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To mark 40 years since its inception, the Society’s History and Philosophy of Geography Research Group (HPGRG) are holding an anniversary celebration event on Tuesday 7 September.
HPGRG was founded as a Working Party of the Institute of British Geographers in 1981, became a fully-fledged Study Group in 1985 and was renamed as a Society Research Group in 1996. The aim of the group is to initiate and foster 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 anniversary event features two keynote lectures by Professor Audrey Kobayashi (Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada) on Knowledge, Hope, Power and Risk, and Professor Tim Cresswell (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom) on How geographic thought happens. A number of geographers at different career stages will also reflect on biographies, philosophies and impacts in the context of the history and philosophy of geography. Q&A sessions and interactive discussions will also take place as part of the event.
40 years of HPGRG – Looking back and looking forward will take place online between 9.45am-6.00pm on Tuesday 7 September and is free to attend.
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