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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 2018/19

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 and will be followed by a drinks reception.

Human Geography Seminar Series

Autumn 2018
Wednesday 26 September
Bush House NE 6.05
Threatening Dystopias: Development Politics and the Anticipation of Climate Crisis in Bangladesh
Kasia Paprocki, LSE
Wednesday 3 October
Bush House NE 1.02
Climate Finance: From Public Assistance to Securitised Risk?
Sarah Bracking, King's College London
Wednesday 10 October
Bush House NE Lecture Theatre
Panel discussion: The “Infrastructural Turn” in Political Ecology and Urban Studies
Malini Ranganathan, American University  
Wednesday 17 October
Bush House Lecture Theatre 1
Screening and panel discussion: ‘A Campaign Of Their Own’ (2017) on the Bernie Sanders’ campaign
Wednesday 24 October
Bush House NE 6.05
From identity and inequality to aggregation and transfer: 
discourses of social differentiation in a smart city
Gillian Rose, University of Oxford 
Wednesday 31 October
Bush House NE 6.05
Public perception of risks and benefits of low materials futures
Nick Pidgeon, Cardiff University
Wednesday 7 November
Bush House NE 1.02
Prisons, Pensions and the Post Office: historical geographies of ageing in the eighteenth and nineteenth-century Britain
David Green, King's College London
Wednesday 14 November
Bush House NE 6.05
Living cities: a more-than-human urban geography
Maan Barua, University of Cambridge 
Wednesday 21 November
Bush House NE 6.05
Hydro-diplomacy and transformative analysis
Naho Mirumachi, King's College London
Wednesday 28 November
Bush House NE 6.05
Planetary urbanization’s multiple frontiers: a view from Yangon, Myanmar
James Sidaway, NUS 
Spring 2019
Wednesday 16 January
Bush House NE 6.05
Have I Got Nature For You
Andrew Brooks, King's College London
Wednesday 23 January
Bush House NE 6.05
Percolation as a clustering technique for multi-scalar analysis
Elsa Arcaute, University College London
Wednesday 30 January
Bush House NE 6.05
The Anthropocene as death trap and counterfeit currency (perish the thought)
Marcus Doel, Swansea University 
Wednesday 6 February
Bush House NE 6.05
Three postgraduate students share their research
Rosa Heimer, Peter McGowran and Ivana Bevilacqua, King's College London
Wednesday 13 February
Bush House NE 6.05
Mapping participation in low carbon energy transitions
Helen Pallett, University of East Anglia
Wednesday 27 February
Bush House NE 6.05
Gentrification, Neoliberalism and the Right to Buy
Adam Elliott-Cooper, King's College London
Wednesday 6 March
Bush House NE 6.05
Political and domestic geographies of checkpoints in the Occupied Palestinian West Bank
Mark Griffiths, Northumbria University
Wednesday 13 March
Bush House NE 6.05
Little capital: the super-rich in a second-tier city
Katie Higgins, University of Sheffield
Wednesday 20 March
Bush House NE 6.05
Film screening and discussion with director and story consultant: ‘Water at the Margins (2018)’
Maria Rusca, Uppsala University and Nathalie Richards, King's College London
Wednesday 27 March
Bush House NE 6.05
Extracting value, London Style: States and Developers
Jennifer Robinson, University College London

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