EOIS now open for Associate Editor of Geographical Research


23rd January 2019

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Geographical Research — Call for Expressions of Interest: Associate Editor (1)

About the journal

Geographical Research is the internationally-refereed publication of the Institute of Australian Geographers, the peak body representing academic and professional geographers in Australia. The primary objective of Geographical Research is to advance innovative, high-quality work that demonstrates the strengths and diversity of all parts of the discipline of Geography and allied fields and, in this endeavour, it also supports scholarship from the Institute’s several Study Groups. The Journal includes (but is not restricted to) academic papers, commentaries, book panels, and book reviews. It is published in February, May, August, and November each year by John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd. The Journal is managed by Editors appointed by the Council of the Institute. The Editor-in-Chief, Professor Elaine Stratford (University of Tasmania) works closely with Associate and Book Review Editors, respectively Professor Steve Turton (Central Queensland University), Dr Danielle Drozdzewski (Stockholm University), and Dr Kirstie Petrou (University of Tasmania, based in Adelaide).

Expression of Interest – Associate Editor

We are now seeking expressions of interest for another associate editor for the Journal. The Associate Editor will have a specialisation and the capacity to assess papers from other parts of geography and allied fields. For example, the team has recently worked on submissions related to ecology, food security, education, development studies, geomorphology, economic geography, and GIS. Thus, our new Associate Editor will be:

  • highly committed to geography and have a deep curiosity about allied fields;
  • passionate about reading, writing, publishing, and promoting the discipline widely;
  • able to work with a small team over distance;
  • able to devote four to eight hours a week to editorial duties including, but not limited to:

o   selecting reviewers;

o   liaising with reviewers and authors;

o   soliciting papers of all kinds produced by the journal; and

o   helping to assess special/themed/virtual issue proposals; and

  • able to travel to one annual meeting, typically in late January or early February, and join other members of the team and Editorial Board at geography conferences whenever possible.

To submit your Expressions of Interest

We welcome expressions of interest to become either an Associate Editor or member of the Editorial Board (you are welcome to apply for both). Write no more than one page that outlines your response to the points above. Add a current CV of no more than three pages that highlights relevant experience. Include a final page that lists the names and full contact details of two referees who have been made aware that they have been nominated. Please combine these documents into one PDF and send this jointly to Professor Elaine StratfordElaine.Stratford@utas.edu.au by close of business on Friday 1 February 2019. Selection will be made by the end of that month.

We look forward to receiving your expression of interest.

Elaine Stratford

Editor-in-Chief

 

CFP: Spatialities of educational engagement, IAG 2019 Hobart


22nd January 2019

CFP: Spatialities of educational engagement, IAG 2019 Hobart

We take great pleasure in inviting submission of abstracts responding to the call for papers below to be held at the 2019 Institute of Australian Geographers Conference from 9-13 July in Hobart, Tasmania, and encourage you to pass this invitation to others in your networks.

Spatialities of educational engagement

Convenors: Elaine Stratford, Kitty Te Riele, Natalie Brown, Becky Shelley

Educational opportunities are known to enrich people’s chances to enjoy fulfilment over the lifecourse. As students, parents, educators, employers, volunteers, policy-makers, and members of diverse publics, each of us engages with early childhood, primary, secondary, and tertiary education. Evidence from many studies around the world has established that active engagement in education deepens the benefits derived from learning, and yet the spatialities are not as well understood as they could be. We welcome papers that “speak” to this point and consider, for example, educational engagement and: learning environments; locational (dis)advantage and spatial justice; participation, equity, and access; urban/rural/regional/island settings; the spatial dimensions of identity; and socio-spatial innovations in educational policy. Other relevant ideas most welcome.

Abstracts are due with the conference organizers no later than 28 February and may be lodged at https://cdesign.eventsair.com/2019-iag/abstracts.

If you intend to submit an abstract, please also send your text to us so that we are aware in advance that the submission has been made.

We hope to engage scholars, policy-makers, and practitioners, and look forward to receiving your submission. If you have any questions about the conference please contact Elaine.Stratford@utas.edu.au in the first instance.

