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Hugh Clout

Hugh-Clout.jpgDepartment of Geography,
University College London,

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 0549
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Mondays 11am onwards

  • B.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. all from UCL, Doctorat de l'Universite de Paris I, D.Lit University of London.
  • Fellow of the British Academy.
  • Specialisms: rural and historical geography, regional development, France, Western Europe, London.
  • Taught at UCL since 1967; Dean of the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences, 1995-2004.
  • Doctorat honoris causa Sorbonne.

After nine years as Dean of The Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences, I am now free of all those University Committees.

Undergraduate Courses:

  • GEOG 3033 France: a social geography
  • Reconstruction in the Manche département after the Normandy Landings, Modern and Contemporary France, 16, 2008, (in press).
  • Popular geographies and scholarly geographies in provincial France: the Société Normande de Géographie, Journal of Historical Geography, 33, 2007 (in press).
  • Henry Clifford Darby (1909-1992, Geographers: Biobibliographical Studies, 26, 2007 (in press)
  • (editor) The Times History of London (5th edition), 192pp., Harper-Collins, London, 2007 (in press)
  • (editor) Contemporary Rural Geographies : land, property and resources in Britain, 208pp., Routledge, London, 2007, ISBN 0 415 43183 2.
  • Richard Munton: geographer and rural geographer, in ed. H. Clout, Contemporary Rural Geographies : land, property and resources in Britain, pp. 189-199, Routledge, London, 2007
  • Jean Gottmann comme messager transatlantique, La Géographie, 1523bis, pp. 249-259, 2007.
  • The Marais Vernier : a landscape biography, Landscape History, 28, pp. 63-76, 2006.
  • Jean Brunhes (1869-1930), Geographers : Biobibliographical Studies, 25, pp. 1-12, 2006.
  • (with R.J. Johnston & P. Hall) Jean Gottmann (1915-1994), Geographers : Biobibliographical Studies, 25, pp. 42-59, 2006.
  • Rural France in the new millennium: Geography, 91, pp. 205-217, 2006.
  • Beyond the Landings: the reconstruction of Lower Normandy after June 1944, Journal of Historical Geography, 32, pp. 127-148, 2006.
  • Cross-Channel Geographers: a century of activity: Cybergeo: Revue européenne de géographie, 330, pp. 1-24, 2005.
  • Les influences françaises sur la géographie britannique. Les enseignements et les écrits de H.C. Darby, pp. 77-88, in eds. P. Boulanger & J-R. Trochet, Où en est la géographie historique ? L’Harmattan, Paris, 2005, ISBN 2 7475 8144 6.
  • France, Poland and Europe: the experience of the XIVth International Geographical Congress, Warsaw 1934, Belgeo, 6, pp. 435-444, 2005.
  • Lucien Gallois, 1857-1941, Geographers: Biobibliographical Studies, 24, pp. 28-41, 2005
  • The great reconstruction of towns and cities in France 1918-35, Planning Perspectives, 20, pp. 1-33, 2005
  • Geographies in their ivory tower: academic geography and popular geography in Paris 1931, Geografiska Annaler, 87B, pp. 15-29. 2005
  • Rebuilding Northern France after the Great War: Construction History Society Newsletter, 70, pp.7-10, 2004
  • The contested commonlands of the Pays de Bray: Rural History, No. 15, pp.47-67, 2004
  • De la geographie a l'action: Jacques Levainville, militaire geographe et homme d'affaires: Etudes Normandes, no. 53, pp.51-60, 2004
  • Jules Sion, Alan Grant Ogilvie and the College des Ecossais in Montpellier : a network of geographers ; Scottish Geographical Journal, no. 120, pp. 181-198, 2004
  • Ruins and revival: Paris in the aftermath of the second world war: Landscape Research, no. 29, pp. 117-139, 2004
  • Lessons from experience: French geographers and the transcontinental excursion of 1912, Progress in Human Geography , 28, pp.597 - 618, 2004
  • The Times History of London (new edition) 2004
  • Visions of la geographie humaine in twentieth-century France, Geographical Review, 93, pp.370-393, 2003
  • Geography at University College London: a brief history, 56pp., University College London, London, 2003, ISBN 0 904813 31 2.
  • Place description, regional geography and area studies: the chorographic inheritance, in eds. R.J. Johnston & M. Williams, A Century of British Geography, pp. 247- 274, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2003.
  • La grande reconstruction: un itineraire personnel, in eds. A. Dumenil & P. Nivet, Les Reconstructions en Picardie, pp. 160-176, Encrage, Amiens, 2003.
  • The Pays de Bray; a vale of dairies in northern France, Agricultural History Review, 51, pp 190-208, 2003.
  • In the shadow of Vidal de La Blache: letters to Albert Demangeon and the social dynamics of French geography in the early twentieth century, Journal of Historical Geography, 29, pp. 336-355, 2003.
  • Streets broad and narrow; reflections on the urban history of Ireland and England, Journal of Urban History, 29, pp. 504-512, 2003.
  • The Geographie Universelle ... but which Geographie Universelle?, Annales de Geographie, 112, pp. 563-582, 2003.
  • Albert Demangeon, 1872-1940: Pioneer of la Geographie Humaine, Scottish Geographical Journal, 119, pp. 1-24, 2003.
  • The Naval Intelligence Handbooks: a monument in geographical writing, Progress in Human Geography, 27, pp. 153-173, 2003.
  • New countryside, old peasants? Politics, tradition and modernity in rural France, Modern and Contemporary France, 11, pp. 259-263, 2003.
  • Jean Gottmann 1915-1994, Proceedings of the British Academy, 120, pp. 201-215, 2003.
  • "L'Histoire de Londres"(Presses Universitaires de France, 1999)
  • After the Ruins (Exeter University Press, 1996)

For a full list of Professor Clout's publications click here

Four related research projects are running concurrently.

  • Reconstruction of the town and countryside of northern France is being further researched and refined to contribute toward a monograph on reconstruction in France during the 20th century, plus associated articles.
  • Reconstruction of town and country in France during the 1940s and 1950s will form the main focus of that monograph, with archival case studies being worked up for Paris and Lower Normandy, as well as less intensive archive and library work on Northern France, Upper Normandy, Alsace, Brittany and other regions (main archival resource being the national archive holdings at Fontainebleau).
  • Research into rural geography of northern France continues.
  • Letters received by Albert Demangeon between 1904 and 1917 have triggered an on-going suite of papers on Demangeon; the Vidalians and the historiography of French academic geography in the 20th century.