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RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-Term Conference 2014

Loughborough University, 14th-15th April 2014

This conference is a great opportunity to present your research to fellow postgraduates in a supportive environment and this year has been extended in length to enable more postgraduates to present and more time for informal discussion.

Loughborough University is pleased to host the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-term Conference on 14th –15th April 2014. This is a supportive and friendly event for PhD students to present their work to the postgraduate community. We invite research ideas and findings from all geographical aspects, both physical and human, to be presented either orally or by poster. This meeting will provide a unique networking opportunity to facilitate interdisciplinary research. The two keynote speakers are confirmed to be Prof John Anderson and Dr Hilary Geoghegan.

The mid-term conference is open to all postgraduates, at any stage of their research. We particularly encourage first year students to attend, since the relaxed environment is perfect for those presenting for the first time.

Please go to http://store.lboro.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?compid=1&modid=2&catid=70 to register.

Registration closes Friday 22nd February 2014.  For any enquiries please email: rgsmidterm@lboro.ac.uk

RGS Mid-Term Conference

Loughborough University is pleased to host the RGS – IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-term Conference on 14th – 15th April 2014. This is a supportive and friendly event for PhD students to present their work to the postgraduate community. We invite research ideas and findings from all geographical aspects, both physical and human, to be presented either orally or by poster (deadline 22nd Feb). This conference will provide a unique networking opportunity to facilitate interdisciplinary research.

The RGS-IBG mid – term conference is open to all postgraduates, at any stage of their research. We particularly encourage first year students to attend, since the relaxed environment is perfect for those presenting for the first time.

Please see the website to register and for more information on submitting an abstract for posters or oral presentations.

Any enquiries please email: rgsmidterm@lboro.ac.uk. We look forward to seeing you there!

Mid-Term Conference deadline extended: 1st Feb

The deadline for the RGS_IBG Postgraduate Mid-term Conference in Birmingham has been extended to the 1st Feb. This is a great environment to present your work and meet other postgraduates so we hope to see you there! Details are below:

 

This is a call for papers for the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-term Conference

The conference will be hosted on the 25th and 26th March 2013, in the School of Geography, University of Birmingham. We are delighted to announce that Professor Alice Roberts (Professor of Public Engagement in Science and presenter of BBC2’s Coast and the Incredible Human Journey) will be this years’ key note speaker.

The theme of the conference is ‘Geographical Transitions’. This theme is designed to appeal to postgraduates at any stage of their degree working in or on geographical themes, from both the physical and human domains of geography, and to all related disciplines. The aim of the conference is to provide a welcoming, relaxed and supportive environment for postgraduates to present any aspect of their research to their peers. Papers with any theme on any topic within geography or a related discipline are therefore invited. Papers could consider:

  • How postgraduate research is forging new ground in geographical knowledge;
  • How challenges within contemporary society are transforming the discipline and postgraduate research;
  • How postgraduates are developing new and innovative methodologies to meet these challenges;
  • How postgraduates are diversifying the ways in which their research has impact beyond the academy;
  • How postgraduates can learn from previous debates to equip our understandings of current and future geographies.

The conference will also deliver several interactive workshops covering a range of geographical topics as well as training in methodological approaches from the schools very own ‘Start2Finish’ research group. Registration is at www.birmingham.ac.uk/rgs13 and details on submitting a poster or presentation can be found in the Call for Papers.

We look forward to seeing you at this exciting event!

RGS-IBG PG Mid Term Conference 2013 Organising Committee

RGS-IBG Postgraduate Mid-Term Conference

This is a call for papers for the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-term Conference

The conference will be hosted on the 25th and 26th March 2013, in the School of Geography, University of Birmingham. We are delighted to announce that Professor Alice Roberts (Professor of Public Engagement in Science and presenter of BBC2’s Coast and the Incredible Human Journey) will be this years’ key note speaker.

