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This paper considers the work of the ecologist Marietta Pallis (1882-1963), retracingthe fieldwork associated with her 1916 paper on ‘The structure and historyof Plav’, the floating fen of the Danube delta. Attending to links betweenfield and home, politics and ecology, the paper explores how...
This paper narrates a collaborative effort to re-place a local culture of‘the field’. By oscillating between two geography field coursesin Glenmore, Scotland - one in 1951, the other in 2002 - it traces a route throughdifferent residues of fieldwork: material objects (photographs, log-books,...
This paper traces a historical geography of antiquarianism in the English county ofCornwall, paying particular attention to the period from 1750 to 1900 and toresearch conducted into the region’s ancient stone monuments. The paperargues that from the mid-eighteenth century onwards Cornish...
This paper examines the role of fieldwork in the activities of natural historysocieties in Victorian Scotland. Fieldwork, it is argued, was an importantconstituent in the making of local natural knowledge. Being and doing ‘inthe field’ was a means to establish through fieldwork given...
In 1960 the Royal Geographical Society published The making of the Broads: areconsideration of their origin in the light of new evidence. Thismonograph, the work of an interdisciplinary team, argued that the shallow lakes ofthe Norfolk Broads in eastern England had their origins in the medieval...
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