Archive: Novembre, 2017

• PGSG pre-conference AAG 2018


University of New Orleans – April 9, 2018
The Political Geography Specialty Group (PGSG) and the Department of Planning & Urban Studies at the University of New Orleans (UNO) are pleased to announce the 31st Annual PGSG Preconference.
Date: Monday, April 9, 2018
Time: Sessions will run approximately 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Location: Training, Resource, and Assistive-Technology Center (TRAC), Oliver St. Pé Center [#26 on this map].  Physical address for parking lot is at the intersection of Leon C. Simon Dr. and St. Anthony Ave. Generic campus address is 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70148.
Paper presenters: Paper titles and abstracts (see details below) are due January 31, 2018. Please submit with PAPER ABSTRACT SUBMISSION in the subject line to:
Poster presenters: The PGSG also welcomes poster proposals. Preconference participants may only present in one medium (paper or poster, but not both). Poster titles and abstracts (see details below) are due February 28, 2018. Please submit with POSTER ABSTRACT SUBMISSION in the subject line to:
Both paper and poster abstracts should include the following information in a Word (.doc or .docx) document with no formatting except as noted: title of paper/poster; name(s) as they should appear in the program with family name underlined; department affiliation; university affiliation; e-mail address for correspondence and to be listed in program; abstract (250 word maximum). [see sample abstract submission document]
Registration: As with past preconferences, there will be a nominal $20 registration fee for which you should bring cash or check on the day of the event.  There is no fee for full-time students.
Evening events: In addition to the annual group dinner after the preconference Monday evening, the PGSG will also coordinate a social hour on Sunday night for early arrivals. More details to follow.
Lodging & Transportation: There is no PGSG-negotiated housing near the UNO campus and for most people it will work best to stay in the French Quarter and take the bus out to UNO for the day.  The UNO campus is accessible from the AAG venues in New Orleans via the Regional Transit Authority (RTA).  Using the RTA website and inputting 2200 Leon C. Simon Dr., New Orleans, LA into the “arriving at” location will take you on a single bus (#55, lots of local stops, but no transfers) from the French Quarter Marriott (555 Canal St., New Orleans, LA).  Inputting 1955 Leon C. Simon Dr., New Orleans, LA will require a connection but bring you directly across the street and a parking lot from the Oliver St. Pé Center.  Both routes take approximately 35 minutes.  Parking on-campus is available with advance request via the PGSG organizers.  Other transportation options include Uber, Lyft, and taxi.
AAG scheduling: Should you have any concerns about the scheduling of your main conference presentation given your presence in New Orleans early in the week, coordinate with your AAG session organizers and AAG administrators.
PGSG Organizers: Kenneth Madsen, PGSG President (; Afton Clark-Sather, PGSG Secretary/Treasurer (
Local host: Michelle Thompson, Department of Planning & Urban Studies, University of New Orleans.  Please do not contact local host. All inquiries should be directed to the PGSG organizers above.
A .pdf version of this call for proposals may be found here.

• IGU Regional Conference in Quebec city

2nd Call for Organized Sessions and Individual Papers and Posters
2018 IGU Regional Conference

Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers
August 6th -10th 2018, Québec City, Canada

The International Geographical Union and the Canadian Association of Geographers invite you to submit abstracts to be considered for organized sessions and individual papers, and posters for their upcoming IGU-CAG Conference in beautiful Quebec City from August 6th to 10th 2018.
Abstract submissions will take place from November 1st 2017 to March 15th 2018.
Featuring Acclaimed Geographers addressing the importance of ‘Appreciating Difference’:
Wiley Plenary Speakers
Dr. Shuaib Lwasa
(The State of African Geography)
Drs. Sarah Hunt, Annie Ross and Margot Greenwood
(Indigenous Geographies)

Luminary Speakers
Dr. Sarah Bednarz, Sponsored by the CAG Education Study Group)
Dr. Jérôme Dupras, Sponsored by the Regroupement des géographes du Québec
Dr. Mike Goodchild, Sponsored by the CAG GIS Study Group
Dr. Doris Wastl-Walter, Sponsored by the IGU Commission, Geography of Governance
This bilingual English-French conference is a truly international event bringing together more than fifty IGU and CAG Commissions and Study Groups in Human, Physical and Education Geography. We are equally pleased to be joined by the National Council for Geographic Education. Numerous field trips will take advantage of Quebec’s stunning mountain, marine and rural environments as well as urban and cultural centres. Come for the geography and stay for the natural and cultural attractions!
Session proposals and individual papers and posters should take into consideration the conference theme: “Appreciating Difference.”
Abstracts will be published in an electronic format available to all participants. Details on the preliminary program, submitting, registering, travel, and lodging can be
found at the conference website:
Bienvenue au Canada in 2018!

• IGU Thematic Conference – Moscow

The National Committee of Russian Geographers invite participants to the IGU Thematic Conference “Practical Geography and XXI Century Challenges which will be held in Moscow on 4-6 June 2018.


It is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Institute of Geography of Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) – the largest and the oldest geographical research organization in Russia.


First Circular of the conference and its preliminary programme

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