David Livingstone is Professor of Geography and Intellectual History at the Queen’s University of Belfast, and a Fellow of the British Academy. He was awarded the Centenary Medal of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society in 1998 and the Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal in 2008. In October he takes up a 3-year Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship and is to deliver the Gifford Lectures in 2014.

He works on the history of geographical thought and practice, and on the historical relations between science and religion. Currently he is working on two book projects: one entitled Dealing With Darwin which examines the different responses to Darwinism in different locations during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the other The Empire of Climate which is to be a critical history of climatic determinism from Herodotus to Global Warming.

Authored Books:

  • Nathaniel Southgate Shaler and the Culture of American Science (University of Alabama Press, 1987)
  • Darwin’s Forgotten Defenders (Scottish Academic Press, 1987)
  • The Preadamite Theory and the Marriage of Science and Religion (American Philosophical Society, 1982)
  • The Geographical Tradition (Blackwell, 1992)
  • Science, Space and Hermeneutics The Hettner Lectures (University of Heidelberg, 2001)
  • Putting Science in it Place (University of Chicago Press, 2003)
  • Adam’s Ancestors:  Race, Religion and the Politics of Human Origins (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008).

Some Recent Edited Books:

  • Evangelicals and Science in Historical Perspective (Oxford University Press, 1999)
  • Geography and Enlightenment  (University of Chicago Press, 1999)
  • Evolution, Scripture, and Science: Selected Writings of B.B. Warfield (Baker, 2000)
  • Geography and Revolution (University of Chicago Press, 2005)
  • Queen’s Thinkers: Essays on the Intellectual History of a University (Blackstaff Press, 2008
  • Geographies of Nineteenth Century Science, (University of Chicago Press, 2011
  • The Sage Handbook of Geographical Knowledge (Sage, 2011)

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