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HopefulNESS Conference, University of Tampere, Finland June 2017

A blog by Dr Carol Morris With some financial support from the School of Geography’s Research Committee I attended and contributed to the 13th Nordic Environmental Social Science (NESS) conference at the University of Tampere, Finland between 6-8th June 2017. The conference theme was ‘HopefulNESS’. This was my first time at a NESS event but my …

The Past Global Changes Open Science Meeting, Zaragoza

A blog by PhD student Savannah Worne “The PAGES (Past Global Changes) project is an international effort to coordinate and promote past global change research. The primary objective is to improve our understanding of past changes in the Earth system in order to improve projections of future climate and environment, and inform strategies for sustainability.” (www.pages-osm.org, …

Chinese finance comes to London

Sarah Hall blogs about her latest research that examines how and why new forms of Chinese finance are becoming increasingly important within London’s financial district. One of the most significant changes currently occurring within the international financial system is the growing internationalisation of money and finance from China. This reflects broader arguments that power in …

Government Social Research Sandwich Scheme

A blog by Anna Scholes At the start of my second year, I came across an email from the School of Geography detailing a placement opportunity with the UK Civil Service as a Social Researcher. Social Research was a profession I hadn’t previously heard of until I saw the email, but it immediately caught my …

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 …