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Social and Cultural Geographies Lecture

Lecture Theatre A002


Northumbria University's Social and Cultural Geographies Research Group

Annual Lecture, 2019


Professor Matt Baillie-Smith, Professor of international development and co-director of Northumbria University’s Centre for International Development

Cheryl Gowar, Policy & Campaigns Manager at the National AIDS Trust

Hannah Martin, PhD student in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Northumbria University

Dr Rhiannon Pugh, Researcher at the Human Geography Unit at Örebro University, Sweden


As a discipline, geography’s strength is its interdisciplinarity. For human geography, the overlap in interests brings us into collaboration (and sometimes conflict) with colleagues in areas as diverse as sociology, archaeology and computer sciences.

In recent years, the convergence of research interests and funding changes has seen human geographers enter into disciplines across the academy. For some, this is seen as a crisis as the discipline is hollowed out or diluted. For others, it is reflective of strength and openness. For all it is a talking point.

This year’s lecture will discuss disciplinary identities within and beyond the academy. It seeks to provoke discussions around important questions such as: What is a human geographer? Where are the boundaries? and, what does the future hold?

The lecture takes place on Thursday 20 June, 4pm - 6pm in Lecture Theatre A002, Ellison Building, City Campus West, NE1 8ST.

Free Admission. Refreshments from 3.30pm in the Department of Geography & Environment Hub, 2nd Floor, Ellison Building.

Please complete the form below to book your place.  Contact for any queries.

Event Details

Lecture Theatre A002
Ellison Building,
City Campus
Newcastle upon Tyne


0191 243 7079

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