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Professor David Atkinson


David Atkinson

Professor of Cultural and Historical Geography

Biography Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise, Faculty of Science and Engineering.
Professor of Cultural and Historical Geography, Department of Geography, Geology and Environment.

David Atkinson is a cultural and historical geographer who has taught and researched at the University of Hull since 1998.

His interests include the geographies of totalitarianism in the 'dark' 20th century, including the roles of geographers and geographical sciences in the production of modern Italy and Italian colonial space.

David also works on the histories of geographical knowledge and its applications and imaginaries.

A final interest revolves around the intersections of place, memory, identity and landscape, and the insistent eruptions of the past in the spaces of the present.

Before moving to Hull, David was a lecturer at the University of Wales, Lampeter.

He also served as Chair of the Society for Libyan Studies (one of the British Academy's British International Research Institutes), 2016-20.
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