CFP: Decolonising the University: Theory and Praxis, IAG 2019 Hobart


21st January 2019

CFP: Decolonising the University: Theory and Praxis

Session Organisers: Michele Lobo and Kaya Barry

(Sponsored by the Cultural Geography Study Group/Urban Geography Study Group)

Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2019 ‘Geographies of emergence, divergence and convergence’

9-13  July 2019, Hobart, Tasmania  www.iagc2019.com

‘Once upon a time scholars assumed that if you ‘come’ from Latin America you have to ‘talk about’ Latin America; that in such a case you have to be a token of your culture. Such expectation will not arise if the author ‘comes’ from Germany, France, England or the US’

(Walter D Mignolo, 2009)

In this session we ask: If decolonisation is about proliferating planetary imaginaries of being and becoming otherwise, what are the practices we must engage in to decolonise the university. Such a question is crucial when neoliberal pressures and the reproduction of academic practices of privilege have the unintended effect of keeping racial hierarchies intact.  While focusing on the university might render us vulnerable, it is this site of vulnerability that has the capacity to mutate ‘decolonisation’ as more than another academic buzzword. Themes are unlimited but could include:

- Struggle and activism –e.g. @Rhodes must fall, #WeAreTheUniversity, https://www.smh.com.au/education/staff-left-betrayed-as-university-reveals-ramsay-centre-deal-20181217-p50msp.html

- Academic practices, the mundane and everyday decolonisation

- Geography, Geographers and Decolonisation in Australia

- Academic freedom and the politics of knowledge production

- Southern theory and global knowledge hierarchies 

Please submit your abstract (150 words) online via the conference website  https://cdesign.eventsair.com/2019-iag/abstracts and email the session convenors Michele Lobo michele.lobo@deakin.edu.au and Kaya Barry k.barry@griffith.edu.au with a copy. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 28 February 2019.
 

Dr Kaya Barry | University Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research 

Griffith University  | Nathan | QLD 4111 | Australia

T: +61 (0)7373 57692 | E: k.barry@griffith.edu.au  | Twitter: @kayathiea

CFP: Mobilising colour in geographical research: Vibrancies, saturations, and more -than- visual methods, IAG 2019 Hobart


21st January 2019

CFP: Mobilising colour in geographical research: vibrancies, saturations, and more -than- visual methods

Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2019 ‘Geographies of emergence, divergence and convergence’

9-13  July 2019, Hobart, Tasmania  www.iagc2019.com.

Sponsored by the Cultural Geography Study

Looking forward to some exciting conversations and discussions at IAG 2019 this year, on colour, saturation and movement. Please get in touch with Kaya Barry, Tim Edensor and/or myself if you have any questions. 

Please submit your abstract (150 words) online via the conference website https://cdesign.eventsair.com/2019-iag/abstracts and to the session convenors atk.barry@griffith.edu.au, d. bhattacharya@griffith.edu.au and t.edensor@mmu.ac.uk.

Kind Regards,

Diti 

CFP: Research assemblages: Thinking through the production of research, IAG 2019 Hobart


21st January 2019

CFP: Research assemblages: thinking through the production of research

Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2019 ‘Geographies of emergence, divergence and convergence’ 9-13  July 2019, Hobart, Tasmania  www.iagc2019.com

Session: Research assemblages: thinking through the production of research

Convener: Susannah Clement, University of Wollongong, sclement@uow.edu.au

Study Group: Cultural Geography

All research is mediated through a research-assemblage comprised of ‘bodies, things and abstractions that get caught up in social inquiry, including the events that are studied, the tools, models and precepts of research, and the researchers’ (Fox and Alldred 2015). This session calls for papers which consider the messy ways research is done through assemblages of bodies, materials, emotions, ideas and agendas. Papers might consider how research assemblages shape ethics processes, questions, methods, participant selection, empirical analysis, writing or publishing. Interested in playfully engaging with the idea of the research assemblage, the session welcomes a broad range of intersectional approaches.

Please submit your abstract (150 words) online via the conference website https://cdesign.eventsair.com/2019-iag/abstracts and email the session convener sclement@uow.edu.au by 28 February 2019.

You're welcome to contact me directly with any questions. 

Dr Susannah Clement
Australian Centre for Culture, Environment, Society and Space (ACCESS)
University of Wollongong, Australia

IAG 2019 Hobart: Call for Abstracts now open


21st January 2019

Call for Abstracts Open

Call for Abstracts Open for IAG 2019, Hobart

Dear geographers and friends of geography,

we are pleased to invite abstracts for papers and/or presentations for the Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2019 – at Wrest Point in Hobart.

