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University of Leeds
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Publications

Butlin RA (2018) How I became a historical geographer Historical Geography Newsletter, Summer 2018, 2-5.

Butlin RA (2018) June Sheppard (1928-2016) Geographers Biobibliographical Studies, 37, September 2018,155-179.

Butlin RA (2017) The Leeds and Yorkshire Geographical Society c. 1902 -1917 Northern History, 54:1, 94-112.

Butlin RA (2017) June Alice Sheppard (1928-2016)'  Journal of Historical Geography   July 2017

Butlin RA (2017) Geology and the Development of Academic Geography in Yorkshire in the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century', in R. Myerscough and V. Wallace (eds) Famous Geologists of Yorkshire, PLACE, York, 6-20

Butlin RA (2015) The Origins and Development of Geography at the University of Leeds, c.1874-2015, University of Leeds, School of Geography, With a Postscript by A. Evans. 222pp.

Butlin RA (2014) Richard Lawton (1925–2010)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography,.      

Butlin RA (2013)The Historical Geography Research Group: a History, RGS-IBG HGRG Research Series, No. 44, 109 pages.

Butlin RA (2013) Another Raverat ‘archive’?, Part One - Illustrations in the Naval Intelligence Geographical Handbooks, 1941-6  Multiples, 19, 5-9.

Butlin RA (2013) Another Raverat ‘archive’?, Part Two-Other Landscape Illustrations and drawings, Multiples, 20, 8-11. 

Butlin RA (2012) Reflections on the origins and early development of a special research group: the Historical Geography Research Group of the Institute of British Geographers/Royal Geographical Society, c. 1960-2000, in Book of Abstracts, XV Conference of Historical Geographers (Prague), 130.

Butlin RA (2010) Reflections, in J. Langton and G. Jones (eds), Forests and Chases of Medieval England and Wales, St John’s College, Oxford, 155-158.

Butlin RA (2009) Geographies of Empire: European imperialism and colonialism c. 1880-1960, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 673pp;

Butlin RA (2009) Historical geographies of knowledge and education, in Kitchen, R. and Thrift  N. (eds), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Vol 1,  15-24.

Butlin RA (2009) H. C. Darby, in Kitchen, R. and Thrift  N. (eds), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Vol. 3, 1-3.

Butlin RA (2009) J. S. Keltie, the Royal Geographical Society, and discourses of imperialism c. 1880-1927, in A. Kinda et al. (eds) Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of Historical Geographers, Kyoto, Kyoto University Press 171-2. 

Butlin RA (2010) Response to review No 851 – of Geographies of Empire – by Michael Collins,  Reviews in History, August. http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/851/response.

Butlin RA (2008) Images of North Yorkshire Landscapes c.1600-2000, in M. A. Atherden and T. Milsom (eds.), Yorkshire Landscapes Past and Present, York: PLACE, 1-10.

Butlin RA (2003) Historical Atlas of North Yorkshire, Otley: Smith Settle, Westbury Press, Editor and contributor. Reprinted with minor additions, February 2004. 296 pp..

Books

1968 Butlin RA An Introduction to Map Reading for Irish Schools.  Longmans, Browne & Nolan, Dublin (1968). Translated into Irish as Buneolas ar léamh léarscáileanna (1977). 123 pp.

1973 Butlin RA Studies of Field Systems in the British Isles.  Cambridge University Press.  Editor, with A. R. H. Baker, and contributor. The book was digitally reprinted in 2008.702.pp.

1976 Butlin RA Fields, Farms and Settlement in Europe.  Belfast and London, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum and H.M.S.O. Editor with R. H. Buchanan and D. McCourt. 161 pp.

1977 Butlin RA The Development of the Irish Town. London, Croom Helm. Editor and contributor.

1978 Butlin RA An Historical Geography of England and Wales.  Academic Press. Editor with R. A. Dodgshon, and contributor. 250 pp.

1979 Butlin RA Change in the Countryside: Essays on Rural England, 1500-1900.   Editor with H. S. A. Fox, and contributor, London, Institute of British Geographers. Special Publication No.10.    187 pp.

