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SCHG Events

Seminars, workshops and other events regularly convened by Social, Cultural & Historical Geography staff and postgraduates include:


Landscape surgery, fortnightly workshops in Bedford Square, central London


PassengerFilmsPassengerfilms, regular showings and talks organised at various venues in London


SCGWorkshopsSCHG workshops, recent themes include creating worlds; uncanny landscapes; collaborative arts; temporal infrastructure; urban walking; exploration and empire


SCGSeminarsSCHG seminars, part of the Departmental series in Egham



LGHGLondon Group of Historical Geographers, fortnightly seminars at Senate House, Bloomsbury 



DaysOfCultureDays of Culture, including site visits to venues such as the White Cube, RGS-IBG, V&A Museum, Down House, and Kettle’s Yard Cambridge


SCHG Archive

2012-13 (Autumn)

October 2nd
Exploring Geography on Screen: Conversations with Passenger films

October 16th
A Helpful session: Thinking about Knowledge Exchange and working with external organizations
Caroline Cornish, Danny McNally, Laura Price

October 30th
Wet Ontologies, Fluid Spaces
Phil Steinberg

November 13th
Urban Subversions - beyond Urban Subcultures
Oli Mould

November 27th
A Helpful Session: Thinking about (and doing!) Practice-based research
Helen Scalway and guests

December 11th
Political soundings: how voices make worlds
Anja Kanngieser

2011-12 (Autumn term)


All sessions: 1400-1600 Tuesdays at 11 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury

4 October 2011
Social event and introduction at Tim Cresswell’s
Nearest stations in order are Acton Central, Acton Main Line, North Acton, Acton Town.

18 October 2011

Time and the City
Mustafa Dikec/Carlos Galvis/DavidRooney (tbc) 

1 November 2011
Collecting and curating science in an age of empire: the Kew Museums of Economic Botany 
Caroline Cornish

Title TBC
Amy Cutler

15 November 2011
Public Geographies
Anyaa Anim-Addo / Cliff Pereira

29 November 2011
Visual Methods and Geography
Mia Hunt / Rupert Griffiths

2010-11 (Spring)

18th January

Craig Martin
Smuggler-Objects: Alteration, Concealment and the Material Culture of 'Alternative' Mobilities
Andre Novoa
'Chaos is a friend of mine': on European cosmobility and turbulence.

1st  February
The mobile constitution of neo-traditional urbanism: travelling ideas and town making in France, Belgium and the United-Kingdom.
Blaise Dupuis (SCG visitor and Université de Neuchâtel)
Tim Cresswell (discussant)

15th February
Carl Schmitt and Space 
Rory Rowan, Ross Adams (London Consortium) 
Claudio Minca (RH and Wageningen)

22nd February
Strange Naturalisms 
James Thurgill (Chair), Steve Pile (Open U), Deborah Dixon (Aberystwyth), Julian Holloway (MMU), Owain Jones (UWE), James Kneale (UCL)

1st March

Robinson in Ruins
Patrick Keiller (Director of London, Robinson in Space and RiR), Doreen Massey (Open University), Jessica Jacobs (Chair)

8th March [ A joint event with the University of Glasgow]
Maritime Geographies
Kimberley Peters (Chair), David Featherstone (Glasgow)
William Hasty (Glasgow), Anyaa Anim-Addo, Anne Flore Laloe (Exeter) and Stephanie Jones (Southampton).

15th March 
Day of Culture

All meetings Tuesdays at 2pm
11 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury

2010-11 (Autumn)

12th October 
Introductions – Pictures and objects of Cultural Geography

26th October
Getting published – the inside story of Journal publication
Panel discussion with past and present editors of Cultural Geographies, Journal of Historical Geography, History Workshop Journal and Geoforum.

9th November 
Collaborative Film-making as a Research Method in Geography
Jessica Jacobs and the Cultural Olympiad film team

23rd November
Designing (and researching) sensory urban environments: Exploring the experiences of residents in Grand Union Village
Ashley Nye

More than a plate of rice and beans: Commerce and consumption of Brazilian food in London
Graça Brightwell

7th December
‘Contrary to the best traditions of the British people’? Geographies of racism and resistance in 1930s London
Dan Whittall

The ‘bodywork’ of consumer boycott movements
Hugh Crosfield


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