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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 .



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.

UK Remote Sensing Student Conference

The UK Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc) would like to announce an exciting upcoming event: the RSPSoc Wavelength Conference 2013 from Mon 11th – Wed 13th March 2013 in Glasgow.

This conference provides the best professional environment for interaction and networking between representatives from university and commercial workplaces, whilst still being very informal and great value. Along with presentation/poster prizes, there are three engaging keynote speakers and a fun social programme. Participation from the major universities and firms working in the field of remote sensing/photogrammetry will make this a fantastic event – so don’t miss out!

Abstract submission and registration are NOW OPEN with deadlines fast approaching. For more information please contact Andy Singleton: andy@rspsoc-wavelength.org.uk