The Chair of the HPGRG, Dr Richard Powell, recently published his first in a series of articles for Progress in Human Geography concerning the History and Philosophy of Geography. Please find the abstract below:
Taking as its cue the debates in 2009 at the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) about the relative role of the institution in geographical exploration, science and pedagogy, this essay reviews recent work in the history and philosophy of geography. It argues that there is a long tradition of debates between educators and explorers within the RGS, and shows how these have been revisited in current work on Halford Mackinder and Charles Darwin. It concludes that attention to the processes of remembering and forgetting should be particularly acute at this moment in the history of geographical practices.
This article is available online from Sage.