Call for session sponsorship at the RGS-IBG Cardiff 2018

The Carceral Geography Working Group (CGWG) of the RGS-IBG is pleased to extend anMain-Building_BlueSky_GreenGrass invitation to sponsor sessions at the next RGS-IBG Annual International Conference.

The conference will take place at Cardiff University from Wednesday 29 to Friday 31 August 2018 with workshops and opening events on Tuesday 28 August.

The chair of the 2018 conference is Professor Paul Milbourne (Cardiff University). The conference theme is ‘Geographical landscapes / changing landscapes of geography’.

Since the CGWG was only founded earlier this year, we are excited to take advantage of our first opportunity to sponsor sessions at the conference!

Full call for sessions can be found here:

http://www.rgs.org/WhatsOn/ConferencesAndSeminars/Annual+International+Conference/Call+for+sessions+papers+and+posters/Call+for+sessions+papers+and+posters

The deadline for session proposals submissions to CGWG is Monday 18 December 2017.

Please email submissions to Dominique Moran (d.moran@bham.ac.uk), including session title and abstract (max 400 words), name(s) and affiliation(s) of the session convenor(s), and the anticipated format of the session.

Session convenors will be notified in due course as to whether or not CGWG will be able to provide sponsorship for your session. We can sponsor up to 12 session slots.

Please bear in mind that sessions cannot occupy more than two slots in the whole programme.

Once a sponsorship decision has been made, you will have until Friday 16 February 2018 to provide the full session details (with all proposed papers and presenters) for final submission to the RGS-IBG.

The full guidelines for organizing sessions can be found at:

http://www.rgs.org/WhatsOn/ConferencesAndSeminars/Annual+International+Conference/Call+for+sessions+papers+and+posters/How+to+organise+a+session.htm

Please note that a list of key deadlines is available at

http://www.rgs.org/WhatsOn/ConferencesAndSeminars/Annual+International+Conference/Timeline.htm

We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any specific queries regarding session proposal submissions, please contact Dominique Moran (d.moran@bham.ac.uk)

Call for Committee Members for the Carceral Geography Working Group

Ordinary Members are warmly invited to join the Carceral Geography Working Group committee!

It is intended that at the first AGM of the Carceral Geography Working Group of the RGS-IBG, one or more Ordinary Members, who will become members of the CGWG committee, will be elected.

Ordinary Members will be welcome to assist in CGWG business, and particularly the organisation of events and networking opportunities. They may in future wish to stand for other roles such as CGWG Chair, Treasurer or Secretary.

Candidates will need to be proposed and seconded by members of the CGWG. Candidates must be members of the CGWG but do not necessarily need to be paid members of the RGS-IBG. (See www.carceralgeography.com/join for information about how to join).

The AGM will be held at the 2nd International Conference for Carceral Geography, 11-12 Dec 2017 at the University of Birmingham. The AGM itself will be on 12 Dec. Candidates, proposers and seconders do not need to be in attendance at the conference, or at the AGM, but must have submitted their nominations to the Chair, d.moran@bham.ac.uk in writing (email is acceptable), by the commencement of the AGM at 9am GMT on 12 Dec. Nominations must include the names of the nominee, proposer and seconder.

Candidates who seek proposers or seconders are invited to use the carceralgeography@jiscmail.ac.uk mail list, to which all CGWG members are subscribed. Alternatively, since the AGM will take place on the second day of the conference, it may be possible for conference attendees to make arrangements during the first day.

Call for Postgraduate Rep(s) for the Carceral Geography Working Group

Doctoral and Masters research students are invited to join the Carceral Geography Working Group committee!

It is intended that at the first AGM of the Carceral Geography Working Group of the RGS-IBG, one or more Postgraduate Representatives, who will become members of the CGWG committee, will be elected.

The role of PG Rep(s), who should themselves be postgraduate students, will be to liaise with the postgraduate community in Carceral Geography, and to assist in CGWG business, particularly the organisation of events and networking opportunities for PG members.

Candidates for PG Rep will need to be proposed and seconded by members of the CGWG. Candidates must be members of the CGWG but do not necessarily need to be members of the RGS-IBG. (See www.carceralgeography.com/join for information about how to join).

The AGM will be held at the 2nd International Conference for Carceral Geography, 11-12 Dec 2017 at the University of Birmingham. The AGM itself will be on 12 Dec. Candidates, proposers and seconders do not need to be in attendance at the conference, or at the AGM, but must have submitted their nominations to the Chair, d.moran@bham.ac.uk in writing (email is acceptable), by the commencement of the AGM at 9am GMT on 12 Dec. Nominations must include the names of the nominee, proposer and seconder.

Candidates who seek proposers or seconders are invited to use the carceralgeography@jiscmail.ac.uk mail list, to which all CGWG members are subscribed. Alternatively, since the AGM will take place on the second day of the conference, it may be possible for conference attendees to make arrangements during the first day, during which there will be a lunchtime session for Early Career Researchers.