1982 Butlin RA The Transformation of Rural England c.1580-1800: A Study in Historical Geography. Oxford, Oxford University Press. 64pp.

1990 Butlin RA An Historical Geography of England and Wales. Editor with R.A. Dodgshon, and contributor. 2nd edition (major revision). London, Academic Press.  589 pp.

1993 Butlin RA Historical Geography. Through the gates of space and time. London, Edward Arnold. 306 pp.

1995 Butlin RA Geography and Imperialism, 1820 -1940. Manchester, Manchester University Press (Studies in Imperialism Series). Editor with M. Bell and M. J. Heffernan, and contributor. 338 pp.

1995 Butlin RA Ecological relations in Historical Times. Oxford, Blackwell. Editor with C. N. Roberts, and contributor.344 pp.

1998 Butlin RA An Historical Geography of Europe. Oxford, Oxford University Press. Editor with R. A.  Dodgshon and contributor. 373

1998 Butlin RA Woodland in the Landscape: Past and future Perspectives. Leeds University Press. Editor, with M. A. Atherden and contributor. 205 pp.

2001 Butlin RA  Place, Culture and Identity: Essays in Historical Geography in Honour of Alan R .H. Baker. (Co-editor with Iain S. Black and contributor), Les Presses de l’ Université Laval, Canada. 360 pp.

2003 Butlin RA Historical Atlas of North Yorkshire, Otley: Smith Settle, Westbury Press, Editor and contributor. Reprinted with minor additions, February 2004. 296 pp.

2006 Butlin RA Hungarian translation of R.A. Butlin and R.A. Dodgshon (eds.) An Historical Geography of Europe- Európa történeti födrajza, published jointly by Oxford University Press and Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest. 535 pp.

2009 Butlin RA Geographies of Empire. European Empires and Colonies c.1880 -1960, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography (No. 42). 673 pages.

2013 Butlin RA The Historical Geography Research Group: a History, RGS-IBG HGRG Research Series, No. 44, 109 pages.

2015 Butlin RA The Origins and Development of Geography at the University of Leeds, c.1874-2015, University of Leeds, School of Geography, 222pp. With a Postscript by A. Evans.

2019 Butlin RA with A. R. H. Baker and I. S. Black, A Hundred Years of Geography at Cambridge 1903-2003, Historical Geography Research Group Research Series, RGS-IBG, London,  47.

Articles in journals and chapters in books.

1961 Butlin RA 'Some terms used in agrarian history', Agricultural History Review, IX, pp. 98-104.

1962 Butlin RA 'The Brue Valley of Central Somerset', Northern Universities Geographical Journal, pp. 37-48.    

1962 Butlin RA 'Plot's Natural History of Staffordshire', N. Staffs Journal of Field Studies, 2, pp. 88-95.

1964 Butlin RA 'Enclosure by agreement in Northumberland', Abstracts, 20th I.G.U. Congress Proceedings, p. 262.

1964 Butlin RA 'Northumberland Field systems', Agricultural History Review, XII, pp. 99-120.

1965 Butlin RA 'Human Geography', Geographical Viewpoint, pp. 59-67.

1965 Butlin RA 'Den Bynaessige Bebyggelse I Irland I 1500-og 1600 Tallet', Kulturgeografi (Aarhus), pp. 181-188.

1965 Butlin RA 'The population of Dublin in the late seventeenth century', Irish Geography, 5, pp. 51-66.

1965 Butlin RA 'The extension of Ireland's fishing limits', Irish Geography, 5 (2), pp. 102-105.

1966 Butlin RA 'Historical geography and local studies in Ireland', Geographical Viewpoint, 1 (3), pp. 141-154.

1966 Butlin RA 'The urban history of Ireland: an introductory survey', Urban History Newsletter, pp.   4-7.

1967 Butlin RA 'Enclosure and improvement in Northumberland in the Sixteenth Century', Archaeologia Aeliana, 4th series, vol. XLV, pp. 149-160.

1968 Butlin RA 'Urban Genesis in Ireland, 1556-1641', in R.W. Steel & R. Lawton (eds.) Liverpool Essays in Geography, pp. 211-226.

