The Society’s journal, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, has published the first collection of essays in a new section, titled Geography in the world.
Spearheaded by Transactions editor, Professor Colin McFarlane (Durham University), Geography in the world seeks to generate insight on the conditions of geography teaching and research in universities across the globe. It does this by bringing together short commentaries and papers by authors in different countries, which comment on the nature of university geography from where they are.
As Professor McFarlane states in the editorial introduction to this first collection of essays, “If we are to collectively better understand what the ‘we’ of geography is globally, and indeed what in some senses geographers do and what geography is, then reflection from different places and contexts is one useful route forward.”
Alongside the editorial introduction, the first collection consists of five short commentaries written by geographers working in six contexts: South Africa, Brazil, China, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Australia:
Shari Daya – Moving from crisis to critical praxis: geography in South Africa
André Novaes and Mariana Araújo Lamego - Brazilian universities and graduate programmes in geography: institutional developments and political challenges
Kristian Saguin, Yany Lopez, Jake Rom Cadag, Mylene de Guzman, and Emmanuel Garcia – Geography’s trajectories in Philippine higher education
Junxi Qian and Han Zhang – University geography in China: history, opportunities, and challenges
Nalani Hennayake – Reflecting on geography higher education in Sri Lanka: unpacking/releasing the hegemonic burden
Lesley Head and Ian Rutherford - The state of geography in Australian universities
This is an ongoing initiative and Transactions very much encourages others to write for the collection in order to expand and deepen our collective picture of geography in the world. Contributions to Geography in the world might be short commentaries or full papers. If you are interested in contributing, please submit your piece in the usual way, or if you first wish to discuss your idea then contact Professor McFarlane at email@example.com.
The full collection of Geography in the world papers is free for members to read online, when accessed through the member’s section of the Society’s website.
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