Thurs 30th Sept PRACTISING PEACE

Reading session + drinks/dinner

When: 30 September 2010, 5pm
Venue: RHUL@Bedford Square 2, Gower Street, WC1E 6DP.

What: Readings
Megoran, N. (2010) “Towards a geography of peace: pacific geopolitics and evangelical Christian Crusade apologies” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 35: 382–398

Mitchell, A. And Kelly, L. (2010) “‘Walking’ with de Certeau in North Belfast: Agency and Resistance in a Conflicted City” Divided Cities/Contested States Working Paper No. 17.

Tues 12th October Stephen Graham

STEPHEN GRAHAM:  “DISRUPTED CITIES. WHEN INFRASTRUCTURE FAILS”


What: London Group of Historical Geographers SEMINAR + drinks/dinner

http://www.gg.rhul.ac.uk/lghg/index.html

When: 12 October 2010, 5pm

Venue: Wolfson room, Senate House  WC1E 7HU<http://www.ull.ac.uk/library/contacts>


Political Geography *drinks* – Wednesday 1st September

Following the day’s events at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference LPGN will be coordinating drinks on Wednesday 1st September at The Queens Arms, 30 Queens Gate Mews, London, SW7 5QL (just off Kensington road).

All are welcome!

8.15pm gathering at RGS reception hall

8.30pm at the Queens Arms

For directions http://www.thequeensarmskensington.co.uk/

Wednesday 23 June – Derek Gregory “The world as target” @ QMUL

Derek Gregory will give the annual public lecture of the Centre for the study of Global Security and Development at QMUL. The lecture is titled “The world as target” and is followed by a reception and for those of you who want to stay, we’ll continue to somewhere local for drinks and/or food.

As a background reading to reflect on in association with the talk, we suggest the following article by Nick Megoran (Newcastle)

“Towards a geography of peace: pacific geopolitics and evangelical Christian Crusade apologies”

Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers Volume 35 Issue 3, Pages 382 – 398, 2010

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/123341981/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0

DETAILS

Date: 23 June 2010

Meeting time: 6pm

Lecture start: 6.30pm

Venue: Mason Lecture Theatre, Francis Bancroft Building, Mile End

To register: events@qmul.ac.uk<mailto:events@qmul.ac.uk>

MAP: www.cgsd.org.uk<http://www.cgsd.org.uk>

More information:  http://www.cgsd.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=88&Itemid=62

THURSDAY 10 JUNE   –   WHOSE MAP IS IT?

Rivington Place 5:30 pm

http://www.iniva.org/about_us/visiting_information/how_to_find_us 

A collaborative exhibition curated by a team of artists, geographers and urban specialists. For further information see:

 <http://www.iniva.org/exhibitions_projects/2010/whose_map_is_it>.

 
Part of the event that same evening is a conversation  between London artist Heath Bunting and Dr. Harriet Hawkins (University of Exeter) on cartography and map making:  http://www.iniva.org/events/what_s_on/in_conversation_mapmaking 
 
To set some context for thinking about collaborations between geographers and artists on the subject of mapping please refer to the special issue in ACME – Vol 4 Issue 1 – Critical Cartographies edited by Leila Harris and Mark Harrower.
 
Following the exhibition and talk we will move on to one of Kingsland Road’s finest Vietnamese restaurants for some discussion and food. 
5.30 p.m. : meeting time and visit to the exhibition
6.30 p.m. : Heath Bunting and Dr. Harriet Hawkins’ talk
Afterwards: dinner and discussion
Admission: Free
Nearest tube: Old Street 

 

Jamie Peck @ KCL Thurs 13th May 5.30p.m.

“Creative City Limits”

Prof Jamie Peck, University of British Columbia

KING’S COLLEGE LONDON, DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY ANNUAL LECTURE.

13 May 2010

17:30-19:00

King’s College, London — The Edmond J. Safra Lecture Theatre, Main Building, Strand, Strand Campus

Location map: Strand: detail

An unflinching critique of the recently popularized notion of the ‘creative city’ is developed. The geographic reach and political salience of this near-ubiquitous development fix is explained not in terms of its intrinsic merits, which can be challenged on a number of grounds, but as a symptom of an emergent regime of ‘fast’ urban policy formation.

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/news/events_details.php?event_id=2215&year=2010

Tues 11th May: “The Secret World” & Yeftachel (2009)

TUESDAY 11 MAY

Palestinian Film Festival

FILM: “The Secret World” by Nicholas Rowe

http://www.palestinefilm.org/resources.asp?s=libr

VENUE: SOAS, KLT

TIME: 18:15

Followed by discussion with reference to ….

Yeftachel, O. (2009)

Critical theory and ‘gray space’ Mobilization of the colonized,” CITY, 13 ( 2–3)

online at http://tinyurl.com/3x9de63

Oren Yiftachel (Hebrew: אורן יפתחאל‎, born 1956) teaches political geography, urban planning and public policy at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is one of the main critical geographers and social scientists working in Israel.

If you wish to join us after the film – for the discussion and drinks around 7.30 p.m. (on or near SOAS campus) – please text Sara 07891648367 to find out the location.