Mr Christopher Perkins

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Biography

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BA (Cantab), MA (Sheffield)

  • Programme Director Geography with International Study
  • Chair International Cartographic Association Maps and Society Research Commission 2007-2015.

I have taught and researched in Geography in Manchester since 1998, having previously run the university map libraries. My interests lie at the interface between mapping technologies and social and cultural practices, with ongoing research into performative aspects of contemporary mapping behaviour and play, alongside an emerging interest in island studies. These interests are reflected in eleven edited and authored books and numerous academic articles and in my teaching with courses currently focusing on Visual Studies, and Islands.  In addition I lead a Second Year Field Course to Crete and run our Geography with International Studies programme.

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Administrative experience

At the University of Manchester

  • Programme Director Geography with International Study
  • Chair Geography Mitigating Circumstances Committee

Wider professional service

  • Editorial Board member Cartographica 2010 -
  • Reviews Editor Cartographica 2010 -2015
  • Editorial Board member Cartographic Journal 2009 -
  • Chair International Cartographic Association Maps and Society Research Commission 2007 - 2015

Recent presentations

 21 national and international expenses paid invited keynotes

44 papers presented at conferences across Europe, North America, Australasia and Asia

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