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Reflections on annual conference internships

Last year, we welcomed eight interns, funded by the Antipode Foundation and the Society with support from Black Geographers, to support the 2021 Annual International Conference.

Supervising Black geography PhD researchers in the UK

A recent paper published in the Society’s journal Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers highlights the underrepresentation of Black PhD students and scholars in UK higher education.

CARICUK: upcoming events

To mark the end of the CARICUK research project, a series of online events focusing on transforming academic institutions and promoting Black scholarship and creativity will be held over the next two weeks.

New from Transactions – Geography in the world

The Society’s journal, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, has published the first collection of essays in a new section, titled Geography in the world.

Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers: call for new editorial board members

Ten editorial board members are being sought for the Society’s academic journal, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.

New report: I didn’t have any teachers that looked like me

The Society has published a new report, I didn’t have any teachers that looked like me, which highlights the experiences of Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) geography teachers while studying and teaching the discipline.

Muddy glee: what geography fieldwork means in the current moment

Join us for an interactive workshop revisiting a classic Area paper by Louise Bracken and Emma Mawdsley, Muddy Glee: rounding out the picture of women and physical geography fieldwork.

Principles agreed for university geography fieldwork

The heads of geography departments at UK universities have agreed a set of principles to guide undergraduate fieldwork in the future.

Black History Month 2021

To mark Black History Month, we will be sharing a range of content by and related to Black geographers who have a connection to the Society and who have contributed to a better understanding of our world.

Students begin annual conference internships

We are delighted to welcome eight interns, funded by the Antipode Foundation and the Society, to support this year’s Annual International Conference.

Pride in the Field: Learning lessons from LGBTQ+ researchers

Geography Directions is delighted to have partnered with the ESRC LSSI-funded Pride in the Field (PIF): Promoting Inclusive Fieldwork for LGBTQ+ Researchers project to curate a blog series which aims to spotlight LGBTQ+ inclusive fieldwork practices and experiences.

Dreading the Map

As part of the CARICUK research project, an event discussing the original artwork Dreading the Map, which is currently installed in the Society’s Map Room, is taking place on Monday 24 May.

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021

Monday 8 March was International Women’s Day, and throughout this week we have been celebrating the contributions of female geographers to the discipline by sharing the names of the women who have inspired you geographically.

Get involved this International Women’s Day

Monday 8 March is International Women’s Day, and we’d like your help to celebrate!

LGBTQ+ History Month 2021

Throughout February, we have been sharing resources via our social media that highlight the geographies of LGBTQ+ groups, increase their visibility and better understand their history and experiences.

Interview with Space, Sexualities and Queer Research Group dissertation prize winner

Katy Simms, from Durham University, was the recipient of the Space, Sexualities and Queer Research Group 2020 undergraduate dissertation prize with her dissertation which looks at the effects of mobile dating apps on love, intimacy and identity negotiations for bisexual individuals.

Black History Month

To mark Black History Month this year, we will be featuring Black geographers from the 1800s to the present day who have a connection to the Society and who have contributed to a better understanding of our world.