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History and Philosophy of Geography Research Group

History and Philosophy of Geography Research Group - Friday 26 January

The History and Philosophy of Geography Research Group (HPGRG) invites applications to sponsor sessions at this year’s RGS-IBG Annual Conference. Sessions should address topics relating to contemporary philosophies, theories and methods related to geography and/or the history and philosophy of geography and associated fields. We welcome proposals for sessions that use innovative or creative formats.

The RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2024 will take place from Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 August 2024 at the Society in London. The 2024 Conference Chair is Professor Stephen Legg (University of Nottingham, UK) and the conference theme is Mapping. Please see here for more details.

Please submit your session proposals for HPGRG sponsorship to by Friday 26 January 2024.

The proposal should include:

  • Title of session
  • Name, affiliation, and contact details for session convenors
  • Session Abstract (up to 300 words)
  • How many sessions you are applying for sponsorship for (max. 2)
  • Whether you wish to apply for co-sponsorship with another RGS-IBG research group
  • Format of the session (see the RGS-IBG guidance here)

Please note that details of the individual papers in the session are not required at this point.

We will notify applicants of the committee’s decision as soon as possible afterwards, and no later than Friday 2 February. Final details of the session, including details of the authors, titles and abstracts of all the papers, must be submitted to the conference organisers by Friday 1 March 2024.

Please note that any sessions sponsored by the HPGRG will require the session organisers to provide a short (200-300 word) summary of their sessions for inclusion in the HPGRG Annual Newsletter.

If you have any questions or queries about potential sessions, please do just get in contact at