A one-day symposium of the History and Philosophy of Geography Research Group (HPGRG) of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

Tuesday, 7 September 2021, 10 am to 6 pm (BST)

Key works in the History and Philosophy of Geography from the HPGRG’s founding years

We are delighted to invite attendance at our 40 years of HPGRG anniversary event. HPGRG was founded as a Working Party in 1981, became a fully-fledged Study Group in 1985 and was renamed as a Research Group in 1996. Two keynote lecturers, Professors Audrey Kobayashi (Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada) and Tim Cresswell (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom), and c. 15 geographers from across different career stages reflect on biographies, philosophies and impacts in the context of the history and philosophy of geography. Q&A sessions and interactive discussions will enable attendees to contribute to the event (for details, please see the event programme).

In these volatile times of an ongoing COVID-19 global health crisis, the registration process might proceed in two steps. The online only event will go ahead in any case. Please register your free online attendance here.

We have scheduled our event in line with most RGS-IBG conference sessions in the previous week as an online event, but in-person contributions might still go ahead. Therefore, we might invite in-person attendance based on a small fee in a second step. In any case, all speakers and delegates could contribute and attend online, if they wish to do so and prefer to plan with this mode of participation.

We look forward to a fascinating day of reflections and discussions!

The HPGRG committee 2020-21

Chair: Heike Jöns (Loughborough University)
Secretary: Federico Ferretti (University of Bologna)
Treasurer: Julian Brigstocke (Cardiff University)
Membership Secretary: Franklin Ginn (University of Bristol)
Communications Officer: Michiel Van Meeteren (Loughborough University)
Undergraduate Dissertation Prize: Emily Hayes (Oxford Brookes University)
Postgraduate Liaison Officer: Mette Bruinsma (University of Utrecht)

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