2014 PolGRG dissertation prize

Our 2014 dissertation prize has been awarded to Sam Nariani (University of Nottingham) for his dissertation ‘In defence of the community their world had got bigger: Women’s Activism in Barnsley’s Communities during the 1984-5 Miners’ Strike’. Many congratulations Sam.

2014 AGM

Minutes of the Political Geography Research Group (PolGRG) AGM, held in the Council Room, Royal Geographical Society, Friday 29th August 2014 Committee members present: Adam Ramadan (AR), Daniel Hammett (DH), Kerry Burton (KB), Alasdair Pinkerton (AP), Sara Fregonese (SF), Andrew Burridge (AB), Matt Benwell (SF) Apologies for absence: Sean Carter (SC)   – Minutes of … Continue reading

2013 AGM

Minutes of the Political Geography Research Group (PolGRG) AGM, held in the Drayson Room, Royal Geographical Society, Thursday 29th August 7pm. Apologies for absence were received from Dan Hammett, Klaus Dodds, ,Gwyn Rowley, Jason Dittmer, Marco Antonsich and Alison Williams, those present from the committee included Al Pinkerton, Sean Carter, Nick Gill, Fiona Mc Connell … Continue reading

PolGRG Dissertation Prize

A prize of £75 is offered for the best undergraduate dissertation in political geography submitted to a UK university during the 2012–13 academic year. We welcome nominations that are conceptually, methodologically, and empirically innovative from across the broad spectrum of political geography. Nominations are requested from Dissertation Supervisors or Heads of Department, but should be … Continue reading

2012 AGM

The 2012 AGM for the Political Geography Research Group was held during the recent RGS-IBG Conference in Edinburgh. It was great to see so many members and non-members in attendance and this is undoubtedly testament to the very healthy state of UK and international political geography. Attached here are the unconfirmed minutes from that meeting. … Continue reading

PolGRG Workshop: April 23-24, University of Exeter

The PolGRG will be holding its third annual workshop on April 23rd and 24th 2012 at the University of Exeter. The workshop aims to bring together established academics, PhD students and early career researchers in order to share research, methodological ideas and key skills. The event is open to all political geographers but we especially encourage PhD students and early career scholars to attend. Continue reading

PGRG Workshop (6-7 January): “A great success”

‘The RGS-IBG Political Geography Research Group workshop ‘Why does political geography matter?’ was held at Newcastle University on 6th-7th January 2011. The event was organised by Alex Jeffrey, Fiona McConnell, Nick Megoran and Alison Williams, and was supported by the Power, Space, Politics research cluster in Geography. The two day workshop was attended by 39 … Continue reading