The theme of the conference is geographies of emergence, divergence and convergence. We have some amazing international and local keynote speakers, including Jennifer Wolch (University of California, Berkeley), Janelle Knox-Hayes (MIT), Greg Lehman (University of Melbourne), Sangeetha Chandra-Shekeran (University of Melbourne), and Jamie Kirkpatrick (University of Tasmania) – among others.

Session proposals have been submitted for the conference by the Institute of Australian Geographers study groups. The breadth of the sessions attests to the diverse interests in our discipline and the sessions are well-aligned to the conference theme. We invite you to submit the abstract for your paper/presentation to the session that best suits the theme of your paper.

https://cdesign.eventsair.com/2019-iag/abstracts

If you are submitting an abstract which is not aligned to a session, please choose the ‘open/unaligned’ option.

The local organising committee for the conference will review all submitted abstracts after the closing date, in consultation with the IAG study group convenors (where relevant), to assess their fit with the conference and nominated session.

Paper presentations are limited to 15 minute presentations and 5 minutes for questions as the default, but there will be some sessions that have a call for papers where there are fewer papers and more time allocated for presentations (subject to time and venue availability). Some sessions may be managed according to interest, gauged by the number of abstract submissions, and the conference program will be adjusted accordingly.

We look forward to receiving your abstract and to seeing you in Hobart!
Jason Byrne and Aidan Davison, on behalf of the Local Organising Committee.

2019 Applied Geography Commission (AGC) meeting: Abstracts close 1 February


20th January 2019

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Dear AGC Colleagues,

I wanted to update you on our 2019 Applied Geography Commission (AGC) meeting before the end of the year. Please find  the meeting timeline:

timeline

 

When: 17th to 19th June, 2019

Where: Gran Sasso Science Institute, L’Aquila, Italy.

AGC meeting that will be L’Aquila, Italy (June 17th – 19th, 2019) and very kindly hosted by the GSSI – flyer for this event is attached and details posted on our website: https://agcigu.wordpress.com/

 

Cost: €300; Partner fee, €160 

The conference fee includes morning & afternoon tea, lunch, evening meals, a walking tour of L’Aquila and a half day excursion to Rocca Calascio, Santo Stenano di Sessanio and Bominaco. 

The partner fee covers evening meals, walking tour of L’Aquila and the half day excursion

Payment: The web link for the conference fee payment will be circulated as soon as it becomes available.

Getting to L’Aquila: Please find attached information that will help you to get to our conference venue, the Gran Sasso Science Institute in L’Aquila.

travel instructions

Accommodation:  A special conference rate is available at the following 3 hotels:

1. Hotel L’Aquila**** €70 per night

2. Hotel San Michele***  €60 per night

3. Hotel Castello*** €65 per night

For further information on accommodation please contact our local hosts: Dr Giulia Urso (giulia.urso@gssi.it) or Dr Gloria Cicerone (gloria.cicerone@gssi.it).

Abstract submission: Open NOWCloses 1st February, 2019. Email abstracts to me at: jj.corcoran@uq.edu.au

Happy holidays and look forward to seeing you in L’Aquila in 2019.

Best wishes,
Jonathan

Professor Jonathan Corcoran 
Secretary, Applied Geography Commission
Director, Queensland Centre for Population Research
Co-Editor, Australian Population Studies

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences | University of Queensland | St Lucia | Queensland | Australia | 4072 
Tel: +61(0)7 3365 6517 | Fax: +61(0)7 3365 6899 | Email: jj.corcoran@uq.edu.au


For more information download this document

IAG 2019 Hobart: Cultural Study Group welcomes your session proposals (50-100 words description)


9th January 2019
By Michele Lobo, Michelle Duffy and Vickie Zhang

Dear Friends

Best wishes for the New Year.

Looking forward to your participation at IAG 2019, Hobart. The Cultural Study Group welcomes your session proposals (50-100 words description). 

Please get in touch and upload your session proposal on the IAG website by the extended deadline which is Thursday 10 Jan 2019. Details here: https://cdesign.eventsair.com/2019-iag/sessions . Some of you have already uploaded your sessions on the website..thanks very much! 

