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Dr David Beel

DrDavidBeel.jpgJob Title: Research Associate

Institution: University of Sheffield

Email: d.e.beel@sheffield.ac.uk

Telephone: 0114228366

Biography
After completing my undergraduate degree in Geography at the University of Hull and then a masters and PhD at the University of Glasgow again in Geography, I then became Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen, working in the dot.rural digital economy hub. I am now Research Associate at the University of Sheffield working on ‘Spaces of New Localism - Stakeholder Engagement and Economic Development in Wales and England’.

Research Interests
I have a varied set of academic interests including urban, rural, social and cultural geographies. This has led to specific interests in cultural repositories such as museums, archives, galleries and libraries and the role they play in creating cultural participation in ‘communities’. I have a strong interest in the political economy and governance of state restructuring specifically focusing at the ‘city-regional’ scale.


Current Research
I am currently the Research Associate on ‘Spaces of New Localism - Stakeholder Engagement and Economic Development in Wales and England’ project which is part of the WISERD Civil Society Research Centre. The project is interested in understanding the ways in which New Localism and devolution is being delivered at the City-Regional scale within the UK. Specifically, we have four case study areas (Swansea, Cardiff, Manchester and Sheffield) investigating the role of Civil Society and the changing territoriality that city-region devolution is developing within the UK.


Publications

Beel, D.E., Wallace, C., Nguyen, H., Maclead, M., Webster, G., Tait, E., and Mellish, C.  (2015) Cultural Resilience: the production of rural community heritage, digital archives and the role of volunteers. Journal of Rural Studies (Online First). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0743016715000479

Beel, D.E., Wallace, C., Nguyen, H., Maclead, M., Webster, G., Tait, E., and Mellish, C. (Forthcoming 2015) Cultural Resilience: the production of rural community heritage, digital archives and the role of volunteers. Journal of Rural Studies.

Beel, D.E. and Wallace, C. Webster, G., and Nguyen, H. (2014) The geographies of community heritage and digital archives in rural Scotland. The Scottish Geographical Journal (Online first)

Beel, D.E. and Wallace, C. (2014) EViDAnCE Project Report. AHRC Cultural Value Award.

Webster, G., Beel, D.E., Nguyen, H., and Mellish, C. (2014) CURIOS: Connecting Community Heritage through Linked Data. Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing.

Tait, E., Maclead, M., Beel, D., Wallace, C., Mellish, C. and Taylor, S. (2013). Linking to the past: an analysis of community digital heritage initiatives. Aslib Proceedings , 65 (6), pp. 564-580.

Beel, D.E. (2011) Tales from a River Bank : Bullying, the Arts, and the Production of Museum Space. Variant. 42.

Beel, D.E. (2011) Reinterpreting the Museum: Social Inclusion, Citizenship and the Urban Regeneration of Glasgow. University of Glasgow.

Beel, D.E. (2009) New Labour and the Museum in Scotland: Social Inclusion and the Citizen. Scottish Geographical Journal. Vol 3 & 4, pp. 344-352.

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