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Three participatory geographers: reflections on positionality and working with participants in researching religions, spiritualities, and faith (2020)
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Denning, S., Scriven, R., & Slatter, R. (in press). Three participatory geographers: reflections on positionality and working with participants in researching religions, spiritualities, and faith. Social & cultural geography,

This paper advances the geographies of religion, spirituality and faith's limited attention to positionality by discussing the critical issues raised when using participatory approaches. Reflecting on three cases of participatory research, we foregro... Read More about Three participatory geographers: reflections on positionality and working with participants in researching religions, spiritualities, and faith.

Becoming Chapels and Everyday Congregations: How the Repair and Maintenance of London’s Wesleyan Chapels Illustrates Their Communities’ Everyday Practices and Experiences (1851–1932) (2019)
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Slatter, R. (in press). Becoming Chapels and Everyday Congregations: How the Repair and Maintenance of London’s Wesleyan Chapels Illustrates Their Communities’ Everyday Practices and Experiences (1851–1932). Journal of Design History, https://doi.org/10.1093/jdh/epz032

This article uses archival references to maintenance and repair to approach nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Wesleyan chapels and their material contents as ‘becoming’ things. Reflecting on the material changes that made the maintenance or rep... Read More about Becoming Chapels and Everyday Congregations: How the Repair and Maintenance of London’s Wesleyan Chapels Illustrates Their Communities’ Everyday Practices and Experiences (1851–1932).

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, 64, 60-71. https://doi.org/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 about Materiality and the extended geographies of religion: the institutional design and everyday experiences of London's Wesleyan Methodist circuits, 1851–1932.

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. https://doi.org/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 about Materialities and historical geographies: an introduction.

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

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

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

The design of Nineteenth-Century Wesleyan space: Re-reading F.J. Jobson's Chapel and School Architecture (2015)
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Mason, R. (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 about The design of Nineteenth-Century Wesleyan space: Re-reading F.J. Jobson's Chapel and School Architecture.


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