Department of Geography
Professor Humphrey Southall
- Role Title: Professor in Historical Geography
- Address: Buckingham Building, Lion Terrace, Portsmouth, PO1 3HE
- Telephone: 023 9284 2497
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Department: Geography
- Faculty: Faculty of Science
I graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1976, and then spent a year as a Special Student at Harvard University. I returned to Cambridge from 1977-9, studying for my PhD, then moved to a lectureship at Queen Mary, University of London. I was awarded my PhD in 1984 and was promoted to a Readership at Queen Mary in 1995. I moved from Queen Mary to Portsmouth in 2000.
I deliver historical geography components of the undergraduate teaching in the Department. I am the co-ordinator of two human geography units:
- Applied Human Geography (Level 4)
- Geography Of The North-South Divide In Britain Since 1800 (Level 6)
- History of the North-South divide in Britain
- Data models for gazetteers and geospatial ontologies
- Long-run impacts of locality characteristics on health inequalities
- The role of travellers in the development of political life
PastPlace historical linked data gazetteer, with funding from University of Pittsburgh, Mellon Foundation and commercial earnings; collaborators include Isaksen (Southampton), Pridal (Klokan Technologies Gmbh), Berman (Harvard) and Mostern (UC Merced).
Economic geography of pre-1800 England, with funding from the Frederick Soddy Trust; with Paula Aucott.
British electoral geography 1884-1910, with Daniel Ziblatt (Harvard); exploiting data computerised by the JISC-funded Historic Boundaries of Britain project in 2007-9.