Call for Sessions: RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2018

The History and Philosophy of Geography Research Group (HPGRG) invites suggestions for 12 sponsored sessions at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2018 in Cardiff. The conference theme is “Geographical landscapes / changing landscapes of geography” and will be chaired by Professor Paul Milbourne.

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 Chair Paul Simpson by 15 January 2018:

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 and co-sponsorship with other research groups will only be offered where there is a compelling case for such an arrangement.

We will inform session organizers about HPGRG sponsorship and further procedures by the end of January. The deadline for submitting complete sessions to the Society is 16 February 2018.

Please note that any sessions sponsored by the HPGRG will require the session organizers to provide a short (200-300 word) summary of what happened in their sessions for inclusion in the HPGRG Autumn 2018 newsletter.

The HPGRG committee looks forward to your submissions.

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