Category: Forthcoming events

Registration for virtual AGM 2020

The Economic Geography Research Group Annual General Meeting will be held online on Tuesday, 22nd September 2020, from 16:00 to 17:00 BST. We will also hold an informal ‘social’ after the formal meeting has concluded. Please register in advance via Eventbrite at this link. We will subsequently send you a link to the Microsoft Teams meeting.

During the meeting, we need to fill several open committee positions including Secretary, Prizes Officer, Early Career Rep, and PGR Rep. Please send expressions of interest to the EGRG Chair, Jennifer Johns (jennifer.johns@bristol.ac.uk).

If you have any trouble registering or have any other questions, please get in touch with EGRG Secretary, Chris Muellerleile (c.m.muellerleile@SWANSEA.AC.UK)



Notice of Annual General Meeting 2020

As the RGS Annual Conference is not going ahead in 2020, we will be holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM) virtually. This will take place on Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 1600-1700 BST online. Further details regarding how to join the online AGM will be posted later.  There will also be an informal social space after the formal meeting, so please do try to attend if you can. Apologies in advance if your geographical location precludes your participation.

CALL FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS – UK based only
This year the Secretary, Prizes Officer, one Early Career Rep, PGR Rep are coming to the end of their terms, with new members starting after the AGM at the end of September. Please consider standing for the following roles or encourage suitable candidates to do so. Nomination and election will take place during the online AGM. Details of the positions are as follows:

  • The Secretary role is a significant one for the EGRG as it is a coordinating role, taking minutes at meetings, responding to member emails, attending EGRG meetings and helping to coordinate those meetings. Supporting the Chair and Treasurer and playing an important strategic role in the direction of the research group.
  • The Prizes Officer manages our UG and PG prizes, accepting submissions and coordinating judging of the UG dissertations/PhDs (which are shared across the committee). 
  • The Early Career Rep works with the committee leading our strategy on supporting PG and ECR economic geographers.  Work in this area has been increasing through meetings (recently virtual), peer support and the development of a mentoring scheme. There are two ECR reps on the committee, there will be one vacancy this year. 
  • The PGR Rep works with the committee leading our strategy on supporting postgraduate economic geographers, as well as working with the ECR reps and leads on organising the EGRG contribution to the RGS mid-term annual conference. (Note: the EGRG sponsors PGR rep travel, several bursaries and a drinks reception). There are two PGR reps on the committee, there will be one vacancy this year.

Please distribute through your own networks and send expressions of interest/questions to the EGRG Chair at jennifer.johns@bristol.ac.uk. Votes will be made during the AGM. Jennifer Johns’s term as Chair will end in 2021 so if you are interested in the role, please contact Jennifer at the above email address for an informal chat. A formal call will go out in the new year.  



4th Global Conference in EconGeog, Oxford 2015

Announcing the Fourth Global Conference on Economic Geography, Oxford, 19-22 August 2015. 

View the conference flyer here.

EG conference oxford

Oxford conf flyerThe Fourth Global Conference on Economic Geography, titled Mapping Economies in Transformation, will take place in Oxford, UK, on 19-22 August 2015. Building on the success of previous global conferences held in Singapore, Beijing and Seoul, the Conference is expected to attract hundreds of scholars with the objective to foster interdisciplinary worldwide dialogue on the state of the art and the future agenda of economic geography.

Key themes of the conference will include: consumption, digital, emerging, financial, green, innovation, labour, political, resource, regional, social, and urban economies, as well as epistemologies for understanding the world in transformation.

Announcement made on behalf of:
Professor Dariusz Wojcik <dariusz.wojcik@spc.ox.ac.uk>
School of Geography and the Environment
University of Oxford

Previous conferences:
Global Conference on Economic Geography, Singapore (2000) 
Second Global Conference on Economic Geography, Beijing (2007)
Third Global Conference on Economic Geography, Seoul (2011)



Summer Institute in Economic Geography 2014

FRANKFURT 2014

The next meeting will be hosted by the Department of Human Geography at the Goethe Universitaet Frankfurt am Main, 20-26 July, 2014.

Featured speakers

Brett Christophers

Brett Christophers
Associate Professor of Geography, Institute for Housing and Urban Research
Uppsala University, Sweden
Susan Christopherson

Susan Christopherson
Professor of City and Regional Planning
Cornell University, USA

Lorenzen

Mark Lorenzen
Professor of Business Economics
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Katherine Rankin Katharine Rankin
Associate Professor of Geography, Program in Planning
University of Toronto, Canada

Marion Werner

Marion Werner
Assistant Professor of Geography
University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA

 

Sponsors

  • Department of Human Geography, Goethe Universitaet Frankfurt am Main
  • Economic Geography
  • Sage Publications

Applications

The event is open to early career researchers in economic geography (doctoral students at or beyond the fieldwork stage; postdoctoral researchers in universities, think tanks and research institutes; and lecturers or tenure-track faculty within the first three years of appointment).

Find out more: http://www.econgeog.net/