1968 Butlin RA 'The Bantry Bay crude oil terminal', Irish Geography, V (5), pp. 481-484.

1969 Butlin RA 'Agriculture in County Dublin in the late eighteenth century', Studia Hibernica,   9, pp. 93-108.

1969 Butlin RA 'The run-rig system', Area, 3, pp. 44-47.

1969 Butlin RA (with A.R.H. Baker, A.D.M. Phillips & H.C. Prince), 'The future of the past', Area, 4, pp. 1-6.

1969 Butlin RA 'Recent progress in studies of terminology of agrarian landscapes', Agricultural History Review, XXII, pp. 141-143.

1969 Butlin RA 'Professional Geography in the Irish Republic', the Professional Geographer, XXI, 4, pp. 279-282.

1971 Butlin RA 'Irish agrarian history: review and prospect', in F. Dussart (ed.) L'Habitat et les Paysages Ruraux d'Europe; Les Congrès et Colloques de l'Université de Liège, vol. 58, pp. 93-108.

1972 Butlin RA 'Church and landscape in medieval Ireland', in W.P. Adams & F.M. Helleiner  (eds.), International Geography, I, pp. 402-404.

1973 Butlin RA (with A.R.H. Baker), 'Introduction, materials and methods', Chapter 1 in A.R.H. Baker and R A Butlin (eds.) Studies of Field systems in the British Isles, pp. 1- 40.

1973 'Field systems of Northumberland and Durham', Chapter 3 in A.R.H. Baker & R.A. Butlin (eds.) Studies of Field Systems in the British Isles, pp. 93-144.

1973 (with A.R.H. Baker) 'Conclusion : problems and possibilities', Chapter 13 in A.R.H. Baker & R.A. Butlin (eds.) Studies of Field Systems in the British Isles, pp. 619-656.

1975 'Urban and proto-urban settlements in pre-Norman Ireland', Chapter 1 in R.A. Butlin (ed.) The Development of the Irish Town, pp. 11-27.

1975 Butlin RA 'Irish Towns in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries', Chapter 3 in R.A. Butlin (ed.) The Development of the Irish Town, pp. 61-100.

1975 Butlin RA 'Rural change in Northumberland, 1600-1880', in A. D. M. Phillips & B. J.Turton (eds.) Environment, Man and Economic Change, pp. 218-237.

1976 Butlin RA 'The diversity of diffusion: cruck-trusses, streetcars and the cedars of Lebanon', (review article), Historical Geography Newsletter, 5 (2), pp. 31-33.

1976 Butlin RA 'A Paper Landscape', (review article) Journal of the British Society of Cartographers, pp. 41-42.

1976 Butlin RA 'Land and people c.1600', Chapter V of T.W. Moody, F.X. Martin & F.J. Byrne (eds.) A New History of Ireland, vol. III, Early Modern Ireland, 1543-1691, Oxford University Press, pp. 142-167.

1976 Butlin RA 'Prologue to an Irish tragedy', Geographical Magazine, 49 (2), pp. 87-93.

1977 Butlin RA 'European Economic Community: funds for regional development', Geographical Magazine, 4, pp. 288-9.

1977 Butlin RA 'Ireland in an international world', Geographical Magazine, 49 (7), pp. 430-437.

1977 Butlin RA 'From region to area: the geographical basis of interdisciplinary area studies', in R. Lee (ed.) Change and Tradition: Geography's New Frontiers, pp. 61-67.

1978 Butlin RA 'E.E.C. influence in the Third World', Geographical Magazine, 50(4), pp. 233-236.

1978 Butlin RA 'Some observations on the field systems of medieval Ireland', in M. Zaleska (ed.) Rural Landscape and Settlement Evolution in Europe, Geographia Polonica, Vol. 38, pp. 31-36.

1978 Butlin RA 'The Late Middle Ages, c.1350-1500', Chapter 5 in R.A. Dodgshon and R.A. Butlin (eds.) An Historical Geography of England and Wales, 1st edition, pp. 119-145.

1979 Butlin RA 'European adventure', Geographical Magazine, 51(4), pp. 268-270.

1979 Butlin RA 'United Europe by democratic vote', Geographical Magazine, 51(9), pp. 609-615.

1979 Butlin RA 'Enclosure and rural change in England in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries', in P. Flatrès (ed.) Paysages Ruraux Européens, Rennes, pp. 337-351.

1979 Butlin RA 'The enclosure of open fields and the extinction of common rights in England, 1600-1750: a review', in H.S.A. Fox and R.A. Butlin (eds.) Change in the Countryside, (I.B.G. Special Publication No. 10), pp. 65-83.

1982 Butlin RA 'Historical geography in Britain in the 1970s', in A.R.H. Baker & M. Billinge (eds.) Period and Place. Research Methods in Historical Geography, Cambridge University Press, pp. 10-16.

1982  Butlin RA 'The historical geography of Britain', (text and thematic maps) in The Ordnance Survey Atlas of Great Britain, Hamlyn, pp. 144-157.

1982  Butlin RA Contributions on: 'Man and landscape' (pp. 36-37); 'The growth of population' (pp. 40-41)' ; 'The agricultural revolution' (pp. 134-139); 'The birth of industry' (pp. 144-145); 'Wind, water and steam' (pp. 148-151); 'Monasteries' (pp. 206-207); 'Cottage and rural homes' (pp. 220-221); 'Town houses' (pp. 226-227); 'Coal -mining towns' (pp. 234-235); 'Spas and seaside resorts' (pp. 238-241); in A. Marwick (ed.) Britain Discovered, Mitchell Beazley.

1985 Butlin RA 'Agrarian change in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.  The experience of the East Midlands', The Historian, 6, pp. 10-14.

1985 Butlin RA 'La politica regional de la CEE', in A.V. Lorca & J.C. Zapatero (eds.) La Politica Regional de la CEE (Madrid), pp. 13-37.

1985 Butlin RA 'Atlas of the Industrial Revolution' (conference report), Area, 17(1), pp. 69-71.

1986 Butlin RA 'Early industrialisation in Europe', The Geographical Journal, 152 (1), pp. 1-8.

1987 Butlin RA 'Theory and methodology in historical geography', Chapter 1 of M. Pacione (ed.) Progress and Prospect in Historical Geography, Croom Helm, pp. 16-45.

1987 Butlin RA 'European rural transformations: some reflections on the contexts of agrarian capitalism', in H.- J. Nitz (ed.), The Medieval and Early Modern Rural Landscape of Europe under the Impact of the Commercial Economy, Göttingen, pp. 87-103.

1988 Butlin RA 'Natura e Consequenze della Transformazione dei Sistemi a Coltivazione Aperta in Inghilterra tra il 1600 e il 1800: Alcuni Studi Regionali', in R. Villari (ed.) Il paesaggio agrario Europeo dalla fine del Medievo alla era Contemporanea, Rome, pp. 37-53.

1988 Butlin RA 'George Adam Smith and the historical geography of the Holy Land: contents, contexts and connections', Journal of Historical Geography, 14 (4), pp. 381-404.

1989 Butlin RA (with R. Lawton), 'Clifford Darby: an appreciation', Journal of Historical Geography, 15 (1), pp. 14-19.

1990 Butlin RA (with M. Bell and M.J. Heffernan) 'Geography and Empire: a comparative study of the role of geographical thought in the development of British and French colonialism 1870-1940', Itinerario.  European Journal of Overseas History, 14 (1), pp. 4-5.

1990 Butlin RA 'Drainage and land-use in the Fenlands and Fen-edge of Northeast Cambridgeshire in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries', Chapter 4 of D. Cosgrove & G. Petts (eds.) Water, Engineering and Landscape, London, Belhaven Press, pp. 174-187.

1990 Butlin RA 'Small-scale urban and industrial development in North-East Cambridgeshire in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries', in U. Sporrong (ed.) The Transformation of Rural Society, Economy and Landscape, Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University, pp. 217-226.

1990 Butlin RA 'A short chapter in French historical geography: the Bulletin du Comité Français de Géographie Historique et d'Histoire de la Géographie, 1935-1938', Journal of Historical Geography, 16 (4), pp. 438-455.

