JiscMail Logo
Email discussion lists for the UK Education and Research communities

Help for BIOGEOGRAPHY Archives


BIOGEOGRAPHY Archives

BIOGEOGRAPHY Archives


BIOGEOGRAPHY@JISCMAIL.AC.UK


View:

Message:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Topic:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Author:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

Font:

Proportional Font

LISTSERV Archives

LISTSERV Archives

BIOGEOGRAPHY Home

BIOGEOGRAPHY Home

BIOGEOGRAPHY  October 2011

BIOGEOGRAPHY October 2011

Options

Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Log In

Log In

Get Password

Get Password

Subject:

Call for Sessions: RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2012

From:

Dr Harriet Allen <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Biogeography Research Group <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Thu, 20 Oct 2011 17:41:04 +0100

Content-Type:

text/plain

Parts/Attachments:

Parts/Attachments

text/plain (248 lines)

Dear BRG member 

The 2012 RGS-IBG Annual Conference is being held in Edinburgh July 3-5th. 
If anyone is interested in proposing/organising a biogeography-themed 
session please would you contact me and/or Stephanie Wyse at the RGS. The 
deadline for session proposals in January 31st.

There will be a later date for submitting individual paper proposals to 
sessions organised by the conference planning committee

Full details are given below.

Yours

Harriet Allen
(Chair, BRG)

===============================

 

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference
2012

Call for Sessions 

 

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is pleased to announce that
the Call for Sessions has opened for its Annual International Conference
2012 (AC2012). The conference, which will be chaired by Professor Chris
Philo (University of Glasgow), will have as its theme Security of
geography/geography of security. 

 

Please note the change of date and location for the conference:

 

Date: Tuesday 3 to Thursday 5 July 2012

Location: University of Edinburgh

 

Members of the geographical and related communities are invited to
propose sessions for the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2012.
Information about the conference theme and a Call for Sessions are
below.  An open Call for Papers for the conference will follow later in
2011.  

 

If you have any questions, please start by checking the conference
website, www.rgs.org/AC2012.  Otherwise, please don't hesitate to get in
contact by emailing [log in to unmask] or phoning +44 (0) 20 7591 3027.  

 
Stephanie Wyse
Professional Officer, Conference & Research Groups 

 

Conference theme

 

The theme is to explore the many intersections between geography and
security: both the security of geography and the geography of security.
The idea is to work between an 'inward-looking' concern for the
well-being of geographical research, learning, teaching and
communication, and an 'outward-looking' concern for how worldly
geographies are deeply implicated in achieving or compromising the
security of environments, peoples and communities. 

 

Attention should be given to ways of securing the subject of geography
in the face of educational restructuring at schools and financial
restructuring of university teaching and research, as well as set
against growing governmental (and even popular) demands to show impact,
relevance and applicability. Success in this respect may then depend on
demonstrating what a geographical perspective - spanning the sciences
through to the humanities - can offer attempts at understanding and
countering multiple sources of insecurity (environmental, climatic,
economic, 'national', digital, personal). 

 

A critical sensibility is needed, however, to ensure that the will to
create security, whether for an academic subject or in real-world
situations, does not descend into simplistic drawing and policing of
boundaries around whatever is to be secured. The invitation to all
geographers, physical and human, is to ask challenging questions about
matters of geography and security which advance intellectual and
practical agendas, addressing issues of major scientific and social
significance, while also cultivating the institutional supports upon
which our own ability to contribute as a subject necessarily depend.

 

Key dates

 

Session organisers are asked to take note of the following key dates and
deadlines:

 

*         31 January 2012: Deadline for submitting sessions (with paper
& author information, including abstracts) to the conference organisers.
Late submissions will not be accepted.  

*         February 2012: Conference organisers confirm acceptance of
proposed sessions

*         9 March 2012: Deadline for submitting individual paper
proposals to sessions organised by conference planning committee

*         From April 2012: Conference organisers publish provisional
programme and timetable for feedback.  The programme is expected to
reach "final" status in May 2012.

