The RGS-IBG Urban Geography Research Group is holding a 2-day conference at King’s College London at the end of November on the topic of ‘Mobile Urbanisms’.
The conference will focus on the mobile, circulatory and fluid characteristics of cities and urbanisation. The conference seeks to explore how urban spaces and places are produced, reproduced and contested by travelling policies, investment, architectural forms, aesthetic cultures and social norms. It will consider the range of flows, networks, modes and practices of people migrating and moving between and within cities.
Papers and suggestions for the conference are welcomed from researchers at any stage of their careers. We are also planning a session of shorter 4 min presentations if you would like an opportunity to share your research and research interests to the conference.
The deadline for 200 word abstracts for full paper presentations is Friday 21 September 2012, and the registration deadline is 5pm, Friday 26 October 2012. Conference fees are £75 waged, £35 student/unwaged.
For more information see the conference website.
We are pleased to announce this call for papers for a one-day symposium that will take place at the University of Birmingham’s School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences on the 6th of June 2012. The symposium is being organised under the auspices of the EPSRC-funded ADMIER (Accelerating and Disseminating Methodological Innovation in Energy Research) project (http://espru.wordpress.com/admier/). It is part-funded by the Midlands Energy Graduate School (http://www.megs.ac.uk/) and is supported by the Energy Geographies Working Group of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (http://energygeographiesworkinggroup.wordpress.com.)
The aim of the symposium is to build research capacity and provide a platform for interdisciplinary knowledge exchange, by bringing together postgraduate researchers with scholarly interests in energy demand and consumption, as well as interventions and technologies in the home.
Paper topics can include, but are not limited to:
- Household energy practices as they relate to domestic energy technologies;
- Political, social and cultural dimensions of technical energy efficiency interventions in the home;
- Behavioural issues surrounding the use of ‘slanty devices’;
- The role of domestic energy efficiency in conditioning fuel poverty and energy vulnerability;
- Energy citizenship and low carbon policies in the residential environment;
- Energy demand and consumption patterns among young adults, particularly students.
Paper abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent to Dr Saska Petrova (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than the 1st of May 2012.
Limited travel bursaries will be available – please indicate your interest in them when sending your abstract.
The event will be followed by a one-day international workshop on the same topic, including presentations from several leading researchers in the domain of domestic energy efficiency, technology and consumption behaviours. Participants in the symposium will have the opportunity to stay on for the workshop.
Final call for papers – PopFest 2012, Loughborough University
21st-23rd June 2012 (Abstract deadline 20th March)
PopFest is an annual population studies conference for postgraduate students organised by fellow postgraduates. To celebrate the 20th annual PopFest, the conference in 2012 will reflect on the past 20 years of population studies and look forward to the challenges facing population studies in the next 20 years. PopFest welcomes representatives from various disciplines such as Social Sciences, Demography, Human Geography, Social Anthropology, Social Statistics, Health, Development, Social Policy, Energy and other related fields.
All research projects, completed or in progress, relating to population studies will be welcomed. Professor John Stillwell from the University of Leeds will be the keynote speaker for the event reflecting on increasing ethnic diversity of the UK population over the last 20 years. Professor John Stillwell’s research interests include internal and international population migration, geographical information systems (GIS), and regional development and planning.
Sir Jonathon Porritt, founder director of “Forum for the Future” and former chairman of the Sustainable Development Commission will deliver a plenary exploring the “next 20 years”, considering future challenges to populations. Sir Jonathon is anenvironmentalist and writer, dedicating his time to advising, campaigning, broadcasting and lecturing.
For further details on how to submit a paper or poster presentation please see our website: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/gy/popfest/index.html
Date: Wednesday 11 – Friday 13 April 2012
Location: Lancaster University
A full conference programme is now available which includes plenary sessions from our invited keynote speakers Mei-Po Kwan, Tyler Mitchell and Pete Atkinson plus themed parallel sessions on topics including Open GIS, Qualitative GIS, Mining Social Media, Location-Based Services, Spatial Ecology and Landscape Visualization. This year we are also pleased to host a special session on the afternoon of Friday 13 April to celebrate the work of Stan Openshaw.
