The RGS-IBG Social and Cultural Geography Research Group (SCGRG) would like to invite expressions of interest for sponsored sessions for the RGS-IBG 2022 Annual Conference, which will take place in Newcastle from Tuesday 30 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
RGS-IBG recognises that: ‘This year’s conference will not be ‘business as usual’ given everything that has happened over the last two years, from COVID-19 to Black Lives Matter, and from COP26 to concerns about cultures and behaviour within disciplinary spaces. So before we open the call for sessions and papers, we want to encourage everyone to pause and think about the conference, what it means, and what it offers to those attending. We too will be thinking widely and expansively about sustainability, inclusivity and accessibility in and around the conference and our broader activities with Research Groups and the geographical community. Please see our chair’s statement on inclusivity and safety.’
You can find out more about the conference at: https://www.rgs.org/research/annual-international-conference/#
The conference will consist of a strong in-person element, and with hybrid and online ways to participate.
The theme for the 2022 Annual Conference, chaired by Professor Rachel Pain, is Geographies Beyond Recovery.
SCGRG is keen to sponsor sessions that directly relate to the conference theme, as well as make room for a wide range of other issues and topics. We welcome sessions which will be of wide significance and interest to social and cultural geographers, will meaningfully contribute to ongoing debates in social and cultural geography, and demonstrate substantive, methodological or theoretical novelty.
Please take note the guidelines for session proposals and conference participation: https://www.rgs.org/research/annual-international-conference/call/
Please take time to familiarise yourselves with the guidelines and to design your session proposals accordingly.
Please submit your expressions of interest for SCGRG sponsorship by 17:00GMT on Friday 28th January through: https://forms.office.com/r/xmjc0Lbd8a
We will endeavour to inform applicants of the outcome by the 4th February.