Rural geographical research at the University of Aberdeen: working in rural places and with rural communities

Lorna Jennifer Philip* (Corresponding Author), Andrew Stewart Maclaren

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Across a number of disciplines at the University of Aberdeen, there is a long tradition of research focused upon the interrogation of issues associated with rural places and rural communities. Since the mid-1960s, rural geographical research has been a prominent component of the research undertaken by academic staff in Geography. Drawing upon an analysis of the large corpus of ‘rural’ publications arising from this scholarly enterprise, this paper presents a chronologically structured overview of how rural geographical research at Aberdeen has reflected developments in, and contributed to, the evolution of the sub-discipline of rural geography.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScottish Geographical Journal
Issue number3-4
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 4 Nov 2019



  • rural geographies
  • University of Aberdeen

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