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

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