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Conference awards 2013

as a research group of the RGS-IBG, the remit of the HPGRG includes supporting postgraduate members to attend the RGS-IBG annual conference. This year we are pleased to support two postgraduate researchers giving papers at the annual conference with a bursary of £50.

Chay Brooks from the University of Cambridge is giving a paper entitled ‘Agents of Good Will’: An historical geography of philanthropy and the Institute of International Education, c. 1946-1952, in the Historical Geographies of Internationalism, 1900s-1970s session.

Jake Hodder from the University of Nottingham is giving a paper entitled Radical Pacifism, Internationalism and the Ephemeral Geographies of the World Peace Brigade (1962-64), also in the Historical Geographies of Internationalism, 1900s-1970s session.

The abstracts for both of these papers are available on the session page at the RGS-IBG website.


HPGRG-sponsored RGS-IBG conference sessions for 2013

The HPGRG are pleased to announce the conference sessions sponsored at this year’s RGS-IBG annual international conference. The variety amongst the nine sessions is a great indication of the fascinating work being presently conducted in geography. Continue reading HPGRG-sponsored RGS-IBG conference sessions for 2013

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!

RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-Term Conference 2012

Call For Papers: ‘Geographical Reflections’

University of Nottingham

This is a call for papers for the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-term Conference, to be hosted over the weekend of 20th – 22nd April 2012 at the School of Geography, Nottingham University. The aim of the conference is to provide a welcoming, relaxed and supportive environment for postgraduates to present any aspect of their research to their peers.

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