Theme:  Geographies of Emergence, Divergence, and Convergence

Dates: July 9-13, July, 2019

Hashtag is #IAG2019Hobart.

Michele Lobo, Michelle Duffy and Vickie Zhang

IGU Urban Geography Commission annual meeting


9th January 2019

IGU Urban Geography Commission annual meeting

d4 to 9 August 2019 - LUXEMBOURG

URBAN CHALLENGES IN A COMPLEX WORLD 

The urban geographies of the new economy, services industries and financial market places

The Urban Commission of the International Geographical Union (IGU) in collaboration with the Urban Studies team of the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Luxembourg, is pleased to invite you to its 2019 Annual Conference, taking place on

 

the LUXEMBOURG University’s Campus Belval in Esch-sur-Alzette

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 January 2019

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Papers are invited to address the special topic 'The urban geographies of the new economy, services industries and financial market places

Our aim is to emphasise urban-regional development patterns and phenomena under the influence of economic change, digitalisation, multi-level governance and sustainability imperatives. Besides focusing on services and tech capitals as well as financial market places, this includes related processes that are shaping cities in most general terms.”

 

Besides, participants can submit individual papers, and/or proposals for panel sessions/roundtables, that are linked to the following thematic foci of the Urban Commission: 

1- Complex urban systems and processes of cities’ transformation 

2- Technological innovations, creative activities in cities 

3- Innovative and smart building and transportation in cities 

4- Polycentrism, small and medium-sized cities 

5- Sustainable to resilient cities 

6- Shrinking and aging cities 

7- Urban governance, planning and participative democracy 

8- Contested social spaces 

9- Subjective/objective well-being in cities 

10- Urban Heritage and Conservation 

11- New concepts and methods in urban studies 

 

Abstracts (around 2-3 pages) should include the following elements: 

• Theoretical background 

• Research questions 

• Methodology 

• Results/findings 

• Significant/general conclusions 

More detailed scientific and material information available on the commission website

 

Please submit your abstract following the recommendations indicated on the website. 

 

SUBMISSION AND INFORMATION

 

Only abstracts submitted via the platform will be accepted

 

GRANT FOR YOUNG RESEARCHERS

Early career researchers are considered before PhD completion or within 5 years after.

The Commission provides grants to help defray the costs of young participation to the Conference. Please note that, due to limited availability of funds, the IGU Travel Grants provide only the contribution to registration. 

In selecting applicants to receive awards, preference will be given to young or emerging scholars, in particular to those from developing countries. Because the funds available for this awards program are extremely limited, all applicants will be required to find the balance of the costs of participation; applications for 100% support cannot be funded. Please note that full participation in the conference, including the closing ceremony, is required. 

 

The selection will be made according to an extended abstract of 5-6 pages (longer than the regular abstract). The application to the grant must be indicated in the registration form and in the beginning of the abstract form. The template of abstract is the same, but the abstract must be more consistent in order to better judge of the content.

 

 

We will be delighted to welcome you to this conference,

 

Celine Rozenblat & Markus Hesse 

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Céline ROZENBLAT           
  Professor

  Chair of the Urban Geography Commission 

  of the International Geographical Union

                           
  
UNIVERSITY OF LAUSANNE  
  
Institute of Geography and Sustainability - Director

  Faculty of Geoscience and Environment
  Geopolis Building- office 3614      
  Mouline area       
  CH - 1015 LAUSANNE 

  SWITZERLAND

      
  

Tel   : 41 (0)21 692 36 13 
Cel   : 41 (0)79 777 05 01
Fax   : 41 (0)21 692 30 75 
Email: celine.rozenblat@unil.ch
http://www.unil.ch/unisciences/celinerozenblat

ORCID:  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5364-4403
BLOG: http://wp.unil.ch/citadyne-news/
SKYPE: Celine Rozenblat
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Extension for Call for Sessions until 10 January 2019


19th December 2018

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IAG 2019 Hobart: Conference Registrations now Open for and Call for Sessions closes 20 December


12th December 2018
Dear geographers and friends of geography,
You can now register for the Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, ‘Geographies of Emergence, Divergence, and Convergence’, Hobart 9-13 July, 2019.
To register go to: https://cdesign.eventsair.com/2019-iag/registration
 
For up-to-date information about the Conference go to the conference website: http://www.iagc2019.com

IAG 2019 Hobart: Conference Registrations now Open for and Call for Sessions closes 20 December

 

 

Dear geographers and friends of geography,

You can now register for the Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, ‘Geographies of Emergence, Divergence, and Convergence’, Hobart 9-13 July, 2019.