1990 Butlin RA 'The social and cultural region in Britain - a neglected area?’ conference paper reported in The Journal of Regional and Local Studies, 10 (2), 42-45.

1991 Butlin RA (with M. Bell and M.J. Heffernan) 'Geography and Empire, 1870-1940' (conference report), The Geographical Journal, 157 (3), pp. 347-349.

1991 Butlin RA 'The regions of England and Wales c.1600-1914', in R.A. Dodgshon & R.A. Butlin (eds.) An Historical Geography of England and Wales, 2nd edition, Academic Press, pp. 223-254.

1991 Butlin RA 'Az Európa: mezögazdaság ie átalculása: néhány megjegyzés az agrárkapitalizmus összefuggéseirol', ('European rural transformations: some reflections on the nature of agrarian capitalism') Vilagtörtenet, Budapest, pp. 1-11

1991 Butlin RA 'Történeti Földrajz, Regionális Identitás és Kulturális Régiók Összehasonlító Elemzése' ('Problems of regional identity and the nature of cultural regions'), Tér és Társadalom, 4, Budapest, pp. 1-11.

1992 Butlin RA 'Georgian Britain, c.1714-1837', in R.E. Glasscock (ed.), Historic Landscapes of Britain from the Air, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 154-185.

1992 Butlin RA 'Ideological contexts and the reconstruction of Biblical landscapes in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: Dr. Edward Wells and the historical geography of the Holy Land', Chapter 2 of A.R.H. Baker and G. Biger (eds.) Ideology and Landscape in Historical Perspective, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 31-62.

1992 Butlin RA 'De mens en het platteland', in J. Gelabert (ed.) De mens en het Landschap, vol. VII of W. Blockmans (ed.) De Wording van Europa, H.D., Hilversum, pp. 9-32.

1992 Butlin RA 'The restructuring of the agrarian landscapes of fen and fen-edge settlements in North-East Cambridgeshire, c.1700-1900', in J.A.J. Vervloet and A. Verhoeve (eds.), The Restructuring of European Landscapes, P.-D.L.O., Wageningen, pp. 171-180.

1993 Butlin RA 'Proto-industrialization in England, with a brief European contextual perspective', in H.- J. Nitz (ed.), The Early Modern World System in Historical Perspective, Wiesbaden, Steiner Verlag,  pp.136-150.

1993 Butlin RA Translation into English of: J. Pinard, ' Les industries des régions occidentales de la France du XVe au XIXe siècle, et leur décrochage' (‘Industries of the western regions of France from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century, and their decline'), for H.-J. Nitz, (ed.), The Early Modern World System in Historical Perspective, Steiner Verlag, Wiesbaden, pp. 151-161.

1994 Butlin RA 'Rural Landscapes', in W. Blockmans (ed.), The Roots of Western Civilization, vol.  IX: Rural Landscapes, HDCC (Hilversum) and G.E.C. (Connecticut), pp. 9-32.

1995 Butlin RA 'Historical geographies of the British Empire', Chapter 7 of M. Bell, R. A. Butlin and M. J. Heffernan (eds.), Geography and Imperialism, 1820-1940, Manchester University Press (Studies in Imperialism Series), pp. 151-188.

1995 Butlin RA 'Social, economic and environmental change in the Fen-edge region of East   Cambridgeshire in the nineteenth century', in R. A. Butlin and C.N. Roberts (eds.), Ecological Relations in Historical Times. Oxford, Blackwell, pp. 146-168.

1998 Butlin RA ‘The Dearing Report: the regional dimension’, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 22, 1, 81-86.

  • Butlin RA 'Geographical knowledge and the expansion of the European world after 1490', Chapter 6 of R.A. Butlin and R.A. Dodgshon (eds.), The Historical Geography of Europe, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 115-139.

1998 Butlin RA ‘Images of the Fenland region’, in E. Royle (ed.), Issues of Regional Identity,  Manchester, Manchester University Press, pp.25-43.

