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What is Human Geography?

We discuss the academic discipline of human geography, with comments from our own human geographers

Media SI Units

As part of research into the development of forests post-river restoration I have been using an American forest growth model (we don’t have a UK one). This has led to hours of frustration trying to convert pounds/square foot and feet/year into sensible units and general raging about the Imperial measurement system. However this is not […]

Fire destroys garment worker community

At 10AM yesterday morning a huge fire tore through the community of hundreds of garments workers, in Tejgaon Industrial Area, Dhaka. Residences are employees of factories supplying clothing to the European and US export market. Yet with sourcing placed through local agencies, the supply chain and brands of these garments is hard to chase. While luckily no one was killed, many have been severely injured and the residents of Begunbari, must now attempt to rebuild their homes and communities.

Breaking Ships – Breaking Communities?

Ellie Tighe and John Duncan In 2009, the UN: International Maritime Organisation, implemented the Hong Kong convention, a multilateral agreement to combat the detrimental impact of ship recycling on humans and the environment ( Observing the industrial activities down by the banks of the muddy Buriganga River in central Dhaka however, exposes this agreement as […]

Notes from a glacier – Finally getting out into the field…

Find out what the Glacsweb team are up to in Iceland this year in the first in a series of blog posts by Alex Clayton.

Research Theme – Battle of the Bands – pt2

For those of you avidly following the blog you’ll remember the Paleoecology group are leading Earth Surface Dynamics (geomorphology) 3-2 after yesterday’s battle of the bands part 1. With 5 more rounds to go today though it’s all to play for. Round 6 – Research themes Paleo – Pleistocene – Mammoth ESD – Justin Timberlake […]