Welcome to the Social and Cultural Geography Research Group (SCGRG) website. With around 460 members, the SCGRG is one of largest and most active research groups of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). We invite you to explore our website to learn more about the group, its events and activities. Our mission statement can be found here.
SCGRG Reading Weekend 2013
The SCGRG is holding a weekend event on ‘reading and writing social and cultural geography’ on 1-3 November 2013. The event is open to all, but is primarily aimed at postgraduate researchers. The weekend will mainly consist of discussions around a series of articles from the journal Social & Cultural Geography on key concepts and debates. Routledge/Taylor & Francis will provide 14 days free access to journal content (and their whole geography collection) for registered participants prior to the event. There will also be panels/roundtables on publishing and early-career Q&As. We hope you will join us to socialise, meet new people and hopefully have some fruitful discussions. A limited number of postgraduate bursaries are available. Further information can be found on the event’s webpage.
SCGRG at AC2013
SCGRG is pleased to announce the following sponsored sessions at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference in August 2013. Please click on the links below to access information and calls for papers on each session.
- New frontiers of geographical knowledge and practice? Exploring creative methods and encounter Liz Bondi (University of Edinburgh), Hester Parr (University of Glasgow), Olivia Stevenson (University of Glasgow), Alette Willis (University of Edinburgh)
- Migration, Mobility, Border Spaces and Affective Childhoods Stuart Aitken (Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Youth and Space [ISYS], San Diego State University)
- Writing Geography Innes Keighren (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Fraser MacDonald (University of Edinburgh)
- Connecting elements Isla Forsyth (University of Nottingham) and Will Hasty (University of Edinburgh)
- The emotional geographies of natural disasters Stephanie Morrice (Royal Holloway, University of London)
- Immunitary Geographies Gail Davies (University of Exeter), Jamie Lorimer (University of Oxford) and Steve Hinchliffe (University of Exeter)
- Comforting Geographies Danny McNally and Laura Price (Royal Holloway, University of London) co-sponsored by the Women and Geography Study Group
- Affecting Heritage: revisiting the geographies and politics of heritage through affect and emotion Divya P. Tolia-Kelly (Durham, Geography), Emma Waterton (University of Western Sydney, Institute for Culture and Society) and Steve Watson (York St Johns University, Business School)
- The re-making of the national in the age of migration Marco Antonsich and Elizabeth Mavroudi (Loughborough University)
- Creativity and transition: exploring social reintegration and rehabilitation into civilian life Kim Ward (University of Exeter) and Agatha Herman (University of Plymouth)
- Participatory Science: museums, things and reasons to participate Hilary Geoghegan (UCL) to be held at Dana Centre, Science Museum – more details to follow.