23 March 2020
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
Book now via Eventbrite
This half-day workshop brings together geographers and aligned scholars from the natural and social sciences who want to learn and think more about using geographical knowledge in legal settings. Geographers are engaged in using findings from research (perhaps initially unrelated to the legal realm) which can take diverse and unanticipated forms and in a plurality of legal settings. These include, but are not limited to, acting as an expert witness, giving testimony, assisting individuals or groups facing legal challenges, and/or advising those seeking to change the law.
The workshop is aimed at stimulating critical discussion and identifying avenues for better supporting these endeavours. We are delighted to welcome Professor Anthony Good (University of Edinburgh) as keynote speaker. Anthony is author of Anthropology and Expertise in the Asylum Courts (Routledge 2006) and has written widely on witness statements and credibility assessments in best practice guides and his academic writing. A discussion panel of academics who have taken, or are currently taking, thought-provoking legal journeys in their research endeavours includes confirmed speakers, Professor Lorna Dawson CBE (The James Hutton Institute), Professor Loretta Lees (Leicester University), and Dr Nithya Natarajan (King’s College London).
The workshop emerges from research that Katherine Brickell, Alex Jeffrey, and Fiona McConnell have been undertaking on geographical expertise and the world of law. This has included a survey and now completed follow-up interviews with geographers who have shaped the making and outcomes of law in different ways. They also convened sessions at the 2019 RGS-IBG conference on this topic and these papers are part of a special section which we be published in the journal Area on ‘practising legal geography’.
The workshop will be followed by early evening drinks from 5.30pm.
If you would like to attend, please sign up via Eventbrite. While the event is open to all, we are particularly keen that the event reaches out to scholars, of any career stage, who have experience or active engagement with the legal realm in some way. Places are limited to 20 on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Any queries, please contact Katherine Brickell.
Join policymakers, researchers and professionals in exploring approaches to calculating journey time, and their implications for policy-making, delivery and evaluation.
28 January 2020
Join the EGRG to discuss how economic geographers can better identify and reduce barriers for equality, diversity and inclusion in their work.
29 January 2020
A half-day workshop bringing together geographers and aligned scholars from the natural and social sciences who want to learn and think more about using geographical knowledge in legal settings.
23 March 2020
A supportive and friendly event for PhD students to present their work and meet others working in related fields.
30 April 2020
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