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Dr Ruth Slatter

Lecturer in Human Geography

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Geography, Geology and Environment

Qualifications

  • BA (University of Oxford)
  • MA
  • PhD (University College London)

Summary

Ruth Slatter is a historical and cultural geographer whose research and teaching draw on her interdisciplinary academic background.

She has a BA in the History of Art from the University of Oxford, a MA in the History of Design from the Royal College of Art, and a PhD in Human Geography from UCL.

Ruth's research is interested in individuals' everyday experiences of institutional spaces, particularly 19th-century churches and international exhibitions, and what their material culture reveals about how they were used and experienced. She joined the University of Hull in January 2018.

Undergraduate

- Foundation in Human Geography

- Foundation in Data Analysis

- Exploring Worlds Around Us

- Interpreting Environments

- Global Challenge: Hazardous Worlds

- Cultural and Historical Geography

- Barcelona Field Course

- Geographies of Oppression and Resistance

- Contemporary Research in Human Geography (masters level)

- Research Design (masters level)

Journal Article

Materialities and historical geographies: an introduction

Slatter, R. (2019). Materialities and historical geographies: an introduction. Area, 51(1), 2-6. https://doi.org/10.1111/area.12518

Materiality and the extended geographies of religion: the institutional design and everyday experiences of London's Wesleyan Methodist circuits, 1851–1932

Slatter, R. (2019). Materiality and the extended geographies of religion: the institutional design and everyday experiences of London's Wesleyan Methodist circuits, 1851–1932. Journal of Historical Geography, 64, 60-71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhg.2019.01.001

Book review: Christianity in the Twentieth Century: A World History, Brian Stanley, Princeton University Press, Princeton (2018), p. 504, US$35

Slatter, R. (2019). Book review: Christianity in the Twentieth Century: A World History, Brian Stanley, Princeton University Press, Princeton (2018), p. 504, US$35. Journal of Historical Geography, 64, 110-111. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhg.2018.11.008

Material 'becomings' and a historical geography of religious experience: Metropolitan Methodism, 1851-1932

Slatter née Mason, R. (2019). Material 'becomings' and a historical geography of religious experience: Metropolitan Methodism, 1851-1932. Area, 51(1), 14-24. doi:10.1111/area.12345

A ‘More-than-Architectural’ Approach to Faith Spaces: Wesleyan Methodist Spaces in London, 1851–1932

Slatter (née Mason), R. (2015). A ‘More-than-Architectural’ Approach to Faith Spaces: Wesleyan Methodist Spaces in London, 1851–1932. Interiors, 6(3), 306-328. doi:10.1080/20419112.2015.1125627

Research interests

- Historical and contemporary geographies of everyday religious practices

- Historical and cultural geographies of international exhibitions and world fairs- Geographies of the everyday

- Material and more-than-human approaches to geography

Postgraduate supervision

Ruth welcomes enquires from potential students (PhD and Masters) wishing to work on projects in the following themes (broadly interpreted).

- Geographies of religion, spirituality and philanthropy (in both a historical and contemporary context).

- Historical geographies of the British city, including projects on cultural institutions, the suburbs and the material design of city space.

- Everyday geographies.

- More-than-human geographies exploring material things.

- Geographies of exhibitions, libraries and museum spaces.

Current postgraduate supervision

- Storm Buxton-Hill, Marriage, The impact of women on family dynastic ambitions and legal change in England, 1550-1800

- Lee Fallin, Reading the Academic Library

- Ruth Quinn, Agricultural heritage of Saltaire

- Charles Sewell, Neolocalism and folk practices in the East Riding of Yorkshire