History and Philosophy of Geography Research Group
The History and Philosophy of Geography Research Group (HPGRG) initiates and fosters the development of research on the history and philosophy of knowledge in associated fields and on contemporary philosophies, theories and methods related to geography.
The HPGRG Committee promotes the aims and objectives of the group by:
- Organising and sponsoring academic conferences
- Convening sessions at the Annual Conference of the RGS-IBG
- Subsidising the costs of attendance of postgraduates at its conferences
- Disseminating information about relevant research activities in a twice-yearly newsletter
supporting the publication of research monographs, collections and related materials (including a research register)
- Liaising with cognate organisations and disciplines
- Co-ordinating bids to RGS-IBG and other bodies for grants
- Awarding an Undergraduate Dissertation Prize
Read more about news and activities at the HPGRG website.
Undergraduate Dissertation Prize winners
Mark A Hardwick, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh - The Hottentot and the Discursive Impact of the Linnaean Watershed
James Macadam, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford - A Maritime Philosopher's Stone: Arthur Dobbs and the Northwest Passage during the Enlightenment