To register go to: https://cdesign.eventsair.com/2019-iag/registration

For up-to-date information about the Conference go to the conference website: http://www.iagc2019.com

A reminder that session proposals, including panels (e.g. author meets critics), can be submitted via the conference website by selecting the Call for Sessions tab. The deadline for the Call for Sessions is 20 December, 2018.

We are looking forwards to you joining us in Hobart in 2019.

Jason Byrne and Aidan Davison
On behalf of the Local Organising Committee
and University of Tasmania, Geography and Spatial Sciences
December 12, 2018

Call for Sessions Open for IAG2019 Hobart, Tasmania


27th November 2018
By Jason Byrne and Aidan Davison

CALL FOR SESSIONS OPEN FOR IAG2019 HOBART, TASMANIA

Dear geographers and friends of geography,

the local organising committee of the Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Hobart 9-13, 2019 is pleased to open the call for conference sessions.

The theme of the conference is Geographies of Emergence, Divergence, and Convergence.

Hashtag is #IAG2019Hobart.

Session proposals, including panels (e.g. author meets critics), are to be submitted via the conference website: https://cdesign.eventsair.com/2019-iag

To submit a session proposal, you select the Call for Sessions tab on the webpage (https://cdesign.eventsair.com/2019-iag/sessions), and then navigate to the Call for Session button, which will take you to a submission form.

In the near future, we will have a short piece in Geographical Research, which elucidates the conference theme further. The conference website already has some signposts for you to consider, including definitions and supporting text and images. It would be great if you could be mindful of the theme when thinking about sessions.

Study group members are encouraged to discuss session proposals with study group leaders – as the theme has been designed to be as inclusive as possible across physical and human geography, while speaking to the particularities of Tasmania – and contemporary global events.

The Conference will be held at the Wrest Point Conference Centre in Sandy Bay, Hobart, from July 9-13, with the conference days on the 10th-12th of July, and fieldtrips on the 13th. Pre-conference activities will occur on the 8th and 9th of July. The conference dinner is scheduled for the 11th. Further information will be updated on the conference website: conference website: https://cdesign.eventsair.com/2019-iag

The conference venue has capacity for 7 parallel sessions. Depending on the number of proposed sessions, and endorsements from study groups, we may have to do a little curating to ensure that sessions and abstracts are matched to venue capacity. This is not intended as a limitation, but please keep this in mind.

We have already confirmed some exciting international and local keynotes, including Carolyn FinneyGreg LehmanJanelle Knox-Hayes, and Jamie Kirkpatrick. More to follow.

We are looking forwards to you joining us in Hobart in 2019.

Jason Byrne and Aidan Davison
On behalf of the Local Organising Committee
and University of Tasmania, Geography and Spatial Sciences

November 27, 2018

Australian Academy of Science - Media Release - Geography: Shaping Australia’s Future


23rd November 2018
Media Release - Australian Academy of Science - Geography: Shaping Australia’s Future November 22, 2018

Website: Media Release - Australian Academy of Science - Geography: Shaping Australia’s Future

Launch of Geography. Shaping Australia’s Future held at the University of Sydney


23rd November 2018
By Bev Clarke

Yesterday it was a great pleasure to attend the launch of Geography. Shaping Australia’s Future held at the University of Sydney.

Produced by the National Committee for Geographical Sciences under the auspices of the Australian Academy of Science, Geography. Shaping Australia’s Future, is the decadal plan for Geography in Australia. This strategic plan, explains the contribution that geography makes to the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of Australians and Australia through research, education, training, skills, expertise and engagement with industry and the community.

The plan was four years in the making, led by Dr Alaric Maude, but involving a collective of Australian geographers.

The plan’s web link is:

https://www.science.org.au/supporting-science/science-policy-and-sector-analysis/reports-and-publications/geography-shaping

The IAG commends the work of all those involved in bringing the plan to its fruition.

Geography. Shaping Australia’s Future is intended for a broad audience so please, circulate widely.