Full conference programme: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/gisruk2012/programme.php
The conference is preceded by an Open Source Geospatial Software workshop delivered by Lutra Consulting which runs from 2pm on Tuesday 10 April to noon on Wednesday 11 April. A Young Researcher’s Forum will also run in parallel with this pre-conference workshop.
A full social programme is also included in the conference with an evening reception with hot buffet and live music at the Midland Hotel, Morecambe on Wednesday 11 April (transport provided) and a conference dinner at Lancaster House Hotel on Thursday 12 April.
Conference registration is now open: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/gisruk2012/registration.php
Please register by the 2 March 2012 to make the most of Early Bird rates.
The GISRUK 2012 local organizing committee (email@example.com)
Future Connections 2012
7th and 8th June, St Andrews.
The end of the world as we know it?
A conference for PhD students at Scottish universities in the field of Sustainable Development.Moving forward with postgraduate research in sustainable development
The conference aims to bring together PhD candidates from across Scotland and from a variety of disciplines to discuss integration, methods and solutions for research in Sustainable Development.
Registration and research profile submission now open.
Deadline for submission: 2nd April 2012
The 2 day workshop will be strongly interactive, with the emphasis on sharing experiences of working in an interdisciplinary context. The contributions from participants will be used to shape the programme of the workshop and the content of a resulting publication.
All participants will be given the chance to contribute through verbal presentations of their work (places limited) and/or written case-studies contributing to a published manual of integration in interdisciplinary research.
A poster session is available for doctoral students who are in the earlier stages of their research. This inaugural conference aims to create a dynamic network of sustainability researchers across Scotland, providing a space for knowledge exchange and research collaboration.
The workshop will take two main approaches:
- Learning from experience
These sessions will identify best practice by drawing on experience of participants who have undertaken interdisciplinary projects; sessions will consist of selected talks submitted by participants.
- Finding solutions to problems of integration: the ‘Interdisciplinary Research Clinic’
These sessions will provide a forum for participants to offer ‘problems’ within their projects which then get considered by peer groups to collaboratively find solutions
The cost of attending the conference is £30 for those requiring accommodation in St Andrews. It includes refreshments, a dinner, wine and accommodation on the 7th June and breakfast, refreshments and lunch on the 8th June. For those not requiring bed and breakfast there is a reduced rate of £20.
The form below serves as registration for attendance at the workshop and submission of an ‘abstract’ detailing your research for either a poster or a paper. You will also be asked to answer some questions about your research to help us organise the programme and structure of the output publication. Please do take the time to fill this out, but be assured your data will be handled in line with the University of St Andrews data protection policy. Even if you do not wish to present a paper, we ask that you consider a poster – please indicate your choice (paper/poster/neither) on the registration form.
Please register for the conference and submit your research profile and abstracts using the following link:http://tiny.cc/8r3r4 – Registration and research profile submission form
The conference organisers will contact you to confirm your registration has been received and to advise you with regards to payment.
If you have any enquiries please do not hesitate to contact the conference organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org
The RGS-IBG Mapping Unit will be running an afternoon GIS and field mapping ‘Spatial Analysis Workshop’. The workshop is aimed at expedition researchers who have gathered their field data and are looking for guidance in kick-starting GIS analysis of their data.
The afternoon will be a practical session, to which you are asked to bring your own expedition spatial data. The Mapping Unit can then help to guide you in how your research could be manipulated, displayed and analysed.
Contact Geography Outdoors in advance with details of your project. The team can then prepare resources tailored to your needs.
The afternoon will form part of Explore; the expedition and fieldwork planning weekend.
