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Materiality and the extended geographies of religion: the institutional design and everyday experiences of London's Wesleyan Methodist circuits, 1851–1932 (2019)
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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

Using and adapting the ideas of material religion, this paper considers Wesleyan Methodist circuits: the organisation of chapels within specific geographical areas into co-dependent communities. Interested in circuits as an example of the extension o... Read More

Materialities and historical geographies: an introduction (2018)
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Slatter, R. (2019). Materialities and historical geographies: an introduction. Area, 51(1), 2-6. doi:10.1111/area.12518

While (historical) geographers are now increasingly engaging with material things and approaches, there has been little debate about the role and place of material sources and methodologies within historical geography research. This special section o... Read More

Material 'becomings' and a historical geography of religious experience: Metropolitan Methodism, 1851-1932 (2017)
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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

Using Wesleyan Methodism in London between 1851 and 1932 as its case study, this paper explores the potential methods and outcomes of studying religious spaces as material items. Interested in both the “becoming” of their physical material properties... Read More

A ‘More-than-Architectural’ Approach to Faith Spaces: Wesleyan Methodist Spaces in London, 1851–1932 (2015)
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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. ISSN 2041-9112

Taking spaces of Wesleyan Methodist practice in London between 1851 and 1932 as its case study, this article develops a ‘more-than-architectural’ approach to faith spaces and demonstrates the analytical benefits of its application. Interested in deve... Read More

The design of Nineteenth-Century Wesleyan space: Re-reading F.J. Jobson's Chapel and School Architecture (2015)
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Mason, R., & Mason, . (2015). The design of Nineteenth-Century Wesleyan space: Re-reading F.J. Jobson's Chapel and School Architecture. Wesley and Methodist Studies, 7(1), 78-99. doi:10.5325/weslmethstud.7.1.0078

F. J. Jobson's Chapel and School Architecture as Appropriate to the Buildings of Nonconformists (1850) has conventionally been used to demonstrate the architectural patterns of nineteenth-century Wesleyan chapels. However, this emphasis has overlooke... Read More