Hidden histories in geography: A politics of inclusion and participation

Richard Howitt*

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Many geographers benefit from the support of unheralded teachers whose inspiration leaves important marks on their thinking. This paper considers the legacy of Jan Monk's professional contribution in terms of her fostering of wider structures that support the development of a disciplinary capacity for and commitment to good educational practice, her work in researching and bringing to light the hidden disciplinary roles of women in the development of the discipline, particularly in the USA, and the place and significance of her early work in Australia at the intersection of geography and indigenous studies. It concludes that her insistence on the importance of place and context, her attention to people's own sense of place in shaping their relations with each other and their wider worlds, continues to provide a powerful starting point for benchmarking our work as teachers, mentors and researchers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-56
Number of pages6
JournalGender, Place and Culture
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007


  • Geographic education
  • Inclusion
  • Janice Monk
  • Place
  • Social justice
  • Women in geography


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