Category Archives: Exploration

Top 10 Podcasts for Geography Students

I often get asked by students from secondary school to postgraduates about strategies to gain a broader knowledge of geographical issues, and how to ‘read around the subject’ as they are often instructed to do. Many students cite lack of … Continue reading

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Geographical Heroes: Do you have any?

So, with a little more time to spare to my own geographical interests I am going to be reviving the Geographical Heroes series which I started on this blog some time ago. This began as an inspiration from a history … Continue reading

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Geographical Heroes: Henry Morton Stanley

Henry Morton Stanley was often written about for his mission to find David Livingstone in Africa, however, Stanley himself led several subsequent expeditions which earned him a knighthood and made substantial contributions to the charting and subsequent colonization of the … Continue reading

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Historical Trans-Atlantic slave trade networks: A reflection

Over the Christmas holidays I’ve been reading the historical novel ‘New York‘ by Edward Rutherfurd – the book charts the development of the city right from its first settlers through a series of characters. Early on in the book there … Continue reading

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Tintin Geographies from 1991

Looking back over the year there have been so many things I have wanted to spend more time working on – one of them was this idea of Tintin Geographies, which of course was prompted by the release of the … Continue reading

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Maps as reality?

This is a bit of longer post than usual, but recently I came across some of my older reflections on maps.  As a geographer, I find them interesting, but also find them problematic in that they are often politically loaded … Continue reading

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Geography strikes back!

An interesting article in the Wall Street Journal recently which I think hints at one of the many ways geography can contribute to a greater understanding of the world: “If you want to know what Russia, China or Iran will … Continue reading

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What your favourite map projection says about you

Came across this little comic originally from the xkcd webcomic. Their site has quite a few geography related comics including The World According to Americans and the Map of Online Communities for example.  If you have a few spare minutes … Continue reading

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UNESCO World Heritage Challenge: Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City

I had the fortunate opportunity of living in the city of Liverpool for seven years so this will probably always be my most visited UNESCO site. Having this incredible architectural sight on my doorstep meant I had plenty of opportunities … Continue reading

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Tintin Geographies: A glimpse of the past

Tintin, a young Belgian investigative journalist who travels the world and has amazing adventures, is one of the most successful comic book characters ever made. Originally starting off as a weekly installment comic strip in the Belgian newspaper Le Petit … Continue reading

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