comprehensive examination of women’s roles in the development of geography as an academic discipline, including research, teaching, and fieldwork
- Includes oral histories from women who have held appointments in British universities since World War II
- Makes the work of women geographers visible and challenges the notion of pre 1970s geography as an overwhelmingly masculine field
- Makes an important contribution to debates about the theoretical and methodological framing of the historiography of geography