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Visual and sonic cultures: theory and method

Visual and sonic cultures: theory and method

This research area focuses on the visual and sonic cultures involving in creating places through telling stories about landscapes and environments. Research in this area is well regarded for its use of innovative research methods. Professor George Revill has a longstanding interest in sound, music and auditory spaces. A new research project of this research strand is titled Sounding Coastal Change.

Dr Carry van Lieshout works on the visual culture of maps and mapping, and has an interest in historical cartographies. Dr Andy Morris’ current research combines a long standing interest in visual culture and landscape with critical understandings of nature and the geographies of human-wildlife relations.

Qualifications available

PhD or MPhil


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Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent)

Potential research projects

Applications are welcome to study any topic that resonates with the concerns of the OpenSpace Research Centre or Geography discipline more broadly.

Current/recent research projects

  • Sounding Coastal Change

Potential supervisors


Man observing in a wildlife hide

Further information

If you have an enquiry specific to this research topic, please contact:

Andrea Yorke
Email: FASS-Geog-PG-Admissions
Phone: +44 (0)1908 654456