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Stephen Legg

Professor of Historical Geography, University of Nottingham

I undertook my undergraduate degree, ESRC-funded doctorate and Junior Research Fellowship at the University of Cambridge. Since moving to Nottingham in 2005 my research has been funded by a Philip Leverhulme Prize, a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship, an AHRC Research Grant and an Indepedent and Social Research Foundation Mid-Career Fellowship. I have also taken up visiting research fellowships at Queen Mary, London, the State University of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Study at JNU, New Delhi

The summer of 2015 saw the launch of a major AHRC funded project. Running for five years, "Conferencing the International: a cultural and historical geography of the origins of internationalism (1919-1939)" studied liberal, radical and imperial forms of internationalism as manifested in their conference spaces in the years between the wars. Work is continuing on the outputs from this project (see Current and future work addresses interwar Delhi as an anticolonial and communal space.


  • –present
    Professor of Historical Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham