Professor Robert Dodgshon

Cultural Geography Western Europe

Elected 2002

2002
Geography

Prior to his retirement in 2007, Professor Dodgshon was Gregynog Professor of Geography at Aberystwyth, having also served as Director of the Institute of Geography and Earth Science, 1998-2003. He is a Founding Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales (2010), as well as being a holder the Scottish Geographical Medal of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (2003) and the Murchison Award of the Royal Geographical Society (1996). His primary research interests are in Historical and Cultural Geography. His work has focussed on two themes. First, he has worked on how geographical change works itself out in the very long-term, and the role played by institutional inertia in shaping such change. Second, he has worked on the cultural ecology of farming communities over the medieval and early modern periods, with a particular emphasis on mountain communities in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and the Western Alps. He served as a Council Member of the National Trust (2001-08) and the Countryside Council for Wales (1997-2004), as a member of the Joint National Nature Conservation Committee (2003-04) and, as President of the Society for Landscape Studies (1997-2008).

Current post

Emeritus Professor of Human Geography, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University

Past appointments

Aberystwyth University Emeritus Professor of Human Geography, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University

Jan 2008 -

Aberystwyth University Emeritus Professor of Geography, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University

Jan 2008 -

Aberystwyth University Emeritus Professor of Human Geography, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences

Jan 2008 - Mar 2016

University of Wales, Aberystwyth Gregynog Professor of Geography

Jan 2001 -

University of Wales, Aberystwyth Director, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences

Jan 1998 -

University of Wales, Aberystwyth Professor of Geography

Jan 1988 -

Publications

No Stone Unturned: A History of Farming, Landscape and Environment in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Edinburgh University Press 2015

The Origin of British Field Fields Systems, Academic Press 1980

Society in Time and Space: a Geographical Perspective on Change, Cambridge University Press 1998

Land and Society in Early Scotland, Clarendon Press 1980

The European Past: Social Evolution and Spatial Order, Macmillan 1987

From Chiefs to landlords, Edinburgh University Press 1998

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