Over the years, we've been increasing access to our Collections through community collaborations. Community partnerships not only broaden the range of audiences accessing our Collections, they also offer new interpretations and contexts for items used in the projects. This contribution of knowledge and expertise from community representatives greatly benefits all users of the Collections.
Find out more
For the last decade, supported by the AHRC, the Society has hosted PhD students working collaboratively on the Collections. Some of the research projects focused on the themes around inclusitivity and race, and other understudied aspects of the Collections.
Family History, Place and Diaspora: locating family, community and national geographies. Research by Chandan Mahal
Women on Royal Geographical Society-supported Expeditions, 1913-1970. Research by Sarah L. Evans
Hidden Histories of Exploration: Exhibiting Geographical Collections. Research by Lowri Jones
Some of our talks focus on critical engagement with our Collections and/or collections assembled as part of colonial projects in general.
In March 2021, we invited Professor Paul Basu to give a talk on how these type of archives and collections can play a role in repairing past injustices and building more positive relationships in the present.
One of our Be Inspired talks was delivered by Dr Kate Simpson and her work on the Society's Collections. She presented alternate narratives of exploration through which African women in the expeditions of David Livingstone can be restored, and to reinscribe their role within the historical archival record.
By placing a booking, you are permitting us to store and use your (and any other attendees) details in order to fulfil the booking.
We will not use your details for marketing purposes without your explicit consent.
You must be a member holding a valid Society membership to view the content you are trying to access. Please login to continue.
Join us today, Society membership is open to anyone with a passion for geography
Cookies on the RGS website