Cultures of Environment, Space and Place

From the challenges of climate change, ‘natural disasters’, and environmental pollution, to histories of travel writing, and experiences of urban life in local and global contexts, the Cultures of Environment, Space and Place strand brings together scholars working in history, literature, and media studies to explore the construction, use and representation of the environment over time.

our research

The Cultures of Environment, Space and Place research group are involved in a number of projects with wide-reaching impact, including:

  • Congo Free State across European Cultures
  • Flood Risks
  • Cities, accidents, disasters and risk
  • Travel Guides and the Modern World
  • Histories of environmental health and contamination
  • Postcolonial and South Asian cities
  • History of air pollution
  • Urban regeneration, media and place
  • Forged by fire