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Jacqueline Tivers

Visiting Senior Fellow

About Research

Jacqueline is an experienced university lecturer, though not employed full-time as such since July 2010. In addition to the positions listed in the previous section, she has also been employed as a Visiting Lecturer in Geography at the following universities since 1997: Oxford Brookes, St Mary’s, Roehampton, Kingston, Birmingham, South Bank, University of the West of England (Bristol), Winchester (also Visiting Lecurer in Tourism at the latter university).She has supervised three PhD students and many Master's students in past years and been responsible for the personal supervision of students at all levels of study. Since the closure of the Human Geography department at Nottingham Trent University in 2010, Jacqueline has been attached to St John’s College, Nottingham (an Anglican theological college). She studied for three years (part-time) to obtain her Master of Theology degree, awarded in 2013.

Jacqueline was then appointed as (voluntary) Programme Development Officer, in which capacity she is editor of the St John’s Extension Studies (Distance Learning) modules for degrees validated by Durham University, as well as advising and supporting students and occasional lecturing. Jacqueline has continued to study and research interests in Geography, most recently in the area of Geography of Religion and Spirituality.


Research

Jacqueline’s early research centred on Feminist Geography and she was a founder member of the Women and Geography Study Group of IBG (now the Gender and Geography Research Group). Jacqueline gave the first ever paper at an IBG Conference on ‘the Geography of Women’ (Jan 1978) and wrote the first article in a British journal (Area) on the same subject.

The latter was translated into Japanese and published in 1999 as one of only five ‘Western’ papers in a collection on the history of Feminist Geography. Her PhD thesis was published in 1985 as ‘Women Attached: The daily lives of women with young children’. More recently Jacqueline has undertaken research in sport, tourism, heritage, cultural landscapes, arts performance and, most recently sacred space, pilgrimage and the Geography of Religion. Having been approached by Ashgate, Jacqueline intends to put forward a proposal to this publisher for an edited book on ‘Sacred Space and Tourism’, based on the sessions that she convened at the 2014 RGS-IBG conference.

External Activities

Jacqueline has a long-standing association with the Institute of British Geographers and the Royal Geographical Society and has convened many sessions at conferences since the late 1970s. She was Chair of the Geography of Leisure and Tourism Research Group of RGS-IBG from 2005 to 2009 and Treasurer of the group 2009/10.

Before this Jacqueline served on both the Social Geography Study Group and the Women and Geography Study Group committees and chaired the latter group for five years in the 1990s. From 2008 to 2011, she acted as assessor for postgraduate awards in Human Geography offered annually by the RGS-IBG.

At the University of Surrey Jacqueline was a member of the Board for the Associated Institutions, which was responsible for curriculum development in these institutions. She has chaired validation panels and examination boards at St Mary’s, and sat on appointments boards at St Mary’s and the Roehampton Institute (now the University of Roehampton), representing Surrey University.

She was an External Examiner for a Master's dissertation in Geography at Durham University and for a PhD in heritage studies (Department of American Studies, University of Keele) in 1999, and ESRC assessor for a project on ‘children, gender and cyberspace’ also in 1999. While at Anglia Ruskin Jacqueline was Regional Assessor for Tourism, Leisure and Sports Studies and sat on validation and franchising panels at various partner colleges.

In 2004 Jacqueline was External Assessor for the Geography re-validation at Oxford Brookes University and in 2008, acted as external advisor for Tourism Geography at Bath Spa University. She was External Examiner in Human Geography at the University of Gloucestershire 2006-09 and External Examiner in Tourism and Heritage Management at the University of Winchester 2008-11. At sub-degree level, Jacqueline was an examiner (latterly, Assistant Chief Examiner) for A-level Geography (Edexcel) for 25 years (1975-99).

Jacqueline is to be licensed as LLM (Reader) in the Church of England in October 2015.

Publications

Books

  • 2012 (Edited with T. Rakic) Narratives of Travel and Tourism (Ashgate).
  • 1994 Oxford: The Medieval Walled Town (Oxford Brookes University, Thematic Trails).
  • 1985 Women Attached: The Daily Lives of Women with Young Children (Croom-Helm).
  • 1984 (Edited with L. McDowell and S. Bowlby) Geography and Gender: An Introduction to Feminist Geography (Hutchinson).

Book contributions

  • 2012 ‘Keeping the holiday book: travel stories of a 20th century family’ in J.Tivers and T. Rakic (ed) Narratives of Travel and Tourism (Ashgate), pp. 49-64.
  • 2011 ‘Gender and Tourism’ in J. Wilson(ed) New Perspectives in Tourism Geographies.
  • 2009 (With S. Bowlby) ‘The pre-history of feminist geography’ in International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography (Elsevier).
  • 2004 ‘Women and leisure: how much has changed in a quarter of a century?’ in  Women and Geography Study Group of RGS-IBG Geography and Gender Reconsidered (WGSG on CD).
  • 2004 ‘Mass-participation running: sport as contemporary urban  spectacle?’ in C. Aitchison and H. Pussard (eds) Leisure, Space and Visual Culture: Practices and Meanings (LSA No. 84, University of Brighton) pp. 125-150.
  • 1997 contribution to Feminist Geographies: Explorations in Diversity and Difference, Women and Geography Study Group (Longman), pp. 36-38.
  • 1988 ‘Women with Young Children: Constraints on Activities in the Urban Environment’, in J. Little et al. (eds), Women in Cities: Gender and the Urban Environment (Macmillan), pp. 84-97.

