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Heather Winlow

Personal statement

I am a cultural and historical geographer and I joined the Geography department at Bath Spa in September 2001. Previously I studied Geography at the University of Wales, Lampeter (BA, 1995) and completed my doctorate on the cartographic representation of race at Queen's University, Belfast (PhD, 1999). I also undertook postdoctoral work at University College, Dublin (2000-2001).

My current research interests include: cartographic representations of race, history of cartography, history and philosophy of geography, and cultural landscapes and identities.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD - Queen's University, Belfast

Professional qualifications

  • Certificate of Advanced Professional Studies Higher Education Learning and Teaching Education

Professional memberships

  • Fellow - Royal Geographical Society/ Institute of British Geographers
  • Member - Historical Geography Research Group (research group of the RGS/ IBG)

Other external roles

  • Member of editorial board of Cartographica.

Occasional article reviewer for:

  • The Professional Geographer, published by The Association of American Geographers
  • Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, published by Royal Geographical
    Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)
  • The Globe (journal of the Australian and New Zealand Map Society Inc.)
  • Social and Cultural Geography
  • Journal of Historical Geography.

Current scholarship

Research Interests

Cartographic Representations of Race:
i) Exploration of the late C19th/ early C20th mapping of race and racial categories by geographers and anthropologists
ii) Investigation into US state cartographies and the representation/exclusion of the native American population

Histories of Geography/ Cartography: Research and invited publications in the history of geography and history of cartography, including influence of evolutionary theories on geography/geographers and indigenous peoples and western mapping.

Cultural landscapes and identities

Awards and funding

  • American Friends of The J. B. Harley Research Fellowships, Inc., Travel Grant for 24th International Conference on the History of Cartography (Moscow, July 2011)
  • School of Science, Society and Management, Internal Grant: State Cartographies and Exclusion: Mapping the American Indian population, 1850-1950 (2010-11)
  • American Geographical Society McColl Research Programme. Stipend awarded to do one month archival work on proposed topic "The cartographic representation of the American Indian population in the U.S. between 1850 and 1950" (May/June 2008)
  • RGS Small Research Grant (May 2006) for research on: Heritage interpretation and national identity in Ireland
  • Promising Researcher Fellowship (semester 2, 2004-5)
  • Department of Education for Northern Ireland. PhD funding (1995-1998). 

Recent professional updating

  • Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New York, 24th-28th February 2012
  • 24th International Conference on the History of Cartography, Moscow, 10th-15th July 2011
  • Teaching Historical Geographies workshop, organised by Historical Geography Research Group, held at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 19 and 20 May 2011
  • HEA-GEES Learning and Teaching to 2020 Conference. University of Plymouth: 7-9 July 2010
  • RGS/IBG Annual International Conference, Manchester, August 2009
  • Using the RGS-IBG Collections and Archives for Research and Teaching RGS/IBG workshop, RGS London, 30th January 2009.

 

Research and academic outputs

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Indigenous peoples and European/Western mapping
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Winlow, H (2022) 'Indigenous peoples and European/Western mapping.' In: Kain, R, ed. The history of cartography: volume 5 - cartography in the nineteenth century. University of Chicago Press, Chicago. (Forthcoming)


Mapping, race and ethnicity
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Winlow, H (2020) 'Mapping, race and ethnicity.' In: Kobayashi, A, ed. Interntional encyclopedia of human geography. 2nd ed. Elsevier. ISBN 9780081022955 (Forthcoming)


Darwinism (and social Darwinism)
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Winlow, H (2020) 'Darwinism (and social Darwinism).' In: Kobayashi, A, ed. Interntional encyclopedia of human geography. 2nd ed. Elsevier. ISBN 9780081022955 (Forthcoming)


Using focus group research to support teaching and learning
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Winlow, H, Simm, D, Marvell, A and Schaaf, R (2016) 'Using focus group research to support teaching and learning.' In: Haigh, M, Cotton, D and Hall, T, eds. Pedagogic research in geography higher education. Routledge, London, pp. 100-111. ISBN 9781138962088


Mapping, race and ethnicity
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Winlow, H (2009) 'Mapping, race and ethnicity.' In: Kitchin, R and Thrift, N, eds. International encyclopedia of human geography. Elsevier, Amsterdam; Boston, Mass. ISBN 9780080449111


Lamarck(ian)ism
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Winlow, H (2009) 'Lamarck(ian)ism.' In: Kitchin, R and Thrift, N, eds. International encyclopedia of human geography. Elsevier, Amsterdam; Boston, Mass. ISBN 9780080449111


Darwinism (and Social Darwinism)
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Winlow, H (2009) 'Darwinism (and Social Darwinism).' In: Kitchin, R and Thrift, N, eds. International encyclopedia of human geography. Elsevier, Amsterdam; Boston, Mass. ISBN 9780080449111


'Strangers on their own land’: ideology, policy and rational landscapes in the United States, 1825-1934.
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Winlow, H (2013) ''Strangers on their own land’: ideology, policy and rational landscapes in the United States, 1825-1934.' Cartographica, 48 (1). pp. 47-66. ISSN 0317-7173


