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Dr Gareth Roddy


Department: Humanities

Gareth Roddy

Gareth Roddy is a Lecturer in Modern British and Irish History in the Department of Humanities. He joined the Department as a Lecturer in September 2023, following on from his Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, 2020-23. He previously taught at the University of Sheffield, where he completed his doctoral thesis in 2019. Gareth is a historian of modern Britain and Ireland, and is particularly interested in landscapes and identity, borders, peripheries, and the history of travel and tourism.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Seeing like a quarryman: an unfamiliar ‘archive of the feet’ along Hadrian’s Wall, Roddy, G. 14 Nov 2023
  • Seeing like a Quarryman: Landscape, Quarrying, and Competing Visions of Rural England along Hadrian's Wall, 1930-1960, Roddy, G. 8 Jun 2023, New Lives, New Landscapes Revisited, Oxford, Oxford University Press/ British Academy
  • Mist in “the West”: literatures of travel and landscape in the western British-Irish Isles, c.1880 1940, Roddy, G. 2019, Literary Tourism and the British Isles, Lexington Books
  • "Westward on the high-hilled plains": The literature of Shropshire and the early-twentieth century imagination, 1896-c.1939, Roddy, G. 2 Jan 2019, In: Contemporary British History
  • Kevin J. James, Tourism, Land, and Landscape in Ireland: The Commodification of Culture (New York, 2014), Roddy, G. 2018, In: Studies in Travel Writing
  • The Music of George Butterworth and the Reception of the English Pastoral, 1910-1939, Roddy, G. 30 Jan 2015

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Invited talk: Phantom Islands and Mythical Lands in Scotland and Ireland 2023
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: Borders and Crossings: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Travel Writing 2023
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: Encounters At Sea: Interdisciplinary Conference 2023
  • Invited talk: Conflict, compromise and the quarrying debates along Hadrian’s Wall, 1930-60 2022
  • Oral presentation: Quarrying in the Hadrian’s Wall Setting 2022
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: Changing Landscapes, Changing Values Symposium 2021
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: Migration and Mobility Workshop: Views from Past and Present 2019
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: Modern British Studies Beyond Boundaries 2019
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: International Conference of Historical Geographers 2018
  • Invited talk: The literature of Mary Webb, the landscapes of Shropshire, and English national identities in the early-twentieth century 2018

  • History PhD April 30 2020
  • History MRes September 01 2015
  • History BA (Hons) June 01 2013
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy AFHEA

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