Brexit: a geographical conversation

Tuesday 29th August, 12-17:30, Royal Geographical Society Brexit is inherently geographical, in its causes, reactions, and consequences. Organised jointly by the Economic Geography and Political Geography Research Groups of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), ‘Brexit: a geographical conversation’ provides an opportunity to further develop geographical conversations about Brexit, with a range of initial provocations being provided … Continue reading

Political Geography Research Group Workshop 2017

Call for Papers: Fieldwork in Political Geography 12-13 June 2017 Department of Geography, Royal Holloway University of London   The sub-discipline of political geography has undergone significant transformation since its inception in the early 20th century. The ‘God’s Eye view’ has been decentred by critical scholarship, and new approaches involving discourse, the representational, and more … Continue reading

Two Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions at NUS

Two Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions in “Borders, Mobility and New Infrastructures” at the National University of Singapore Newly established by the Max Weber Foundation’s (MWS) German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) and a team of researchers (Lin Weiqiang and James D Sidaway from the Department of Geography and Vatthana Pholsena from the Department of Southeast Asian … Continue reading

RGS-IBG 2017 PolGRG sponsored sessions

Dear all, The Political Geography Research Group (PolGRG) of the RGS-IBG is pleased to extend an invitation to sponsor sessions at the next RGS-IBG Annual International Conference. The conference will take place in London at the Society from Wednesday 30 August to Friday 1 September 2017 with workshops and opening events on Tuesday 29 August. … Continue reading

2016 AGM

Minutes of the Political Geography Research Group (PolGRG) AGM held at the Royal Geographical Society, Thursday 1 September 2016    1. Apologies for absence Committee apologies received: Jonathan Rokem (JR), Marco Antonsich (MA), Krithika Srinivasan (KS), Matt Benwell (MB). Committee present: Adam Ramadan (AR), Sara Fregonese (SF), Anthony Ince (AI), Sam Strong (SS)   Approval … Continue reading

2016 PolGRG dissertation prize

The 2016 Political Geography Research Group dissertation prize has been awarded to Ben Ayres from University College London for his dissertation ‘Constructing an Arctic Laboratory: Oil Spill Simulations at the Hydrocarbon Frontier’. The judges say that the dissertation was “incredibly well-written, conceptually sophisticated, and demonstrates an engagement with theory that is far beyond the undergraduate … Continue reading

2015 AGM

Minutes of the Political Geography Research Group (PolGRG) AGM held at the University of Birmingham, Thursday 25th June 2015 Committee members present: Adam Ramadan (AR); Andrew Burridge (AB); Marco Antonisch (MA); Sara Fregonese (SF); Joe Thorogood Others present: Ning An; Serkan Birgel; Karenjit Clare; Julian Clark; Philip Conway; Jen Dickinson; Jason Dittmer (JD); Antonio Ferraz … Continue reading

2015 PolGRG dissertation prize

Our 2015 dissertation prize has been awarded jointly to: Greta Ferloni (Durham University) for her dissertation Evading Invasion: Soundscaping Urban Conflict in Jerusalem Sam Matthew (University of Cambridge) for his dissertation The Ghosts of Gulu: Affect, Emotion and Mysticism in Northern Uganda Our judges felt Greta’s dissertation ‘identifies an important gap in the academic/geographic literature,’ … Continue reading

PolGRG Workshop: 24-25 June 2015

Regenerating Political Geography The Political Geography Research Group is holding a two-day workshop on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 June 2015 at the University of Birmingham. The theme is ‘Regenerating Political Geography’, and will hold a dual focus on new and emerging research directions that regenerate the sub-discipline, and career progression for postgraduate and early … Continue reading