Dr Simon Naylor

  • Senior Lecturer in Human Geography (School of Geographical and Earth Sciences)

telephone: 0141 3305171
email: Simon.Naylor@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

I am a historical geographer with research interests and expertise in the histories of science, technology and exploration. My research is bound together by an interest in the histories and geographies of studies of the world in situ, what we refer to today as fieldwork or fieldscience. I have investigated and published on a number of different scientific approaches that employed fieldwork as part of their practice. I have conducted research into a wide range of field sciences, including botany, zoology, geology, antiquarianism, geography, meteorology, geophysics, and terrestrial magnetism, as well as economic and social survey techniques. I have worked in a range of temporal settings, from the mid-eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. For instance, with Dr James Ryan, I co-edited New Spaces of Exploration in 2010, which argued that more attention needs to be paid to the history of exploration in the twentieth century. I have studied the conduct of science in a number of geographical settings, including South America, Australia, Britain and the British colonies, and the polar regions.

All of my work in some way addresses the issue of science's geographies. I am interested in the significance of specific places for the development of scientific ideas or techniques. I am also interested in the relevance of particular spatial units for the conduct of science. I have published articles, chapters and books on the significance of place, region and nation for scientific conduct. I am interested in the representation of space and place in scientific discourse and have published on the history of geological and geographical cartography, as well as photogrammetry and other forms of aerial survey. Lastly, I have expertise in the architectural spaces that have been created in which to do science. I have published on the history of conversaziones, museums, observatories, as well as fieldsites. I have also published a number of position pieces on the historical geographies of science (most notably in my 2010 book Regionalizing Science and in my 2005 British Journal for the History of Science article).

Over the last few years I have developed research interests in histories of weather and climate. Funded by the British Academy (2012-14) I am researching the historical geographies of meteorology in the nineteenth century, with a particular focus on meteorological observatories. I have examined the establishment of formal weather observatories in the British Isles and in the British colonies, including India and Toronto. I have also conducted research into the Admiralty's use of Royal Naval ships as mobile observatories in the first half of the nineteenth century. I am also currently working on the use of meteorological instruments at sea, and on meteorology's relationship with terrestrial magnetism.

My work on nineteenth-century meteorological studies is complemented by research I have conducted into more recent appreciations of the weather and climate. Funded by the AHRC (and working with Prof Georgina Endfield and Dr Lucy Veale at University of Nottingham) I have conducted research into how people remember the weather in relation to their own life stories, and how they make sense of climate changes. This grant has fed into another AHRC project, which is currently examining memories of snow in Wales and Northwest England. I am also a Co-Investigator on a AHRC-funded project, beginning in December 2013, that will examine the histories and geographies of extreme weather in the UK from 1700 up to the present day. This project will build up a national picture of extreme weather, how such events were been understand by the British population, and the ways in which particular regional communities responded to them.

Selected publications

Naylor, S. (2010) Regionalizing Science: Placing Knowledges in Victorian England. Series: Science and culture in the nineteenth century (11). Pickering & Chatto: London. ISBN 9781851966363

Naylor, S. (2009) Fieldwork and the geographical career: T. Griffith Taylor and the exploration of Australia. In: Naylor, S. and Ryan, J. (eds.) New Spaces of Exploration: Geographies of Discovery in the Twentieth Century. Series: Tauris historical geography series (2). I.B. Tauris: London, pp. 105-124. ISBN 9781848850170

Turchetti, S., Dean, K., Naylor, S., and Siegert, M. (2008) Accidents and opportunities: a history of the radio echo-sounding of Antarctica, 1958–79. British Journal for the History of Science, 41(03), pp. 417-444. (doi:10.1017/S0007087408000903)

Dean, K., Naylor, S., Turchetti, S., and Siegert, M. (2008) Data in Antarctic science and politics. Social Studies of Science, 38(4), pp. 571-604. (doi:10.1177/0306312708090693)

All publications

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Number of items: 44.

