Hall, T, Toms, P, McGuinness, M, Parker, C and Roberts, N (2015) 'Where's the Geography department? The changing administrative place of Geography in UK higher education.' Area, 47 (1). pp. 56-64. ISSN 1475-4762

Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/area.12154


This paper considers recent patterns of departmental change in the management of Geography in UK universities. It notes the increasingly multidisciplinary management of Geography since the mid-1990s. Various measures of this trend are explored and discussed. The paper also considers the problematic accommodation of Geography within the faculty structures of institutions. These findings speak of a problematic identity for the discipline within this institutional context. The paper goes on to consider some of the impacts of these trends for the practice of Geography in UK higher education.

Item Type: Article

Article first published online on 22 January 2015 ahead of inclusion in the March 2015 issue.

Keywords: United Kingdom, Geography department, higher education, multidisciplinarity,management, administration
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2015 17:34
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