Image courtesy of Dr John Hemming.
Congratulations to the Society’s former Director, Dr John Hemming, who has been awarded the President’s Medal by the British Academy in recognition of his work in the field of colonial history and ethnography of Brazil and Peru, and the promotion of the protection of endangered societies.
The British Academy’s President’s Medal rewards outstanding service to the humanities and social sciences. Other recipients this year are journalist Zeinab Badawi, Dame Frances Cairncross, William Dalrymple, and Professor Andreas Gestrich.
Dr Hemming was Director of the Society between 1975 and 1996, and led a series of field research projects for the Society, including the Maracá Rainforest Project in Brazil which, with 200 scientists and scientific technicians, became the largest research project in Amazonia organised by a European country.
We are inviting nominations from Fellows for a number of Council positions to be elected in June 2021, including the next President of the Society.
10 December 2020
It's been just over a year since geography was established as a sub-discipline within the Government Science and Engineering Profession - here's an update 12 months on.
7 March 2019
This year’s Young Geographer of the Year competition is now open for entries.
18 May 2018
This Black History Month we’re sharing the stories of Black geographers from the 1800s through to the present day who have contributed to the better understanding of our world.
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