PolGRG Workshop: 24-25 June 2015 – Full program

Registration for the PolGRG workshop is now closed, but you might want to take a look at the full workshop programme and follow us on Twitter on #PolGRGBham

Day 1

10 Registration and coffee

10:45 Welcome and introduction

11 New research in Political Geography I
Christina Oelgemoller (Loughborough University)
Transit space – creative space?

Jonathan Rokem (The Bartlett, UCL)
Contested urbanism – learning from Stockholm and Jerusalem

Arshad Isakjee & Thom Davies (University of Birmingham)
‘This is not France, this is the Jungle’: initial reflections from ongoing research in the new refugee camp in Calais.

Sam Strong (University of Cambridge)
Shameful subsistence? The everyday politics of the food bank

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Emerging research directions – roundtable
Fiona McConnell (University of Oxford)
Alex Jeffrey (University of Cambridge)
James Sidaway (National University of Singapore)

3 Coffee

3:30 Publishing in Political Geography
James Sidaway (National University of Singapore)
Jo Sharp (University of Glasgow)

6:30 Dinner

Day 2

9:30 Teaching Political Geography
Alan Ingram (UCL)
Julian Clark (University of Birmingham)
Fiona McConnell (University of Oxford)

10:30 Coffee

11 The job market
Jason Dittmer (UCL)
Sara Fregonese (University of Birmingham)

12Lunch and PolGRG AGM

1:30 New research in Political Geography II
Rosanna White (Royal Holloway University of London)
Ceremonies of possession: performing science and sovereignty in the Canadian Arctic.

Krithika Srinivasan (University of Exeter)
The Animal Question

Michael Laiho (Durham University)
Energy and climate policy-making in the EU with regard to discourses of carbon geographies as ‘Arctic  problems’

Joe Thorogood (UCL)
Geopolitics, assemblage and the war on drugs: the changing dynamics of opioid consumption

3 Coffee

3:30  Research funding
Jo Sharp (University of Glasgow)
Nick Gill (University of Exeter)

4:30 Final discussion and wrap-up

5 Workshop close

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