Biennial Political Geography Research Group Conference – 15th & 16th June 2023

Political Geography – Past, Present, and Future At a time of multiple political crises and profound geopolitical shifts, as well as the shifting landscape of higher education research and teaching, the PolGRG conference provides an opportunity for political geographers to reflect on the evolution of the sub-discipline. Political geography has the potential to make important … Continue reading


Winner of the PolGRG Book Award (2021-2022) 

For the third PolGRG book award, we received 18 incredible nominations that all demonstrate the outstanding and innovative scholarship in the sub-discipline. Narrowing down the list to a longlist of 10 books was not an easy task and deciding the winner even more challenging. The judging panel was especially impressed with the methodological vigour, interdisciplinarity, … Continue reading

PolGRG Undergraduate Dissertation 2022 – Results!

The panel of the 2022 PolGRG Undergraduate Disseration Prize (Cordelia Freeman, Dato Gogishvili and Jonathan Harris) is delighted to announce its winning entry. The prize received entries from 13 UK universities (Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Durham, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Northumbria, Nottingham Trent, Nottingham, Oxford, Southampton, UCL). The studies ranged in their regional focus beyond the UK, … Continue reading

Undergraduate Dissertation Prize!

A prize of £75 is offered for the best undergraduate dissertation in political geography submitted to a UK university during the 2021-22 academic year. We welcome nominations that are conceptually, methodologically, and empirically innovative from across the broad spectrum of political geography and its sub-disciplines. Nominations are limited to one per department. Nominated dissertations should be submitted … Continue reading

PolGRG Writing Retreat Series

During this autumn/fall term, the RGS Political Geography Research Group is hosting a series of writing retreats on alternating Thursdays, from 2-5pm UK time (GMT). Please join us for one or all of these by registering below. These will be aimed at postgraduates and early career academics, but those at any career stage are welcome … Continue reading

The 2021 PolGRG Undergraduate Dissertation Prize – Results!

We’re delighted to announce the results of the annual undergraduate dissertation prize. It may have been a turbulent year, but it produced some outstanding undergraduate research projects and among the largest numbers of nominations in recent years. The judging panel (Anthony Ince, Cordelia Freeman and Daniel Hammett) received submissions from across the UK, on a … Continue reading

RGS-IBG Political Geography Research Group Biannual Workshop 

Call for Papers RGS-IBG Political Geography Research Group Biannual Workshop  30th June – 1st July Inequalities of Knowledge Production in Political Geography There exists long standing conversations in Geography more widely and Political Geography particularly on the inequalities of knowledge production. These conversations have built a foundation and set a precedent for critically examining the … Continue reading

Winner of the PolGRG Book Award (2019-2020) announced

Winner of the PolGRG Book Award (2019-2020) announced

We received a collection of wonderful nominations for the second PolGRG book award, emphasising the breadth and quality of work being undertaken within the field of Political Geography. After careful consideration, we are delighted to announce that the winner is ‘War and the City: Urban geopolitics in Lebanon’ by Sara Fregonese. In the words of … Continue reading