Maynooth Geographers @ the RGS/IBG 2017

A number of us are at the Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers this week. The theme is: Decolonising geographical knowledges: opening geography out to the world. With apologies if I have missed anyone (and please do let me know so that I can correct this), these are the Maynooth geographers engaging with the RGS/IBG this year –

Wednesday 9.00-10.40. Andrew McClelland, Mark Boyle, convenors, Valuing heritage in the postcolonial city (1) , SALC-7
Wednesday 9.00-10.40. Andrew McClelland, Mark Boyle, Using Public Participation Geographical Information System (PPGIS) methods to capture dissonant heritages in Derry-Londonderry, SALC-7
Wednesday 11.10-12.50. Andrew McClelland, Mark Boyle, convenors, Valuing heritage in the postcolonial city (2), SALC-7
Wednesday 11.10-12.50. Gerry Kearns, Discussant, Valuing heritage in the postcolonial city, SALC-7
Thursday 14.40-16.20. Rob Kitchin, convenor, Dialogues in Human Geography plenary forum: The Whereabouts of Climate Politics: navigating climate’s human geographies, Ondaatje Theatre
Thursday 14.40-16.20. Gerry Kearns, ‘Official’ space and the anticolonial imaginary, SAF-120
Thursday 14.40-16.20. Aoife Delaney, Caspar Menkman, convenors, Contesting Smart Cities (1), SHE-RD
Thursday 16.50-18.30. Ronan Foley, co-convenor, Sensing and making sense of ‘nature’ in the context of illness and impairment, SAF-119
Thursday 16.50-18.30. Ronan Foley, Being bobby, being blobby: Transforming swimming bodies in blue space, SAF-119
Thursday 16.50-18.30. Aoife Delaney, Caspar Menkman, convenors, Contesting Smart Cities (2), SHE-RD
Thursday 16.50-18.30. Caspar Menkman, Publics and Populations of the Smart grid, SHE-RD
Friday 9.00-10.40. Mary Gilmartin, convenor, Social and Cultural Geography Lecture: From Historical Chains to Derivative Futures: Land Title Registries as Time Machines, Ondaatje Theatre
Friday 11.10-12.50. Mary Gilmartin, Political Geography Lecture. Decolonising Migration, Ondaatje Theatre
Friday 11.10-12.50. Mark Boyle, co-convenor, Author meets critics – Reappraising Livingstone’s The Geographical Tradition after a quarter of a century, SAF-G34

There have been a number of postings and some discussion of this topic on email lists (especially Crit-Geog) and some useful resources for teaching and research have been highlighted, including

A themed set of papers from Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tran.12195/full

Discussion of race – http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/area.12371/full

Articles from Social and Cultural Geography

White socio-spatial epistemology      by Owen J Dwyer and John Paul Jones III
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14649360020010211

Indigenous more-than-humanisms: relational ethics with the Hurunui River in Aotearoa New Zealand         by Amanda C Thomas
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14649365.2015.1042399

Decolonizing geographies of travel: Reading James/Jan Morris     by Richard Phillips
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14649360020028249

On plantations, prisons, and a black sense of place       by Katherine McKittrick
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14649365.2011.624280

In, out and unspeakably about: taking social geography beyond an Anglo-American positionality     by Linda Peake
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14649365.2011.610245

Toxic geographies: absences in critical race thought and practice in social and cultural geography      by Minelle Mahtani
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14649365.2014.888297

They’re here – I can feel them: the epistemic spaces of Indigenous and Western Knowledges       By Annette Watson and Orville H Huntington
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14649360801990488

Everyday multiculturalism: catching the bus in Darwin, Australia  by Michele Lobo
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14649365.2014.916743

Trance and visibility at dawn: racial dynamics in Goa’s rave scene    By Arun Saldanha
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14649360500258328

 

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