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Agenda for the HPGRG AGM at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2014

Annual General Meeting 2014

13:10 to 14:25, Thursday 28 August 2014


  1. Apologies (Richard Powell)
  2. Minutes of 2013 AGM
  3. HPGRG Sessions for 2014 (Heike Jöns and Isla Forsyth)
  4. HPGRG Research Group Guests for 2014 (Heike Jöns)
  5. HPGRG Accounts (Sam Kinsley)
  6. HPGRG Dissertation Prize (Pauline Couper; Mathilde Leduc-Grimaldi; Heike Jöns)
  7. HPGRG Website (Thomas Jellis)
  8. HPGRG Membership update (Paul Simpson)
  9. Ideas for HPGRG Workshop for 2015 (Richard Powell)
  10. Call for Sessions for 2015 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, University of Exeter (Richard Powell)
  11. Discussion of Committee Roles and Responsibilities (Richard Powell)
  12. Committee Membership Terms and Elections (Richard Powell)
    • Chair
    • Secretary
    • Membership Secretary
  13. Any Other Business

HPGRG AGM at the RGS-IBG annual conference 2014

The History and Philosophy of Geography Research Group Annual General Meeting 2014 will be held at 13.10-14.25 (Plenary/Lunch session), on Thursday 28 August in the RGS-IBG Council Room, as part of the RGS-IBG annual conference.

Any Committee Member or normal member of the Research Group (or any other interested person) who is not registered to attend the conference but who wishes to attend the AGM (or any other Research Group’s AGM) can gain a free visitor pass for the meeting by emailing AC2014 [at] rgs [dot] org and providing their name, affiliation, email address and the meeting(s) they wish to attend.  Stephanie Wyse at RGS-IBG will confirm receipt and arrange for a visitor pass to be collected from the registration desk on the day.

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.

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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