Call for Sessions: RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2013

The History and Philosophy of Geography Research Group (HPGRG) invites suggestions for 12 sponsored sessions at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2013 in London from 28th to 30th August 2013. The conference will focus on “New geographical frontiers” and be chaired by Professor Jonathan Rigg (Durham University).

We welcome suggestions for sessions across our remit, interpreted broadly, as the histories and/or philosophies of human geography, physical geography and associated fields. Proposals for co-sponsored sessions with other Research Groups are welcome.

HPGRG sponsorship can provide promotion for your session, help manage timetabling clashes, and enable bidding for funding for research group guests and awards for postgraduate presenters in your sessions.

Please send the following information to Heike Jöns, Secretary of HPGRG (, by Monday, 10th December 2012:

  • title of proposed session, name of organizers, and abstract of c. 200-250 words
  • indication of proposed format (e.g. papers or panel discussion, number of papers, use of discussants; see the RGS page for possibilities of session formats)
  • number of 1h 40 minutes slots requested
  • possible co-sponsorship with other research groups

We will inform session organizers about HPGRG sponsorship and further procedures before Christmas. The deadline for submitting complete sessions to the Society is 13th February 2013. This would leave about two months for session organisers to send out a call for papers and finalise the session programme.

Please direct any questions to Heike Jons ( Please see the RGS-IBG website for further details about the Annual Conference 2013 and about HPGRG on this website.

The HPGRG committee looks forward to your submissions!

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