RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2016

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70 Area-sponsored panel: Ethics in/of geographical research
Convenor(s) Peter Kraftl (University of Birmingham, UK)
Chair(s) Peter Kraftl (University of Birmingham, UK)
Timetable Wednesday 31 August 2016, Session 3 (14:40 - 16:20)
Session abstract This panel discussion inaugurates a new and regular feature of Area that will be dedicated to opening out debates about 'ethics' in and of geographical research. The panel members represent different parts of the discipline, including geomorphology, big data, social geography, hydrology, and development geography. The speakers will reflect on a range of both established and emergent ethical questions, potentially including: what it means to 'maximise benefit and minimise harm',across (sub)disciplines and geographical contexts; ethics of 'impact' and public engagement; ethics of data management and digital geographies; working with emotions/affects/bodies and (new) vulnerable populations; the use of intemediaries in research; ethics of co-produced research (with translators, supervisors, students, and other colleagues); professional ethics, including publishing. Their short presentations will be followed by plenty of time for questions and discussion.

To be followed by a tea and cake reception in the Education Centre.
Contact the conference organisers to request a change to session or paper details: AC2016@rgs.org
Area-sponsored panel: Ethics in/of geographical research
James Cheshire (University College London, UK)
Sarah Marie Hall (The University of Manchester, UK)
Stephen Tooth (Aberystwyth University, UK)
Anson Mackay (University College London, UK)
Jen Dickinson (University of Leicester, UK)
Andy Nobes (INASP/Author Aid, UK)
This panel discussion inaugurates a new and regular feature of Area that will be dedicated to opening out debates about 'ethics' in and of geographical research. The panel members represent different parts of the discipline, including geomorphology, big data, social geography, hydrology, and development geography. The speakers will reflect on a range of both established and emergent ethical questions, potentially including: what it means to 'maximise benefit and minimise harm',across (sub)disciplines and geographical contexts; ethics of 'impact' and public engagement; ethics of data management and digital geographies; working with emotions/affects/bodies and (new) vulnerable populations; the use of intemediaries in research; ethics of co-produced research (with translators, supervisors, students, and other colleagues); professional ethics, including publishing. Their short presentations will be followed by plenty of time for questions and discussion.