Geography and the ‘new empirics’ event

The Social and Cultural Geography Research Group are organizing a conference and workshops on ‘Geography and the New Empirics’.  The event is on the 20th-21st January 2011, and will be hosted by UCL and The Royal Geographical Society, London.

In an intellectual context that celebrates uncertainty, complexity and multiplicity, this workshop engages with the practicalities and demands that these ideas place on the doing and dissemination of research.  We aim to bring together post-graduates and early career researchers from across social and cultural geography to engage with ideas of the empirical and to share the issues and challenges of research in this contemporary context.

The workshop begins on the afternoon of Thursday 20th January at UCL with a series of discussion/reading groups.  Friday 21st January will compromise a series of paper sessions followed by a panel session.  For the Friday, we are inviting abstract submissions on the theme of ‘Geography and the New Empirics’.  Abstracts should be submitted to by Friday 26th November.  We particularly encourage the submission of abstracts from post-graduates and early career researchers.