The conference programme is now final.
Below you can find out more about selected programme highlights at the conference, with links to full session details including abstracts. We'll continue to update this page in the run up to the conference, so check back regularly for updates.
Professor Hester Parr has convened the following plenary lectures during the conference, relating to her chosen theme of Geographies of trouble / geographies of hope. You can also explore other sessions responding to the conference theme here.
Human futures: troubling geography and neuroscience
Wednesday 28 August, 13.10, RGS-IBG Ondaatje Theatre
Panellists: Felicity Callard (Birkbeck, University of London, UK); Jessica Pykett (University of Birmingham, UK); and Suparna Choudhury (McGill University, Canada). Chaired by Mark Whitehead (Aberystwyth University, UK).
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When the word for world is soil. Engaging with the troubles of ecological belonging
Thursday 29 August, 13.10, RGS-IBG Ondaatje Theatre
Maria Puig de la Bellacasa (University of Warwick, UK). Chaired by Deborah Dixon (University of Glasgow, UK), who will also serve as discussant. Co-sponsored by Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.
Spatialising Blackness: troubling US and UK perspectives
Friday 30 August, 13.10, RGS-IBG Ondaatje Theatre
Rashad Shabazz (Arizona State University, USA) - “We gon’ be alright”: Spatialising Blackness, containment, and creativity in the birth of Hip-Hop. Discussants: Patricia Noxolo (University of Birmingham, UK) and Caroline Bressey (University College London, UK); chaired by Mona Domosh (Dartmouth College, USA).
Thursday 29 August, 11.10, Education Centre
Panellists: Sylvia Chant (The London School of Economics and Political Science, UK); Patricia Daley (University of Oxford, UK); Peter Hopkins (Newcastle University, UK); Azeezat Johnson (Queen Mary University of London, UK); Sarah Marie Hall (University of Manchester, UK); Cheryl McEwan (Durham University, UK); and Jacqueline Tivers (Oxford Brookes University, UK).
Thursday 29 August, 14.40, RGS-IBG Ondaatje Theatre
Cristina Temenos (University of Manchester, UK).
Wednesday 28 August, 16.50, RGS-IBG Ondaatje Theatre
Les Back (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK).
Wednesday 28 August, 11.10, RGS-IBG Ondaatje Theatre
Stuart Elden (University of Warwick, UK).
Thursday 29 August, 16.50, Sir Alexander Fleming Building Lecture Theatre G34
Karen Lucas (University of Leeds, UK).
Wednesday 28 August, 14.40, RGS-IBG Ondaatje Lecture Theatre
Panellists: John Allen (The Open University, UK); Sarah Radcliffe (University of Cambridge, UK); Sarah Whatmore (University of Oxford, UK); Susan Smith (University of Cambridge, UK); Gill Valentine (University of Sheffield, UK).
Friday 30 August, 11.10, RGS-IBG Ondaatje Theatre
Yael Navaro (University of Cambridge, UK).
Friday 30 August, 14.40, RGS-IBG Ondaatje Theatre
Stephen Daniels (University of Nottingham, UK).
Thursday 29 August, 11.10, RGS-IBG Ondaatje Theatre
Ben Anderson (Durham University, UK).
Thursday 29 August, 16.50, RGS-IBG Ondaatje Theatre
AbdouMaliq Simone (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Germany).
Find out more about author-meets-critics events and book launches at the conference.
You can browse key themes in the programme, including sessions on teaching and learning, sessions relating to publishing, and sessions featuring exciting work by new and emerging scholars. We're continuing to profile emerging themes in the programme, so check back regularly for updates!
A list of workshops and discussions is available here. Details of receptions taking place at the conference are available here, and a list of Research Group AGMs is available here. You can also find out more about social and networking events here.
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