Briony McDonagh

  • Reader in Historical Geography - University of Hull

Research interests

Briony McDonagh is Reader in Historical Geography at the University of Hull, where she is also Director of the Doctoral College. Her research interests lie in the green blue humanities and she is an expert in using arts and humanities to engage communities in raising climate awareness and building resilience.

She has published widely on landscape and environmental change, on histories and cultures of living with water, on women’s histories, and on the historical geographies of enclosure, commons and protest.

She is currently Principal Investigator of 'Risky Cities: Living with Water in an Uncertain Future Climate', a 24 month AHRC funded project learning from the past to build climate awareness today and for the future. Working with project partners including the National Youth Theatre, Absolutely Cultured and the Living with Water Partnership, the project develops learning histories for one flood-prone city (Kingston upon Hull, UK) and uses arts and heritage interventions to engage diverse communities in building flood resilience.