Date: Sunday 20 November 2011Location: at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in LondonCost: £55 (incl. VAT) or free to pre-registered Explore delegates
PopFest is an annual population studies conference for postgraduate students organised by fellow postgraduates. To celebrate the 20th annual PopFest, the conference in 2012 will reflect on the past 20 years of population studies and look forward to the challenges facing population studies in the next 20 years. PopFest welcomes representatives from various disciplines such as Social Sciences, Demography, Human Geography, Social Anthropology, Social Statistics, Health, Development, Social Policy, Energy and other related fields. All research projects, completed or in progress, relating to population studies will be welcomed.
Professor John Stillwell from the University of Leeds will be the keynote speaker for the event reflecting on increasing ethnic diversity of the UK population over the last 20 years. Professor John Stillwell’s research interests include internal and international population migration, geographical information systems (GIS), and regional development and planning.
Potential themes are as follows:
Migration/mobility and integration
Social participation and active citizenship
Fertility, contraception, sexual and reproductive behaviour and rights
Childhood and youth
Data uses and methodological approaches in population studies (inc. innovative methods)
Historical population studies
The future of population studies
Future challenges to populations and population studies
There will also be a poster session during the conference to allow researchers to present their work in this format. PopFest also gives postgraduates the opportunity to chair sessions, if you are interested in chairing a session please contact us and we can try to find the best session for you to chair.
Abstracts (500 words max) and proposals for poster presentations should be submitted to Popfest2012@lboro.ac.uk by 20th March 2012.
The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) would like to invite you to this years Sparks symposium on the 20 October 2011 at UKERC HQ in London, with a social gathering the night before.
Date: 20 October 2011
Location: UKERC HQ, South Kensington, London, SW7 2PG
Meet your fellow energy researchers from across all disciplines and learn about their work. You can still submit papers to present at the event. As a special bonus, a fellow Spark will cast an eye over your manuscript and help you to improve it (or praise you if it is perfect).
To attend, please register with Angie stating your university and the topic of your PhD. You need to become a member of the Sparks network which you can easily do by entering your details here.
UKERC can cover one nights’ accommodation for a limited number of Sparks – on a first come first served basis. Please indicate to Angie if you are applying for accommodation too and if you are successful Angie will book the hotel for you if you tell her which night you need (19 or 20 October). If your accommodation cannot be covered, you will be notified.
If you are working on a paper, do take advantage of the opportunity to present it at the Symposium and have it reviewed by a fellow Spark. Please indicate your interest to present to Angie asap, and submit your manuscript before 10 October. We will assign a discussant to you, and in turn you will be sent someone else’s paper for review.
More information about the event, format and the downloadable programme
More information about Sparks
More information about UKERC
Deadline for registration: 6 October 2011
Deadline for paper submission: 10 October 2011
Last chance for submissions to the RGS-IBG Annual Conference 31st Aug – 2nd Sept 2011!
Session sponsored by the Postgraduate Forum (PGF)
Submissions are invited for short presentations that cover new and emerging themes in the wide range of fields covered by geographical research. The format for the sessions is a series of 10-minute presentations summarizing either a completed research project or research in progress. The presentations will be followed by a 30- to 45-minute moderated discussion with presenters and the audience. The sessions are discussion-oriented, and presenters are particularly encouraged to raise theoretical or methodological challenges associated with their research. These sessions provide an open and supportive environment for new researchers presenting their work.
Please send a title and short abstract (max. 250 words) by Thursday 21st April 2011 (extended deadline) to the session organizer, email@example.com
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) will be holding a field techniques workshop entitled ‘Urban Trees and Ecosystem Services’.
The workshop makes use of i-Tree Eco, a new software application designed to quantify the environmental effects and value of trees in urban ecosystems. Results from i-Tree Eco projects have been used in resource management decisions, by urban planners and more generally by organisations lobbying for environmental change.
Details of the course are available from Geography Outdoors.W: www.rgs.org/goseminars T: 0207 591 3030 E: firstname.lastname@example.orgDiscounted student fees available.