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Geographical Research is the internationally refereed publication of the IAG. The primary objective of Geographical Research is to advance innovative and high-quality work demonstrating the strengths and diversity of all parts of geography. In this endeavour, the journal 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 Wiley and is available online at any time.
 

Geographical Research invites select contributions to ‘Antipodean Perspectives’ by authors recognised as leaders in their subfields. These authors provide high-level reviews of ‘global’ developments in that subfield, and to consider how geographical research and scholarship have added to, and extended, international knowledge conducted in or about the region (embracing Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific). Short papers from practising (professional) geographers, and in geographical education, are also welcome.

Editors appointed by the IAG Council manage the journal.

If you are ready to submit a paper to the journal click here.

As part of your Institute of Australian Geographers membership, you are entitled to online access to Geographical Research through Wiley Online Library. For this access follow the Instructions for online access to Geographical Research for IAG Members.

Webinar Series:
The Institute of Australian Geographers, Geographical Research journal and Wiley publishers are delighted to announce a new webinar focusing on decolonising the university. We launched the webinar series last year and we encourage your participation in these events. 

Sincere apologies our September 20 2022 | Flounder or Flourish webinar postponed.
In the meantime, we will be hosting another webinar in October – Poles Apart, with Professors Klaus Dodds [RHUL] and Elizabeth Leane [UTAS]

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Our sincere apologies but we need to postpone the September webinar on Flounder or Flourish in support of panellists who have urgent carer responsibilities to now attend to. We hope to reschedule the gathering in mid-November.

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Topic: Flounder or flourish? Geography education and the discipline's future

Description:  A question for geographers and allies always seems to be will we flounder or flourish? Join Australian Geography Teachers Association President Susan Caldis and Vice President Simon Miller, Wiley's Shirly Griffith, Senior Director and Head of School Publishing, the Institute of Australian Geographer's President Jen Carter, and others in this latest webinar in our series. As geography educators working in schools, initial teacher education, higher education, and publishing our guests advocate for the field, take action to support it, and strategize to deal with pinch points. In this webinar they will consider how and with what effects the future of geography education is in lockstep with the discipline's and profession's future in postsecondary spaces. Deliberately preceding September's AGTA Conference, the discussion will include an evidence-based overview and a lively discussion with panellists from publishing, research, and teaching backgrounds that will also invite questions and comments from our audience and, we hope, a celebration of geography education. All welcome.

Time: Sep 20, 2022 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM in Hobart

To view all previous Webinars see: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/page/journal/17455871/homepage/webinars

The Abstracts for past webinars are below:

Disruption, transformation, and innovation have an ambivalent presence in economic geography, contributing uneven spatial development as well as the necessary ingredients for economic growth and prosperity. On one hand, economic power and higher-value production concentrate in certain locations and warrant the study of regions from the core. On the other hand, there is a need to be mindful of consequential conceptual and empirical distortions of what we know of the periphery on its own terms. At its most basic, working at the periphery draws attention to activity not visible from the centre, a position enabling other valuations of the significance of what is observable at the periphery. Things might be constituted differently away from the centre and may need interpreting in new ways to understand their seemingly distant geographies. Observations and interpretations at a distance might also render knowledge generalisations from the centre incomplete or redundant. This panel brings together contributors to a special section in Geographical Research who consider peripherality as a way of being placed in order to show how this position promotes innovation and to reveal how dynamics in peripheral economies may aid our collective understanding of them and, perhaps unexpectedly, of the core.

The panel includes: Al Rainnie, Alexander Wentworth Vaughan, Thomas Sigler, Sally Weller, Tom Barratt, Sophie Webber, Anton Klarin.

In 2022, eastern Australia has been subject to extreme floods, including what are being dubbed rain bombs. Needed now is focused attention on the geographical effects of these events and on their implications for geographers. One would be hard pressed to argue against the proposition that, in fact, all aspects of geographical concern are at stake here. Consider the spatial, place-based, mobile, multiscalar, and intersectional implications of these events for health, geomorphology, biogeography, and economic, social, cultural, and political issues not least and not solely among them. In this webinar, a panel was invited to converse with our audience about flood events and the contributions that geographers have made and can continue to make in response to them. At the same time, responsiveness is necessary but insufficient, so we also explored what anticipatory work can be done in terms of theorization, methodological innovation, empirical labours, rapid analysis, and policy advice. The webinar will, we hope, be of wider interest to all those grappling with disaster, risk, and resilience and with all of the other geographical concerns that are part of that assemblage.

Panellists include: Brian Cook (University of Melbourne), Emily O’Gorman (Macquarie University), and Jason Alexandra (Alexandra Consulting).

University capitalism thrives by integrating Indigenous, minoritized and southern peoples and their knowledges into “western” paradigms. That practice disrespects rights to justice and profits from insecure academic labour. In this webinar we invited participants to question colonial legacies, destabilise institutional whiteness and share ideas about how we can participate in affirmative thought and practice in ways that lead to just university systems. The webinar follows the publication of a special section on decolonising the university from the Antipodes in Geographical Research. As contributors we sought to drive and strengthen, Indigenous, Southern, Black and Feminist scholarship and voices in research in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ecuador, and India.

Panellists include: Michele Lobo, Denisse Rodríguez, Vanessa Cavanagh, Haripriya Rangan, Sharon J. McLennan, Margaret Forster, Richard Howitt, Leanne Holt, Michelle Lea Locke, and Robert Anders.

For the first webinar of 2022, we welcomed Miri Raven [UNSW], Jason Prior [UTS], Kristian Ruming [Macquarie], Jason Byrne [UTAS], and Philipa Duthie [RSA Oceania]. Together they explored a report, published in October 2021, by Josie Warden from the Royal Society of Arts. The paper is entitled 'Regenerative Futures. From sustaining to thriving together'. In it, Warden considered the meaning of the term regenerative, shared varied perspectives on the term, outlined the ways in which it signifies living systems perspectives, invited readers to think deeply about questions related to the future, and described eight guiding principles for regenerative design. Geographers surely will have much to contribute to the ways in which these principles are made manifest, and this webinar heard views from several leading members of the discipline.

In July 2021, Lauren Rickards gave the Wiley Lecture at the joint Institute of Australian Geographers/New Zealand Geographical Society Conference. In this inaugural webinar hosted by the IAG, Geographical Research, and Wiley in November, Lauren returned to provide a brief reprise on the lecture in light of COP26 and to converse with panellists and the audience in a Q&A session.

Our guest: Lauren Rickards is a Professor in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University where she leads the Climate Change Transformations research program, a new Climate Change Living Lab and a cross-university Urban Futures platform.