Dr Camilla Allen

Department of Landscape Architecture

University Teacher

Dr Camilla Allen

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Dr Camilla Allen
Department of Landscape Architecture
Arts Tower
Western Bank
S10 2TN

PhD Landscape Architecture, the University of Sheffield
MA Landscape Architecture, the University of Sheffield

Camilla Allen is a landscape architect and environmental historian. She completed her doctorate, ‘The Making of the Man of the Trees’, in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Sheffield, on the forester and conservationist Richard St. Barbe Baker (1889–1982). Her research focuses upon the relationship we have with the natural world, with trees as the focus, which she explores through particular places, people and events like Britain's three tree cathedrals, the designation of special groves within California's coast redwood forest, and the commemorative planting of trees in Sheffield during and after the Great War. Along with Dr Jan Woudstra she has edited The Politics of Street Trees which is published by Routledge and she is currently working as a Teacher in the Department of Landscape Architecture, a tutor on the Oxford University Department of Continuing Education course on English Garden History, and at Manchester School of Architecture as Research Associate on the Women of the Welfare Landscape project.

Research interests

History of Environment, Ecological Thought, Forestry, Literature and Communication, Interwar politics and society, children’s publishing and archival and curatorial studies.

Website: Radical Sylviculture

Writing and publications

Women at the Heart of the Men of the Trees: a short history of the women involved in the Men of the Trees for the ITF on International Women’s Day 2017

Getting creative when your PhD changes direction: Blog for the Department of Landscape’s SOLA on the necessity for creative thinking when addressing landscape regeneration

‘Groves as metaphor for the fragmented redwood forests of California’: Chapter for forthcoming book on the history of Groves, edited by Dr Jan Woudstra and Dr Colin Roth and available later in 2017 from Routledge