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 career scholars who will be the next generation of political geographers.

The event is open to all those with an interest in political geography. Alongside leading scholars in the field, we especially hope that many postgraduates and early career scholars will attend. The workshop will include:

  • A roundtable on emerging research directions;
  • Research presentations by postgraduates and early career scholars;
  • Short presentations and discussion on political geography teaching;
  • Expert-led sessions on publishing, funding and the job market

We would welcome contributions to any of these sessions. In particular, we invite abstracts for research presentations (20 mins) by postgraduate and early career researchers. These can be on any topic relevant to political geography. Short presentations related to teaching political geography are also welcomed.

The research group will also hold its annual general meeting at the workshop, where you can have a say and get involved in the running of the group.

Attendance at the workshop is free, and lunch and refreshments will be provided on both days. There will be a £10 charge for the optional workshop dinner on the evening of 24th. As in our previous workshops, a number of bursaries will be available for PhD students to help with travel and accommodation costs. Priority here will be given to unfunded students and those giving presentations.

The deadline for registration is 31 May 2015, but early registration would be really helpful. To register, please email a.ramadan@bham.ac.uk and kerry.burton@uwe.ac.uk with:
1. Your name, academic position and university affiliation (if any);
2. Confirm attendance at workshop dinner (£10 charge);
3. If applicable, a proposed paper title and abstract (or just flag up that one will follow);
4. If applicable, request consideration for a travel bursary.

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