Presentation and Discussion Session
RGS-IBG ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2014 London, 27 – 29 August 2014
Sponsored by the Postgraduate Forum
This year, in responding to the conference theme of Co-Production, session participants are welcomed from postgraduate and early career researchers who wish to explore, speculate and discuss aspects of co-production as it relates to their research and research experiences. Elements of co-production are a central component of postgraduate research, including student-supervisor relationships, originality, innovative methodologies, collaborations, partnerships, social-media roles, online presences and multi/inter-disciplinarity. We are eager to create participatory sessions where postgraduates and early career researchers can contribute to larger discussions while showcasing aspects of their research.
We particularly welcome contributions that address the following themes:
- Theoretical and methodological opportunities and challenges
- Collaborations outside of the academy
- Working closely with or being funded by institutions or commercial organisations
- Researching with people: participants, subjects or partners?
- Integrity, respect and ethics in the research process
- Working with supervisors and working as part of a larger research project
- Co-authoring with fellow postgraduates or with academics
- Reflections on the writing-up process
- Online research and presences
The session is intended to be interactive, with presentations followed by a roundtable discussion. Each participant will give a short (7 minute) presentation centring on an element of her/his research that relates to the theme of co-production, after which there will be a discussion of the ideas and issues raised involving speakers and audience.
Please email prospective contributions (title and a 100 word summary of key issue to be covered, along with your name, affiliation and contact details) to the session organiser Richard Scriven (email@example.com). The deadline for submissions is Friday 14th February 2014.
New Frontiers in Postgraduate Geography
RGS-IBG Annual Conference, London. 28-30th August, 2013.
Submissions are invited for paper presentations that cover new and emerging themes in postgraduate geography. Although not restricted to, presentations are welcomed that address the conference theme of New Geographical Frontiers. In particular this session welcomes presenters wishing to share ideas about making use of different media in research, different ways of presenting and disseminating research findings and new frontiers in interdisciplinary research. Presenters are particularly encouraged to raise theoretical or methodological challenges associated with their research as these sessions provide an unique opportunity for new researchers to present work-in-progress in an open and supportive environment and to gain individual feedback on their research from those with similar experiences.
This session provides a friendly and supportive space to present and explore the innovative and exciting geographical research being done by postgraduates and early career researchers. The format consists of a series of 15-minute presentations summarizing either a completed research project or research in progress followed by the opportunity for questions and a general discussion of new and emerging themes coming from the sessions. They also provide participants with a rapid and intensive update and overview of emerging postgraduate geographical research.
Please send a title and short abstract (max. 250 words) by 10th February 2013 to the session organiser Sophie Yarker (firstname.lastname@example.org)