The quick death of slow scholarship?

We need space for lingering on things. For contemplation. They seem like indulgence but are really necessities.

"Travels into Print". First manuscript draft (February, 2013).

Travels into Print. First manuscript draft (February, 2013).

Since joining Landscape Surgery in 2010, I have had a seemingly every-present item of business on which to offer updates during our fortnightly “newsrounds”: the progress made (or, more often, not made) in the production of a co-authored research monograph, . With its origins lying in an 2008 AHRC-funded , the book has (in one form of another) occupied me and my co-authors (the historical geographer and book historian ) for much of the last six years—a literal and figurative example of what Eric Sheppard “slow geography”. Having completed the book’s index last month, Travels into Print is (at least as far as its writing is concerned) now finished. All that remains are the relatively fun tasks—approving the cover design, soliciting…

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