2015

Naylor, S. (2015) Log books and the law of storms: maritime meteorology and the British Admiralty in the Nineteenth Century. Isis, 106(4), pp. 771-797. (doi:10.1086/684641)

Naylor, S. (2015) Weather instruments all at sea: meteorology and the Royal Navy in the nineteenth century. In: MacDonald, F. and Withers, C. W.J. (eds.) Geography, Technology and Instruments of Exploration. Series: Studies in historical geography. Routledge: Farnham, pp. 77-96. ISBN 9781472434258

Crampton, J. W., Ginn, F., Kirsch, S., Kobayashi, A., Naylor, S., and Seemann, J. (2015) Teaching the history of geography: current challenges and future directions. Progress in Human Geography, (doi:10.1177/0309132515575940) (Early Online Publication)

Endfield, G., and Naylor, S. (2015) Climate and cultural heritage: an experiment with the ‘Weather Memory Bank’. In: Harvey, D. and Perry, J. (eds.) The Future of Heritage as Climates Change:Loss, Adaptation and Creativity. Series: Key issues in cultural heritag. Routledge, pp. 62-77. ISBN 9781138781832

Endfield, G., and Naylor, S. (2015) Climate and cultural heritage: an experiment with the ‘weather memory bank'. In: Harvey, D. and Perry, J. (eds.) The Future of Heritage as Climates Change: Loss, Adaptation and Creativity. Series: Key issues in cultural heritage. Routledge: London, pp. 62-77. ISBN 9781138781832

2014

Veale, L., Endfield, G., and Naylor, S. (2014) Knowing weather in place: the Helm Wind of Cross Fell. Journal of Historical Geography, 45, pp. 25-37. (doi:10.1016/j.jhg.2014.03.003)

2011

Naylor, S. (2011) Historical geographies of provincial science. Journal of Historical Geography, 37(3), pp. 390-392. (doi:10.1016/j.jhg.2011.06.008) [Book Review]

DeSilvey, C., Naylor, S. and Sackett, C., (Eds.) (2011) Anticipatory History. Uniformbooks: Axminster. ISBN 9780956855923

Naylor, S., and Hill, J. (2011) Museums. In: Agnew, J.A. and Livingstone, D.N. (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge. SAGE: London, pp. 390-392. ISBN 9781412910811

2010

Naylor, S. (2010) Geological mapping and the geographies of proprietorship in nineteenth-century Cornwall. In: Livingstone, D.N. and Withers, C.W.J. (eds.) Geographies of Nineteenth-Century Science. University of Chicago Press: Chicago, IL and London, pp. 345-370. ISBN 9780226487267

Naylor, S. (2010) Regionalizing Science: Placing Knowledges in Victorian England. Series: Science and culture in the nineteenth century (11). Pickering & Chatto: London. ISBN 9781851966363

2009

Naylor, S. and Ryan, J., eds. (2009) New Spaces of Discovery: Geographies of Exploration in the Twentieth Century. Series: Tauris historical geography series, 2. I.B. Tauris: London. ISBN 9781848850170

Naylor, S. (2009) Exploration and the twentieth century. In: Naylor, S. and Ryan, J. (eds.) New Spaces of Discovery: Geographies of Exploration in the Twentieth Century. Series: Tauris historical geography series (2). I.B. Tauris: London, pp. 1-22. ISBN 9781848850170

Naylor, S. (2009) Fieldwork and the geographical career: T. Griffith Taylor and the exploration of Australia. In: Naylor, S. and Ryan, J. (eds.) New Spaces of Exploration: Geographies of Discovery in the Twentieth Century. Series: Tauris historical geography series (2). I.B. Tauris: London, pp. 105-124. ISBN 9781848850170

2008

Naylor, S., Dean, K., and Siegert, M. (2008) The IGY and the ice sheet: surveying Antarctica. Journal of Historical Geography, 34(4), pp. 574-595. (doi:10.1016/j.jhg.2008.07.001)

Turchetti, S., Dean, K., Naylor, S., and Siegert, M. (2008) Accidents and opportunities: a history of the radio echo-sounding of Antarctica, 1958–79. British Journal for the History of Science, 41(03), pp. 417-444. (doi:10.1017/S0007087408000903)

