Call for Sessions: RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2015

The History and Philosophy of Geography Research Group (HPGRG) invites suggestions for 12 sponsored sessions at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2015 in Exeter from 2nd to 4th September 2015. The conference will focus on Geographies of the Anthropocene and be chaired by Professor Sarah Whatmore (University of Oxford).

We welcome suggestions for sessions across our remit, interpreted broadly, as the histories and/or philosophies of human geography, physical geography and associated fields. We particularly welcome session proposals that seek to engage with geography’s theoretical and philosophical underpinnings, past, present, and future.

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 HPGRG Secretary Isla Forsyth and HPGRG Chair Paul Simpson by Wednesday, 19th December 2014:

– title of proposed session (up to 15 words), name and affiliation of organizers, and abstract of c. 200-300 words

– indication of proposed format (e.g. papers or panel discussion, number of papers, use of discussants; for possibilities of session formats, see here)

– number of 1h 40 minutes slots requested (note, sessions may not normally occupy more than two timeslots in the conference programme)

We will inform session organizers about HPGRG sponsorship and further procedures in early January. The deadline for submitting complete sessions to the Society is 20th February 2015. This would leave about six weeks for session organisers to send out a call for papers and finalise the session programme.

Please direct any questions to Isla Forsyth.

The HPGRG committee looks forward to your submissions!

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