// Archives

Race, ‘resilience’, and resistance: reflections on the AAG 2018

A blog by Dr Nick Clare There is no such thing as a natural disaster. When visiting New Orleans it is impossible not to be confronted by this. As Dr David Beckingham outlined in his blog critical, historical reflection is required to understand the contemporary city; a city shaped by complex histories of colonialism and …

AAG Conference, New Orleans 2018: Geography and its Constitutive Outsides

A blog by Dr Shaun French What does it mean to be an academic geographer?  What is the nature of academic labour?  What responsibilities do geographers have to their students, to their colleagues, to their discipline, to their school and department, their institution and employer, to their local communities, to research and the researched, to …

When Politics and Conferences Align

A blog by Dr Cordelia Freeman In May 2018 I was lucky to travel over to the Republic of Ireland for the Conference of Irish Geographers being held at Maynooth University. This was the first time I had attended the conference and I was drawn to attend due to a call for papers on geography …

New Orleans: The city and the swamp

In April Dr David Beckingham travelled to the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Conference in New Orleans. The conference last visited NOLA in 2004, just over a year before Hurricane Katrina battered the Mississippi delta. Here he reflects on thinking historically about the city. Colonial foundations Pinched between Lake Pontchartrain and the mighty Mississippi river, …

How do you make an impact in Hanoi?

Professor Suzanne McGowan reports on her recent trip to Vietnam and Malaysia Academics are now increasingly required to ensure that their research has an ‘impact’. Research that has an impact is defined by NERC as having led to “demonstrable social, cultural, public policy or service, health, environmental or quality of life benefits”. But what does …

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018

A blog by Dr Matt Johnson Between Wednesday 11th and Friday 13th April I attended the European Geosciences Union General Assembly which took place in Vienna. The EGU is one of the largest environmental conferences in the World, with 15,075 scientists from over 106 countries attending in 2018. The conference covers a wonderfully diverse programme, …

GA Conference 2018

A blog by Lorna Burnell, PhD Student The Geographical Association (GA) conference is held every year, hosting talks and exhibition stands with a variety of resources for schools from field study centres and exam boards to universities and professional organisations. Amongst the delegates are A-Level geography teachers, including many of our alumni and current A-Level students. …

Field trip to Mexico

A blog by Joe Bishop In January of this year, myself and thirteen others embarked on a field trip to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. The trip was part of a module ‘Quaternary Environments’; with the module having a focus on students designing and carrying out studies to assess changes in past and present environments. …

New York field trip 2017

A blog by Dr Andy Greenhalgh-Cook  Fieldwork is an essential part of geography as a discipline and in the School of Geography at Nottingham we recognise that field learning is one of the most effective ways of encouraging students to critically engage with the world around them. My colleagues and I see ourselves as being …

Blog of blogs 2017

2017 has been a busy year here at the School of Geography, and to round up the year and give you an idea of what we do, we have put together a collection of blogs relating to research from the School, which we hope you will enjoy. We would also like to wish you a …