PolGRG Workshop: April 23-24, University of Exeter

The Political Geography Research Group of the RGS-IBG are holding a workshop entitled ‘Doing Political Geographies’ at the University of Exeter, on April 23-24 2012.

The workshop aims to bring together established academics, PhD students and early career researchers in order to share research, methodological ideas and key skills. A variety of sessions will take place, to include keynote addresses (John Agnew, UCLA & Neil Adger, Exeter), roundtable debates (Steve Hinchliffe, Exeter, Wendy Larner, Bristol, and Klaus Dodds, Royal Holloway), methodological workshops, reading groups, and a writing/publishing workshop with journal editors. Participants will also have the opportunity to present their own work in a series of themed sessions. Lunch will be provided on both days, and a workshop dinner will be held on the evening of the 23rd.

The event is open to all political geographers but we especially encourage PhD students and early career scholars to attend. There will be a £10-00 charge for attendance. Bursaries are available for PhD students to help with travel and accommodation costs, and priority will be given to unfunded students (please outline any request for support in your registration email). Places are limited, so please register early by emailing your intention to attend

Workshop Organisers: Sean CarterNick Gill and Phil Johnstone

Deadline for registration: Thursday 1st March

Draft Programme

Monday 23rd April

1.00 Start

Perspectives on Political Geography Roundtable
Steve Hinchliffe (Exeter), Wendy Larner (Bristol), Jo Sharp (Glasgow)

Reading Groups
Led by: Jon Darling (Manchester), Mark Goodwin (Exeter), Fiona McConnell (Cambridge)

Plenary Lecture: Prof. John Agnew (UCLA)
Title: ‘Working the Margins: The Geopolitical Marking of Italian National Identity’.

Conference Dinner

Tuesday 24th April

Paper sessions (PhD and early career researchers – call for papers to follow)


Methods Workshops
Led by: Ian Cook (Exeter), Jason Dittmer (UCL), Sam Scott (Exeter)

‘Getting Published’ Roundtable
Neil Adger (Editor, Global Env Change), Klaus Dodds (Editor, Geog. Journal), Wendy Larner (Editor, Antipode)

Plenary Lecture: Prof Neil Adger (Exeter)
‘Human Security and Climate Change’