New Postgraduate Representatives

New Postgraduate Representatives

Our postgraduate representatives (Angharad Butler-Rees, Nick Robinson, and Leila Wilmers)  have been a brilliant part of the PolGRG committee. Among many other things, they have contributed to, and energised, the blog on this website dedicated to reflections from postgraduate students and they organised a fantastic and innovative session at the last RGS conference on ‘Emerging voices in … Continue reading

Undergraduate Dissertation Prize winners 2018

Undergraduate Dissertation Prize winners 2018

We are delighted to announce the results of our annual undergraduate dissertation prize. The judging panel (Anthony Ince, Paul Richardson, Nick Robinson and David Featherstone) received 12 superb submissions from around the UK, all of which were of an exceptionally high standard. After some detailed deliberation, the panel came to a final decision, with one … Continue reading

2018 PolGRG AGM in Cardiff

2018 PolGRG AGM in Cardiff

The 2018 PolGRG AGM takes place at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference in Cardiff, on Wednesday 29 August , 13:10-14:25, in the Main Building – Small Chemistry Lecture Theatre. Please follow the link to download the AGM 2018 agenda. PolGRG is seeking to nominate Committee Members for four Committee positions, to put to a vote at the AGM: – Honorary … Continue reading

Political Geography Undergraduate Dissertation Prize 2018

UK universities are welcomed to submit their best undergraduate political geography dissertations to the RGS-IBG PolGRG’s annual dissertation prize competition. We had some wonderful submissions last year and are looking forward to receiving your entries this year. A prize of £75 is offered for the best undergraduate dissertation in political geography submitted to a UK … Continue reading

Winner of the PolGRG Book Award (2017-2018) announced

Winner of the PolGRG Book Award (2017-2018) announced

We received some fantastic nominations for the first PolGRG book award highlighting the breadth and depth of research being undertaken in Political Geography. After careful consideration, we are delighted to announce that the winner is ‘Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move’ by Reece Jones. In the words of the panel, Reece Jones, Violent Borders: … Continue reading

Emerging Voices in Political Geography: Call for papers

Emerging Voices in Political Geography: Call for papers

  We are excited to announce plans for a PGR Political Geography session at the 2018 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference in Cardiff. Having received very positive feedback on the first such session held at the conference last year, we look forward to renewing this space for peer exchange on topics of particular relevance to postgraduate … Continue reading

RGS-IBG conference session sponsorship

RGS-IBG conference session sponsorship

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 at Cardiff University from Wednesday 29 to Friday 31 August 2018 with workshops and opening events on Tuesday 28 August. The chair of the 2018 … Continue reading

Brexit: A Geographical Conversation

Brexit: A Geographical Conversation

  During the last RGS-IBG annual meeting, our research group, in collaboration with the Economic Geography RG, convened a pre-conference workshop titled ‘Brexit: A Geographical Conversation’. The event, organised by Marco Antonsich (Loughborough University), Emil Evenhuiss (Cambridge University), and James Faulconbridge (Lancaster University), gathered seven prominent speakers who addressed the topic from a variety of … Continue reading

PolGRG undergraduate dissertation prize 2017 results announced!

The Political Geography Research Group is pleased to announce the results of our annual undergraduate dissertation prize. We received thirteen very strong entries from across the UK and across the breadth of the sub-discipline – from electoral geography to political ecology; from geopolitics to historical geography. This year, since the competition was so strong, we … Continue reading

Postgraduate Representatives

Our postgraduate representatives (Jonathon Harris, Olivia Mason, and Ian Slesinger) have done a fantastic job this year. We now have a new blog on this website dedicated to reflections from postgraduates and an exciting session at the forthcoming RGS-IBG conference on ‘Emerging Voices in Political Geography‘. The session, chaired by Jo Sharp, will follow an … Continue reading