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Dr Ruth Slatter

Lecturer in Human Geography

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Environmental Sciences

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)

Postgraduate

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 PhD supervisions - Lee Fallin, Reading the Academic Library - Ruth Quinn, Agricultural heritage of Saltaire

Journal Article

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

Materialities and historical geographies: an introduction

Slatter, R. (2019). Materialities and historical geographies: an introduction. Area, 51(1), 2-6. doi: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, doi:10.1016/j.jhg.2019.01.001

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

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

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 - Visit1862 - a collaborative research project with the design writer and curator Helen Cresswell exploring visitors' experiences of international exhibitions and world fairs - Figure 9 Collective - a collective of writers, curators, academics and policy makers exploring the role of design and material culture in learning and life