This enlightening book makes visible the lives and works of women who played a critical role in the development of geography as an academic field. A rare and detailed analysis of the geographical work of 30 individual women geographers from 1850 to 1970 Includes oral histories from women who have held appointments in British universities since World War II Makes the work of women geographers visible and challenges the notion of pre 1970s geography as an overwhelmingly masculine field Makes an important contribution to debates about the theoretical and methodological framing of the historiography of geography
Avril Maddrell is a social, cultural and historical geographer, specializing in gender and geographical thought. She has taught at Westminster College in Oxford, the Open University, Oxford Brookes University, and is currently Senior Lecturer in Geography at the University of the West of England in Bristol. Dr Maddrell's research for this volume has been supported by the British Academy.
List of Figures and Tables. Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Putting Women in their Place: Women in the Historiography of Geography. 2. Women and British Geographical Societies: Medals, Membership, Inclusion and Exclusion. 3. Marion Newbigin and the Liminal Role of the Geographical Editor: Hired Help or Disciplinary Gatekeeper? 4. Women Travellers: Inside or Outside the Canon? 5. Women in Geographical Education: Demand for Geography Teachers and Teaching by Example. 6. Diplomas, Degrees and Appointments: The First Generation of Women Geographers in Academia. 7. Fieldwork and War Work: Interwar University Geographers. 8. The War Years and Immediate Post-War Period. 9. University Expansion, Specialisation and Quantification: 1950-70. 10. Conclusion: Mapping the 'Hidden' Women in British Geography 1900-70. Notes. Bibliography. Index.