Landscapes of Detectorists

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Edited by Innes M. Keighren
& Joanne Norcup

ISBN 978 1 910010 24 2
112pp, 234 x 142
paperback with flaps
2020, £12.00


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Landscapes of Detectorists is a book for fans. It’s a book for fans of the eponymous BBC situational comedy. But it’s also a book for fans of geography, whether professionals or amateur enthusiasts…”
Phil Emmerson, Cultural Geographies





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Landscapes of Detectorists considers the programme’s engagement with landscape, its ecological resonances, and its attention to place and identity.

The book offers four distinct geographical readings of Detectorists—Innes M. Keighren attends to the sensory, technological, and emotional interpretation of landscape; Isla Forsyth examines the relationship between objects, memory, and place; the significance of verticality, the aerial, and groundedness is discussed by Andrew Harris; and Joanne Norcup considers the contested interconnections of gender, expertise, and knowledge making.

The collection is bookended by reflections on the creative processes and decisions that supported the journey of Detectorists from script to screen: in a foreword written by its writer-director, Mackenzie Crook, and in an afterword written by its originating producer, Adam Tandy.

Illustrated throughout with black and white stills from the programme.


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“I was detecting on my own… and dug down four inches to find an exquisite bronze hawking whistle. I took a few minutes to unclog the mud with a piece of straw, then held it to my lips and blew. The note that issued from the whistle was a ghost, a sound unheard for centuries, and the last person to hear that sound, that exact sound, was the person who dropped it just yards from where I was standing. And it wasn’t a faint, feeble ghost either: it was an urgent, piercing shrill that echoed across the field and back through time.”
—Mackenzie Crook


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Innes M. Keighren is Reader in Historical Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has research interests in geography’s disciplinary and discursive histories, in book history, and in the history of science.

Joanne Norcup is Honorary Assistant Professor in the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham and Honorary Research Fellow in the Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies at the University of Warwick. Her interdisciplinary research interests span cultural and historical geographies of knowledgemaking, archives, popular culture, and public libraries.