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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

Call for Papers: RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2013: Emerging Themes in Postgraduate Population Geography

Call for Papers: RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2013, London 28-30 August 2013. Sponsored by the Population Geography Research Group

Organisers: Suzanne Beech (Queen’s University Belfast), Stacey Balsdon (Loughborough University).

Population Geographies continue to develop theoretically, conceptually and empirically – building upon previous calls to refine the sub-discipline (e.g. Boyle and Graham, 2001). Postgraduates are often at the forefront of these ongoing debates, and this session aims to explore the diverse, yet inter-related, nature of studies within this sub-discipline. It is hoped that this session will be both stimulating and thought-provoking, while providing a friendly and supportive forum for postgraduates to present at a major international conference. We welcome submissions that are pushing the frontiers of postgraduate population geographies forward, and they can be variously theoretical, empirical and/or methodological in their orientation.

Please send abstracts (max 250 words) to sbeech01@qub.ac.uk and s.l.balsdon@lboro.ac.uk by Tuesday 5 February.

Paper presentations are intended to be 15 minutes in length, with 5 additional minutes for discussion.

Call for papers: ‘Towards Innovative Energy, Environment and Geography Teaching’

We are currently seeking abstracts for this one-day workshop, which will take place on the 13th of March 2013 at the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) (RGS-IBG) in London. The event is being organised under the auspices of the InTreAct (Investigating REsidential and business energy consumption via student-led ACTion research) project. It is funded by the Higher Education Academy, with support from the Energy Geographies Working Group of the RGS-IBG.

The aim of the workshop is to build research capacity and provide a platform for interdisciplinary knowledge exchange, by bringing together higher education teachers who wish to share and improve their pedagogical practices in the geography, earth, and environmental sciences (GEES) domain. Paper topics can include, but are not limited to:

– Methods and techniques for active, problem-based and/or collaborative energy teaching in GEES disciplines;

– Using students as partners in GEES energy learning projects (via student-led activities and placements);

– The demand for learning energy-related issues in GEES;

– Developing innovative energy syllabi in GEES;

– Novel technologies for energy teaching in GEES (comparative opportunities, problems and strengths).

Paper abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent to Dr Saska Petrova (s.petrova@bham.ac.uk) no later than the 20th of February 2013. Limited travel bursaries will be available. Please indicate your interest in them when sending your abstract.

RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2013

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is pleased to announce that the Call for Sessions and Papers has opened for its Annual International Conference 2013 (AC2013). The conference, which will be chaired by Professor Jonathan Rigg (Durham University), will have as its theme New geographical frontiers.

The conference is returning to London in late August:

Date: Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 August 2013

Location: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London

Websitewww.rgs.org/AC2013

Members of the geographical and related communities are invited to propose sessions and papers for the conference. Session organisers and delegates are invited to submit session and paper proposals to the conference, especially those which contribute to: how we theorise (think) and practise (do) geography; the contribution geography makes to addressing challenges that humanity faces and the need to go beyond inter-disciplinary boundaries and geographical frontiers to research new topics in innovative ways.

A timeline of important dates and deadlines can be found on the conference website: www.rgs.org/AC2013Timeline

If you have any questions, please start by checking the conference website, www.rgs.org/AC2013.  Otherwise, please don’t hesitate to get in contact by emailing AC2013@rgs.org or phoning +44 (0) 20 7591 3027.

Call for papers Economic Geography Postgraduate Conference

Economic Geography Research Group (EGRG) of the RGS-IBG
Postgraduate Conference 
Wednesday 28th November 2012
11:00-16:00
Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne
 
We welcome papers from research students on any aspect of economic geography for this annual EGRG Postgraduate Conference to be held at the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) at Newcastle University.  This one-day event will take place the day before the EGRG Annual Symposium (for which there is a separate registration if you wish to attend).
 
Please send your proposed title and your organisational affiliation to Alex Hughes (Alex.Hughes@ncl.ac.uk) no later than 14th NOVEMBER. A short abstract (of no more than 250 words) would be welcome, but is not necessary.

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