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My research covers many aspects of the rural landscape in the eighteenth century, including the architecture and landscape of the English country house and the landed estate. I am also particularly interested in the long-term history of suburban development in the post-medieval and modern period. I currently teach on a number of modules on landscape history and archaeology within the School of History, and supervise research students in landscape history. My research and teaching involves the extensive use of GIS (Geographic Information Systems). I am also involved in a number of research and public engagement project through the AHRC Connected Communities programme. Recent projects have included the Ideas Bank, supporting local history groups funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and Pathways to History, a research project investigating the history of footpaths and rights of way in Norfolk. Along with my colleagues in landscape history, I undertake consultancy work as part of The Landscape Group, relating to the history of country houses, and the development of the rural landscape.
Key Research Interests
The architecture and landscape of the English country house 1500-present.
Post-medieval estate landscapes.
The development of the rural landscape.
The development of suburbs in the post-medieval and modern period.
I currently teach on all the landscape history modules, both undergraduate and postgraduate, within the School of History. The modules cover the development of the English landscape from the Neolithic to the present day.
- The Origins of the English Landscape c4000BC to 1066AD
- The English Landscape 1066-1600
- History of Norwich
- Working in the Historic Environment
- Fieldwork in Landscape History
- The Making of the English Landscape c1450-1950 (third year Special Subject)
- Past Environments
- Dissertation Preparation (Landscape History)
- Skills in Landscape History: Geographic Information Systems
- 6 Finished
1/02/13 → 31/01/14
Pathways: Exploring the Routes of a Movement Heritage; Daniel Svensson, Katarina Saltzman & Sverker Sörlin (eds.): Effective and immersive open access volume on the act of walkingSpooner, S., 13 Apr 2023, Nordic Sports Science Forum (IDrottsforum.org).
Research output: Contribution to specialist publication › Book/Film/Article reviewOpen Access
Spooner, S., 1 Jan 2022, In: The Local Historian. 52, 1
Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review
Gregory, J. & Spooner, S., Oct 2021, In: Journal of Historical Geography. 74, p. 10-27 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Gregory, J. & Spooner, S., 1 Mar 2020, In: Journal of Breckland Studies.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile47 Downloads (Pure)