Contemporary Issues in Participatory Geography: Challenges, Adaptations, and New Directions

A trans-disciplinary online event in cutting-edge participatory research

Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th of May 2021

Keep up-to-date: follow @PYGYRG and #PARTICIPATORY21

*** UPDATE 10/03/2021: Call for Submissions open – see below. ***

*** UPDATE 16/03/2021: Session details and registration launch – view here ***

Sponsored by the Participatory Geographies Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

Annual dissertation prize: Participatory Geographies Research Group (PyGyRG)

The RGS-IBG Participatory Geographies Research Group is pleased to offer an annual prize of £100 for an undergraduate dissertation that examines a social justice theme and/or involves a participatory methodology.

Reflective of the scale and type of research carried out at undergraduate level, we are eager to encourage and reward both excellent scholarship and innovation which includes any of the following:

  • Employs a participatory methodology
  • Engages with participatory research literature
  • Works with people, communities, or non-profit groups
  • Explores social justice, community activist, social enterprises, or NGOs/CSOs
  • Addresses issues of exclusion and marginalisation
  • Involves minority or vulnerable groups
  • Incorporates tangible outcomes for community groups/NGOs

Nominated dissertations should: be a strong theoretical and/or empirical piece of work; be submitted for formal assessment in the current academic year to a UK Higher Education Institution for a BA/BSc level geography degree programme; include a full set of references and images (as relevant); be written in English.…

Collaborative and Participatory Research Away Weekend

We are pleased to invite applications for Participatory Geographies Away Weekend. This will be held in the grounds of Cragside House, a National Trust Property in Northumberland on 19/20 June. During the weekend we shall have time to share ideas and to work through challenges we’re facing; to think and write; and to walk, relax and cook together.…

PyGyRg 2018 Committee Positions

Our AGM this year, at the conference is Cardiff, will be at;  Wednesday 29 August 2018, Plenary & lunch (13:10 – 14:25).


If you have anything you would like on the agenda please could you email me by Monday August 20th.  At the AGM we will have committee positions open to members.…

Call for Sponsored Sessions at RGS-IBG 2018.

The Committee of the Participatory Geographies Research Group (PyGyRg) would like to invite proposals for sessions to be sponsored by the PyGyRg at the 2018 Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) (RGS-IBG).

The RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2018, which will be chaired by Professor Paul Milbourne (Cardiff University), will have as its theme “Geographical landscapes / changing landscapes of geography.”…

PYGYRG Chair Vacany.

A message from PyGyRg Chair Prof Jenny Pickerill.

Dear all,

My tenure as Chair of the RGS Participatory Geographies Research Group ends at the end of August this year. Unfortunately as much as I have loved the role I am not able to continue in it.…