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 participants from universities across the UK, as well as from the US and Europe, and brought together a wide range of PhD students, early career researchers and established academics. Sessions included keynote addresses from Louise Amoore (Durham) and Alan Ingram (UCL), presentations on teaching political geography, reading groups on significant recent articles, and papers from emerging researchers. Discussions were lively and engaging and the next Political Geography Research Group workshop is already being planned for 2012.’