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Engaging with the global biogeographic community in the Arizona desert

A blog by Dr Richard Field The International Biogeography Society (usually known by its unfortunate abbreviation ‘IBS’) is the premier society for biogeographers, and its main, biennial meeting is the crescendo of a two-year cycle that has developed since the first meeting of the society in Mesquite, Nevada in January 2003. Helped by funding from …

Conferences, Cold and Cacti

A blog by Dr Adam Algar The biennial meeting of the International Biogeography Society has become a January tradition that has taken me to the Canary Islands, Crete, Florida, and Germany. The 2017 meeting was originally scheduled for Salvador, Brazil. However, in 2016, it was announced that the meeting was being moved to Tucson, Arizona …

2016: A blog of blogs

As ever members of the School of Geography have been busy in 2016 and here we have collated, in no particular order, some of the many blogs relating to research from the School this year to give an idea of what we do. Do stay tuned to The Geog Blog for more news and updates in 2017. …

Unwanted cargo: Disease and climate along the Silk Road

Matt Jones and Christina Lee blog about their workshop in the summer to discuss disease and the environment. The blog first appeared @ http://inqua.org/blog/2016/06/24/unwanted-cargo-disease-and-climate-along-the-silk-road/  Recent coverage of the Zika and Ebola outbreaks has again highlighted the uncertainties and fears of people regarding epidemics, as well as the need to understand cultural practices. There is now more than ever a …

35th International Geological Congress 27 Aug – 4 Sept 2016, Cape Town, South Africa

Dr Sev Kender blogs about attending the International Geological Congress in South Africa In August 2016 I set off for the amazing Cape Town (Photo 1, above), South Africa, to attend the 35th International Geological Congress (http://www.35igc.org/). This is one of the largest and most important geoscience conferences in the world that takes place every …

RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2016

Jake Hodder blogs about this year’s RGS-IGB conference Under the beautiful, late August sun, hundreds of geographers (myself included) descended on the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers). The RGS-IBG is the UK’s learned society and professional body for geography, founded in 1830, and its annual, international conference is the centrepiece of …

Week 1 Playlist

Andrew Leyshon blogs about the music of week 1/freshers week including the School of Geography staff’s own week one compilation from their own week ones! This blog post originally appeared at https://andrewleyshon.com/2016/09/25/week-1-playlist/ A number of academic studies have suggested that the music that we listen to between the ages of 14 and 24 has particular emotional resonance, which tends …

What do we talk about when we talk about climate? A public lecture by Vladimir Jankovic

On 14th July the School of Geography will be hosting Vladimir Jankovic, an historian of science at the University of Manchester, who will be giving a public lecture on the question of ‘What do we talk about when we talk about climate?’ The talk will form the first Hayman Rooke Lecture in Environmental Humanities, a …

The Eastern Badia Archaeological Project

Matt Jones blogs from his recent fieldwork in Jordan… There’s a moment each day out here when the Eastern Badia breaks you. For some it’s the 4pm return to work and the wrestling on of rigid socks, but for me it’s somewhere between 10 and 1, when the shadows have all gone and pretty much …

Closer links for the School with the East Midlands Geological Society

The School of Geography is now hosting the regular lectures of the East Midlands Geological Society which is a great opportunity for our staff and students, especially those on our new Environmental Geoscience degree, to keep involved with the wider geological community. The next lecture (6pm on the 13th February in A48 The Sir Clive …