On Tuesday 7 July, Professor William Cronon will give the British Academy Lecture in Geography at the Society, entitled: Who reads Geography or History anymore? The challenge of audience in a digital age.
Professor Cronon, of the University of Wisconsin, whose research focuses on North American environmental history, will discuss the challenges faced by Geography and History in reaching both academic and non-academic audiences in the 21stcentury.
This will be the inaugural British Academy Lecture in Geography, a lecture series designed to present the best of geographical research to a wide audience. The lecture takes place in a week when the Society is delighted to host the International Conference of Historical Geographers (ICHG), taking place at the Society from Sunday 5 July to Friday 10 July.
Professor Felix Driver, Chair of the ICHG organising committee, said: “Bill Cronon’s eminence in the field of environmental history is matched by his gifts as a writer and speaker. He is a notable advocate of story-telling as a way of communicating ideas that are both accessible and compelling to as wide an audience as possible. In this lecture, he will reflect on the challenges of the digital age for those seeking to engage and inspire the next generation of geographers".
The 16th ICHG includes more than 560 presentations from researchers based in nearly 40 countries. It will be the first time the conference is held in London.
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