Upcoming Event at RGS in London

Geography Matters: Celebrating Doreen Massey’s ideas

Saturday, 8 October 2016, 17:00 to 20:30 (BST), at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London

Throughout her life, Doreen Massey was deeply committed to geography. In her hands, geography was more than an academic endeavour. She saw it as a way of creating new ways to understand, and to do, politics. Continue reading

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Event Report: Young People and the ‘New Urban Agenda’ Conference (14th – 15th September, 2016), University of Birmingham

Young People and the ‘New Urban Agenda’ Conference (14th – 15th September, 2016), University of Birmingham

On 14th and 15th September 2016 the ‘Young People and the New Urban Agenda’ conference was held at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Organised by the University of Birmingham and supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group (GCYFRG), the event was attended by delegates from Brazil, India, Kenya and across Europe.

The aim of the event was to bring together academics, NGOs, government representatives and UN agencies to address the key themes of the UN-Habitat III New Urban Agenda, to provide a forum for debate, critical reflection and interdisciplinary discussion. Continue reading

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Final Twitter Hour for this summer with Dr Sarah Marie Hall 9th of August

In our final twitter hour for this summer, Dr Sarah Marie Hall joined #gcyfrgchat to discuss her latest paper:

Moral geographies of family: articulating, forming and transmitting moralities in everyday life Social & Cultural Geography (2016): 1-23

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14649365.2016.1147063

In case you missed this session find here a summary of this twitter hour:

gcyfrgchat-with-dr-sarah-marie-hall

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RGS Annual Conference, GCYFRG sessions and AGM news

The date is coming closer so here a kind reminder:

The Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference will take place Thursday 30 August 2016 – 2 September in London this year.

Please take a look at the GCYFRG affiliated sessions:

http://conference.rgs.org/Conference/Sessions/SearchResults.aspx?conference=AC2016&rg=GCYFRG

This year’s GCYFRG AGM will take place on Weds 31 August 2016 during the Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference.

During the AGM we hold elections for GCYFRG Committee roles from which current members are stepping down having completed their maximum permitted term.  This year this applies to two roles: Membership Officer and Workshop Officer.

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Next up on our GCYFRG twitter hour is Dr Sarah Marie Hall Tuesday 9th August 2-3pm

Our next Twitter hour is Dr Sarah Marie Hall Tuesday 9th August 2-3pm discussing her article:

Moral geographies of family: articulating, forming and transmitting moralities in everyday life Social & Cultural Geography (2016): 1-23.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14649365.2016.1147063

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Twitter Hour

Hi all,

Missed the last twitter hour? Use the attached ‘storify’ to catch up on the conversations about love, biopower, activism and cyphers with Peter Kraftl.

Next up is Dr. Matt Finn (University of Exeter) on Thursday 28th July 2-3pm discussing his paper

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Next up on our GCYFRG twitter hour is Prof. Peter Kraft on Monday 18th July 2-3pm

Next up on our GCYFRG twitter hour is Prof. Peter Kraft on Monday 18th July 2-3pm where he’ll be discussing his paper:

Alter-Childhoods: Biopolitics and Childhoods in Alternative Education Spaces Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 105:1, 2015.

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