 

The AC2012 conference website has a full timeline of conference
activities.

W: www.rgs.org/AC2012Timeline 

 

Call for Sessions

 

Sessions may take the form of presented papers, panels, practitioner
forums, discussions or workshops.  Innovative sessions and formats are
encouraged.  Session organisers may wish to read some short guides on
alternative session formats prepared by the conference organisers and
the Participatory Geographies Research Group (PyGyRG
<http://www.pygyrg.org/> ).  

W: www.rgs.org/AC2012SessionFormats 

 

New guidelines on participation have been introduced for the conference
in 2012, which include:

 

*         Sessions timeslots are 1 hour 40 minutes long; there are now
15 timeslots of this length in the conference programme.

*         A session may not normally occupy more than two timeslots in
the programme

*         Individuals may not make more than two substantive
contributions to the conference (where a substantive contribution is a
paper/poster presentation of any length; panel discussion; discussant or
other session contribution).  Acting as session organiser, chair or
facilitator , and being a non-presenting co-author is excluded from this
limit.

 

Session organisers should read the guidelines for participation before
proposing a session for the conference, as they contain key information
about session organisation and scheduling.  All sessions will be
reviewed and approved by the Conference Planning Committee.  

W: www.rgs.org/AC2012Participation.  

 

More information about sessions, advice on how to advertise a Call for
Papers on the conference website, information about arranging Research
Group session sponsorship, and a form for submitting your session
proposal to the conference organisers may be found on the conference
website.

W: www.rgs.org/AC2012CallForSessions.   

 

Call for Papers

A Call for Papers to 'open' sessions (convened by the conference
organisers) will be announced later in 2011.    

 

Session organisers are encouraged to send a copy of their Call for
Papers to the conference organisers in addition to distributing it via
their own networks and mailing lists as soon as possible.  Email your
Call for Papers to: [log in to unmask]  

 

Find out more about the Society's work

 

*         Join Us, and support geography.  Fellowship offers the
opportunity to network with others in your profession and to support the
spread of geographical knowledge.  Find out more at www.rgs.org/JoinUs

*         Journals Geography Directions, a blog linking our latest
journal content to geographical news stories, has a fresh new look. It
is an easy way to keep up with new papers but also provides useful links
for teaching and accessible content for students - please have a look
online at www.geographydirections.com
<https://webmail.rgs.org/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.geographyd
irections.com>  and consider 'following' us!

*         Scholarly Publishing: The Society's scholarly publications
provide an outlet and support for the dissemination of high quality
research across the breadth of the discipline.  We publish three leading
journals (Transactions of the IBG, The Geographical Journal and Area)
and an academic book series; read more at www.rgs.org/Journals.  

*         Grants: The Society provides funding for geographical research
to students, postgraduates, early-career researchers and more
established researchers, with deadlines in November for a range of
postgraduate and senior research grants.  Find out more at
www.rgs.org/Grants. 

*         Research Groups bring together active researchers and those
with a professional interest in a particular aspect of geography and
related disciplines.  There are more than 27 active groups offering a
wide range of opportunities and activities.  To join or find out more,
visit www.rgs.org/ResearchGroups.  

 

 


The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) has emails scanned by the 
MessageLabs Email Security System.

########################################################################

To unsubscribe from the BIOGEOGRAPHY list, click the following link:
http://jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?SUBED1=BIOGEOGRAPHY&A=1

Top of Message | Previous Page | Permalink

JISCMail Tools


RSS Feeds and Sharing


Advanced Options


Archives

March 2014
August 2013
May 2013
March 2013
February 2013
December 2012
July 2012
June 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
October 2011
August 2011
July 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
November 2010
October 2010
August 2010


WWW.JISCMAIL.AC.UK

Secured by F-Secure Anti-Virus CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager