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.…
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.…
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.…
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.”…
We are in the process of planning the next Away Weekend for Spring / Summer 2018.
Information on previous Away Weekends is on our webpage if you would like more details : http://www.pygyrg.co.uk/pygyrg-away-weekend-reading-july-2017/
We’d like your input on where you would like to go next year and any suggestions for good venues.…
On Saturday 1st
July and Sunday 2nd
July we held our annual participatory geographies away weekend. This year we were in Reading and we partnered with the Reading Participation Lab
who ran a great workshop on Friday 30th
June which explored how we could achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development goals using participatory approaches.…
A message from PyGyRg Chair Prof Jenny Pickerill.
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.…
Each year PYGYRG are allocated 6 days worth of free passes to the RGS-IBG Annual Conference. These are available to non-academics (activists, research partners etc) who wish to participate in a session but do not have access to funding to register for the whole conference.
The conference will pay for registration fees only.…