2018 Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG): Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group (GCYFRG) – Call for session proposals

The Committee of the Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group (GCYFRG) is pleased to announce a call for sessions to be sponsored by the GCYFRG at the 2018 Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG). The research group aims to raise the profile, perceived value and understanding of geographies of children, youth and families within academic geography and beyond. Continue reading

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RGS 2017 GCYFRG sponsored sessions reports

After a successful RGS annual conference this year we are happy that we could present in many GCYFRG affiliated sessions. For those who could not participate this year or did not have the chance to visit certain panels, please find here reports of some of the sessions:

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Teaching Workshop 2018

Title:
Educating under- and post-graduate geographers for/about/using the geographies of children and youth

Date: Wednesday 10th January, 1000-1600

Venue: Lowther Room, RGS-IBG, Kensington Gore, London

Is it for me?
This GCYFRG workshop is for anyone who is interested in using research on the geographies of children and youth in their teaching.

We will be exploring issues such as:

  1. How to use doctoral research in undergraduate teaching?
  2. Should we be delivering modules on the geographies of children and youth? And if so, what makes for a good module?
  3. What practical exercises work well in class?
  4. What works well in fieldwork?
  5. How can we embed the geographies of children and youth in more general geographical teaching?

In short, this workshop is for you whether you are a postgraduate student, early career researcher/lecturer, or an established academic! Continue reading

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Report of the 5th International Conference on the Geographies of Children, Youth and Families: ‘New geographies of young people and families in an era of global uncertainty’ (Loughborough University, 25th – 27th September 2017)

The 5th International Conference on the Geographies of Children, Youth and Families was held at Loughborough University from 25th to 27th September, attracting around 100 delegates from 18 countries. Addressing the geographies of children, young people and families in an era of global uncertainty, the themes of precarity, futurity, migration and mobilities, inter-generationality and (in)justice were strong throughout the 20 sessions and four keynote speeches. Continue reading

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New GCYFRG Committee Members

At the AGM 2017 new committee members were elected and we welcome Helena Pimlott-Wilson (Treasurer), Catherine Walker (Secretary), Rachel Searcey (Postgraduate Representative), Amy Mulvenna (Postgraduate Representative), and Mark Holton (Social Media Officer) as new members of our committee for the next years.

Special thanks for their service to the GCYFRG Committee, as they came to the end of their terms goes to Matej Blazek (Treasurer), Rebecca Collins (Secretary), John Barker (Ordinary Committee Member), Kalia Kaparounaki and Naomi Maynard (Postgraduate Reps.).  A huge thank you from all at GCYFRG for your contributions over the years!

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GCYFRG Committee Vacancies – AGM 2017

After years of dedicated service to the GCYFRG committee (across a number of different roles), Rebecca Collins and Matej Blazek are both stepping down this summer after their current terms as Secretary and Treasurer (respectively) end.  A huge thank you from all at GCYFRG for your contributions over the years!

Ahead of our AGM at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference (Wednesday 30 August, 13.20-14.20), we now have an open invitation for the election of these two named committee roles.  Continue reading

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Dr Sarah Mills is the 2017 recipient of the Gill Memorial Award

A bit late (and apologise for that), we congratulate Dr Sarah Mills, Chair of the Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group, to receive the Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers) Gill Memorial Award, which has  been given to her in recognition for her ‘outstanding early career research in cultural geography’.

The prestigious Medals and Awards of the Society recognise excellence in geographical research and fieldwork, teaching and public engagement since 1832. They are presented annually and Dr Sarah Mills has been presented with this award at the Medals and Awards celebration on June the 5th this year.

 

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