The theme of the conference is ‘Geographical Transitions’. This theme is designed to appeal to postgraduates at any stage of their degree working in or on geographical themes, from both the physical and human domains of geography, and to all related disciplines. The aim of the conference is to provide a welcoming, relaxed and supportive environment for postgraduates to present any aspect of their research to their peers. Papers with any theme on any topic within geography or a related discipline are therefore invited. Papers could consider:

  • How postgraduate research is forging new ground in geographical knowledge;
  • How challenges within contemporary society are transforming the discipline and postgraduate research;
  • How postgraduates are developing new and innovative methodologies to meet these challenges;
  • How postgraduates are diversifying the ways in which their research has impact beyond the academy;
  • How postgraduates can learn from previous debates to equip our understandings of current and future geographies.

The conference will also deliver several interactive workshops covering a range of geographical topics as well as training in methodological approaches from the schools very own ‘Start2Finish’ research group.

For details on submitting an abstract for a paper or poster please download the Call for PapersThe deadline for paper and poster abstract submissions is 12pm 4th January 2013.

We look forward to seeing you at this exciting event!

RGS-IBG PG Mid Term Conference 2013 Organising Committee

Mid-term Conference 2013: See you in Birmingham!

Thank you to all of you for casting your votes to decide the host of the 2013 RGS-IBG Mid-term conference. The final count put Birmingham ahead by just 16 votes, nevertheless giving us a clear winner. We would like to say a big thank you to both institutes for putting forward their time, resources, and for their enthusiasm. More details will be posted here later in the year by the organising committee. See you next year in Birmingham!

2013 Mid-term Conference Venue: Birmingham or Coventry – You Decide!

The polls are now open! For one week only, you get to decide the host venue for the 2013 Mid-term Conference. Both institutions offer excellent environments in which to continue the Mid-term Conference tradition of offering a supportive setting for Geography postgraduates to present their ideas and approaches.

To help you decide who to vote for, the two candidate institutions have set out their stalls below. All you need in order to vote (at the bottom of this page) is a user account on this website. Each person is limited to one vote only, and the poll closes on the 17th May 2012. Continue reading 2013 Mid-term Conference Venue: Birmingham or Coventry – You Decide!

RGS-IBG Postgraduate Mid-Term Conference 2012, University of Nottingham – Register NOW!!

Geographical Reflections
Registration is now open for the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-term Conference, to be hosted over the weekend of 20th – 22nd April 2012 at the School of Geography, Nottingham University. The aim of the conference is to provide a welcoming, relaxed and supportive environment for postgraduates to present any aspect of their research to their peers.
Papers with any theme on any topic within geography or a related discipline are invited, and postgraduates should feel comfortable presenting their work at any stage of its development. We would also welcome any papers or posters which deal with this year’s conference theme: ‘Geographical Reflections’. This could include:
– How has postgraduate work furthered debates in geography?
– How have postgraduates developed new and innovative methodologies?
– How has postgraduate research challenged previous geographical work?
– How can reflecting on past debates inform our understanding of present and future geographies?
This broad theme is designed to appeal to postgraduates at any stage of their degree working in or on geographical topics, from both the physical and human domains of geography, and to all related disciplines.
As well as the paper sessions we will also run several interactive workshops covering a range of topics such as publishing during your PhD, practical tips for teaching and demonstrating, common methodological approaches and issues and securing post-PhD grant funding.
We are delighted to announce that Nick Clifford (Professor of Physical Geography, King’s College London) will present the pre-conference plenary to the conference theme of ‘Geographical Reflections’ on the evening of Friday 20th April.
The RGS-IBG Mid Term Conference event has been kindly sponsored by the University of Nottingham Graduate School, the School of Geography and the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum.
The guidelines for abstract submission are as follows:
Papers: Papers should be no more than 10 minutes in length with 5 additional minutes allocated for discussion afterwards. Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be submitted to RGSmidterm2012@nottingham.ac.uk
Posters: Posters should be A0 in size. They will be mounted on display boards throughout the day and presenters will be allocated a 15 minute slot in which to answer questions. Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be submitted to RGSmidterm2012@nottingham.ac.uk
The deadline for paper and poster abstract submissions is 3rd February 2012.
ALL DELEGATES MUST REGISTER BEFORE SUBMITTING AN ABSTRACT: please see http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/geography/research/rgs-ibg-postgraduate-conf… for registration forms and further details.

