NEWS | Workshop Schedule: Fieldwork in Political Geography

RGS Political Geography Research Group workshop schedule  

 12-13th June 2017

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We are delighted to announce the following programme for the forthcoming PolGRG workshop on ‘Fieldwork in Political Geography’. Thanks to all those who have registered to attend and participate and we look forward to welcoming you to Royal Holloway on 12th June.

Location: Queen’s Building / Department of Geography, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 OEX

Cost: Free (£10 for the conference dinner)

Monday 12th June
12.00 midday Registration and lunch
13.15 – 13.30 Welcome / Introduction
13.30 – 15.00 Session 1  Technology and the Digital

Negotiating and navigating access to the technologies of political geography Dr Anna Jackman, University of Exeter

Research ‘Beyond the Screen’: Videogames, Popular Geopolitics and Fieldwork Dr Daniel Bos, University of Oxford

Taking digital methods seriously: A case for social media research in refugee and asylum politics in Ireland  Rosie Howlett, University College Cork

15.00 – 15.15 Break (refreshments)
15.15 – 16.45  Session 2 (auto)ethnography

Hiking as method: a day on the Jordan Trail Olivia Mason, Durham University

My Back Garden as a Live Laboratory for Political Geography – Bounding the West Bank in Israel / Palestine Professor David Newman, Ben-Gurion University

Fieldwork in Heterotopic Okinawa as a (Non) Militaristic Island  Yukio Maeda, Soka University

Doing Electoral Geography Sam Page, UCL

‘Can I come and work for you?’: reflections on the ethical and empirical implications of doing intensive (third-sector) organisational work in over-researched landscapes  Simon Dickinson, University of Exeter

16.45 – 17.00 Break (refreshments)
17.00 – 18.00 Keynote Lecture

‘Into no-man’s land: rethinking and reclaiming the expedition

Dr Alasdair Pinkerton, Royal Holloway

18.00 – 18.45 Drinks reception
19.00 Dinner
Tuesday 13th June
08.30 Coffee
09.00 – 09.30 Creatively challenging the field Professor Harriet Hawkins, Royal Holloway
09.30 – 11.00 Session 3 Challenging the field

Hacking Google with poetry : the political economy of a large-scale hypertextual Web search engine Pip Thornton, Royal Holloway

Some Experiences with Cyber Wargaming Andreas Haggman, Royal Holloway

Ethnographic fieldwork in a diaspora; the politics of ‘the field’ defining itself  Jonathon Harris, University of Cambridge

Researching the Researcher: The Importance of Embodied Fieldwork in Geography  Richard Adams, University of St Andrews

The Politics of Fieldwork in Researching a People’s Geography of Poverty Sam Strong, University of Cambridge

11.00 – 11.15 Break (refreshments)
11.15 – 12.15 Session 4 Roundtable:  The future of fieldwork

Dr Fiona McConnell (chair), University of Oxford

Dr Sara Fregonese, University of Birmingham

Dr Adam Ramadan, University of Birmingham

Rachael Squire, Royal Holloway

12.30 Lunch and PolGRG AGM
14.00 Optional Fieldtrip in Runnymede
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