1998 Butlin RA ‘Conclusion: Woodlands in Context’, in M. Atherden and R. A. Butlin (eds),  Woodland in the Landscape: Past and Future Perspectives, Leeds University Press, pp.183-189.

  • Butlin RA 'English perspectives on the historical geography of the Holy Land in the Seventeenth Century', in Y. Ben-Artzi, I. Bartal, and E. Reiner (eds.), Studies in Geography and History In Honour of Yehoshua Ben-Arieh, Jerusalem, The Magnes Press, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Press, pp. 20-32.
  • Butlin RA ‘Teaching and Research in Geography: an introduction’, in Journal of Geography in Higher Education, vol.23, pp.397-399.

1999 Butlin RA ‘The role of the State in the initiation and development of land drainage schemes in  England in the Seventeenth Century’, in P. Serena and M. L. Sturani (eds.), Rural Landscape between State and Local Communities in Europe Past and Present, Turin, Edizione dell’Orso, pp. 121-129.

  • Butlin RA ‘Geographical descriptions of the Holy Land in the Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries’, in D. Balland (ed.), Hommes et Terres d’Islam. Mélanges offerts à Xavier de Planhol, Institut Français de recherche en Iran, 53, tome I, pp. 41-48.

2001 Butlin RA (with I. S. Black) ‘Alan R. H. Baker: Historical Geographer’, Chapter One of Iain S. Black and Robin A. Butlin (eds), Place, Culture and Identity: Essays in Historical Geography in Honour of Alan R. H. Baker, Les Presses de l’Université Laval, Canada, pp.1-16.

  • Butlin RA ‘A Sacred and Contested Place: English and French Representations of Palestine in the Seventeenth Century’, chapter Five of Iain S. Black and Robin A. Butlin (eds), Place, Culture and Identity: Essays in Historical Geography in Honour of  Alan R.H.Baker, Les Presses de l’Université Laval, Canada, pp. 91-131.
  • Butlin RA Review article, ‘The bits of the map formerly coloured red: The Oxford History of the British Empire, vols. III- V’, Journal of Historical Geography, 28 (1) 118-

2003 Butlin RA ‘British Geographical Representations of Imperialism and Colonial Development in the Early and Mid-Twentieth Century’, in D. Gilbert, D. Matless and B. Short (eds.) Geographies of British Modernity, Blackwell: Oxford, pp. 229-250.

2003 Butlin RA ‘Agriculture’, Chapter 8 of R.A. Butlin (ed.) Historical Atlas of North Yorkshire, Otley: Smith Settle, Westbury Press, pp.143-162

2003 Butlin RA ‘Historical Maps’, Chapter 12 of R. A. Butlin (ed.) Historical Atlas of North Yorkshire, Otley: Smith Settle, Westbury Press, pp.242-252.

2004 Butlin RA Revised entry for ‘Maundrell, Henry, (1665-1701)’, in H. G. C. Matthew and Brian Harrison (eds) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford: Oxford University Press, article 18378.

2004 Butlin RA Revised entry for: ‘Brooke, Hereford George (1838-1910)’, in H. G. C. Matthew and  Brian Harrison (eds.) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford: Oxford    University Press, article 33274.

2004 Butlin RA Revised entry for: ‘Lucas, Sir Charles Prestwood (1853-1931)’, in H.G.C.Matthew and Brian Harrison (eds) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford: Oxford University Press, article 34621.

2004 Butlin RA Revised entry for: ‘Conder, Claude Reignier (1848-1910)’, in H. G. C. Matthew and Brian Harrison (eds.) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford: Oxford University Press, article 32527.

2004 Butlin RA Revised entry for: ‘Tristram, Henry Baker (1822-1906)’, in H.G.C.Matthew and Brian Harrison (eds) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford: Oxford University Press, article 36560.

2004 Butlin RA Revised entry for: ‘Freshfield, Douglas William (1845-1934)’, in H.G.C.Matthew and Brian Harrison (eds.) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford: Oxford University Press, article 33275.

2004 Butlin RA ‘Sir Clements Markham (1830-1916)’, in B. Lightman (ed.) The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Scientists (Thoemmes Press), pp.1350-1355.