RGS-IBG Postgraduate Mid-Term Conference 2012, University of Nottingham – Registration Open!

Geographical Reflections
Registration is now open for the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-term Conference, to be hosted over the weekend of 20th – 22nd April 2012 at the School of Geography, Nottingham University. The aim of the conference is to provide a welcoming, relaxed and supportive environment for postgraduates to present any aspect of their research to their peers.
Papers with any theme on any topic within geography or a related discipline are invited, and postgraduates should feel comfortable presenting their work at any stage of its development. We would also welcome any papers or posters which deal with this year’s conference theme: ‘Geographical Reflections’. This could include:
– How has postgraduate work furthered debates in geography?
– How have postgraduates developed new and innovative methodologies?
– How has postgraduate research challenged previous geographical work?
– How can reflecting on past debates inform our understanding of present and future geographies?
This broad theme is designed to appeal to postgraduates at any stage of their degree working in or on geographical topics, from both the physical and human domains of geography, and to all related disciplines.
As well as the paper sessions we will also run several interactive workshops covering a range of topics such as publishing during your PhD, practical tips for teaching and demonstrating, common methodological approaches and issues and securing post-PhD grant funding.
We are delighted to announce that Nick Clifford (Professor of Physical Geography, King’s College London) will present the pre-conference plenary to the conference theme of ‘Geographical Reflections’ on the evening of Friday 20th April.
The RGS-IBG Mid Term Conference event has been kindly sponsored by the University of Nottingham Graduate School, the School of Geography and the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum.
The guidelines for abstract submission are as follows:
Papers: Papers should be no more than 10 minutes in length with 5 additional minutes allocated for discussion afterwards. Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be submitted to RGSmidterm2012@nottingham.ac.uk
Posters: Posters should be A0 in size. They will be mounted on display boards throughout the day and presenters will be allocated a 15 minute slot in which to answer questions. Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be submitted to RGSmidterm2012@nottingham.ac.uk
The deadline for paper and poster abstract submissions is 3rd February 2012.
ALL DELEGATES MUST REGISTER BEFORE SUBMITTING AN ABSTRACT: please see http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/geography/research/rgs-ibg-postgraduate-conf… for registration forms and further details. 

Join us for the 2012 Mid-term conference in Nottingham!

Nottingham: Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd April 2012Abstract Deadline: Friday 3rd February 2012Hosted by and located at: School of Geography, Nottingham University
This year’s theme is ‘Geographical Reflections’. We would like postgraduates to critically explore the nature of their own work with a view to considering the past, present and future geographies within their sub-discipline and within the wider discipline. This could include:

reflecting on how postgraduate work has furthered debates in geography;
how postgraduates have developed new and innovative methodologies;
how postgraduates have challenged previous geographical work; and,
how postgraduates feel the discipline will develop in the future.

However, postgraduates should feel comfortable presenting on any theme. The central aim of the conference is to provide a supportive environment in which to present your research.
Contributions
We welcome contributions to this conference from postgraduates from across the UK and beyond. Be it a first year literary review, a second year methodological paper, a third year exploration of data or a fourth year summary of findings, it is hoped that the conference will provide an opportunity to test and float ideas amongst an environment of peers, as well as foster interaction between postgraduates working on similar topics in different departments and disciplines. The guidelines for submission are as follows:
Papers
Papers should be no more than 10 minutes in length with 5 additional minutes allocated for discussion afterwards. Abstracts of no more than 200 words can be submitted to RGSmidterm2012@nottingham.ac.uk
Posters
Posters should be A0 in size. They will be mounted on display boards throughout the day and presenters will be allocated a 15 minute slot in which to answer questions. Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be submitted to RGSmidterm2012@nottingham.ac.uk
The deadline for paper and poster abstract submissions is 3rd February 2012.
Delegate Fees
The delegate fee for the conference is £30. This includes a drinks reception, buffet lunch and refreshments. Furthermore, as is traditional we will hold a Conference Dinner on the evening of 21st April. The dinner will be held on University Park Campus in Florence Boot Halls of Residence and will include a 3 course meal, coffee and wine. The cost of the formal dinner is incorporated in the conference fee.
We have also negotiated a special accommodation rate of £25 per person per night in Florence Boot Halls of Residence. Please see our conference website for details of how to book (http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/geography/research/rgs-ibg-postgraduate-conf…)
For further details and to see the call for papers please visit our conference website, http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/geography/research/rgs-ibg-postgraduate-conf…
Any further queries should be directed to the Conference Team RGSmidterm2012@nottingham.ac.uk. Alternatively, we are contactable by phone: 0115 9515452 (0900-1700 Monday to Friday).

RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-Term Conference 2011: Last chance to register!

This is a final call for non-presenting delegates for the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-Term Conference, to be hosted over the weekend of 1st-3rd April 2011 at the Department of Geography, Durham University. The aim of the conference is to provide a welcoming, relaxed and supportive environment for postgraduates to present any aspect of their research to their peers. The conference provides a good opportunity to network with postgraduates undertaking research in similar debates, to engage with a wide array of geographical research, to partake in workshops led by Durham academics, and to enjoy the social events.
This is an excellent opportunity to attend a major UK conference, become involved in research and social networks outside of your home institution, and do so in the supportive but academically stimulating environment of postgraduate research.
The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Geographical Futures’. Fundamentally, all postgraduate work requires some sort of orientation towards a future goal, namely the PhD thesis. Many postgraduates may also be hoping to develop future careers as geographers. How does an orientation towards these two futures affect the work of postgraduates and the research that they do? Presenters might also want to consider how their research might open up future paths of investigation within geography or their sub-discipline, what futures geography as a whole moving in and what futures are being neglected. We particularly encourage delegates to address the issue of originality in their papers and posters, in recognition of this central facet of postgraduate scholarship, and to reflect upon the original contribution of their research and the futures that this presents. Thus, papers and posters may vary from, but are not limited to, explicit theorisations of future and futurity to considerations about how postgraduate scholarship is aligned and shaped but also moulds and enacts future trends in the discipline.
This broad theme is designed to appeal to postgraduates at any stage of their degree working in or on geographical topics, from both the physical and human domains of geography, and to all related disciplines.
It should be noted that we have a very limited amount of spare capacity in our current conference programme, but any individual who has a real urge to present a paper should forward an abstract (maximum 250 words) to Robert Shaw (robert.shaw@dur.ac.uk) AND Sean Knox (s.d.knox@dur.ac.uk) today. This is good opportunity to ‘test’ presentations that you intend to make at the AAG conference that follows shortly after or the RGS-IBG Annual Conference in the summer.
We are delighted to announce that Sarah Whatmore (Professor of Environment and Public Policy, Oxford University) will present the pre-conference plenary to the conference theme of ‘Geographical Futures’ on the evening of Friday 1st April. This event has been kindly sponsored by Durham University’s Institute of Advanced Study. Postgraduate presentations will take place on Saturday 2nd April, followed by the opportunity to take part in workshops led by academic members of Durham’s Geography Department. The conference will conclude with a conference dinner on the evening of April 2nd. This will be held in the shadow of Durham Cathedral at St. Chad’s College.
ALL DELEGATES MUST REGISTER TODAY. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND BUT ARE UNABLE TO COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM AND PAYMENT TODAY, PLEASE EMAIL SEAN KNOX (s.d.knox@dur.ac.uk) AND ROBERT SHAW (robert.shaw@dur.ac.uk) WHO CAN HOLD A PLACE FOR YOU.
Registration forms, along with a host of other relevant information, can be found on our conference website: please see:-
http://www.dur.ac.uk/geography/conferences/rgs_ibg_midterm/registration/
If you require any other/further information please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Sean Knox (s.d.knox@dur.ac.uk)
Robert Shaw (robert.shaw@dur.ac.uk)