Dean, K., Naylor, S., Turchetti, S., and Siegert, M. (2008) Data in Antarctic science and politics. Social Studies of Science, 38(4), pp. 571-604. (doi:10.1177/0306312708090693)

Naylor, S., Siegert, M., Dean, K., and Turchetti, S. (2008) Science, geopolitics and the governance of Antarctica. Nature Geoscience, 1(3), pp. 143-145. (doi:10.1038/ngeo138)

Naylor, S. (2008) Seismic waves. In: Yusoff, K. (ed.) Bipolar. Arts Catalyst, pp. 46-47. ISBN 9780953454662

Turchetti, S., Dean, K., Naylor, S., and Siegert, M. (2008) In principio fu la Guerra Fredda. Sapere, 74, pp. 24-34.

Turchetti, S., Naylor, S., Dean, K., and Siegert, M. (2008) On thick ice: scientific internationalism and Antarctic affairs, 1957–1980. History and Technology, 24(4), pp. 351-376. (doi:10.1080/07341510802357419)

2007

Naylor, S. (2007) Provincial authorities and botanical provinces: Elizabeth Warren’s 'Hortus Siccus of the Indigenous Plants of Cornwall'. Garden History, 35(Sup 2), pp. 84-95.

2006

Naylor, S. (2006) Nationalizing provincial weather: meteorology in nineteenth-century Cornwall. British Journal for the History of Science, 39(03), pp. 407-433. (doi:10.1017/S0007087406008399)

2005

Naylor, S. (2005) Introduction: historical geographies of science – places, contexts, cartographies. British Journal for the History of Science, 38(1), pp. 1-12. (doi:10.1017/S0007087404006430)

Naylor, S. (2005) Writing the region: Jonathan Couch and the Cornish fauna. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 30(1), pp. 33-45. (doi:10.1179/030801805X19708)

2004

Naylor, S. (2004) Henry Walter Bates. In: Lightman, B. (ed.) Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Scientists. Thoemmes Press: Bristol, pp. 136-139. ISBN 9781855069992

Naylor, S. (2004) Jonathan Couch. In: Lightman, B. (ed.) Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Scientists. Thoemmes Press: Bristol, pp. 492-493. ISBN 9781855069992

Naylor, S. (2004) Richard Couch. In: Lightman, B. (ed.) Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Scientists. Thoemmes Press: Bristol, pp. 493-494. ISBN 9781855069992

Naylor, S. (2004) Richard Rawlinson Vyvyan. In: Lightman, B. (ed.) Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Scientists. Thoemmes Press: Bristol, pp. 2076-2077. ISBN 9781855069992

2003

Naylor, S. (2003) Collecting quoits: field cultures in the history of Cornish antiquarianism. Cultural Geographies, 10(3), pp. 309-333. (doi:10.1191/1474474003eu277oa)

Naylor, S. (2003) Exploration and field work. In: Heilbron, J.L. (ed.) The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK, pp. 288-291. ISBN 9780195112290

Naylor, S. (2003) Mosques, temples and gurdwaras: new sites of religion in twentieth century Britain. In: Gilbert, D., Matless, D. and Short, B. (eds.) Geographies of British Modernity: Space and Society in the Twentieth Century. Series: RGS-IBG book series. Blackwell: Oxford, UK, pp. 609-603. ISBN 9780631235002

2002

Naylor, S. (2002) The field, the museum and the lecture hall: the spaces of natural history in Victorian Cornwall. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 27(4), pp. 494-513. (doi:10.1111/1475-5661.00067)

Naylor, S. (2002) Curiosity and curiosities in early modern England. Journal of Historical Geography, 28(4), pp. 609-613. (doi:10.1006/jhge.2002.0506) [Book Review]

Dewsbury, J.D., and Naylor, S. (2002) Practising geographical knowledge: fields, bodies and dissemination. Area, 34(3), pp. 253-260. (doi:10.1111/1475-4762.00079)

