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CFP: AAG 2020, “Pan-movements: between nation and globe”

Pan-movements: between nation and globe AAG Annual Meeting, Denver, 6-10 April 2020 Pan-movements (pan-Slavism, pan-Islamism, pan-Africanism, etc.), which proliferated in the late 19th and early-20th centuries, were a hugely popular genre of political affiliation. They appealed to supranational identities unified by ethnic, religious, geographical or other form of likeness. These movements were marked by their …

“A Non-Representational Historical Geography?” Sessions at the 2019 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London

After its excursion to Cardiff in 2018, the RGS-IBG (Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers) Annual International Conference returned to its London headquarters for the 2019 edition, held from 27-30 August. This year’s theme was ‘Geographies of trouble / Geographies of hope’, though as news broke on the opening morning of Prime Minister …

Between Science and the City: Connecting Conferencing the International

The beginning of the summer has offered two opportunities to establish dialogues between our project and two new and exciting initiatives. On June 21st Steve travelled to Birkbeck College, London, to meet the four Principal Investigators on the new HERA funded project entitled “The Scientific Conference: A Social, Cultural, and Political History”. Steve had been …

Jeux avec frontières: a map of the historic borders of France prepared for the Paris Peace Conference in 1919

Cross-posted on the UoN Map of the Month blog. While preparing for a recent visit to the School’s map collection by members of the Charles Close Society, an unusual map of north-eastern France was uncovered in drawer B109 in a miscellany of war-related material that includes a Napoleonic map of central Europe, several World War …

Talking and researching European union in the USA

When attending large conferences, the lag times between abstract submission and the conference dates can often mean that papers morph as ideas evolve, or as the promised research takes an unexpected direction. Less commonly – at least when dealing with historical topics – it is due to the shifting political sands of the present. However, …

Reading group: Spiralling around the Comintern

Serge Wolikow (2017) “The Comintern as a World Network”. In Silvio Pons & Stephen A. Smith (Eds.), The Cambridge History of Communism, Volume 1: World Revolution and Socialism in One Country 1917–1941 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), pp. 212-231 Oleksa Drachewych (2019) “The Communist Transnational? Transnational studies and the history of the Comintern” History Compass 17:e12521 …

“Spaces of Internationalism”: Making an Exhibition of Ourselves

Complementing and coinciding with our recent conference at the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers, hereafter simply ‘RGS’), the same venue played host to our exhibition, titled ‘Spaces of Internationalism’. We launched the exhibition on the day before the conference, Monday 17th December 2018, and it ran until 22nd January 2019, with …

RGS Conference: “Conferencing the International: Spaces of Modern Internationalism”, 18th & 19th Dec 2018

On Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th December, we met for what was the primary public event of the ‘Conferencing the International’ project: an international conference on international conferencing. The venue was the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in South Kensington, London, a space whose own overtly imperial history and decoration, which the geographers in attendance …

Royal Geographical Society lecture, exhibition and conference

For all those who have been following this blog, we are delighted to invite you to three December events at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), London, that we having been hard at work preparing. First, on Monday 10th December 2018, Mike Heffernan will be delivering the Monday night lecture at the RGS, under the title …

CFP: RGS 2019, “A Non-Representational Historical Geography? Archives, Affects and Atmospheres”

A Non-Representational Historical Geography? Archives, Affects and Atmospheres CFP: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, Royal Geographical Society & Imperial College London, 27-30 August 2019 Stephen Legg and Ivan Marković, University of Nottingham Over the last 20 years ‘Non-Representational Theory’ (NRT) has emerged from within, and transformed, human geography. While not all sub-disciplines of human geography have embraced NRT, few …