History and Philosophy of Geography Research Group (HPGRG) Sponsored Sessions, RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2020, London

The History and Philosophy of Geography Research Group (HPGRG) invites suggestions for sponsored sessions at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2020 in London, Tuesday 1st to Friday 4th September 2020. The conference will focus on Borders, Borderlands and Bordering and will be chaired by Professor Uma Kothari.

We welcome suggestions for sessions across our remit, interpreted broadly, as the histories and/or philosophies of human geography, physical geography and associated fields.

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 Federico Ferretti, Secretary of HPGRG (federico.ferretti@ucd.ie), by Monday 6th January 2020

– 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; for possibilities of session formats, see https://www.rgs.org/research/annual-international-conference/programme-(1)/guidance-for-session-organisers/

– 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 by Friday 10th January 2020. The deadline for submitting complete sessions to HPGRG is Wednesday, 12 February 2020 for submission to the Society by Friday, 14 February 2020. This would leave about one month for session organisers to send out a call for papers and finalise the session programme.

Please direct any questions to Federico Ferretti (federico.ferretti@ucd.ie). Further details about the Annual Conference 2020 can be found at https://www.rgs.org/research/annual-international-conference/ and about HPGRG at https://hpgrg.org.uk/.

The HPGRG committee looks forward to your submissions!

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