Gale, R., and Naylor, S. (2002) Religion, planning and the city: the spatial politics of ethnic minority expression in British cities and towns. Ethnicities, 2(3), pp. 387-409. (doi:10.1177/14687968020020030601)

Naylor, S., and Ryan, J.R. (2002) The mosque in the suburbs: negotiating religion and ethnicity in South London. Social and Cultural Geography, 3(1), pp. 39-59. (doi:10.1080/14649360120114134)

2001

Naylor, S. (2001) Discovering nature, rediscovering the self: natural historians and the landscapes of Argentina. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 19(2), pp. 227-247. (doi:10.1068/d207t)

2000

Naylor, S. (2000) "That Very Garden of South America": European surveyors in Paraguay. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 21(1), pp. 48-62. (doi:10.1111/1467-9493.00063)

Cook, I., Crouch, D., Naylor, S. and Ryan, J., (Eds.) (2000) Cultural Turns/Geographical Turns: Perspectives on Cultural Geography. Prentice Hall. ISBN 9780582368873

Naylor, S. (2000) Society and nature: an introduction. In: Cook, I., Crouch, D., Naylor, S. and Ryan, J. (eds.) Cultural Turns/Geographical Turns: Perspectives on Cultural Geography. Prentice Hall, pp. 261-264.

Naylor, S. (2000) Spacing the can: empire, modernity, and the globalisation of food. Environment and Planning A, 32(9), pp. 1625-1639. (doi:10.1068/a32166)

1999

Naylor, S. (1999) Spatial regulation of British emigration to Argentina. In: Edkins, J., Persram, N. and Pin-Fat, V. (eds.) Sovereignty and Subjectivity. Series: Critical perspectives on world politics. L. Rienne: Boulder, CO, pp. 71-87. ISBN 9781555878030

1997

Naylor, S., and Jones, G.A. (1997) Writing orderly geographies of distant places: the regional survey movement and Latin America. Ecumene, 4(3), pp. 273-299. (doi:10.1177/147447409700400302)

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Number of items: 44.

Articles

Naylor, S. (2015) Log books and the law of storms: maritime meteorology and the British Admiralty in the Nineteenth Century. Isis, 106(4), pp. 771-797. (doi:10.1086/684641)

Crampton, J. W., Ginn, F., Kirsch, S., Kobayashi, A., Naylor, S., and Seemann, J. (2015) Teaching the history of geography: current challenges and future directions. Progress in Human Geography, (doi:10.1177/0309132515575940) (Early Online Publication)

Veale, L., Endfield, G., and Naylor, S. (2014) Knowing weather in place: the Helm Wind of Cross Fell. Journal of Historical Geography, 45, pp. 25-37. (doi:10.1016/j.jhg.2014.03.003)

Naylor, S., Dean, K., and Siegert, M. (2008) The IGY and the ice sheet: surveying Antarctica. Journal of Historical Geography, 34(4), pp. 574-595. (doi:10.1016/j.jhg.2008.07.001)

Turchetti, S., Dean, K., Naylor, S., and Siegert, M. (2008) Accidents and opportunities: a history of the radio echo-sounding of Antarctica, 1958–79. British Journal for the History of Science, 41(03), pp. 417-444. (doi:10.1017/S0007087408000903)

Dean, K., Naylor, S., Turchetti, S., and Siegert, M. (2008) Data in Antarctic science and politics. Social Studies of Science, 38(4), pp. 571-604. (doi:10.1177/0306312708090693)

Naylor, S., Siegert, M., Dean, K., and Turchetti, S. (2008) Science, geopolitics and the governance of Antarctica. Nature Geoscience, 1(3), pp. 143-145. (doi:10.1038/ngeo138)

Turchetti, S., Dean, K., Naylor, S., and Siegert, M. (2008) In principio fu la Guerra Fredda. Sapere, 74, pp. 24-34.

