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School of Geography

Martin Purvis Dr Martin Purvis

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School of Geography
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 (0) 113 34 36751

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Research overview

Historical and political geography; geographies of retailing and consumption in 19th-and 20th-century Britain and Europe; the development of co-operation and other popular initiatives; European political geographies; political and urban geographies of central Europe.


  • Purvis, M. (2009) Between late-lasting empire and late-developing nation-state: a Triestine perspective on city/state relations, Social and Cultural Geography 10: 305-23.
  • Purvis, M. and Atkinson, D. (2009) Performing wartime memories: ceremony as contest at the Risiera di San Sabba death camp, Trieste, Social and Cultural Geography 10: 343-62.

Current projects

  • Geographies of Retailing and Consumption in Interwar Britain.
  • Political And Urban Geographies Of The Upper Adriatic

More work in progress

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