Papers in academic journals

  • 2011 ‘‘‘Not a circus, not a freak show”: masculinity, performance and place in a sport for “extraordinary men”’ Gender, Place and Culture Vol. 18, pp. 45-64.
  • 2002 ‘Performing Heritage: the use of live “actors” in heritage     presentations’ Leisure Studies Vol. 21, pp. 1-14.
  • 1999 ‘“The Home of the British Army”: The iconic construction of military defence landscapes’ Landscape Research Vol. 24, pp. 303-319.
  • 1999 (Translation into Japanese by Yoshida Yusake) ‘How the other half lives: The geographical study of women’ Space, Society and Geographical Thought No. 4, pp. 66-73 (Osaka, Japan).
  • 1997 ‘From artificiality to authenticity? The development of dry ski slopes in  England and Wales’ Area Vol. 29, pp. 344-356.
  • 1996 ‘Playing with Nature’ The Geographical Magazine Vol. 68 (April), pp.17-19.
  • 1987 ‘Distant relatives and the poor cousin: geography in university  and adult education’ Area Vol. 19, pp. 207-13.
  • 1978 ‘How the other half lives: The geographical study of women’ Area Vol. 10, pp. 302-306.

Conference papers

  • 2014 ‘Walking the labyrinth: experiencing a sacred space?’. Paper presented to the RGS-IBG Annual Conference.
  • 2011 ‘Following archival traces in the field: travels in southern Ireland’. Paper presented to the RGS-IBG Annual Conference.
  • 2011 (with A. Phelps) ‘Real space, imagined place: cultural construction at two Nottingham birthplaces’. Paper presented to the RGS-IBG Annual Conference.
  • 2010 ‘Keeping the holiday book: travel stories of a 20th century family’. Paper presented to the RGS-IBG Annual Conference.
  • 2009 (with S. Bowlby) ‘The prehistory of feminist geography’. Paper presented to the RGS-IBG Annual Conference.
  • 2009 ‘‘‘Made for television”: Leisure performance and place in TV-created sport’.  Paper presented to the LSA Annual Conference.
  • 2008 ‘Carnivals of running: mass-participation running events and the City’. Paper presented to the RGS-IBG Annual Conference.
  • 2008 ‘“Not a circus, not a freak show”: masculinity and performance in a sport for “extraordinary men”’. Paper presented to the conference on Researching Gender: principles and practices in sport, leisure and physical education, Canterbury Christ Church University.
  • 2006 (with K. Day) ‘“It’s just like being inside a book”: performance of urban life through the Wapping:Audio project’. Paper presented to the RGS-IBG Annual Conference.
  • 2006 ‘The Urban Marathon: marketing tool, or celebration of place and identity?’ Paper presented to the RGS-IBG Annual Conference.
  • 2006 ‘The Arts as Leisure: Participation in Music/Drama in Cambridge, UK’. Paper presented to the LSA Annual Conference.
  • 2005 ‘The Urban Marathon: A Spectacle for Place Promotion, or an individual relationship with urban space? Paper presented to the International Conference on Sport and Development, Rotterdam.
  • 2005 (with K. Day) ‘Wapping: the stage for an audio tour’ paper presented to a conference on Tourism Performance, Sheffield.
  • 2004 ‘Feminist perspectives on leisure: 25 years of change?’ paper presented to the IGC Conference, Glasgow.
  • 2004 ‘The performance of gender in heritage re-enactment’ paper presented tothe IGC Conference, Glasgow.
  • 2004 ‘Tourism, leisure and restructuring’ invited contribution on gender and tourism to plenary session at IGC Conference, Glasgow.
  • 2003 ‘The representation of history through ‘heritage performance’’, paper presented to the International Conference on Tourisms and Histories: Representations And Experiences, University of Central Lancashire.
  • 2003 ‘Mass-participation running: sport as contemporary urban spectacle?’ Paper presented to the LSA Annual Conference, London.
  • 2000 (with S. Mills) ‘Living history: gendered space in the modern museum’, paper presented to the RGS-IBG Annual Conference.
  • 1998   ‘“The Home of the British Army”: The iconic construction of military defence landscapes’, paper presented to a conference on ‘Landscapes of Defence’, Oxford Brookes University.
  • 1997 ‘Virtual sport: sports participation and spectating in cyberspace’, paper presented to the RGS-IBG Annual Conference.
  • 1997 ‘The gendered landscapes of fantasy’, paper presented to the RGS-IBG Annual Conference.
  • 1996 ‘Artificial ski landscapes’, paper presented to the RGS-IBG Annual Conference.
  • 1996 ‘Landscapes of computer games’, paper presented to the RGS-IBG Annual Conference.

Reviews of academic books

  • 2011 Book Review in Gender, Place and Culture on Women and the Shaping of British Methodism: Persistent Preachers, 1807-1907 by Jennifer M. Lloyd.
  • 2010 Book Review in International Journal of Planning History
  • 2009 Book Review in Leisure Studies
  • 2008 Book Review in Gender, Place and Culture
  • 2004 Book Review in Gender, Place and Culture
  • 2004 Book Review in Urban Studies Journal
  • 2004 Book Review in International Journal of Planning History
  • 1996 Book Review in Geographical Journal

Article referee

Within the last seven years Jacqueline has been asked to review submitted papers by the following journals: Gender, Place and Culture; Area; Leisure Studies; Men and Masculinities.