Foundation degrees in Geography and Tourism: a critical reflection on student experiences and the implications for undergraduate degree courses
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Winlow, H, Simm, D, Schaaf, R and Marvell, A (2012) 'Foundation degrees in Geography and Tourism: a critical reflection on student experiences and the implications for undergraduate degree courses.' Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 36 (4). pp. 563-583. ISSN 0309-8265


Using focus group research to support teaching and learning
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Winlow, H, Simm, D, Schaaf, R and Marvell, A (2012) 'Using focus group research to support teaching and learning.' Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 37 (2). pp. 292-303. ISSN 0309-8265


Student experiences of foundation degrees in further and higher education
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Winlow, H, Simm, D, Schaaf, R and Marvell, A (2011) 'Student experiences of foundation degrees in further and higher education.' Planet, 24. pp. 2-9. ISSN 1473-1835


Mapping the contours of race: Griffith Taylor's zones and strata theory
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Winlow, H (2009) 'Mapping the contours of race: Griffith Taylor's zones and strata theory.' Geographical Research, 47 (4). pp. 390-407. ISSN 1745-5863


Extended work-related placements in developing countries: supporting remote learning and assessment
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Winlow, H, Simm, D and Haslett, S.K (2007) 'Extended work-related placements in developing countries: supporting remote learning and assessment.' Planet (18). pp. 28-32. ISSN 1758-3608


Mapping moral geographies: W.Z. Ripley's races of Europe and the U.S.
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Winlow, H (2006) 'Mapping moral geographies: W.Z. Ripley's races of Europe and the U.S.' Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 96 (1). pp. 119-141. ISSN 0004-5608


Anthropometric cartography: constructing Scottish racial identity in the early twentieth century
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Winlow, H (2001) 'Anthropometric cartography: constructing Scottish racial identity in the early twentieth century.' Journal of Historical Geography, 27 (4). pp. 507-528. ISSN 0305-7488


Gridding the nation: US state cartographies and Indian exclusion, c. 1850-1940
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Winlow, H (2011) Gridding the nation: US state cartographies and Indian exclusion, c. 1850-1940. In: 24th International Conference on the History of Cartography, 10 - 15 July 2011, Moscow, Russia.


Maps, culture and representation
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Winlow, H (2010) Maps, culture and representation. In: HEA (Higher Education Academy) - GEES (Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences) Learning and Teaching to 2020, 7 - 9 July 2010, University of Plymouth.


Student experiences of foundation degrees in further and higher education
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Winlow, H, Simm, D, Schaaf, R and Marvell, A (2010) Student experiences of foundation degrees in further and higher education. In: GEES Subject Centre 10th Anniversary Conference - “GEES Learning and Teaching to 2020”, 9 July 2010, University of Plymouth.


State cartographies and exclusion: mapping American Indian reservations, 1850-1950
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Winlow, H (2009) State cartographies and exclusion: mapping American Indian reservations, 1850-1950. In: RGS (Royal Geographic Society) 10th Annual International Conference: Geography, Knowledge and Society, 25 - 29 August 2009, University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University.


Muralscapes: shifting symbolic geographies of working class Belfast
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Winlow, H (2007) Muralscapes: shifting symbolic geographies of working class Belfast. In: Fifth Annual Irish Studies Conference - Ireland: At War And Peace, 9 - 11 November 2007, University of Sunderland.


Shifting symbolic landscapes? Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Winlow, H (2004) Shifting symbolic landscapes? Belfast, Northern Ireland. In: 30th IGU (International Geographical Union) Congress incorporating RGS (Royal Geographical Society) - IGB (Institute of British Geographers) Annual Conference: One Earth - Many Worlds, 15 - 20 August 2004, Glasgow.


Ethnicity, migration and Irish national identity
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Winlow, H (2003) Ethnicity, migration and Irish national identity. In: Conference of Irish Geographers, 2 - 4 May 2003, Trinity College Dublin.


Aristotle’s ladder, Darwin’s tree: the evolution of visual metaphors for biological order [book review]
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Winlow, H (2016) Aristotle’s ladder, Darwin’s tree: the evolution of visual metaphors for biological order [book review]. Journal of Historical Geography, 52. pp. 127-128. ISSN 0305-7488


Maps: finding our place in the world - edited by James R Akerman and Robert W Karrow Jr [book review]
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Winlow, H (2009) Maps: finding our place in the world - edited by James R Akerman and Robert W Karrow Jr [book review]. Geographical Journal, 175 (1). pp. 89-90. ISSN 0016-7398


Mapping manifest destiny: Chicago & the American West [book review]
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Winlow, H (2009) Mapping manifest destiny: Chicago & the American West [book review]. Cartographica, 44 (2). pp. 129-130. ISSN 0317-7173


The anthropology of morality in Melanesia and beyond, Barker J. ed. [book review]
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Winlow, H (2008) The anthropology of morality in Melanesia and beyond, Barker J. ed. [book review]. Island Studies Journal, 3 (2). pp. 255-257. ISSN 1715-2593


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