Alan lester

Professor of Historical Geography at the University Of Sussex

Selected publications

Lester, Alan (2016) Settler colonialism, George Grey and the politics of ethnography. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 34 (3). pp. 492-507. ISSN 0263-7758

Lester, Alan (2015) Commentary: New directions for historical geographies of colonialism. New Zealand Geographer, 71 (3). pp. 120-123. ISSN 1745-7939

Lester, Alan (2015) Roundtable: imperial history by the book: A roundtable on John Darwin’s The empire project. comment: geostrategy (and violence) in the making of the modern world. Journal of British Studies, 54 (4). pp. 977-983. ISSN 0021-9371 (Accepted)

Lester, Alan (2015) Indigenous peoples and the British Empire in Australia. British Politics Review, 10 (1). pp. 7-8. ISSN 1890-4505

Skinner, Rob and Lester, Alan (2012) Humanitarianism and empire: new research agendas. The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 40 (5). pp. 729-747. ISSN 0308-6534

Hyson, Samuel and Lester, Alan (2012) ‘British India on trial’: Brighton military Hhospitals and the politics of empire in World War I. Journal of Historical Geography, 38 (1). pp. 18-34. ISSN 0305-7488

Lester, Alan (2012) Humanism, race and the colonial frontier. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 37 (1). pp. 132-148. ISSN 0020-2754

Lester, Alan (2011) Personifying colonial governance: George Arthur and the transition from humanitarian to development discourse. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 102 (6). pp. 1468-1488. ISSN 0004-5608

Lester, Alan and Dussart, Fae (2009) Masculinity ‘race’, and family in the colonies: protecting Aboriginies in the early nineteehth century. Gender, Place and Culture, 16 (1). pp. 63-75. ISSN 0966-369X

Lester, Alan and Dussart, Fae (2008) Trajectories of protection: Protectorates of Aborigines in early 19th century Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand Geographer, 64 (3). pp. 205-220. ISSN 0028-8144

Lester, Alan (2006) Colonial networks, Australian humanitarianism and the history wars. Geographical Research, 44 (3). pp. 229-241. ISSN 1745-5863

Lester, Alan (2006) Imperial circuits and networks: geographies of the British Empire. History Compass, 4 (1). pp. 124-141. ISSN 1478-0542

Lester, Alan (2004) [Review] Zine Magubane (2004) Bringing the Empire Home: race, class and gender in Britain and colonial South Africa. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 10 (4). pp. 910-911. ISSN 1359-0987

Lambert, David and Lester, Alan (2004) Geographies of Colonial Philanthropy. Progress in Human Geography, 28 (3). pp. 320-341.

Lester, Alan (2003) Colonial and postcolonial geographies. Journal of Historical Geography, 29 (2). pp. 277-288. ISSN 0305-7488

Lester, Alan (2002) British settler discourse and the circuits of empire. History Workshop Journal, 54 (1). pp. 27-50. ISSN 1363-3554

Lester, Alan (2002) Colonial settlers and the metropole: racial discourse in the early 19th-century Cape Colony, Australia and New Zealand. Landscape Research, 27 (1). pp. 39-49. ISSN 0142-6397

Lester, Alan (2002) Obtaining the ‘due observance of justice’: the geographies of colonial humanitarianism? Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 20 (3). pp. 277-293. ISSN 0263-7758

Lester, Alan (2000) Global capitalism, social dislocation and cultural discourse in South African history. South African Historical Journal, 42 (1). pp. 277-289. ISSN 0258-2473

Lester, Alan, Nel, Etienne and Binns, Tony (2000) South Africa’s Current Transition in Temporal and Spatial Context’.Antipode, 32 (2). p. 17.

Lester, Alan (1998) Settlers, the state and colonial power: the colonization of Queen Adelaide Province, 1834-37. Journal of African History, 39 (2). pp. 221-246. ISSN 0021-8537

Lester, Alan (1998) Reformulating identities: British settlers in nineteenth century South Africa. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 23 (4). pp. 515-531. ISSN 0020-2754

Lester, Alan (1998) “Otherness” and the frontiers of empire: the Eastern Cape Colony, 1806-c1850. Journal of Historical Geography, 24 (1). pp. 2-19. ISSN 0305-7488

Lester, Alan (1997) The margins of order: strategies of segregation on the eastern Cape frontier, 1806‐c. 1850. Journal of Southern African Studies, 23 (4). pp. 635-653. ISSN 0305-7070

Lester, Alan (1996) Cultural construction and spatial strategy on the Eastern Cape frontier, 1806-c1838. South African Geographical Journal, 78 (2). pp. 98-107. ISSN 0373-6245

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