RGS-IBG statement on harassment in the academy

TW: sexual harassment, abuse, coercive behaviours

The RGS-IBG has released a statement in response to the recent broadcast by Al-Jazeera (https://interactive.aljazeera.com/aje/2021/degrees-of-abuse/). You can read this statement below (original source here). The Participatory Geographies Research Group (PYGYRG) of the RGS-IBG strongly supports this statement and will be continuing discussions around how we can effect change in the culture of academic geography, to help ensure respectful, inclusive, and equitable treatment of everyone.…

Participation for sustainable, resilient, and equitable futures: Where are we heading?

By: Caitlin Hafferty (Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire), Bruna Montuori (School of Architecture, Royal College of Art, London), Dr Susanne Börner (School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham & School of Public Health, Universidade de Sao Paulo), Kahina Meziant (Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Northumbria University), Fred Dunwoodie Stirton (Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire), Dr Thea Wingfield (Department of Geography and Planning, University of Liverpool).…

Decolonial Research Methods: Resisting Coloniality in Academic Knowledge Production

Registration for an NCRM webinar series on Decolonial Research Methods is now open! This series may be of particular interest to participatory researchers. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/decolonial-research-methods-webinar-series-tickets-175333205337

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Eminent scholars will explore the topic of decolonial research methods in a new NCRM webinar series.…

PYGYRG Dissertation Prize 2020 winners

Each year, the Participatory Geographies Research Group (PYGYRG) of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) 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.…

RGS-IBG PYGYRG Undergraduate Dissertation Prize

The RGS-IBG Participatory Geographies Research Group (PYGYRG) 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.

*** Deadline: 15th July 2021 ***

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. …

Contemporary Issues in Participatory Geography: Event Programme

We are excited to launch the full programme for our online event, Contemporary Issues in Participatory Geography: Challenges, Opportunities, and New Directions. The event will be held online via Zoom on the 12th and 13th May 2021. Register for free here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/contemporary-issues-in-participatory-geography-tickets-146500142871

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

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/contemporary-issues-in-participatory-geography-tickets-146500142871

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

*** UPDATE 26/04/2021 – the event programme is live, view here ***

*** UPDATE 26/04/2021 – call for sessions now closed ***

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