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School of Geography & the Environment | U. Oxford
Presentation: Taste shaping natures: Making novel miso with charismatic microbes and New Nordic fermenters in Copenhagen (with Joshua Evans)

Jamie Lorimer joined Hertford College and the School of Geography and the Environment in October 2012. Jamie has a BSc (Hons, first class) and PhD from the University of Bristol. His PhD and subsequent post-doctoral fellowships at Oxford (2005-7) were funded by the ESRC. Prior to returning to Oxford, Jamie lectured for four years at Kings College London.

Jamie’s research interests encompass cultural geography, the geographies of science, the politics of Nature and wildlife conservation. His work explores inherently geographical questions that conjoin the social and the environmental sciences. He employs qualitative, visual, ethnographic and historical methods. He has conducted extensive periods of fieldwork in the UK, Sri Lanka and most recently the Netherlands. Jamie’s research has been funded by a series of grants from the ESRC and has been published in many of the leading geography and interdisciplinary journals. He has been a visiting researcher at the Universities of British Columbia and Peradeniya (Sri Lanka).


A frame filled with abstract browns zooms out to reveal a mottled lunar landscape, then another, then another; small terraria in white buckets against a stainless-steel sky. Anonymous, latex-gloved hands unwrap the last like a Christmas present – pulling back a grey linen cloth, they reveal a heavy, spackle-glazed stoneware plate, which they lift carefully out of the bucket followed by a layer of cling film.