Mountain research spotlight: Lachlan Fleetwood

This post marks the first in the series of our ‘mountain research spotlights’ series, sharing the work and insights of colleagues working on mountains across the humanities (and beyond).¬† Name and institution: Lachlan Fleetwood, LMU Munich Research summary: My first book is a history of science and empire in the Himalaya, and shows how altitude … Read more

Introducing: Mountain research spotlights

In December 2022 we had the pleasure of hosting a much-anticipated workshop on ‘The mountain humanities: past, present, and future pathways’. This workshop brought together a dozen scholars working on mountains across a range of disciplines including archaeology, English literature, art history, and performance studies. One of the realisations we’ve come to over the course … Read more

Mountains in Scottish Gaelic poetry

I am currently redrafting the manuscript of my book,¬†Mountains Before Mountaineering: The Call of the Peaks Before the Modern Age, which I’m delighted to say will be coming out with the History Press in spring 2024. I am finding, inevitably, that I am having to cut a lot of material: I have a word count … Read more