Regenerating Political Geography Workshop — University of Birmingham June 24th 2015

Alex Jeffrey reflects on the day he spent at the PolGRG workshop in Birmingham, with insights from yesterday’s presentations.

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I have spent the day at the Political Geography Research Group Workshop at the University of Birmingham, organised by Adam Ramadan and Sara Fregonese. This is an (almost) annual event bringing together postgraduates, post-docs and lecturers to think about current research and teaching in the field of political geography. This year the workshop was titled ‘Regenerating Political Geography’ and was focusing on emerging research strands while also giving the requisite tools to a new generation of political geographers to embark on the next stage of their career. I was sorry to miss the second day (where Alan Ingram and Fiona McConnell were talking on teaching, while Jason Dittmer and Sara Fregonese gave presentations on the job market).

The morning paper session provided an excellent snapshot of some emerging research in political geography. Arshad Isakajee and Thom Davies (both at Birmingham) gave a vibrant and insightful talk exploring refugee experience…

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