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Seminars and Events

The Department plays host to a number of seminars. They provide a regular focus for staff and students in the department to come together with others from the wider research community for lively discussion and debate.

Research Seminars Academic Year 2017/18

Human Geography Seminar Series

The Department of Geography at King’s College London is pleased to announce its Human Geography Seminar Series for this academic year. The Series brings together the interests and expertise of the Contested Development, Risk and Society, and Urban Futures Research Domains and the King’s Climate and King’s Water Activity Hubs to explore new frontiers in research and policy on human-environment interactions.

All seminars will be held on Wednesdays from 16.30-18.00 in the Pyramid Room (K4U.04) of the King’s Building, King’s College London, unless otherwise stated. A drinks reception will follow.

Human Geography Seminar Series

Autumn 2017
Wednesday 27 September
Protected areas: Global benefits at local costs?
Kate Schreckenberg, Department of Geography, King’s College London
 
Wednesday 4 October
Alternative framing strategies for climate change communication: From information insufficiency to psychological distance
Janet Yang, Department of Communication, University at Buffalo, New York
 
Wednesday 11 October
Mud matters: Urban political ecology and sediment dredging in the North Sea and Aotearoa/New Zealand
Seth Gustafson, Department of Geography, University College London 
 
Wednesday 18 October
Current King’s Geography PGRs present snapshots from their research
 
Wednesday 25 October
Desiring the common in the post-crisis metropolis: Forces and counter-forces
Ugo Rossi, Department of Management, University of Turin
 
Wednesday 1 November
Public views about human induced seismicity related to the development of enhanced geothermal systems in the U.S.
Katherine McComas, Department of Communication, Cornell University
 
Wednesday 8 November
Right-wing politics and gender equality: the logic of femonationalism
Sara Farris, Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths
 
Wednesday 15 November
Contagion and providence: Making space for AIDS
Gerry Kearns, Department of Geography, Maynooth University 
 
Wednesday 22 November
Assembling anti-imperialist networks in London in the early 1980s
Gavin Brown, Department of Geography, University of Leicester
 
Wednesday 29 November
Necropolitical Cambodia: Truncated homes, truncated lives
Katherine Brickell, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway
Spring 2018
Wednesday 17 January
A legal history from below? Representations and counter-representations of value
Brenna Bhandar, SOAS
 
Wednesday 24 January
Stories from the frontlines: De-colonising the disaster-conflict space
Ayesha Siddiqi, RHUL
 
Wednesday 31 January
Encountering Europe Otherwise: On the road with postcolonial travellers
Uma Kothari, University of Manchester
 
Wednesday 7 February
Infrastructures of internationalism: Race, gender and nation in the memoirs of Punjabi communist seafarer
Majed Akhter, King's College London
 
Wednesday 14 February
The communal land reform in Namibia: individualization of land tenure as a means of nation building
Olivier Graefe, University of Fribourg
 
Wednesday 21 February
Reading week
 
Wednesday 28 February - POSTPONED
Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life
Adam Greenfield, Urbanscale
 
Wednesday 7 March - POSTPONED
The Urban Data Revolution
Dani Arribas-Bel, University of Liverpool
 
Wednesday 14 March - POSTPONED
The science and art of scientific advice
James Wilsdon, University of Sheffield
 
Wednesday 21 March
Thinking transnationally about Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG): perspectives from Brazilian women in London
Cathy McIlwaine, King's College London
 
Wednesday 28 March
The Fun Palace and the Future City: Situating Visions of a Transient Architecture for Radical Participation
Luke Dickens, King's College London
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