  • Butlin RA ‘Sir John Keltie (1840-1927)’, in B.Lightman (ed.) The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Scientists (Thoemmes Press) pp. 1123-1124.

2004 Butlin RA ‘Sir Henry Rawlinson (1810-95)’ in B. Lightman (ed.) The Dictionary of    Nineteenth-Century British Scientists (Thoemmes Press) pp. 1674-1676.

  • Butlin RA ‘Ernst Georg Ravenstein (1834-1914)’ in B. Lightman (ed.) The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Scientists (Thoemmes Press) p. 1672-1674.

2005 Butlin RA ‘The Pivot and Imperial Defence Policy’, in B. W. Blouet (ed.) Global Geostrategy: Mackinder and the Defence of the West, London: Cass, pp. 36-54.

  • Butlin RA ‘Changing Visions: The RGS in the 19th Century’ in D. Popey (ed.) To the Ends of the Earth, Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers with Bloomsbury, pp.16-27.

2005 Butlin RA ‘New Horizons: The RGS and the IBG in the Twentieth Century’, in D. Popey (ed.) To the Ends of the Earth, Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers with Bloomsbury, pp. 30-45.

2005 Butlin RA ‘Geography – Imperial and Local’: the work of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (Queensland Branch) 1885-1945, in I. R. W. Childs and B. J. Hudson (eds.), Queensland Geographical Perspectives, Geography Monograph Series No. 12, The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland, pp. 217-242.

2008 Butlin RA ‘Images of North Yorkshire Landscapes c.1600-2000,’ in M. A. Atherden and T. Milsom (eds.), Yorkshire Landscapes Past and Present, York: PLACE, pp.1-10.

2009 Butlin RA ‘Historical Geographies of Knowledge and Education’, in Kitchen, R. and Thrift  N. (eds), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Vol. 1, pp. 15-24.

2009 Butlin RA ‘H.C.Darby’, in Kitchen, R. and Thrift  N. (eds),   International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Vol 3, pp. 1-3.

  • Butlin RA 'J. S. Keltie, the Royal Geographical Society, and discourses of imperialism 1880-1927',          in A. Kinda et al. (eds) Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of Historical                Geographers, Kyoto 2009, Kyoto University Press, pp.171-2.

2010 Butlin RA ‘Reflections’, in J. Langton and G. Jones (eds), Forests and Chases of Medieval England and Wales, St John’s College, Oxford,  pp. 155-158.

2010 Butlin RA (Invited) ‘Response to review No 851 – of Geographies of Empire – by Michael   Collins,  Reviews in History ( e-journal), August. http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/851/response..

2013 Butlin RA “Another Raverat ‘archive’?, Part One - Illustrations in the Naval Intelligence Geographical Handbooks, 1941-6”, Multiples, 19, 5-9.

2013 Butlin RA “Another Raverat ‘archive’?, Part Two-Other Landscape Illustrations and drawings, Multiples, 20, 8-11.

2014 Butlin RA ‘Richard Lawton (1925–2010)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University 2010      

2013 Butlin RA The Historical Geography Research Group: A History, Historical Geography Research Series Number 44, RGS-IBG London,  with a postscript by C. Griffin, H. Lorimer, and N. Thomas. 109 pp.

2016 Butlin RA 'Geology and the Development of Academic Geography in Yorkshire in the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century', in R. Myerscough and V. Wallace (eds) Famous Geologists of Yorkshire, PLACE, York, 6-20.

2017 Butlin RA 'The Leeds and Yorkshire Geographical Society c. 1902-1917,' Northern History, 54:1, 94-112.

2017 Butlin RA 'June Alice Sheppard (1928-2016)', Journal of Historical Geography   July 2017

2018 Butlin RA 'How I became a historical geographer', Historical Geography Newsletter, Summer 2018, 2-5.

2018 Butlin RA ' June Sheppard (1928-2016)' Geographers Biobibliographical Studies, 37, September 2018,155-179.

2019 Butlin RA 'Barron, Sir Donald James (1921-2015)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, January 2019 (online).

Editor, Croom Helm Historical Geography Series 1977-1991.