‘On being at sea: historically experiencing movement across the waves’: a panel at the RGS-IBG Conference, Cardiff, August 2018

In this panel at the annual RGS-IBG conference Jake Hodder and myself collated five papers that encouraged us to reflect on non-earth (but still Earth-bound) geographies. It had become apparent during our research into interwar international conferences that transit was an essential part of the conference experience, and conference labour. Although the interwar period was …

CFP: AAG 2019, “Historical Geographies of the Interwar: beyond 1919”

Historical Geographies of the Interwar: beyond 1919 CfP: AAG Annual Conference, Washington, 3rd to 7th April 2019 Ben Thorpe, Mike Heffernan and Stephen Legg, University of Nottingham, UK In November 2018 the final centenaries of the First World War will take place. 2019 will witness the centenary of the Paris Peace Conference and of the …

Workshop III: London and the International City, 5th July 2018

The final workshop of the AHRC Conferencing the International Project took place on the (very warm) afternoon of 5th July 2018 in Methodist Central Hall in the heart of Westminster. The workshop brought together sixteen academics, civil servants and representatives from charities and political organisations to discuss what makes a city, and specifically the city …

International Conferences and Geographical Education

The interwar conferences at the heart of our project all aimed to increase geographical education. The International Studies Conferences of the League of Nations explicitly sought to produce teaching materials that would foster in future generations an interest in distant places, and in global peace. The Pan-African Congresses contributed to the building up of encyclopaedic …

Workshop II: Spaces of Display, 27 March 2018

Our second practitioner workshop, ‘Spaces of Display’, met in March at Primary, an artist-led studio and exhibition space situated in a former Victorian primary school in Nottingham. The setting was generative of the overall aim and ambition of the workshop: to explore some of the wider themes of the project in relation to conferences as …

Geographies of Sensory Politics: Re-thinking Atmospheres

Geographies of Sensory Politics: Re-thinking Atmospheres Session at the New Orleans Association of American Geographers Conference, April 10th 2018 One of our broader objectives in “Conferencing the International” is to conceive of conferences as multi-sensory spaces and to question the extent to which we can explore sensory geographies of the past and their impact on …

Workshop I: Conferencing and Universities, 20 December 2017

Workshop I: Conferencing and Universities 20th December 2017, University Park, Nottingham As part of our “Pathways to Impact” programme we have been establishing links with individuals and organisations who have various connections to conferences, hospitality and events management. We plan three workshops over the following year as ways of engaging in “knowledge exchange”; that is, …

CFP: “On being at sea: historically experiencing movement across the waves”

Update: We still have some last spaces in our upcoming RGS-IBG Conference session which we hope may be of interest to some of you. The session is sponsored by the Historical Geography Research Group. ———————————- On being at sea: historically experiencing movement across the waves CFP: RGS-IBG Conference, Cardiff August 28-31 2018 Jake Hodder and …

CFP: “On being at sea: historically experiencing movement across the waves”

On being at sea: historically experiencing movement across the waves CFP: RGS-IBG Conference, Cardiff August 28-31 2018 Jake Hodder and Stephen Legg, School of Geography, University of Nottingham A networked conception of space now informs the ways in which geographers consider a host of trans-local historical phenomena, from empires to trading companies, missions to exploration, …

Recent Call for Papers

As part of the grant we’ve recently issued two call for papers. The first, ‘Geographies of Sensory Politics’, is for a session at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers in New Orleans next April. It will give us the chance to explore one of the important conceptual and methodological concerns of the …