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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 Michael Carrithers

The Buddha and Buddhism in Sri Lanka; Jains in India; German commemoration of the Twentieth Century; reasoning and cogency in anthropology; rhetoric culture theory; ethnography as a source of philosophy

Professor Gillian Rose

Cultural geography: contemporary visual culture, especially photography and digital visualisations; the cultural representation and everyday experiencing of cities; visual research methodologies

Professor Meric Gertler

Urban and regional economic change, North America, Europe; innovation theory, policy and geography; institutions, industrial practices, national and regional modes of governance; creativity, cities and economic dynamism; universities and cities