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ICHST Rio 2017 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

Along the lines of the general theme of the 25th International Congress on the History of Science and Technology (ICHST), hold in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 23 to 29 July 2017 http://www.ichst2017.sbhc.org.br/, the IGU & IUHPST Commission on the History of Geography organised two symposia, both attended by many participants: “Critical, radical and postcolonial [...]

By | 2017-09-04T07:39:18+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Meetings, News|Comments Off on ICHST Rio 2017 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

Inaugural Conference of IGU Commission, Yulin, calls for ‘Global Rural Plan’

The IGU Commission on Agricultural Geography and Land Engineering, chaired by Professor Yansui Liu of the Institute of Geographical Science and Natural Resources Research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, has called for the establishment of a Global Rural Plan.  The conference, which is hosted by the University of Yulin, Shaanxi Province, is attended by [...]

By | 2017-08-27T22:35:39+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Meetings, News|Comments Off on Inaugural Conference of IGU Commission, Yulin, calls for ‘Global Rural Plan’

Nature paper points out the need to revitalize the countryside…

The latest issue of Nature argues that a rural revival is needed globally to counter urbanization.  The paper is co-authored by Professor Yansui Liu and Associate Professor Yuheng Li of the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences. Professors Liu and Li are respectively chair and secretary of the [...]

By | 2017-08-18T03:26:15+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Miscellaneous, News|Comments Off on Nature paper points out the need to revitalize the countryside…

IGU mourns the loss of former President Anne Buttimer

The International Geographical Union regrets to announce the passing of two of its great servants.  Former President (and first female President) of the IGU, Professor Anne Buttimer, passed away last week - just a few days after the death of former IGU Vice-President Professor Masatoshi Yoshino (see below).  Professor Buttimer's obituary was compiled by her colleagues, [...]

By | 2017-07-19T09:51:58+00:00 July 19th, 2017|News|Comments Off on IGU mourns the loss of former President Anne Buttimer

IGU announces new Commission on African Studies

At its recent Executive Committee meeting in Quebec, Canada, the IGU approved the establishment of a new Commission on African Studies.  The intention is to foster networking and develop teaching and research in all aspects of African geography.  Further information may be obtained from Dr Innocent Moyo on: minnoxa@yahoo.com Until now, Africa has been underrepresented in [...]

By | 2017-07-18T12:08:22+00:00 May 16th, 2017|News|Comments Off on IGU announces new Commission on African Studies

IGU at AAG 2017 Boston

IGU is well represented at the AAG Boston meeting.  Seen here (left to right) are Professor Ahmet Ertek (Chair of the Turkish National Committee of the IGU and of the 2020 IGU Congress in Istanbul, past IGU President, Professor Ron Abler, IGU Vice-President Professor Barbaros Gocencgil and current IGU President, Professor Yukio Himiyama

By | 2017-04-06T15:12:52+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Meetings, News|Comments Off on IGU at AAG 2017 Boston

International Council for Science (ICSU) calls on the government of the United States to rescind the Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”

Joining many national and international organizations, the International Council for Science (ICSU) - an organisation of which the IGU is a full member Union- calls on the government of the United States of America to rescind the Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” which is effectively banning entry [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:08:22+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|News|Comments Off on International Council for Science (ICSU) calls on the government of the United States to rescind the Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”

ICSU and ISSC vote to pursue merger ‘in principle’

IGU is a member of three major international councils - the International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and the International Council for the Humanities and Philosophical Sciences (CIPSH).  At an extraordinary General Assembly held in Oslo, Norway, on 24th October, both ICSU and ISSC delegates voted to pursue a full [...]

By | 2016-11-23T06:22:57+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Meetings, News, Other Events|Comments Off on ICSU and ISSC vote to pursue merger ‘in principle’

OURSUS activities at the Beijing Congress

Report about the OURSUS activities and debates in Beijing; and Plan for the near future. On 18 August OURSUS Chair Ton Dietz and OURSUS secretary Qiu Li participated in the jury of the poster competition of the iGEO Olympiad and selected the best posters out of 45 country posters highlighting one or more sustainable city [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:08:22+00:00 September 9th, 2016|Meetings, Miscellaneous, News|Comments Off on OURSUS activities at the Beijing Congress

Professor Yukio Himiyama is new IGU President

The International Geographical Union (IGU) recently convened in Beijing for its 33rd International Geographical Congress. In accordance with IGU Statutes, we hold a General Assembly as part of Congress proceedings to elect, inter alia, the leadership of the organization. As a result of a ballot held at the Beijing General Assembly, Professor Yukio Himiyama, Hokkaido [...]

By | 2016-08-30T04:17:07+00:00 August 30th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Professor Yukio Himiyama is new IGU President