Talks

August 2016 – Royal Geographical Society – Annual Conference – ‘Cultural Geologies of Stone’ session – London (meaning making in an abandoned quarry)

June 2016 – Dartington Hall / Schumacher College – Language, Landscape & the Sublime Conference – Totnes (parapets, edge protection and the sublime)

May 2016 – University of Sheffield – Perec’s geographies / Perecquian Geographies Symposium – Sheffield – invited speaker ([post]humanism and urban exploration)

November 2015 – Historic Towns Forum – Museum of London Archaeology Conference – London (archaeology & real estate) – invited speaker

October 2015 – CHAT 2015 (Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory) – Sheffield (archaeology & real estate)

October 2015 – University of Sheffield – ‘Walking Inside Out: Contemporary British Psychogeography’, Book Launch – authors’ panel –  Sheffield (legal psychogeography) – invited speaker

July 2015 – Royal Geographical Society – International Conference of Historical Geographers 2015 – London (bunkers, networks and property law)

May 2015 – Queen Mary, University of London -‘Mapping Law Globally’ series – London (place, materiality and the vectors of law) – invited speaker

April 2015 – Sheffield Hallam University – Department of Law & Criminology lecture series – Sheffield (law in empty spaces) – invited speaker

April 2015 – University of London, Institute for Historical Research – ‘Empty Spaces’ Conference – London (narrative and history in an abandoned quarry)

March 2015 – University College, London – Institute of Archaeology – ‘Present Futures: Critical Conversations on the ‘Contemporary’ across disciplines’ series – London (entropy and the temporalities of real estate) – invited speaker

February 2015 – Sheffield Hallam University – Dept of the Natural & Built Environment lecture series – Sheffield (ruinphilia and ruinphobia)

January 2015 – University of Sheffield – Transience and Permanence in Urban Development symposium – Sheffield (ruinphilia, ruinphobia and returning the empties to work)

December 2014 – University of Newcastle – Cultural Significance of Place Interdisciplinary Research Group symposium on ‘Non-Places, Digital Worlds and Geographical Imagination’ – Newcastle (valorising non-places) – invited speaker

August 2014 – Royal Geographical Society conference – London (legal materiality in the spatio-legal life cycle of an early cotton mill)

August 2014 – Royal Geographical Society conference – London (bunkers as post traumatic landscape)

June 2014 – Association of Chief Estates Surveyors – Sheffield (occupiers’ liability and access to public land) – invited speaker

June 2014 – University of Sheffield – Occursus – PlastiCities Conference – Sheffield (urban plasticity in the spatio-legal life cycle of an early cotton mill)

May 2014 – Yorkshire Sculpture Park / Arts Council – ‘Revisiting the Quarry: excavation, legacy, return’ – Wakefield (legal aspects of Land Art in quarries) – invited speaker

May 2014 – University of Manchester, ‘Big Ruins’ conference – Manchester (image, materiality and practice in the fate of modern ruins)

April 2014 – University of Warwick  – The Public Life of Private Law (ESRC symposium) – Coventry (habitual signage & accidental territoriality in managing occupiers’ liability) – invited speaker

April 2014 – University of Sheffield, Human Geography Group – Sheffield (bunkerology and the practice of representation) – invited speaker

March 2014 – University of Sheffield – Occursus symposium – Microhabitats – Sheffield (bunkers, men & sheds)

November 2013 – Mineral Products Association – London (stakeholder summit to discuss public safety af former quarry sites – occupiers’ liability and recreational access) – invited speaker

October 2013 – Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents – Salford (National Water Safety Forum conference – analysing judicial attitudes to water accidents) – invited speaker

August 2013 – Royal Geographical Society conference – London (Encountering Strangers Session – disciplinary intersections at Furnace Park)

August 2013 – Royal Geographical Society conference – London (Legal Geography Session – searching for law in abandoned quarries)

June 2013 – Conserving the 20th Century workshop – London (bunkerology and the practice of representation) – invited speaker

May 2013 – University of Sheffield – Occursus symposium – Post Traumatic Landscapes – Sheffield (contamination, absence and the ghosts of Furnace Park)

May 2013 – Sheffield Hallam University conference – Sheffield (law, information management and the built environment)

March 2013 – Socio-Legal Studies Association conference – York (mundane law, everyday aesthetics and objectification)

March 2013 – University of Sheffield – Occursus – Art + Law symposium – Sheffield (mundane law, everyday aesthetics and objectification)

November 2012 – British Mountaineering Council conference – Castleton (risk, liability and outdoor adventure) – invited speaker

October 2012 – Leeds Psychogeography Group – Leeds (pavements, psychogeography & mundane law) – invited speaker

July 2012 – Royal Geographical Society conference – Edinburgh (bunkers and geographies of enthusiasm)

June 2012 – Art Sheffield – Work & Art Symposium – Sheffield (noticing ghosts, concrete and mundane law in the built environment)

June 2012 – The Creativity of Property (Anthropology Symposium) – University College, London (law, habitus and the management of shrinking places)

June 2012 – Vacant Property Roundtable – Manchester (metal theft) – invited speaker

May 2012 – Affective Landscapes conference – Derby (bunkers & genre)

February 2012 – Public Sector FM Network – Sheffield (facilities management and liability to trespassers) – invited speaker

January 2012 – Countryside Recreation Network – Edinburgh (access/occupiers’ liability research) – invited speaker

November 2011 – Arboricultural Association (Midlands) – Leicester (trees and public liability) – invited speaker

September 2011 – Centre for Computing & Social Responsibility – ETHICOMP 2011 – Sheffield (the knowledge structures of online urban explorer forums)

September 2011 – RICS – COBRA 2011 – Manchester (on the pragmatics of warning signs)

June 2011 – SHU – Empty Premises Conference – Sheffield (organiser and chairman)

September 2010 – RICS – COBRA 2010 Legal Research Symposium – Paris, France (Judges’ attitudes to the safety of child trespassers)

February 2010 – SHU – The Future of Street Trees Conference – Sheffield (street trees and liability)

November 2009 – RoSPA – National Water Safety Congress – Cardiff (access and liability) – invited speaker

July 2009 – Countryside Recreation Network – Taking a chance outdoors conference – Birmingham (outdoor access, children and fear of liability) – invited speaker

April 2009 – RICS – ROOTS 2009 Conference – Cambridge (access and liability)

June 2008 – Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism – Annual Conference – Manchester (metal theft and the built environment)

June 2008 – Chartered Institute of Wastes Management Annual Conference – Torbay (metal theft and the built environment)

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