November 20, 2018, by Benjamin Thorpe

Royal Geographical Society lecture, exhibition and conference

Delegates pose for a photograph in the opulent Orange Hall of Huis ten Bosch palace, with the intention of discussing world disarmament at the First Hague Conference.

The First Hague Conference in 1899: A meeting in the Orange Hall of Huis ten Bosch palace. Source: Imperial War Museums, photograph HU 67224

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 ‘Spaces of Internationalism’. This will look at the history of internationalism, with particular reference to the international role of the RGS-IBG. It is open to Members of the RGS, who may each bring one guest.

A week later, on Monday 17th December 2018, we launch our exhibition in the RGS Pavilion, also titled ‘Spaces of Internationalism’. This is free to enter and open to all, and the exhibition will run until 22nd January 2019 (though the RGS will be closed for Christmas from Saturday 22nd December to Tuesday 1st January, inclusive). If you are able to join us for the launch, please register at

Last but by no means least, on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th December we are holding our major project conference in the RGS Education Centre, titled ‘Conferencing the International: Spaces of Internationalism’. This conference brings together leading geographers, historians, scholars of international relations and of conference organising to discuss the nature of international conferences and the role that conferences have played – and continue to play – in shaping our understandings of modern internationalism. It is also free to enter and open to all, though space is strictly limited, so please register for free tickets at A full conference programme is available at the same website.

We hope to see you in London next month!

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