Dr Martin Dodge

Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

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  • Email: m.dodge@manchester.ac.uk
  • Telephone: 0161 275 3622
  • Address: Room 1.045, Arthur Lewis Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK.


I am a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Manchester. I completed my PhD at University College London and have previously worked at Cardiff University and the University of Nottingham as a researcher. My intellectual interests focus on the social and spatial enrolment of digital technologies as well as research on urban historical geography, the politics of maps and visualisation, and developing a cultural understanding of infrastructures.

I curated the well known Web-based Atlas of Cyberspaces (from 1995-2007) and have co-authored several books covering aspects of spatiality of computer technology and the internet: Mapping Cyberspace (Routledge, 2000), Atlas of Cyberspace (Addison-Wesley, 2001) and Code/Space (MIT Press, 2011). I have also co-edited a series of books, focused on the social and cultural meanings of mapping and the development of cartographic ideas: Geographic Visualization (John Wiley & Sons, 2008) and Rethinking Maps (Routledge, 2009), Classics in Cartography (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), The Map Reader (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), Mapping - Critical Concepts in Geography (Routledge, 2015) and Mapping Across Academia (Springer, 2017). I have recently completed a co-edited book on Cold War Cities (Routledge, 2021) and I'm currently working on a edited book on post-war planning in Manchester.

Much of my empirical research is currently focused on Manchester and employs archival and visual methodologies, as well as digitisation and public engagement activities. In this regard I co-wrote a large popular book, Manchester: Mapping the City (published by Birlinn, 2018). I have co-curated several high-profile public exhibitions, including Mapping Manchester (2009), Infra_MANC (2012), Making Post-war Manchester (2016), Celebrating Burnage Garden Village (2019), Who Built Wythenshawe? (2022).

Current details on my research are given on the blog and my main homepage

Page last updated January 2021.

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