Academic (as Jo and Joanne Norcup)


Books (Forthcoming)

Landscapes of Detectorists (working title) Innes Keighren and Joanne Norcup (eds). In planned production with Uniform Books (2019/ 2020)

Book Chapters

Norcup, J (2019)  ‘Let’s here [sic] it for the Brits, you help us here’: North American radical geography and British radical geography education.Chapter 13 in Barnes T and Sheppard, E, Spatial Histories of Radical Geography: North America and beyond. (Antipode Book Series).

Askins, K; Burton, K; Norcup, J; Painter, J; Sidaway, J. Chapter The United Kingdom in Berg L, Best, U and Gutzon Larsen, U (eds) Placing Critical Geography. In press. Publication due 2019. ISBN 10 1409431428

Cook, I.G and Norcup, J (2012) Geographies and Urban Space. Chapter 14 in The Bloomsbury Companion to Anarchism edited by Ruth Kinna. London. Bloomsbury.

Published Papers

Norcup, J Intersectional Historical Geography. Paper for Geography Compass. In preparation.

Norcup, J (2017) ‘Educate a Woman you educate a generation’ Performing geographies of learning, the public library and a pre-school parents’ book club. Performance Research: A journal of Performing Arts, Vol 22: 1, pp 67 – 74.

Norcup, J (2015) Geography Education, Grey Literature and the Geographical Canon. Journal of Historical Geography Vol 49, pp 64 – 74.
  Paper shortlisted for the 2015 JHG paper of the year

Browne, K, Norcup, J; Robson, E; Sharp, J (2013) What’s in a Name? Removing Women from the Women and Geography Study Group. Area 45:1 pp 7 – 8.

Ward, K; Blunt, A; Sidaway, J, Norcup, J; Withers, CWJ; Maddrell, A (2010) Complex Locations: Women’s geographical work in the UK 1850 – 1970. Author Meets book review. Area 42: 3 pp394 – 397.

Pykett, J; Norcup, J; Veevers, S.J; Hopkins, P; and Griffiths, H Designing identity: Exploring Citizenship through Geography. Geography (2010) 95:3, p132 – 142.

Book Reviews

Norcup, J Book Review: Caroline Bressey (2013) Empire, Race. And the Politics of AntiCaste in Journal of Historical Geography (2016) 54: 4 p 126 – 127.

Norcup, J Book Review: Andy Medhurst (2007) A National Joke: Popular Comedy and English Cultural Identity. Rutledge, London and New York in Cultural Geographies (2009) 17:4 p538.

Norcup, J Book Review: Claire Dwyer and Caroline Bressey (eds) (2008) New Geographies of Race and Racism. Ashgate. London. In Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie (2009) 100: 4, p572 – 575.

Norcup, J Book Review: Christopher Pole, Jane Pilcher and John Williams (eds) Young People in Transition: Becoming Citizens? (2005) New York, Palgrave Macmillan in Children’s Geographies (2007) 5: 4 p489 – 490


Impact, public engagements and multi-media.

In addition to presenting at academic conferences, I have also presented my research at public lectures and workshops.  Please see my specific areas of research for further details of these.  In addition to research specific public engagements, I also undertake the following work:


I currently write a regular column for the independent periodical for Beeston, Nottinghamshire,  The Beestonian. Trees of Boston’s monthly essays discuss the cultural histories, psychogeographies, and non-human plant and animal worlds connected with the trees found around the town and beyond (2018 – ongoing).


On behalf of Geography Workshop, I devise, pitch and co-produce radio programmes.  More details of the remit of these can be found on the Geography Workshop website.

Most recently this can be heard on BBC Radio 4: The Art of Now: Women Who Walk (Creative devisor of programme and script writer / adviser) First transmitted 8th October 2018, 16:00, repeated broadcast, Sunday January 27th 2019, 13:30.


Demand the Impossible: a strike zine.  Contributor and collaboration with academic colleagues throughout February/March UCU strike for better working and pension conditions for HE workers. The zine can be downloaded from Journal of Cultural Economy’s website here.


2016 – 2017

Geography Workshop Presents … is an occasional radio series for Resonance FM concerned with broadcasting discussions around the art, literature, scientific and intellectual work of women across public spaces, nature, landscape (2016 – ongoing).   Between 2016 – 2017 three hour long programmes were devoted to the theme of ‘Er Outdoors which broadly focused on the creative art and writing of walking women artists.  The basis of this series was then pitched to the BBC in collaboration with Michael Umney, producer at resonance FM productions, which became the BBC Radio 4 27 minute programme (see above).