Call for papers: Postgraduates and Early Career Researchers ‘Challenges & Connections’

RGS-IBG Annual Conference, London. 28-30th August, 2013. Session sponsored by the Postgraduate Forum

For a second year, the Postgraduate Forum is offering its ‘Challenges and Connections’ session in order to encourage an open and supportive research community at this year’s annual conference.

This year, in responding to the conference theme of New Geographical Frontiers, session participants are welcomed from Postgraduate and early career researchers who wish to discuss a particular issue or challenge they are currently facing in their research that they feel speaks to new frontiers in geographical research. This may include the use of newer methods, such as online and social media, researching across disciplines or exploring new and emerging themes within contemporary geography as well as those that raise theoretical, methodological and writing-up challenges.

Last year this session allowed postgraduate and early career researchers to come together in an innovative and exciting forum to discuss their research interests and to find others with similar interests, ideas and experience they can draw on.

In this problem focused session, some of the topics covered last year where various ethical issues being faced during research, questions of positionality and seeking more creative and personalised ways of presenting research findings.

Please send a title and short abstract (max. 250 words) by 10th February to the session organiser Sophie Yarker (s.k.yarker@newcastle.ac.uk). For further details please download the full call for papers .