Bev Clarke

Launch of the Decadal Plan for Geography


23rd November 2018

The launch of the decadal plan: "Geography: Shaping Australia’s Future", prepared by the National Committee for Geographical Sciences of the Australian Academy of Science was held 22 November 2018 at University of Sydney, hosted by Future Earth Australia.

The plan’s web link is: https://www.science.org.au/supporting-science/science-policy-and-sector-analysis/reports-and-publications/geography-shaping

Expressions of Interest: Science Meets Parliament


22nd November 2018

Expressions of Interest: Science Meets Parliament

Science and Technology Australia host a two-day “Science meets Parliament” event in March every year, where decision makers and professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) meet to share their insights with others including Members of Parliament. 

The Institute of Australian Geographers sends two delegates each year.  If you are interested in applying to be a delegate, please send a brief statement (no more than one page) addressing the eligibility criteria and conditions.

Eligibility criteria and conditions:

You will be a current financial member of the IAG and have a demonstrated capacity to:

  • articulate the relevance of geography with STEM professionals, policy makers and parliamentarians
  • promote the role of geography in STEM education, the public sector and community. 
  • advocate persuasively for the future needs of geographers and the discipline of geography.

Please submit no more than one page outlining your response to these criteria and a budget for reasonable expenses by no later than Friday 7th December to the immediate Past President, Ian Rutherfurd, on idruth@unimelb.edu.au

Expressions of interest will be voted on by members of the IAG Council and the successful applicants notified by 14th December.

Successful applicants are required to also provide no more than a one-page summary of your experience for the subsequent April newsletter, outlining your participation and reflections on the event.

More information is available at:
https://scienceandtechnologyaustralia.org.au/what-we-do/science-meets-parliament/

II Victorian Geographical Student Conference


12th November 2018
By Ian Rutherfurd

 II Victorian Geographical Student Conference, to be held on November 29 at Melbourne University, Theatre 3, FBE. To check the final program and register, please follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ii-victorian-geographical-student-conference-tickets-52195498140?utm_campaign=new_event_email

Call for nominations for the Award of the Fellowship of the Institute of Australian Geographers (FIAG)


11th August 2018

This call for nominations for the Award of the Fellowship of the Institute of Australian Geographers (FIAG) was sent to members via email on 10 August. 

This award recognizes sustained service to the profession of geography in Australia. Applicants must have at least ten years membership of the Institute, and be a current member. Applications should comprise a statement (of no more than 1000 words), accompanied by no more than five pages of a curriculum vitae.
 In these documents applicants must provide evidence to Council of their contributions to the geography profession with respect to at least one of the following:
 a. Meritorious professional employment and/or service as a Geographer At least ten years employment and/or service following the award of a relevant degree, of which at least five years have involved a position of major responsibility in any aspect of geography (including in industry, government, consultancy, education or community organisation).
 b. Significant advances in Geography At least ten years employment and/or service following the award of a relevant degree, of which at least five have involved research activities that have contributed significantly to Australian geographical knowledge or policy development.
 c. Significant  contribution to development of Geography At least ten years employment and/or service following the award of a relevant degree with substantial service to Geography of at least five years at a senior level in a representative and/ or administrative role, including for the Institute or for government, industry, academic bodies or professional organisations relevant to Geography or where sustained contribution to the professional development of Geographers can be shown. 
Fellows pay the same membership fee as Members, and are entitled to use the postnominal, FIAG.
More information is available at https://www.iag.org.au/ awards-of-the-iag

The closing date for nominations is Friday 23 November, 2018
Nominations should be sent to the Honorary Secretary, Jennifer Carter, at jcarter@usc.edu.au 
For further enquiries about these awards, please contact either the IAG President, Beverley Clarke beverley.clarke@finders.edu.au or the Secretary, Jennifer Carter, at jcarter@usc.edu.au

The 2018 Recipient of the Australia-International Medal


2nd August 2018

AWARDS OF THE IAG: The 2018 Recipient of the Australia-International Medal

The next call for this award will be in early 2019.

Congratulations to Professor Mark Wang who received the IAG Australia-International Medal, awarded for outstanding contributions by Australian geographers to geography world-wide, or by geographers outside Australia to the geography of Australia. For over twenty years, from his base at the University of Melbourne, Mark has made an outstanding contribution to knowledge about China, the geographical study of China and Chinese geography. In so doing, he has collaborated with a substantial number of Australian academics and research students, introducing them to research on China and facilitating their access to it. We have watched with enormous admiration as he has made these contributions through a long engagement with detailed and extensive empirical (field) work, which has principally focused on two themes -- [A] urban development -- China’s land acquisition, resettlement / displacement, rural-urban migration, urban transformation/regional planning; and [B] the management of water.

