About

The History and Philosophy of Geography Research Group (HPGRG) of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG) initiates and fosters the development of research:

  • on the history and philosophy of geography and associated fields;
  • on contemporary philosophies, theories and methods related to geography.

The HPGRG Committee promotes the aims and objectives of the group by:

  • organising and sponsoring academic conferences;
  • convening sessions at the Annual Conference of the RGS-IBG;
  • supporting RGS-IBG Research Group guests;
  • subsidising the costs of attendance of postgraduates at its conferences through postgraduate bursaries;
  • awarding prizes for undergraduate dissertations and for public engagement of doctoral and early career postdoctoral researchers on topics that are within the group’s remit;
  • disseminating information about relevant research activities via this website and the HPGRG Twitter account (@HPGRG_RGS);
  • supporting the publication of research monographs, collections and related materials (including a research register);
  • liaising with cognate organisations and disciplines;
  • co-ordinating bids to the RGS-IBG and other bodies for grants.

This is the website for the History and Philosophy of Geography Research Group (HPGRG) of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG)