Mr Christopher Perkins

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BA (Cantab), MA (Sheffield)

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

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 an emerging interest in play. These interests are reflected in eight edited and authored books and numerous academic articles and in my teaching with courses currently focusing on Envisioning Space and Maps in Society. 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 -
  • Editorial Board member Cartographic Journal 2009 -
  • Chair International Cartographic Association Maps and Society Research Commission 2007 -

Recent presentations

2011: Map Collecting Practices: paper at the International Cartographic Association conference, Paris, 4-8th July.

2011: Co-organiser of a workshop around Mapping Practices in the Institut de Geographie Universite de Paris, 2nd July.

2011: Plotting Performance and Participation: practices in OpenStreetmap, Invited keynote presenter at the Centre for Cultural Research Mapping Ecologies of Place Meeting, University of Western Sydney, 16-17th June.

2011: The Ethics of Collaborative Cartography: Mutability and Mapping Practices in OpenStreetMap paper at the 'Moving Maps' Symposium, Lausanne, Switzerland, 16-17th April.

2011: 'The Mutability of Mapping; Practices and Performance in OpenStreetMap': invited paper at the Mapping Maps: What's New about Neogreography workshop, University of Siegen, 21st January.

2010: Local organiser for the Society of Cartographers Conference, Manchester, 8-10th September.

2010: The mutability of Soviet mapping: paper presented at the Society of Cartographers Conference, Manchester, 8th September.

2010: The Exhibitionist Map: paper at the Magnificent Maps Symposium, British Library, 14th June.

2010: The Remediation of Soviet Mapping: paper presented at the Association of American Geographers Conference, Washington DC, 14-18th April.

2010: Panelist on Author Meets Critics session discussing Denis Wood's 'Rethinking the Power of Maps' at the Association of American Geographers Conference, Washington DC, 14th-18th April.

2010: Maps, Memories and Manchester: The Cartographic Imagination of the Hidden Networks of the Hydraulic City: paper with Martin Dodge at the Mapping, Memory and the City: An International Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Liverpool, 25-26th February.

2009-10: Mapping Manchester: cartographic stories of the city: exhibition co-curated with Martin Dodge June 25th to March 30th, reading room of John Rylands Library Deansgate, Manchester.

2009: How do we map the geographies of cartography: paper presented to the International Cartographic Association conference, Santiago, Chile, 15-21st November.

2009: Mapping Manchester: Cartographic Stories of the City: paper presented at John Rylands Library Deansgate, September.

2009: Co-organiser of two sessions on 'Mapping Stories: Why do Geographers Make Maps' at the RGS/IBG Conference, Manchester 26-28th August.

2009: Panelist at two sessions on 'Mapping Stories: Why do Geographers Make Maps' at the RGS/IBG Conference, Manchester 26-28th August.

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