Excursions: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

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An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Thursday 8th and Friday 9th December 2011

School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow

‘Excursions: telling stories and journeys’ is a two-day interdisciplinary symposium dedicated to the critical appreciation of the arts, acts and politics of telling. The event is intended to re-situating storytelling in scholarly research, through the crafting of unusual journeys, material narratives and disruptive geographies.

Speakers include:

  • DEREK McCORMACK on being lighter than air
  • SARAH PINK on slow cities
  • MILES OGBORN on tales and tails.
  • ERIC LAURIER on video blogging
  • HESTER PARR on the missing
  • HAYDEN LORIMER on scaring crows
  • DEE HEDDON on buddy walks
  • CAITLIN DeSILVEY on mending broken things
  • LYNN ABRAMS on northern isles
  • CALEB JOHNSTON on family memory
  • and KATHLEEN STEWART (keynote) on regionality, in a small town

Cost of registration: £20 for academic staff and waged and £10 for postgraduate students and unwaged

Deadline for registration: 1st October 2011

This event is organised by the Human Geography Research Group, School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow.

If you would like to attend the symposium please register by e-mail with Leenah.Khan@glasgow.ac.uk

Any questions or queries about the event to: Hayden.Lorimer@glasgow.ac.uk or Hester.Parr@glasgow.ac.uk