Mark was nominated by Jon Barnett, Brian Finlayson, Sarah Rogers and Sophie Webber.

Academy of Science’s, National Committee for Geography, Strategic Plan for the Geographical Sciences is now very close to publication


1st August 2018
The long awaited, and much anticipated, Academy of Science’s, National Committee for Geography, Strategic Plan for the Geographical Sciences is now very close to publication. An anticipated release date is November 2018. This important work will provide the Geography community, including the IAG, with a suite of ideas and recommendations to prompt action and garner widespread support for the discipline.

Congratulations to award winners of the ‘Outstanding Postgraduate Student Presentation at the IAG Conference’


1st August 2018

Congratulations to award winners of the ‘Outstanding Postgraduate Student Presentation at the IAG Conference’, for papers delivered at the joint NZGS/IAG Auckland Conference in July 2018. Awardees will receive a certificate acknowledging their achievement. Congratulations go to: Bronwyn Bate (University of Western Sydney), Ananth Gopal (University of Wollongong), Elliot Child (University of British Columbia), Rebecca Campbell (University of New South Wales), Victoria Radnell (Monash University), Jerome Ofori (University of Adelaide), Yuan, Zhenjie (University of Melbourne), Carrie Wilkinson (University of Wollongong), Karen Paiva Henrique (University of Western Australia), Peter Kamstra (University of Melbourne). The papers delivered by IAG student members provided some of the highlights of the Auckland Conference. Overall, these papers were of a high standard, and covered a variety of important topics form multi-ethnic encounters in China, to the practices of homemaking amongst renters in Sydney, to the consideration of interrogation records. The ten winners came from eight different universities, demonstrating the spread of strong student researchers in geography across Australia. 

New IAG Council Members


1st August 2018

Additions, farewells and reshuffles to IAG Council:

At the July 2018 joint NZGS/IAG conference in Auckland, Beverley Clarke took over from Ian Rutherfurd as President of the IAG. At the Auckland handover, there were several other additions, farewells and reshuffes. We welcomed Meg Sherval (The University of Newcastle), Catherine Phillips (The University of Melbourne) and Charishma Ratnam (University of New South Wales) and farewelled Steve Turton (Central Queensland University), Aidan Davison (University of Tasmania) and Leah Gibbs (University of Wollongong). This latest confguration of Council retains much corporate knowledge with the continuation of Ian Rutherfurd, Robyn Bartel, Paul McFarland, Jen Carter, Tod Jones, Hugo Bekle, Julie Kesby and Elissa Waters, albeit almost all in new roles. I very much look forward to working with this new team for the next two years. To the vacating members of Council, it is important to acknowledge your considerable contribution. Thank you for your wise ideas, hard work, conviviality and commitment to the Institute.


Beverley Clarke, IAG President Flinders University, beverley.clarke@finders.edu.au 

Next IAG Conference in Tasmania


1st August 2018
The next IAG conference is to be hosted by the University of Tasmania from July 9-3, 2019, exactly one decade since the IAG met in Hobart for this event. Keep an eye out for further updates and the invitation for abstracts.

STEM leaders forge path to stronger Australian science and technology


3rd May 2018
By Science & Technology Australia (STA)


Presidents, CEOs and other leaders of Australia’s most prominent science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) organisations gathered in Canberra to highlight the important role that science and technology will play in Australia’s future.
They released the following statement:

https://scienceandtechnologyaustralia.org.au/stem-leaders-forge-path-to-stronger-australian-science-and-technology/?utm_source=President+and+CEO+Forum&utm_campaign=6d8d926f7b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_04_23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d6970c40d0-6d8d926f7b-579909573

 

Geographical Research Impact Factor released


20th June 2017
By Professor Elaine Stratford

Some great news concerning our journal Geographical Research from our Editor and Wiley. The 2016 Thomson ISI Journal Citation Report was released overnight and Geographical Research's 2016 Impact Factor has increased to 1.677. This result ranks the journal 33/79 in the Geography category.

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