RGS-IBG Conference

Each year, the HGRG sponsors a variety of sessions at the Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers). On this page you can find details of previously-sponsored sessions and calls for future session proposals.

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2016 Annual International Conference

Sponsored sessions

  • Deaf Spaces, Old and New: Community, Heritage Sector, and Academic Approaches to Deaf Heritage Spaces
  • Geographies of Anti-colonialism (1): Theorising Anti-colonialisms
  • Geographies of Anti-colonialism (2): Histories of Anti-colonialism
  • Geographies of Anti-colonialism (3): Practising Anti-Colonialism
  • Geographies of Outer Space
  • Geography and Decolonization, c.1945-c.1980 (1)
  • Geography and Decolonization, c.1945-c.1980 (2)
  • Historical Geographies of Peace and Non-Violence
  • New and Emerging Research in Historical Geography (1)
  • New and Emerging Research in Historical Geography (2)
  • New and Emerging Research in Historical Geography (3)
  • Where Next? Historical Geographies of the Future (1)
  • Where Next? Historical Geographies of the Future (2)

2015 Annual International Conference

Sponsored sessions

  • Curating environmental transformation: remembering, memorialising and recording environmental change
  • New and Emerging Research in Historical Geography
  • Historical and cultural geographies of story and storytelling (1): Story, memory, performance and place
  • Historical and cultural geographies of story and storytelling (2): Storytelling, communities and change
  • Geographies of Amateur Creativities: Spaces, Practices and Experiences (1)
  • Geographies of Amateur Creativities: Spaces, Practices and Experiences (2)
  • Historical Geographies of Anarchism: situating struggles, studying environments (1) Cities, technics and environments: Anarchist visions of Anthropocene
  • Historical Geographies of Anarchism: situating struggles, studying environments (2) Transnational Anarchism and Anarchist Geographers: situating theories, networks and struggles
  • Historical Geographies of Anarchism: situating struggles, studying environments (3) Places, states and politics: situating critical traditions and present challenges

2014 Annual International Conference

Sponsored and co-sponsored sessions

  • Author meets critics – Stuart Elden’s The Birth of Territory
  • Commemorating and Remembering the First World War at its Centenary (1): Spaces of Remembrance
  • Commemorating and Remembering the First World War at its Centenary (2): Re-Thinking the Front Line
  • Commemorating and Remembering the First World War at its Centenary (3): Conflicts of identity
  • Commemorating and Remembering the First World War at its Centenary (4): Imperial War Museum ‘behind the scenes’
  • Geographies of (post)colonial exile
  • Geographies of Anti-/fascism in Eras of Austerity: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives
  • Geographies of the Ancient City: Lessons to Learn from Diachronic Comparisons (2 sessions)
  • Historical geographies of co-operative praxis
  • Military mobilities (3 sessions)
  • Narrating Ruin, Ruining Narrative: Co-producing sites, materials and stories (2 sessions)
  • New and emerging research in postgraduate historical geography (3 sessions)
  • Subaltern Studies, space and the geographical imagination (1): planetary geographies and urban imaginations
  • Subaltern Studies, space and the geographical imagination (2): archive, theory, practice
  • The outcomes of Collaboration: Co-producing Museum Geographies

2013 Annual International Conference

Sponsored and co-sponsored sessions

  • Arctic geographical traditions? Practices, politics and institutions
  • Connection, engagement and negotiation—when geographers and museums collaborate
  • Discovering Britain: walking through environmental change
  • Historical geographies of global knowledge, c. 1780–1914: collecting and display
  • Historical geographies of global knowledge, c. 1780–1914: creation and practice
  • Historical geographies of internationalism, 1900s–1970s: negotiating the international, the imperial and the colonial
  • New and emerging research in historical geography
  • Participation in science: locating participatory science; between enthusiasm, engagement, education & crowdsourcing
  • Participation in science: more-than-human participation
  • Participation in science: participatory science in museums
  • Radical geography in the interwar period: disciplinary trajectories and hidden histories
  • The future of heritage as climates change: loss, adaptation and creativity—the heritage of climate-society relationships: past, present and future
  • The future of heritage as climates change: loss, adaptation and creativity—exploring heritage-climate-society relations
  • The making of the English working class at fifty: space, agency and history from below

2012 Annual International Conference

Sponsored and co-sponsored sessions

  • Creating geographical legacies: the Red Road legacy project
  • Decolonisation, professionals and the geographies of expertise
  • The geography of enthusiasm: exploration and fieldwork
  • Historical and cultural narratives of climate security
  • Historical geographies of creative economies
  • Hope in a securities world: geographies and histories of occupation
  • New and emerging research in historical geography

 2011 Annual International Conference

Sponsored and co-sponsored sessions

  • Art, science and geographical imaginaries: critical methodologies
  • Art, science and geographical imaginaries: practice and publics
  • Art, science and geographical imaginaries: questioning knowledge
  • Art, science and geographical imaginaries: spaces and sites
  • Emerging research in historical geography
  • Geographical publishing and print culture. ‘Popular’ publishing and the geographical imagination
  • Geographical publishing and print culture. From manuscript to print: publishers as intermediaries
  • Geographies of collections: archival insights
  • Geographies of collections: museums, mobility, and meaning
  • Geographies of collections: peoples, places, and possessions
  • Meteorological imaginations
  • New imperial geographies? Anti-colonialism to de-colonisation
  • New imperial geographies? Peoples and encounters
  • New imperial geographies? Places, regions and spaces
  • Rescucitating necrogeography: necrospatiality
  • Resuscitating necrogeography: necrophenomena
  • Resuscitating necrogeography: necroploticis

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