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Professor Ian Simmons FBA

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Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of Geography, University of Durham

Past Appointments

  • Professor of Geography, University of Bristol, 1977 - 1981
  • Professor of Geography, University of Durham, 1981 - 2001
  • Lecturer, Reader in Geography, University of Durham, 1962 - 1977

British Academy Appointments

  • Member of Council, 2000 - 2003


Changing the face of the earth (1989)

The environmental impact of later mesolithic cultures (1996)

An environmental history of Great Britain (2001)

The Moorlands of England and Wales. An Environmental History 8000 BC to AD 2000 (2003)

Global Environmental History 10,000 BC to AD 2000 (2008)

Other Anthropology and Geography Fellows

Professor John Agnew

Political geography; place and politics, territory, politics and governance, critical geopolitics; geopolitics of the world economy

Professor William Cronon

Environmental history and historical geography, focusing principally on human interactions with the landscapes and ecosystems of North America