An Arts Scholar Learns about Administrative Geography and Datasets

New interdisciplinary blog post on the Mapping Museums blog by Fiona Candlin and me: The first task was deciding which boundaries we should use to search and map the museums listed in our dataset. The Museum Development Network and Arts Council use regions as the basis for organising support and funding. The Office of National Statistics also … Continue reading An Arts Scholar Learns about Administrative Geography and Datasets

10 tips for interdisciplinary research careers

Interdisciplinarity has been a hot topic in academia for several decades and is probably here to stay. Having done interdisciplinary research for almost 10 years in the UK/US academia, I feel I am in a position to offer my advice regarding the challenges and rewards of crossing the treacherous boundaries of disciplines (and departments). For a … Continue reading 10 tips for interdisciplinary research careers

PhD Studentship at LSHTM/Birkbeck on health geography/data science

Application Deadline: Tue 30 April 2019 (previously deadline extended), full info on the LSHTM website. Project Title: Impact of changes in the food environment on food and drink purchasing using large-scale secondary data Supervisory Team Principal Supervisor: Professor Steve Cummins (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) Co-Supervisor: Dr Laura Cornelsen (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) Co-Supervisor: Dr Andrea Ballatore (Birkbeck, … Continue reading PhD Studentship at LSHTM/Birkbeck on health geography/data science

Moving to open access in GIScience

See also my list of open access resources for GIScience. Open access is coming. The radical European Plan S is just the latest of major pushes to reform the current expensive and irrational model. Since the second half of the 20th century, academic authors have usually published without fees, while a handful of private publishers reap handsome … Continue reading Moving to open access in GIScience

The geography of video games

Le Monde recently published a fascinating cultural analysis of Red Dead Redemption 2, a massive AAA video game production set in the US in the late 19th century. This piece reminded me that some (artistically mature) video games enable the exploration of places and their social relations, combining the powers of cinema, role-playing games, and … Continue reading The geography of video games