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A/PROF Tim Edensor


  • illumination, light and darkness (urban materiality and stone)
  • national identifty (industrial ruins)



  • Tim Edensor is currently a visiting scholar at Melbourne University. He is the author of Tourists at the Taj (Routledge, 1998), National Identity, Popular Culture and Everyday Life (Berg, 2002), Industrial Ruins: Space, Aesthetics and Materiality (Berg, 2005), and From Light to Dark: Daylight, Illumination and Gloom (Minnesota, 2017) as well as the editor of Geographies of Rhythm (2010) and co-editor of From the Lighthouse: Interdisciplinary Reflections on Light (2018). Tim has written extensively on national identity, tourism, ruins, mobilities and landscapes of illumination and darkness. He is currently working on a project about urban materiality: Living with Stone in Melbourne.   


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, Lancaster University 1995



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I am happy to supervise research students in all areas of cultural geography. I have a particular interest in geographies  of national identity, place, illumination and darkness, materiality, tourism, creativity, and dereliction and ruination