The Society’s academic publications are profiled through a number of exciting events at this year’s RGS-IBG Annual International Conference.
Geo: Geography and Environment will sponsor an interactive plenary panel on Digital Data: Opening up the Weather Archive, convened by Georgina Endfield (The University of Liverpool), Lucy Veale (The University of Liverpool) and Sarah Davies (Aberystwyth University) on Wednesday 30 August. An associated exhibition featuring materials from the Society’s Collections will be on display, and a Data Paper will be published in advance of Conference. All Geo papers are free to access online.
An author meets critics session will be held for Steve Hinchcliffe, Nick Bingham, John Allen and Simon Carter’s RGS-IBG Book Series title Pathological lives: disease, space and biopolitics, also on Wednesday 30 August.
Matthew Sparke (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA) will give the Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers lecture on Thursday 31 August. Matthew’s lecture is entitled Safe space across borders: from geopolitical projection to refugee health protection, and Jo Sharp (University of Glasgow) responds as discussant.
Area will co-sponsor a panel session and workshop with the Race, Culture, and Equality Working Group on Decolonising institutional arrangements: insights from the arts, education, and policy, also on Thursday 31 August and convened by Margaret Byron (University of Leicester), James Esson (Loughborough University) Anja Kanngieser (University of Wollongong), Peter Kraftl (University of Birmingham), and Patricia Noxolo (University of Birmingham).
A series of articles that engage with the conference theme have been published in Transactions and Area. These are free to access until August 2018.
We would like to thank the Editors of the Society’s journals for organising and participating in these events. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Conference.
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Our Research Groups have done a great job of creatively adapting to a very challenging year. In celebration of their work, here are just a few highlights from 2020.
16 December 2020
RGS-IBG 2019 Award Recipients Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent and Redzi Bernard discuss their travels in India, Myanmar and Ethiopia.
9 November 2020
Our popular Monday night lecture series kicks off again next week with a diverse range of topics, mixing far-flung travels with scientific rigour, and exploring some of the most topical issues facing society today.
16 September 2019
This year’s Journey of a Lifetime Award, run by the Society in partnership with BBC Radio 4, is supporting Paralympic champion Karen Darke MBE as she handcycles the course of Australia’s longest river, the Murray.
20 April 2018
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