Turchetti, S., Naylor, S., Dean, K., and Siegert, M. (2008) On thick ice: scientific internationalism and Antarctic affairs, 1957–1980. History and Technology, 24(4), pp. 351-376. (doi:10.1080/07341510802357419)

Naylor, S. (2007) Provincial authorities and botanical provinces: Elizabeth Warren’s 'Hortus Siccus of the Indigenous Plants of Cornwall'. Garden History, 35(Sup 2), pp. 84-95.

Naylor, S. (2006) Nationalizing provincial weather: meteorology in nineteenth-century Cornwall. British Journal for the History of Science, 39(03), pp. 407-433. (doi:10.1017/S0007087406008399)

Naylor, S. (2005) Introduction: historical geographies of science – places, contexts, cartographies. British Journal for the History of Science, 38(1), pp. 1-12. (doi:10.1017/S0007087404006430)

Naylor, S. (2005) Writing the region: Jonathan Couch and the Cornish fauna. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 30(1), pp. 33-45. (doi:10.1179/030801805X19708)

Naylor, S. (2003) Collecting quoits: field cultures in the history of Cornish antiquarianism. Cultural Geographies, 10(3), pp. 309-333. (doi:10.1191/1474474003eu277oa)

Naylor, S. (2002) The field, the museum and the lecture hall: the spaces of natural history in Victorian Cornwall. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 27(4), pp. 494-513. (doi:10.1111/1475-5661.00067)

Dewsbury, J.D., and Naylor, S. (2002) Practising geographical knowledge: fields, bodies and dissemination. Area, 34(3), pp. 253-260. (doi:10.1111/1475-4762.00079)

Gale, R., and Naylor, S. (2002) Religion, planning and the city: the spatial politics of ethnic minority expression in British cities and towns. Ethnicities, 2(3), pp. 387-409. (doi:10.1177/14687968020020030601)

Naylor, S., and Ryan, J.R. (2002) The mosque in the suburbs: negotiating religion and ethnicity in South London. Social and Cultural Geography, 3(1), pp. 39-59. (doi:10.1080/14649360120114134)

Naylor, S. (2001) Discovering nature, rediscovering the self: natural historians and the landscapes of Argentina. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 19(2), pp. 227-247. (doi:10.1068/d207t)

Naylor, S. (2000) "That Very Garden of South America": European surveyors in Paraguay. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 21(1), pp. 48-62. (doi:10.1111/1467-9493.00063)

Naylor, S. (2000) Spacing the can: empire, modernity, and the globalisation of food. Environment and Planning A, 32(9), pp. 1625-1639. (doi:10.1068/a32166)

Naylor, S., and Jones, G.A. (1997) Writing orderly geographies of distant places: the regional survey movement and Latin America. Ecumene, 4(3), pp. 273-299. (doi:10.1177/147447409700400302)

Books

Naylor, S. (2010) Regionalizing Science: Placing Knowledges in Victorian England. Series: Science and culture in the nineteenth century (11). Pickering & Chatto: London. ISBN 9781851966363

Naylor, S. and Ryan, J., eds. (2009) New Spaces of Discovery: Geographies of Exploration in the Twentieth Century. Series: Tauris historical geography series, 2. I.B. Tauris: London. ISBN 9781848850170

Book Sections

Naylor, S. (2015) Weather instruments all at sea: meteorology and the Royal Navy in the nineteenth century. In: MacDonald, F. and Withers, C. W.J. (eds.) Geography, Technology and Instruments of Exploration. Series: Studies in historical geography. Routledge: Farnham, pp. 77-96. ISBN 9781472434258

Endfield, G., and Naylor, S. (2015) Climate and cultural heritage: an experiment with the ‘Weather Memory Bank’. In: Harvey, D. and Perry, J. (eds.) The Future of Heritage as Climates Change:Loss, Adaptation and Creativity. Series: Key issues in cultural heritag. Routledge, pp. 62-77. ISBN 9781138781832

Endfield, G., and Naylor, S. (2015) Climate and cultural heritage: an experiment with the ‘weather memory bank'. In: Harvey, D. and Perry, J. (eds.) The Future of Heritage as Climates Change: Loss, Adaptation and Creativity. Series: Key issues in cultural heritage. Routledge: London, pp. 62-77. ISBN 9781138781832

