17 Sept. Future Earth Town hall Meeting
The GSI and Royal Irish Academy are pleased to launch the edited volume 'Spatial Justice and the Irish Crisis' (Kearns, Meredith, Morrisey, Eds. 2015) on Monday 29 September, from 1-3pm, at the RIA, 19 Dawson Street in Dublin. Professor of Social Policy and geographer John Mohan, Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham, will speak on 'Charity Deserts, Spatial Justice, and the Distribution of Voluntary Resources: Bad Science, Evidence'. The lecture will be followed by an overview of the volume and a general discussion. The edited volume results from a one-day conference sponsored by the GSI and the RIA in 2013 that was attended by President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins. To register, click here. For more details, contact Gerry Kearns.
Call for Papers
Call for Papers - GIS Research UK 2015
Date: 15-17 April 2015
Location: University of Leeds
The GISRUK conference series is the UK’s national GIS research conference, established in 1993. GISRUK conferences attract delegates from all parts of the UK, together with the European Union and North America and from disciplines including Geography, Computer Science, Planning, Archaeology, Geology, Geomatics and Engineering.
Extended abstracts (up to 1500 words) are now invited. All abstracts will be peer reviewed. Accepted abstracts will be published in conference proceedings; some will be invited to be written up as full papers for a special issue of Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy.More information - including how to submit an abstract here. Deadline: 7 November 2014
2015 Jacques May Thesis Prize: Call for Submissions
The Health & Medical Geography Specialty Group (HMGSG) of the AAG is accepting submissions for the Jacques May Thesis Prize. Eligible Master's & doctoral theses must address themes in health/medical geography broadly defined and be completed 24 months before the November 8 2014 submission deadline. Submissions will be judged on their contribution to the field, their methodological approach, organization, and written composition. Membership in the AAG is required, but membership in the HMGSG is not. For submission details see: hmgsg.org or contact Professor Mei-Po Kwan.
The New York Public Library has made over 20,000 maps free to download from their website here.
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20th Annual 'Practising Historical Geography' Postgraduate and Undergraduate Conference: 5 November 2014, Univ. of Bristol
Organised by the Historical Geography Research Group of the RGS, this conference is open to all postgraduate and undergraduate students of historical geography. Undergraduates contemplating a dissertation in historical geography may find the 'postgraduate voices' and 'dissertation prize winner' sessions particularly helpful. Reports of previous years events are available on the HGRG website: http://historicalgeographyresearchgroup.wordpress.com/. A small registration fee of £10 is payable at the conference. To register please email Lucy Veale, the HGRG Conference Officer.