Archive: Ottobre 1st, 2013

• IGU Regional Conference in Kraków, Poland,

Call for Sessions
IGU Regional Conference in Kraków, Poland,
18-22 August 2014
The sessions to be organized during the IGU regional conference in Kraków can be categorized as follows: plenary sessions, Commission / Task Force sessions and thematic sessions.
The sessions at the IGU regional conference in Kraków will be organized by the IGU commissions and task forces. Additionally, the participants may propose thematic sessions to be organized during the conference.
The proposals for Commission / Task Force sessions must be submitted to the organizing committee no later than 15 October 2013 and the proposals for other sessions no later than 30 November 2013. Joint sessions on appropriate themes relevant to two or more IGU commissions are especially encouraged, as are those that contribute to future earth and the International year of Global Understanding. Interested participants should indicate the relevant commission/task force when submitting abstracts.
Thematic sessions may be organized by the conference participants to present the achievements of research groups or the results of important international and IGU research projects, or to gather experts specialized in a particular research topic in order to discuss selected research issues.
additionally, the conference participants are encouraged to organize workshops and special sessions for young scholars and university teachers, school geography teachers and students.
If you want to organize a session sponsored by the Commission on Political Geography pleas contact the chair of the Commission ‎and/or the secretary
For more information about the IGU 2014 Regional Conference, see the conference website

• Border Walls and Security Conference

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Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the question still remains “Do good fences still make good neighbours”? Since the Great Wall of China, construction of which began under the Qin dynasty, the Antonine Wall, built in Scotland to support Hadrian’s Wall, the Roman “Limes” or the Danevirk fence, the “wall” has been a constant in the protection of defined entities claiming sovereignty, East and West. But is the wall more than an historical relict for the management of borders? In recent years the wall has been given renewed vigour all around the world, whether in North America, in Europe (with the Greek border fence), in Asia (for instance in India) or in Middle East. But the success of these new walls in the development of friendly and orderly relations between nations (or indeed, within nations) remains unclear. What role does the wall play in the development of security and insecurity? Do walls contribute to a sense of insecurity as much as they assuage fears and create a sense of security for those ‘behind the line’? Exactly what kind of security is associated with border walls?


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• International ‘Lodz’ Political Geography Conference

The Department of Political Geography and Regional Studies of the University of Lodz traditionally invites you to participate in the 14th International ‘Lodz’ Political Geography Conference. In 2014 Poland will be the organizer of the International Geographical Union Regional Conference (in Cracow, August 18-22) so the Lodz conference will be organized jointly with the pre-conference of the IGU Commission on Political Geography (CPG).
It will take place in Lopuszna (near Nowy Targ), August 15-17, 2014.

Here you can find the First Circular for the event circulated by Marek Sobczynski.

• Annual Political Geography Preconference

The PGSG and the School of Geosciences at USF Tampa are very pleased to announce that the 27th Annual PGSG Preconference will be held at the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus on Monday, April 7, 2014. The paper sessions will take place during the day. The PGSG will host a group dinner for preconference participants during the evening.


Co-organizers: Reece Jones (, Natalie Koch (

Local coordinators: Jayajit Chakraborty (, Pratyusha Basu (


Sponsor: School of Geosciences, University of South Florida, Tampa

More details will follow about the specific event location, but the School of Geosciences is located at 4202 East Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620.


Deadlines and registration

Please submit a paper title and a 200 word abstract, along with author contact details (name, institutional address, email address), to Reece Jones and Natalie Koch at no later than February 1, 2014.

As with our past pre-conferences, there will be a nominal $20 registration fee for faculty only. Faculty, please bring cash if at all possible.


Hotels near the USF Tampa campus include:

·         Embassy Suites Tampa – USF/Near Busch Gardens (located inside the campus)

·         Wingate by Wyndham Hotel Tampa (free shuttle service)

·         Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Tampa (free shuttle service)

·         La Quinta Inn Busch Gardens Tampa

For more options, see:

Campus and parking maps suitable for printing or storing on a portable device can be found at:

• Urban Planning and Sustainability – Ohio University

The Department of Geography at Ohio University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Urban Planning and Sustainability at the rank of Assistant Professor effective August 2014. The candidate must be committed to excellent teaching, developing an externally funded research program, and play a vital role the department’s Urban Planning and Environmental Geography tracks. We are seeking an urban geographer with a solid research and teaching agenda in planning and sustainability. The ability to teach an environmental planning course is required and the candidate is expected to contribute to the department’s emphasis on sustainability. Technical skills in geospatial analysis (GIS, Cartography or Geovisualization) would be considered an asset. The finalist should also possess a commitment to take a leadership role in mentoring undergraduate students majoring in geography and advising geography master’s students focusing on urban geography, planning, and sustainability. A Ph.D. in Geography or an allied field at the time of appointment is required.


Ohio University is a four-year Research-Extensive public institution of approximately 20,000 students located in Athens, a progressive community situated in the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio. The Department of Geography currently has 14 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members, 170 undergraduate majors and 17 master’s students, and offers a range of degree programs including environmental geography, GISc, urban planning, environmental pre-law, and meteorology. The department enjoys excellent teaching, research, IT, and administrative support for its activities, and faculty have an active role in the Baltimore Long-Term Ecological Research project. Department faculty members also work closely with the graduate and undergraduate programs in Environmental Studies.


The completed online application must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, separate research and teaching statements, and the names and contact information for three professional references. For more information please visit us online at Ohio University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and we seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Applications from women and persons from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged. For full consideration please apply by December 6, 2013.


To apply: apply online at: Questions may be directed to: Dr. James Dyer, Chair, Department of Geography, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701-2979. Voice: 740-593-1138. Fax: 740-593-1139. E-mail:

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