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Social, Cultural & Historical Geography Group















Welcome to the The Social, Cultural & Historical Geography Group

The Social, Cultural & Historical Geography Group (SCHG) is an influential centre of research with 11 staff, 40 PhD students and 10 Masters students. We have a distinctive record of supporting innovative research in the humanities and the creative arts as well as the social sciences. The Group has pioneered collaborations with a variety of leading cultural institutions and provides a home for a vibrant postgraduate community.

Our researchers


Click here for details of our research staff, their research and their publications.

Our research themes


Click for an overview of our research themes and funding.


Further information about our collaborative research in the UK and overseas

SCHG organizes a lively programme of events, including seminars, workshops and field visits. The Group runs a well-established postgraduate workshop series Landscape Surgery at Royal Holloway’s centre in Bloomsbury.

SCHG has supported influential research projects on place, landscape and mobility, creative and collaborative geographies, transnational material cultures, visual cultures of exploration, print culture and travel, sacred spaces, multiculturalism and urban modernities.

SCHG is home to a large and intellectually vibrant postgraduate community including  40-50 PhD students, many funded by national and international scholarships. In the period 2008-2013, 30 PhD theses were completed on a wide variety of topics. The Group also runs the successful MA in Cultural Geography (Research)

SCHG has developed collaborations with a variety of cultural and heritage sector institutions, including the Science Museum, V&A Museum, National Maritime Museum, Museum of London, British Library, British Museum, Natural History Museum, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and the RGS-IBG.

SCHG has pioneered collaborations with creative practitioners, as artists in residence, postgraduate researchers, research fellows and participants in AHRC-funded research projects.

Our Postgraduate Courses


MA Cultural Geography (Research)


MA Creative Writing: Place, Environment, Writing

Our PhD students

Click here to find out more about our PhD students and their research


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