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.

2019 Annual International Conference 

The Historical Geography Research Group (HGRG) of the RGS-IBG is pleased to extend an invitation to sponsor sessions at the 2019 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference.

In keeping with the conference theme—“geographies of trouble / geographies of hope”, chaired by Professor Hester Parr (University of Glasgow)—we are interested in both standard sessions in historical geography and those that speak, more directly, to the conference theme. We are particularly keen to encourage the development of innovative session formats (such as round-tables, public debates, and displays) and activities that extend beyond the spaces of the conference. We especially encourage proposals for sessions that incorporate early-career researchers, international scholars, and those who have not previously attended the Annual International Conference.

The deadline for submissions to the HGRG is Friday, 18 January 2019.

Proposals for sponsored sessions should be emailed to the Honorary Secretary, Cheryl McGeachan (cheryl.mcgeachan@glasgow.ac.uk).

In your submission, please include the following details:

1) The session title and abstract (400 words);

2) The name(s) and affiliation(s) of the session convener/convenors;

3) The anticipated format of the session;

4) The number of session timeslots you require (strictly up to a maximum of 2).

Convenors will be notified in due course of the outcome of their request. If sponsorship can be provided, convenors will have until 15 February 2019 to provide the full session details (with all proposed papers and presenters) for final submission to the RGS-IBG.

The full timeline for submitting sessions and abstracts for the 2019 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference can be found on-line:

https://www.rgs.org/research/annual-international-conference/programme-(1)/

Convenors will be expected to produce a report of their session to be published in the autumn 2019 issue of HGRG’s newsletter.

We look forward to hearing from you.

2018 Annual International Conference

Sponsored sessions 

  • On being at sea: historically experiencing movement across the waves
  • Historical-Cultural Geographies of Exhibition and Display (1)
  • Historical-Cultural Geographies of Exhibition and Display (2)
  • Historical-Cultural Geographies of Exhibition and Display (3)
  • Landscape of tourism, travel or exploration? Perspectives from historical and tourism geography
  • New and Emerging Research in Historical Geography (1)
  • New and Emerging Research in Historical Geography (2)
  • Landscapes of “Detectorists”
  • Global Histories and Geographies

2017 Annual International Conference

Sponsored sessions

  • Anti-Colonialism and the Spaces of Political Negotiation (1)
  • Anti-Colonialism and the Spaces of Political Negotiation (2)
  • Decolonising Antiquity, the Middle Ages and Empire, Colonial-Post Colonial Images, in the Modern Divide
  • Networks of Knowledge: Communicating Geographical Knowledge in the Long Nineteenth Century (1)
  • Networks of Knowledge: Communicating Geographical Knowledge in the Long Nineteenth Century (2)
  • New and Emerging Research in Historical Geography (1): Historic Environments
  • New and Emerging Research in Historical Geography (2): Performed Historical Spaces
  • New and Emerging Research in Historical Geography (3): Spaces of Knowledge Making
  • Problematizing Colonial Modernity: Geographies of Universalism and Pluriversalism (1): Classes, Genders and Universals
  • Problematizing Colonial Modernity: Geographies of Universalism and Pluriversalism (2): Which Decolonial Geographies?
  • Ruling the Land: Empires of Survey and their (Post-)Colonial Geographies
  • Valuing Heritage in the Postcolonial City (1): Event Spaces
  • Valuing Heritage in the Postcolonial City (2): Diplomatic Spaces

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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