Naylor, S., and Hill, J. (2011) Museums. In: Agnew, J.A. and Livingstone, D.N. (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge. SAGE: London, pp. 390-392. ISBN 9781412910811

Naylor, S. (2010) Geological mapping and the geographies of proprietorship in nineteenth-century Cornwall. In: Livingstone, D.N. and Withers, C.W.J. (eds.) Geographies of Nineteenth-Century Science. University of Chicago Press: Chicago, IL and London, pp. 345-370. ISBN 9780226487267

Naylor, S. (2009) Exploration and the twentieth century. In: Naylor, S. and Ryan, J. (eds.) New Spaces of Discovery: Geographies of Exploration in the Twentieth Century. Series: Tauris historical geography series (2). I.B. Tauris: London, pp. 1-22. ISBN 9781848850170

Naylor, S. (2009) Fieldwork and the geographical career: T. Griffith Taylor and the exploration of Australia. In: Naylor, S. and Ryan, J. (eds.) New Spaces of Exploration: Geographies of Discovery in the Twentieth Century. Series: Tauris historical geography series (2). I.B. Tauris: London, pp. 105-124. ISBN 9781848850170

Naylor, S. (2008) Seismic waves. In: Yusoff, K. (ed.) Bipolar. Arts Catalyst, pp. 46-47. ISBN 9780953454662

Naylor, S. (2004) Henry Walter Bates. In: Lightman, B. (ed.) Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Scientists. Thoemmes Press: Bristol, pp. 136-139. ISBN 9781855069992

Naylor, S. (2004) Jonathan Couch. In: Lightman, B. (ed.) Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Scientists. Thoemmes Press: Bristol, pp. 492-493. ISBN 9781855069992

Naylor, S. (2004) Richard Couch. In: Lightman, B. (ed.) Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Scientists. Thoemmes Press: Bristol, pp. 493-494. ISBN 9781855069992

Naylor, S. (2004) Richard Rawlinson Vyvyan. In: Lightman, B. (ed.) Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Scientists. Thoemmes Press: Bristol, pp. 2076-2077. ISBN 9781855069992

Naylor, S. (2003) Exploration and field work. In: Heilbron, J.L. (ed.) The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK, pp. 288-291. ISBN 9780195112290

Naylor, S. (2003) Mosques, temples and gurdwaras: new sites of religion in twentieth century Britain. In: Gilbert, D., Matless, D. and Short, B. (eds.) Geographies of British Modernity: Space and Society in the Twentieth Century. Series: RGS-IBG book series. Blackwell: Oxford, UK, pp. 609-603. ISBN 9780631235002

Naylor, S. (2000) Society and nature: an introduction. In: Cook, I., Crouch, D., Naylor, S. and Ryan, J. (eds.) Cultural Turns/Geographical Turns: Perspectives on Cultural Geography. Prentice Hall, pp. 261-264.

Naylor, S. (1999) Spatial regulation of British emigration to Argentina. In: Edkins, J., Persram, N. and Pin-Fat, V. (eds.) Sovereignty and Subjectivity. Series: Critical perspectives on world politics. L. Rienne: Boulder, CO, pp. 71-87. ISBN 9781555878030

Book Reviews

Naylor, S. (2011) Historical geographies of provincial science. Journal of Historical Geography, 37(3), pp. 390-392. (doi:10.1016/j.jhg.2011.06.008) [Book Review]

Naylor, S. (2002) Curiosity and curiosities in early modern England. Journal of Historical Geography, 28(4), pp. 609-613. (doi:10.1006/jhge.2002.0506) [Book Review]

Edited Books

DeSilvey, C., Naylor, S. and Sackett, C., (Eds.) (2011) Anticipatory History. Uniformbooks: Axminster. ISBN 9780956855923

Cook, I., Crouch, D., Naylor, S. and Ryan, J., (Eds.) (2000) Cultural Turns/Geographical Turns: Perspectives on Cultural Geography. Prentice Hall. ISBN 9780582368873

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